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'More similar than different:' community members tour churches

Community members got a glimpse of different faiths, touring three houses of worship on an Interfaith Bus Tour.

LDS couple shares faith after 8 years of infertility in Mormon Channel interview

Ashley and Tyson Gardner, a Utah couple who struggled with infertility for eight years and recently had quadruplets, shared the importance of having faith through trials. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Twin sisters open LDS mission calls in emotional YouTube video

Twin sisters Anna and Emily Hoffman, daughters of Mike and CaMarie Hoffman, recently learned where they will be serving their missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Book review: 'The Liberal Soul' addresses political ideology in LDS culture

Richard Davis' "The Liberal Soul" outlines a less-popularized relationship between the LDS faith and politics. Davis both asserts that the church does not have an official political stance while... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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In Our Lovely Deseret: What happened to the brothers of the Prophet Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith Jr. had five brothers who lived to adulthood and each made a contribution to the work, and each had a unique relationship with their prophet-brother. What was each one like? Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Association for Mormon Letters Award finalists for 2014 announced

About 60 works, including books, stories, films and screenplays by, for or about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have been named finalists across a dozen categories for Association for Mormon Letters awards. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Catholic bishop gives his support to governor's Healthy Utah plan

Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City urges Catholics to get informed about Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah proposal and to urge their lawmakers "to support your Catholic... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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In the gospel, faith must come first

We know that faith is the first principle of the gospel (Articles of Faith 4). However, in our world saturated with “evidence first,” the call to act in faith first seems difficult if... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Defending the Faith: Creating a convincing, cumulative case for the Book of Mormon

Secular arguments for the Book of Mormon don't aspire to a single decisive knock-out, but rest, instead, on the patient accumulation of facts and insights that render it more and more plausible. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Polynesian Cultural Center opens new marketplace

The Polynesian Cultural Center always has been predominantly an all-day attraction with its re-created island villages, buffet and luau offerings, and elaborate evening show. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Mack Wilberg’s oratorio 'The Prodigal' premieres in Mississippi

The premiere of Mack Wilberg’s “The Prodigal,” an oratorio based on the biblical text of the prodigal son, was performed Feb. 12 by the University of Southern Mississippi’s... Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo shares his game plan for life with LDS Business College students

The Navy football coach spoke to students at L2E 2015, a conference hosted by LDS Business College, Friday at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Teacher's liver donation saves life of her pastor's father

At Philadelphia Baptist Church, it is hard at times to say blood runs thicker than water. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

They call them the Golden Years, but from where I sit it’s not gold I’m seeing. It’s gray. Several shades of it, in fact. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Lehi sculptor, couple work together on memorial for infant cemetery

A new sculpture will grace an infant cemetery in Lehi, and the models for the artwork have a deep, personal connection to the subject. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Losing their religion: More women join the unspiritual set

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Nadia Bulkin, 27, the daughter of a Muslim father and a Christian mother, spends “zero time” thinking about God. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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New Mormon Message for Youth teaches importance of callings

The video tells the story of a young man named Daniel, who is called to be his ward’s pianist. With only a few months of experience playing the piano, he accepted the calling. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Audio Bibles reach those in remote areas of the world who can't read

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What might seem a convenience in Western societies — access to an audio recording of the Holy Bible — may be the only way millions of people who cannot read will ever hear the Word of God. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Video explains 'Why Mormons Send Missionaries Around the World'

In a video released by Mormon.org last week, missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bear testimony on the importance of preaching the gospel. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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LDS man discusses fight against child trafficking in Mormon Channel interview

Tim Ballard was a special agent and an undercover operative working for the Department of Homeland Security when the assignment came. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Gallup: Weekly church attendance highest in Utah, where majority of residents are Mormon

A higher percentage of Utahns attend weekly church services than residents of any other state, according to a recent Gallup poll. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Obama: No religion responsible for terrorism

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President Obama said Thursday he doesn’t use terms like Islamic extremism because doing so would promote the false idea of a Western war with Islam, which would help extremists recruit more... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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The top 5 states in the nation for weekly church attendance

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Residents of five U.S. states are near the top when it comes to the percentage of their population attending church weekly, a new Gallup poll reveals. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Australian teen raises $5,000 to attend and other cool stories from RootsTech 2015

Tasman, a 15-year-old from Australia, played his saxophone near shopping centers for hours each weekend for three months in order to raise money to attend the RootsTech Conference this past weekend. Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Christians worldwide celebrate Ash Wednesday, led by Pope Francis

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Led by Pope Francis, Christians around the world are marking Ash Wednesday, the traditional beginning of Lent, a 40-day period of repentance and reflection leading up to Easter Sunday. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Sherry Young: Hoping for one more conversation

We’re way beyond telephones hooked to the wall and run by operators, so the song “Hello Central, Give Me Heaven” got me thinking, wouldn’t it be the best if the Internet got... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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