Americans were recently asked, "Does Hollywood demean or misrepresent Christianity?"
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 »
LDS missionary with spina bifida reflects on how young men in his ward changed his life in new LDS Youth video
A young men's group invented the "Mitch-mobile" to enable their friend, who has Spina bifida, to enjoy high adventure camp. Read more »
Weekly attendance at worship services was shown to reduce the risk of suicide in a new study. Read more »
Best ways to cope with recent violent deaths of youths? Connect, talk it out and seek help, experts say
Experts recommend that people attempting to process the recent spate of violent deaths of five youths plug into their respective communities, talk and, if needed, seek the help of a variety of... Read more »
The next big Supreme Court battle over 'religious liberty' is set to unfold — and one group just issued a major warning
A group devoted to enforcing the separation of church and state is warning that an upcoming Supreme Court battle could "undermine core tenets of religious liberty." Read more »
Rapper DMX believes he's been called to ministry, recently telling popular New York City radio show "The Breakfast Club" that he believes he'll eventually become a pastor, and that he often prays... Read more »
Performing to enthusiastic audiences in four European cities so far, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have had “a tremendous unifying effect upon the people who... Read more »
Elder Lance B. Wickman, the general counsel for the LDS Church, said Thursday that believers have to prioritize religious freedoms, defending those at the innermost core of importance and... Read more »
Rapper G. Dep had a deep, dark secret that haunted him for years — a criminal act that pervasively ate away at his conscience until he finally made a decision that left many critics calling... Read more »
Creator of life-size Noah's ark replica reveals why he built the biblical structure — and what he hopes it accomplishes
The Ark Encounter includes a massive replica of Noah's ark as recounted in the Book of Genesis — a structure that is 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet tall, sitting on land nestled... Read more »
An important part of every Pioneer Day celebration involves rehearsing the stories of the pioneers. Stories about the past inspire us today, and they become more effective as they become more... Read more »
Kent Evans is on a mission to help American dads "build the next generation of godly men" — a quest that he's accomplishing through a non-profit organization he launched called "Manhood... Read more »
We're all inevitably affected by our cultural and social environment. Such influences can be spiritually dangerous, though, so it's wise to be aware of rival worldviews and, where necessary, to be... Read more »
The Edgehill Ward, organized in Salt Lake City in 1936, will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a reunion Aug. 20-21. Read more »
Two hundred people demonstrated outside Israel’s Supreme Rabbinical Court on Wednesday (July 6) to protest the court’s refusal to recognize the authority of one of the most prominent... Read more »
Before being shot by security forces, the Islamist militants who attacked a cafÉ in Dhaka said they would happily become “martyrs” because they had successfully completed their... Read more »
Pope Francis has met the parents of an American teenager who died in suspicious circumstances just after he arrived to start a foreign study program. Read more »
Donald Trump’s recent use of a six-pointed star in a tweet widely deemed anti-Semitic has raised many questions about the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. Read more »
How can you protect religious freedom? A BYU conference this week will provide tips for talking about it effectively, identify the political and legal trends, and help with understanding media... Read more »
Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here are the bizarre details.
A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest and detainment for secretly recording young boys — a bizarre case... Read more »
What is the true worth of a church? Sure, there's the intrinsic value that a worship community brings to parishioners, but what about the more definitive programs and financial benefits that... Read more »
Famed Christian apologist's warning to America: 'We have a deep crisis of the soul that is killing us morally'
Famed Christian apologist and preacher Ravi Zacharias is warning that American culture is "at the cliff’s precipitous edge and the fall could be long and deadly," arguing also that "we have a... Read more »
A new survey of Americans found sweeping support for constitutional rights, including free speech and religious freedom, yet 4 in 10 respondents were shockingly unable to list a single right... Read more »
The extant home of Newel and Elizabeth Whitney is the site where Joseph and Emma Smith first stayed following their move to Kirtland, Ohio. Several sections of the Doctrine and Covenants were... Read more »
In matters of faith, where a pulpit is a witness stand and people constantly share and bear testimony, being a reliable witness is all. Religious souls rise or fall on their authenticity. Read more »
Using a variety of analogies and stories, Eric Richards, an LDS Church educator, gives an inspiring fireside on audio CD about how the power of our words can affect others. "The key to other... Read more »
The Sapporo Japan Temple will be the third LDS temple in Japan and is set to be dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 21. Read more »
Disturbed by the language of exclusion that has characterized much of the 2016 electoral campaign, Sister Simone Campbell and a band of Catholic nuns will again board her bus to promote a vision of... Read more »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed a sophisticated system for digitizing and storing books and other historical items that makes information available to those who are... Read more »
Churches say this government brochure 'should send chills down the spine of every congregation in Iowa.' Here's why
A Christian church is demanding that the Iowa Civil Rights Commission — the agency that enforces Iowa's non-discrimination laws — retract language "claiming it has the authority to... Read more »
Elie Wiesel’s death is inspiring an outpouring of grief and gratitude from leaders in the religious and political worlds, and ordinary people alike Read more »
Why I believe "everything will work out," maybe just not on this earth. Read more »
Debate raged after claims that Trump became a born-again Christian. Here's the person who reportedly 'led him to Christ'
Debate raged after Christian leader Dr. James Dobson recently proclaimed that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accepted "a relationship with" Jesus. Here's how people are reacting... Read more »
Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner whose memories of persecution and teachings on tolerance made him one of the world’s most revered moral voices, has died at 87. Read more »
Twenty kids marched around a multipurpose room at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church on a recent Thursday, following the path of a cardboard highway that a day earlier they discovered had... Read more »
A lawsuit, originally filed in 2013, brought by two gay men against the owner of several faith-based dating websites, has been settled. Read more »
While many people are openly embracing the digital phenomenon, some in the underground church world are still pining for paper copies of the scriptures, according to David Reeves, director of... Read more »
The top U.N. official in Syria on Monday demanded immediate and unconditional humanitarian access to tens of thousands of people trapped in four towns, warning of starvation. Read more »
Prosecutors asked a Vatican tribunal on Monday to absolve one journalist and give a suspended, one-year sentence to another for publishing books based on confidential Vatican documents exposing... Read more »
With guidance from nutritionists and coaches in Jordan and the U.S., the runner follows a training program that has lowered his body fat, cut his marathon time by 15 minutes and has enabled him to... Read more »
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Doger Stadiumin Los Angeles July 1. Read more »
Huckabee, Boone enter controversy over California legislation, claiming assault on religions liberty
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and legendary singer and songwriter Pat Boone recently penned a letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown, expressing profound concern over legislation that is... Read more »
Just under a week into their Western European tour, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have performed concerts in Berlin and Nuremburg — and folks on tour are still... Read more »
When Mormon Leah Donaldson gets a job as a governess to two children whose mother has died and father is away at war, she isn't ready for the love she feels for them, or the trouble that awaits her... Read more »
One year has passed since the death of President Boyd K. Packer on July 3, 2015. President Packer was serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Read more »
Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the... Read more »
“God Bless America” became an unofficial national anthem of the United States almost from the moment Kate Smith sang it on the radio in 1938. Read more »
What's new: Gerald Lund's 'To Soar With Eagles' explores life in San Juan mission in southeastern Utah
Author Gerald N. Lund's "To Soar With Eagles" is the sequel to "Only the Brave," a two-volume historical fiction series based on the families that pioneered the San Juan mission in early... Read more »
CEO of At Home, Lewis “Lee” Bird, understands good values in business. In his three years with the company, he has successfully applied many policies that reflect his LDS beliefs. Read more »
The word on the wire is Donald Trump has found Jesus. James Dobson from “Focus on the Family” leaked the news to the press earlier this week. So far no one in Trumpland is talking.... Read more »
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Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the... Read more »
California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and... Read more »
Thousands of Christians converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for "Together 2016," an event that organizers marketed as a "historic" gathering of Bible-believers from... Read more »
With the release of their new film "Ben-Hur" quickly approaching, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey teamed up with Christian band For King & Country to produce a new music video that they hope... Read more »
Ogden Days Devotional: 'We honor our pioneer ancestors by the lives we live,' says Brother Tad Callister.
“We honor our pioneer ancestors by the lives we live,” said Brother Tad R. Callister, Sunday School general president, during the annual Ogden Pioneer Days devotional held in the Dee... Read more »
Franklin Graham reacts to 'God's Not Dead 2' billboard rejection: 'Another sign of the dangerous place we are at as a nation'
Evangelist Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page on Saturday to proclaim that an advertising company's reported rejection of a "God's Not Dead 2" billboard is a sign of the "dangerous place we... Read more »
Faith-related government restrictions and social hostilities declined from 2013 to 2014, but terrorist activities increased, according to Pew Research Center Read more »
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Stadium on Friday, July 15. Read more »
A popular author who helped invigorate pop culture interest in Christian eschatology with the release of the first book in the "Left Behind" series 21 years ago is surprised by the novel's... Read more »
The head of the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops said the election of its first openly lesbian bishop last week “raises significant concerns and questions of church polity... Read more »
Brazilian scientists are using 3-D printing technology to reconstruct the faces of Roman Catholic saints and other holy people, producing life-size busts of what they actually looked like hundreds... Read more »
An LDS bishop from Arizona was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. His daughter Evie Clair teamed up with YouTubers from Arizona and Utah to pay tribute to him. Read more »
Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir wrapped up their three-week, central European tour Friday by re-creating a photo shoot from a 1955 tour, when their predecessors posed in front of the famous... Read more »
Missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia are to be called "volunteers," following a recent law there that focuses on anti-terrorism measures but also... Read more »
A few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were among those honored with Days of '47 Pioneers of Progress Awards last week. Read more »
When the Days of ’47 Parade rolls down Salt Lake City's downtown streets, I always think of those pioneers as leading the march. Belatedly, I would like to nominate three honorary grand... Read more »
The site in New Hampshire at which young Joseph Smith suffered through a painful leg operation has been identified, but the home itself no longer stands. Read more »
There were some brief lines within Melania Trump's speech that likely piqued the interest of people who have been worried or frustrated over some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's... Read more »
The Republican Party officially adopted the "most pro-life platform ever" this week, according to at least two conservative organizations that commented on the newly released document detailing the... Read more »
“The Lion House Cookbook” shares hundreds of recipes made by chefs at the Lion House Pantry and modified for a home kitchen. Read more »
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people walk into the Dairy Queen in Perry, Utah, see a man slicing potatoes, and make assumptions about him. Read more »
On the first day of their convention, delegates to the Republican National Convention meeting in Cleveland adopted a party platform with plenty for evangelicals to like: Read more »
It is hard to walk into a grocery store, drugstore, gas station or anywhere else without coming across a display of adult coloring books. Read more »
Among the many policy positions embedded in the 2016 Republican Party Platform is a call for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a controversial Internal Revenue Service regulation that has come... Read more »
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