Larry Pressler was confirmed by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid and baptized by Clayton Christensen.
If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation. Read more »
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who launched his presidential campaign Monday, often talks about faith and wrote about his religious convictions in his 2012 book, “An American Son: A Memoir.” Read more »
In poll after poll, youths today say they feel hamstrung by the do’s and don’ts of organized religion. They prefer to carve out their own spiritual path. They tend to see organized... Read more »
Upon becoming a parent of two children, Blake Jonson quickly realized how magnetizing electronic devices were to his children. Johnson began to realize how convenient it could be to combine the... Read more »
The Association for Mormon Letters announced honors for publications and other works across a dozen categories at its conference last month. Read more »
By choosing to carry the full weight of every steppingstone and stumbling block we encounter on our journey through life, we give inordinate power to the past and dissipate the energy we should be... Read more »
The Gentlemen Trio group’s self-titled album, “Gentri,” is No. 5 on Billboard’s Classical Chart and No. 3 on the Classical Crossover Chart. Read more »
Viewers of Masterpiece’s “Wolf Hall” might be forgiven for getting a bit confused about who’s who in the six-part miniseries based on Hilary Mantel’s books. Read more »
WASHINGTON — As she embarks, again, on a presidential campaign, one facet of Hillary Clinton, 67, is unchanged across her decades as a lawyer, first lady, senator and secretary of state: She... Read more »
Church officials say Pope Francis' trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay is set for July 6-12. Read more »
When Indiana passed the initial version of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an adaption of the federal law passed in 1993, the backlash was tremendous. Now, some are worried that religious... Read more »
As a teenager, Donny Osmond, a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was told that his religion was either true or false. After hearing this, Osmond decided to put his... Read more »
Matt Brown is believed to be the first returned Mormon missionary to win a Division I NCAA wrestling title. He is also a top student, a leader in his LDS branch, a husband and soon-to-be father. Read more »
LDS Church's social media Easter message earned 329 million 'ad-impression views,' thanks in part to strategic YouTube location. The video's reach was greater in Central and South American, rather... Read more »
Chaplains who are part of the Army’s first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a Rand Corp. survey... Read more »
Seven decades after his execution for his part in a plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continues to inspire Christians and others around the world with his... Read more »
Jackson Payne recently returned from his two-year mission in South Korea for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and rejoined the national Canadian gymnastics team. Read more »
The rate at which we take offense, demand happiness, allow envy to rule our actions and turn the cameras on ourselves is all evidence that we are looking at the world not through a wide-angle lens,... Read more »
Cast and crew members behind the film “Freetown” participated in a Q-and-A following the film’s premiere Monday at the Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons. Read more »
"Freetown" follows the faith-filled and courageous story of six missionaries in war-torn Liberia who flee to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to continue their proselyting. Read more »
Divorce is permitted among Orthodox Jews, but only is religiously recognized when a husband grants a "get," the document formally dissolving a religious marriage. Denying these documents is putting... Read more »
A somewhat mysterious ancient document, almost certainly unavailable to Joseph Smith or any of his contemporaries, shows numerous interesting parallels to 1 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. Read more »
Some relatives of students who were mercilessly gunned down by Islamic militants said Wednesday they would pray for forgiveness for the killers, responding to a Catholic archbishop who visited a... Read more »
More than 120,000 Church members gathered March 28 and April 4-5 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City to hear Church leaders offer counsel and direction. Read more »
What does worship look like for the five major world religions? Which religions observe a Sabbath and which worship in other ways? Read on to learn more. Judaism Sabbath for Jews is... Read more »
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The announcement was ordinary and without fanfare. Larry Pressler would be confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the weekly services of the Chevy Chase... Read more »
A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn't lead to an... Read more »
Freeman Dyson, a physicist and mathematician, recently sat down with The New York Times, sharing that the most unexpected book he keeps on his bookshelf is a copy of the Book of Mormon. Read more »
The Prophet's three sisters suffered much of the persecution and trials that came with the Restoration. They remained true to their parents, to their brother and to the truth, though none of the... Read more »
Is it time to do away with the youth dance? No. And here are some good reasons why. Read more »
Bekah Pence, 29, didn't enter the Ms. Virginia United States pageant for the glitz and glam or the 15 minutes of fame. The recently returned LDS missionary saw it as a way to continue sharing her... Read more »
Recently, a well-preserved copy of the Church’s 1840 conference report was found in the possession of the descendants of the Wilford Woodruff family and acquired by Anthony Christensen of... Read more »
We take it for granted, but the fact that the universe makes sense, and that it's even, at its deepest levels, mathematically elegant, is remarkable. Is this significant? Does it point beyond... Read more »
The only tickets left Monday night for the "Book of Mormon" musical's summer tour stop in Salt Lake City were for seats with partially obstructed views, but the resale market is robust. Also, the... Read more »
A.D." continues to be engaging, inspiring entertainment. But as the series proceeds, it is becoming even more important for those interested in the Bible to spend time with the text itself to see... Read more »
The Knowles Collection, a free online Jewish genealogy database, has recently reached its 1 millionth record milestone and is now easily searchable online through FamilySearch. Read more »
Just over half of Utahns believe the LDS Church has about the right amount of influence on the Utah Legislature, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll. Read more »
A look at how "Finding Jesus," "Killing Jesus" and "A.D." fared among mainstream and Christian audiences. Read more »
Orem pediatrician Matthew Cornish just returned from 10 days of voluntary medical service in the recently-devastated nation of Vanuatu, a tightly-knit group of 83 Pacific islands. Read more »
Joseph and Emma Smith worked together to juggle church responsibilities and family life. Their letters provide inspiration to today's parents, who have similar struggles. Read more »
Dedication for the new Life Sciences Building at BYU. Read more »
Long a place where believers went to sit, churches are becoming a place where people go to exercise, or to be inspired to exercise. And increasingly, that exercise is running. Read more »
Sixteen-year-old Gisele Bethea, a pre-professional ballet dancer, is fearless in sharing her beliefs and spreading the love of God through dancing. Read more »
Married mothers are more religious than single and cohabiting mothers, according to a new study from the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research. Read more »
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – With the Supreme Court hearing arguments concerning same-sex marriage looming on April 28, EchoLight Studios is continuing sharing the message of the erosion of... Read more »
OKLAHOMA CITY — After a series of challenges to the distribution of Gideon Bibles in the state’s school districts, Oklahoma’s attorney general stepped in to defend the practice. Read more »
"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more »
Travelers to and from Israel give little thought to the history of Lod, hoping simply to get through the airport as quickly and painlessly as possible. Read more »
"Freetown," the movie about a six Liberian Mormon missionaries getting to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during a civil war, has been extended another week in theaters. Read more »
Because of him, I can do all things. I can face the fears rooted in the deepest corners of my heart. And I can know that someone infinitely greater than I knows my pain and heartache and fears as I... Read more »
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