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Americans were recently asked, "Does Hollywood demean or misrepresent Christianity?"

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Bishop Waddell: Building on a strong foundation

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“This is how we teach repentance. We teach and testify of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice. We help investigators develop faith unto repentance,” said Bishop W. Christopher... Read more »

July 14, 2016

What's new: Ed J. Pinegar writes guidebook for prosepective LDS missionaries, their parents

Ed J. Pinegar, author of over 60 books, has put together a step-by-step guidebook for preparing for an LDS Church mission: "What Every Future Missionary and Their Parents Need to Know." Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Defending the Faith: The Book of Mormon and linguistic evolution

The Book of Mormon seems to reflect a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of the way languages change over time. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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87-year-old man does something incredible to connect with his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife

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As the old adage says: You're never too old to learn something new. That's a concept that 87-year-old Jerry LeSeige is proving more than true after he recently picked up a woodworking hobby and... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Draft of Republican Party platform reportedly takes firm pro-Israel stance. See what's inside

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A draft of the new Republican Party platform reportedly expresses “unequivocal support for Israel,” with the GOP platform committee adopting language that departs from past calls for a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Bible Gateway now lets users search the Bible using emoji

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Bible Gateway — which touts itself as the internet’s most visited Christian website — has rolled out the ability for visitors to use more than 330 emoji in keyword searches of... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Canada’s Anglican Church provisionally approves same-sex marriage ceremonies

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Canada’s Anglican Church has provisionally voted to amend its rules to allow clergy to celebrate same-sex marriages, a day after it narrowly defeated the measure. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

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A new Pew Research Center report on religion and the 2016 presidential election found many evangelicals voting for Trump are doing so because they don't like Hillary Clinton. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Elder Holland to be devotional speaker at BYU Education Week

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the devotional speaker at this year's BYU Education Week. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Picturing history: Lyon Drug and Variety Store

The two-story extant store of Windsor and Sylvia Lyon also served as their place of residence. With its assortment of goods that could have been sold in the 1840s, this facility serves as a walk... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

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The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit that entraps its users. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Fugitive FLDS leader wants charges dropped

Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs is a fugitive after slipping out of a GPS ankle monitor last month, but that isn't stopping his attorneys from asking a judge to drop food stamp fraud charges against him. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

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The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose such nuptials won't be compelled to do so. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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What do young Americans think on top issues facing the country?

Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Pope Francis’ new spokesman is a St. Louis native

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Pope Francis has brought in a high-profile change of guard at the Vatican with the appointment of an American as press director and a Spanish woman to serve as the director’s deputy. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Churches to Russia: We’re not leaving

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Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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LDS Church welfare, humanitarian efforts average $40 million per year, apostle says

In a lecture given last month at the University of Oxford, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles revealed that each year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spends... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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FamilySearch International hosts third Worldwide indexing event

FamilySearch International is hoping that 72,000 volunteers will complete at least one indexing batch during a 72-hour period July 15-17. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Mike Huckabee reveals the 'ironic' problem he sees in today's culture — and warns about pending California religious liberty battle

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is sounding the alarm on an “ironic” problem that he believes is raging in the current culture, saying that the push for tolerance is actually... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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More Mormons to meet? LDS Church to release second 'Meet the Mormons' film

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a new version of "Meet the Mormons" with new faces and new stories that will be shown exclusively in the Legacy Theatre at Temple Square... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Stories from books, diaries bring the dates, names and places of family history to life

Books, biographies, original writings and old photos bring to life essential data about deceased ancestors. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a program that provides scanning and... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Mormon artist Grant Romney Clawson, who created portraits of LDS prophets and paintings for temples, dies at 88

Grant Romney Clawson, a Murray resident who painted portraits of LDS prophets and art for temples and church buildings, and who worked for KSL-TV for 16 years, died Sunday, July 10. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Bill Nye visits Noah’s Ark theme park

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Bill Nye, known from his 1990s TV show as “The Science Guy,” toured the new Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky with the head of the Christian apologetics ministry behind it. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Feeling abandoned and ignored, black Christians vent in national conference call

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African-Americans often express frustration at white Americans for overlooking their grief at the deaths of young black men shot and killed by police. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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How faith leaders over the weekend addressed racial violence

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Many faith leaders chose to focus their worship services this weekend around recent high-profile shootings. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Nashville Tribute Band teams up with Marie Osmond, David Archuleta, Alex Boye to perform 'Redeemer' concerts

On Saturday, Marie Osmond, David Archuleta and Alex Boye teamed up with the Nashville Tribute Band to perform two free concerts honoring Jesus Christ. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Man who went on a quest for his family history discovers 220-year-old Bible. Here's what was inside

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A man who went on a personal quest to learn more about his family heritage recently discovered that a centuries-old Bible that belonged to his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather is still in... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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LDS teen, future Ute gymnast selected as Team USA alternate for 2016 Olympics

MyKayla Skinner, 19, competed for the fifth spot on the USA women's gymnastics team this weekend. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How do you do date night?

Anytime either one of us has had a particularly hard day, or when we come home from a date, or really just to say, “I love you,” it’s chocolate chip cookies. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Choir, orchestra finish second week of tour with Frankfurt performance

In Frankfurt, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Saturday performed the fifth concert in its seven-city, five-nation tour of central Europe, again receiving a standing ovation and giving a double encore. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Q&A: What will happen now that white Christians are no longer a majority group?

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"The End of White Christian America," released July 12, explores how demographic shifts affect American politics. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'America’s best idea'

Magnificent places like Yellowstone — and America’s other national parks — inspire awe and reverence. They take us back to a time when very little separated us from nature. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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This Is the Place park offers more than Mormon heritage

One of the greatest but little-known stories about Utah history is now a big part of This Is the Place Heritage Park. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Book review: ‘Love at First Note’ delightfully blends music with romance

When a classical violinist meets a popular YouTube pianist, their hearts and music collide. "Love at First Note" by Jenny Proctor is a sensational novel about sacrificing for family, following... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Edification requires give and take

The way we speak matters as much as what we say. The posture we take toward the other person and that he or she takes toward us can either facilitate or constrain the Spirit of truth. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Pope Francis meets with family of college student killed in Rome

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Throughout his papacy, the Catholic leader has been committed to grieving with people in pain. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: How the Father and the Son were depicted in early Christian art

Ancient and medieval Christian art illustrates some of the difficulties and controversies of Christian theology over the centuries. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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LDS author who lost battle with cancer shows love conquers cancer in final book 'See You in the Morning'

In her final work, "See You in the Morning," Pamela S. Williams displays the power that love wields even in the face of cancer. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Worldwide indexing event July 15-17

FamilySearch will host its annual Worldwide Indexing Event on July 15-17. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Supreme Court scores well on religious freedom unless sexual freedom is involved

Experts at the BYU law school's annual religious freedom conference urged believers to work to resolve problems before courts become involved but a Y professor said the U.S. Supreme Court does... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Quick on his feet: Addict who got a second chance rides coast-to-coast for charity

Recovering addict is known for his coast-to-coast bike rides raising money for charity, despite the 16 stents in his heart and implantable defibrillator in his chest. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Film explores hidden history of World War II: the rape of nuns

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A new film opening this weekend (July 8) focuses attention on a long-ignored war crime — the sanctioned and systematic rape of Polish nuns during World War II. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Mormon missionaries to remain in Russia despite new law restricting missionary work

The LDS Church is studying the impact of a new Russian law that restricts missionary work outside of churches and requires permits for missionaries, but the faith's missionaries will remain in... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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After the shootings, Dallas clergy will pray, then advocate for change

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Dallas clergy, reeling from the shootings of police in their city and the recent shootings of black men by police elsewhere, say they will start responding with prayer and then move to advocating... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Russia's new 'big brother law' has Christians, Muslims and Jews fearing for their religious freedom

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A controversial anti-terror bill that was signed into law on Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin is sparking concerns and fears over its potential impact on missionary work. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Famed Christian evangelist's challenge to believers seeks to 'ignite revival'

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Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz is posing a challenge to Christians across America, encouraging the faithful to join her in trying to collectively "ignite revival." Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Archbishop of Canterbury's generous move puts his words about the Syrian refugee crisis into action

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The spiritual head of the Church of England will be taking in a Syrian refugee family at his residence — an act of compassion that comes amid the ongoing Middle Eastern refugee crisis. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Christian pastor's emotional video reaction to recent police shootings goes viral: 'This is not OK'

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A Christian pastor's raw and candid reaction to the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man who was killed during a clash this week with police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has gone... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Video shows how sacrament cups are made; Marie Osmond, David Archuleta and Alex Boye join Nashville Tribute Band for show

Last week on social media, LDS musicians announced future collaborations and BYU-Hawaii gets a special visitor. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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