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Picturing history: William Weeks' Nauvoo home

This extant Nauvoo home once belonged to William and Caroline Weeks. William is probably best known as the architect and general superintendent of the Nauvoo Temple. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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New Harmony: O Jesse Tree, O Jesse Tree, what pleasure you do bring me

My great-grandfather was named Jesse T. Rees. But when I Googled his name the other day, I got “Jesse Trees” (Jesse T.rees) — and not just one site, but dozens. So having never planted or pruned one, I decided to... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Building the Lord’s house: Insights into the Kirtland Temple from the Joseph Smith Papers

The Kirtland Temple was central — both literally and figuratively — to the lives of the early Saints. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Separating belief in Christ from belief in Santa

Christian parents the world over face a Christmas dilemma. We don’t want our young children’s belief in Santa, nor the gradual growth away from that belief, to be confused in their... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Americans mostly agree that God created man, but the rest is unclear

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A new study found most people believe God created man, but the specifics of how, when and why it happened are a little more complicated. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Vatican: Bishops should move forward on family

The Vatican set the stage Tuesday for Pope Francis' next church meeting on the family, urging bishops to be guided not just by doctrine but by Francis' message of mercy and the "turning point" of... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Brady Poppinga: How I learned to compete from a deeper place

Trying to interlace my hypercompetitive life and my life as an missionary was like trying to mix oil in water. I morphed into a different person when I competed. I was abrasive and disrespectful in... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Lawsuit over $60M gift to Catholic order in court

Rhode Island Supreme Court justices on Tuesday raised questions about the conduct of a disgraced Roman Catholic order, but they also expressed doubts about whether lawsuits can move forward over... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Wright Words: A ride to the airport with Thomas S. Monson

Jim Yates, of Flint Hill, Virginia, received personal counsel from a prophet of God that he's never forgotten. Twenty-five years later, he wants others to hear and heed it, too. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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LDS airman reunites with wife, meets daughter for the first time

When Senior Airman Christopher Burns returned home from a six-month deployment to the Middle East on Nov. 22, his unit made sure he was the first person off the plane. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Pope notes resistance to reform but moves ahead

Pope Francis convened his cardinal advisers to chart the reform of the Vatican bureaucracy Tuesday after acknowledging resistance to his changes but saying he welcomes the debate and is... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control in health plans challenge federal law

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In the latest religious challenge to the federal health care law, faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Dueling Tennessee billboards support, oppose Christmas

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It's not the "Tender Tennessee Christmas" of the Amy Grant song, but some nerves are frayed in the Volunteer State as dueling billboards in favor of, and opposing, Christmas confront residents. An... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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5 ways for religious families to celebrate Advent

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Although often overshadowed by other holiday activities, Advent reflections remain important in the lives of many Christians. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Syrian Jewish bibles could spark ownership dispute

Two decades after Israeli spies helped Syrian Jews whisk ancient Hebrew bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel's national library asked an Israeli court on Monday to grant it custodianship over... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Erin Stewart: Keeping Christ in Christmas

Whether we tie up our gifts to him in a box beneath the tree or just keep them in our heart, our gifts of love to Jesus and to each other are the best ones. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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LDS Christmas Devotional celebrates season of Christ's light (+video)

Latter-day Saints gather for annual Christmas Devotional that is rich in holiday messages and music. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Answer these three questions to see if you believe in God

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Wondering if you believe in God? Well, look at these three questions to see if you're a believer or not. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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India's minister of yoga wants practice to return to spiritual roots

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India's leaders hope to make the practice of yoga as prominent in its homeland as it now is in Western countries like the United States. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Some Sri Lankans want pope's visit postponed

Some Roman Catholic priests and laypeople in Sri Lanka are seeking the postponement of Pope Francis' trip to the island nation next month, citing the visit's closeness to the country's presidential... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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Duce's Wild: Every Sunday is a testimony meeting in a 'Come, Follow Me' classroom

Evidence of effective implementation of "Come, Follow Me" can be found when every Sunday becomes a testimony meeting in your classroom where teenagers not only learn but act and share as well. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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Book review: Chief Captain adventures continue in 'The Command'

"The Chief Captain, Vol. 2: The Command," by Coral V. Hicks is the second book in a trilogy and brings to life the adventures of Book of Mormon military leader, Mormon, and the final days of the... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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Jerry Earl Johnston: When people are spiritual in spite of themselves

I’ve seen such things in many people. Some people have a spiritual nature despite all they do to disguise it. And I see that, I think, because I was that way. Friends would tell me I could... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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