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BYU assistant football coach is also Bishop Kaufusi

When he hears ward members voice uncertainty about their ability to serve in a church calling, he understands.

Picturing history: Seventies Hall, Nauvoo, Illinois

The original Seventies Hall was constructed as a place where members of the Seventy could assemble to conduct quorum business. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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In the Whirled: Time to kill the exclamation point!

As we’ve morphed from the handwritten letter to the email to the text or “comment,” we’ve had to navigate how to convey our emotions in shorter bursts of thought. This can... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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'Mormon Guitar' dad releases album of LDS hymns with the help of his children

For Ben Howington, hymns aren't simply sung during church services or even reserved for Sundays. They have become the soundtrack to his life, with each playing a role in his efforts to come closer... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Bibles booted from U.S. Navy base guest rooms

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The U.S. Navy will no longer allow Bibles and other religious materials in the guest rooms of Navy lodges, a decision that has infuriated some conservative groups, which recently learned about the... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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D.C. Mormons kick off Day to Serve 2014 with the Nats

Over 1,300 Mormons including over 400 missionaries, kicked of Day to Serve 2014 at a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies. Members donated to the thousands... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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BYU professor speaks on unnoticed assumptions about the Book of Abraham

BYU professor of religion and ancient studies Kerry Muhlestein spoke at the annual FairMormon conference on Aug. 7. He said understanding beginning assumptions can help find further knowledge,... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Wright Words: Yes, you should try to change your spouse

Maybe I’m crazy, but I'm glad my wife is trying to change her flawed husband. She knows just how much better I could be if I had the same confidence in myself that she has in me. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Betting on faith: How church membership helps gambling addicts

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Rebuilding a supportive social network is a key part of the process of recovering from gambling addiction. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Ask Angela: My LDS singles ward is one big mutual activity

I'm struggling in my ward because I feel like I'm being treated like a teenager. How can I change this? Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Pope kicks off Asia missionary boost in South Korea

When Pope Francis was a young Jesuit, he wanted to follow in the great Jesuit tradition and become a missionary in Asia. Health problems kept him home, but he is finally getting his chance,... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Global group helps deaf Muslims embrace their faith

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Global Deaf Muslims is trying to make inroads into the Islamic community, which has marginalized hearing impaired Muslims for centuries, through translating the faith's holy texts into sign language. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Comic: When the concluding speaker's fear is realized

Sometimes speaking last in sacrament meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can lead to real problems. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Introducing the Forever Bible: A holy book that lasts (+video)

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The Forever Bible promises to remain intact, in spite of the wear and tear of everyday life. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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New school provides hope, second chances for FLDS community

Washington County School District reopens once abandoned elementary school as Water Canyon School in Hildale on Aug. 11. The school will serve children preschool age through high school living in... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: From Jewish peasant girl to 'Mother of God'

The rise of Christian devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most interesting subjects in the history of religion generally. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Book review: 'Twisted Fate' is a trio of suspenseful tales

Not necessarily all spooky, the three stories in "Twisted Fate" are similar in that they have unanswered questions throughout the telling, but they aren't ghost stories. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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US aids displaced Iraqis as airstrikes help Kurds

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq — President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Tongan community holds festival to inspire young readers

Members of the Provo Utah Wasatch Tongan Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate the Makai Reading Initiative, a program designed to get young kids enthusiastic about... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Thousands from Iraq minority flee to Syria

Thousands of members of a religious minority group under attack by Islamic extremists have fled across the border from Iraq to seek refuge with the Kurds of northeastern Syria, said two Kurdish officials and an activist on Saturday. Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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Book review: 'Common Ground, Different Opinions' shares essays on doctrinal issues

Members of the LDS Church are often asked difficult question concerning their doctrine. This book contains essays by different church members expressing their ideas on what doctrines mean and how... Read more »

Aug. 9, 2014

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US airstrikes in Iraq; humanitarian crisis worsens

The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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LDS attorney lists what Mormons need to know about religious freedom today

Hannah Smith, a Mormon and senior counsel for the Becket Fund, which has secured some historic federal and U.S. Supreme Court rulings defending religious freedom, spoke about key areas for current... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Worship with warriors: Chaplain uses tech to connect families spiritually during deployment

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In World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and even Desert Storm, letters kept soldiers and their families in touch. But with mobile and Internet technology, there are more options... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Mark Driscoll removed from the Acts 29 church planting network he helped found

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Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has been removed from a church-planting network of more than 500 churches he helped found after a pattern of “ungodly and disqualifying behavior.” Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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The Clean Cut: Christian artist encourages viewers to show Christ's love and 'Do Something'

Christian artist Matthew West has been on a journey of telling inspirational stories through song, and one of his latest songs called "Do Something" has struck a chord with many. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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