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'More similar than different:' community members tour churches

Community members got a glimpse of different faiths, touring three houses of worship on an Interfaith Bus Tour.

Adventist leader ponders the role and challenges of faith-based education

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Ella Smith Simmons, a noted educator and the first-ever female vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, visited Salt Lake City recently and spoke with the Deseret News about the... Read more »

Feb. 15, 2015

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Book review: 'Search, Ponder and Pray' is a thoughtful guide to four Gospels

Julie Smith's newest edition of "Search, Ponder and Pray: A Guide to the Gospels" leads readers to a deeper, more personal exploration of the New Testament. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2015

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Motivational addresses highlight Family Discovery Day at RootsTech

Motivational keynote addresses from entertainer and Utah native Donny Osmond and journalist A.J. Jacobs, who is organizing a Global Family Reunion, highlighted the third and final day of RootsTech... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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David Archuleta and BYUtv's Studio C both debut brand-new material at RootsTech 2015 finale

The 2015 RootsTech convention ended Saturday night in Salt Lake City with a finale that will not soon be forgotten by those in attendance. BYU-TV sketch comedy group Studio C joined together with... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Donny Osmond and A.J. Jacobs speak at 2015 RootsTech conference

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For the final general session at the 2015 RootsTech conference on Saturday, Feb. 14, author, A. J. Jacobs spoke about his work organizing a global family reunion. He was followed by entertainer... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

RootsTech 2015: Elder Andersen adds to temple challenge

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Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued an updated challenge to attendees of 2015 RootsTech conferenece: “Prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

From Donny Osmond to Elder Quentin L. Cook, notable Mormons take part in Family Discovery Day

Several notable Mormons were presenters and performers at the final day of the RootsTech Conference Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Al Fox Carraway and Noelle Pikus Pace share messages of family at RootsTech

Al Fox Carraway and Noelle Pikus Pace share experiences that have brought them closer to their families and the importance of family history at RootsTech. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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6 Bible verses to help you show love to your spouse

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According to a recent study by Eater, Americans will spend $18.9 billion this month on gifts for their loved ones. Use these Bible verses as you consider how to show love. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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US colleges bringing in chaplains to serve the nonbelievers

When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Faith, on Valentine's Day, a delicate affair

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Believing in Valentine's Day — or finding a partner of compatible beliefs — are equally challenging tasks, it seems. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Book review: 'The Revelation of John the Apostle' clarifies difficult scripture

"The Revelation of John the Apostle" provides a detailed historical and spiritual analysis of John's Revelation. Whether read from cover to cover or here and there, it can deepen appreciation for... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: A bargain basement Book of Enoch

Some of the things people have read into the Book of Enoch are boggling. In the section of prophecies some readers see veiled references to metrosexuals, the modern country of Greece and even... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

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One New York City church wants Wal-Mart to increase its board of directors' oversight of gun sales. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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ValueSpeak: First steps are important when you're trying to catch a queen

Whether we’re learning to walk or learning to run a business, starting a new habit or breaking an old one, taking a weekend getaway or the journey of a lifetime, no steps are more important... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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100-year-old Salt Lake woman completes LDS temple work for more than 400,000 names

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Erma Rosenhan has spent most of her life working on researching the names on her family line. Getting the records in the first place on the eve of World War II, required faith, courage and more... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

5 ways pastors help you get closer to God

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Want to get closer to God? Your pastor may be the one to help you get there. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Pope urges cooperation on Vatican reform from cardinals

Pope Francis urged his cardinals Thursday to cooperate in reforming the outdated and dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy, saying the overhaul will help him govern the Catholic Church better and... Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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A majority of Christians believe God has called them to care for the world

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The tale of the shift from dominion to stewardship thinking among Christians covers centuries of church history. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2015

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Erin Stewart: How I am winning the war on time

Time can be a mother's worst enemy, but it can also be her greatest ally. We can choose how to spend what we've been given. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Whitney Award finalists for 2014 announced

Forty books by 35 Mormon novelists have been nominated as finalists in eight categories for the 2014 Whitney Awards. The awards are for novels written by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Hamblin & Peterson: Historicity and the problem of 'getting at' the past

In a sense, historians don't study the past. Instead, they study whatever remains of the past that has survived into the present. That's just one of many things that make reconstructing the past a... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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Book review: 'The Cupcake Girl' a complicated, light YA romance

Max realizes he is in love about the same instant his "Cupcake Girl" becomes aware of serious problems in her life. As he unravels the mystery behind her sudden shift in behavior and departure, he... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2015

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