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Ken Niumatalolo's gratitude for 'Meet the Mormons' continues

Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo's life has not been the same since "Meet the Mormons."

Elder D. Todd Christofferson speaks at Freedom Festival Patriotic Service: 'Religious Freedom — A Cherished Heritage to Defend'

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Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on America's heritage of religious freedom and the need to defend it at the Freedom Festival Patriotic Service on June 26. Read more »

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LDS optometrist brings focus to Fiji

A Latter-day Saint optometrist and his wife from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, hold free clinics in LDS meetinghouses, community halls, schools and other locations in Fiji — bringing the nation... Read more »

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Defending the Faith: 2 ways of taking the gospel to others

How we model our beliefs may be more important than any words we ever say, although words, too, are essential to preaching the gospel. Read more »

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LDS Church History Museum’s new online art exhibit titled 'Exceedingly Valiant for Courage'

A new online exhibit titled “Exceedingly Valiant for Courage” was recently launched by the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . Read more »

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Mormon Helping Hands volunteer shares experience following West Virginia flooding

Meet Sonya. She’s a nurse. She helps people for a living. She was on her way to work on Thursday when floods hit her hometown of White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. Read more »

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What's new: 'To Become Like God' shares how people can be more than they think

"To Become Like God" gives insight and clarity to the doctrine that man has great potential. Andrew Skinner helps readers see their true potential in mortality. Read more »

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: How to get happiness at a bargain rate

Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places. Read more »

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LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day releases original 'Miracle' album

LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day's "Miracles" album was released on June 3. The seven origianl songs on his new album are about having a personal relationship with God, he said. Read more »

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Picturing history: Kirtland Temple, a divine mandate

The Kirtland Temple is a structure of great historical significance to those interested in Latter-day Saint history. Owned and maintained by Community of Christ, it is a must see when visiting the... Read more »

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BYU Olympian teaches optimism, overcoming trials in TEDxTalk (+video)

Kate Hansen is a student at Brigham Young University who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a TEDxTalk, she shares how her challenges helped her become a better Olympian. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Long PBS piece calls Mormon welfare system huge, impressive

The PBS show "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" highlighted the LDS Church's welfare system this week in a seven-minute report, providing details about the breadth of the program and describing its... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Technology makes writing, publishing an ancestor's story easier

Writing a book about an ancestor has never been easier. Technology has made it simple to self-publish even when you want copies only for family. Of course, once you have decided to undertake the... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Wright Words: 8 summertime activities under $8

What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »

June 28, 2016

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The story of William Pitt and the Nauvoo Brass Band, who played as the Saints mourned Joseph and Hyrum Smith's deaths

William Pitt's band was a vital part of the culture of Nauvoo, and played during the viewing of Joseph and Hyrum Smith after the martyrdom — then added to the richness and strength of the... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Book review: 'The Assassination of Joseph Smith' shines thought-provoking light on final years of Prophet's life

In "The Assassination of Joseph Smith: Innocent Blood on the Banner of Liberty," author Ryan C. Jenkins gives a thought-provoking account of the slain Prophet's life from Oct. 31, 1838, until his... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on the Sabbath Day, regardless of the consequences

For decades, BYU has fought for the right to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Radiate goodness

The choices we make not only shape our lives but also, in a way, show on our faces. We all know people who seem to have a light in their eyes, people who seem to light up a room. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Book review: 'Conspiracy at Carthage' shares context of US, Mormon history

In “Conspiracy at Carthage: The Plot to Murder Joseph Smith,” author Mark Goodmansen shares information about events surrounding the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Donny Osmond remembers Disney's 'Mulan,' David Archuleta flies with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members, and posts from general authorities. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Trial ordered for politician accused of impersonating LDS general authority

A former Utah County commissioner was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he bilked investors for millions after impersonating an LDS Church general authority to assure the development... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Doctrinal Mastery brings relevant experiences to Seminary students

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"This is the Lord moving us to a position to educate and develop the rising generation in a more powerful way that we have ever done before,” said Elder Kim B. Clark, General Authority... Read more »

June 23, 2016

Elder Rasband offers counsel, blessing to quake-weary Ecuadorians

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Elder Ronald A. Rasband's recent trip to South America included trips to cities in Ecuador severely impacted by earthquake. Read more »

June 23, 2016

Defending the Faith: The challenge posed by Jesus

C.S. Lewis saw the Gospels as presenting us with a stark choice regarding Jesus: lunatic, liar or Lord. But are the four New Testament Gospels sober enough accounts to justify his claim? Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Family of scholars: Utah family celebrates 5th graduate from Harvard University

Samuel Brinton walked across the stage to accept his diploma from Harvard University in late May and became the fifth among his siblings to graduate from the prestigious Ivy League school. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Mormon missionary killed in taxi accident in Venezuela

A 24-year-old Venezuelan serving as an LDS missionary and two other passengers died Wednesday afternoon in Venezuela after the taxi they were traveling was involved in a traffic accident. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Freedmen's Bureau Project completed with nearly 2 million records of freed slaves indexed

A project to index the records of 4 million freed African-American slaves is now completed, almost a year to the day after the project was launched by the LDS Church’s FamilySearch... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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BYU alum Rob Gardner, Cinematic Pop featured on 'America's Got Talent'

Mormon composer Rob Gardner and his orchestra, Cinematic Pop, were shown auditioning for NBC's hit reality show, "America's Got Talent," Tuesday, June 21. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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LDS family stars in new TLC show, stresses importance of faith

Tyson and Audrey Leavitt are an LDS couple from Canada, who started a new company called "Charmed Playhouses." They will be starting up a new show on TLC, featuring the elaborate playhouses they... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Picturing history: Historic Kirtland

The restored village and new visitors center at Kirtland, Ohio, is a site for all who have interest in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Tip for living: Building peace and resolving conflicts in families

Chad Ford, director of the David O. McKay Center for Cultural Understanding at BYU-Hawaii, shared a few suggestions for building peace within families. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Do you know of a Mormon Olympian or Paralympian competing in the 2016 Rio Games?

Mormon Times would like to highlight members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who will be competing in the games. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Mormon youth leader dies on trek outing in Oklahoma

Meaghan Blair, a 29-year-old mother of two young children, was serving as a supervisor for teenagers on a Mormon youth pioneer trek in Oklahoma when she died Monday after experiencing health... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford is also a BYU-Hawaii professor

For three months, Chad Ford is one of ESPN’s top NBA draft experts. For the rest of the year, the husband and father of four is a professor who specializes in conflict mediation at Brigham... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: What family history treasures are in your shoebox?

Many people have them — shoeboxes stuffed with bits of this and that and tucked away on a shelf somewhere to rest until the next deep cleaning or forever, whichever comes first. Michael A.... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Elder Holland introduces new Mormon video, website addressing mental illness

The LDS Church released new resources Monday offering hope and understanding to those with mental illness, an 11-minute video featuring Mormons describing their challenges and a new web page on... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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LDS Church releases new video of Elder Holland addressing depression

A new video released on Monday morning by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses a topic that according to the video affected more than 16 million U.S. adults in the past year. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: How else might the Lord's name be taken in vain?

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain” (Exodus 20:7). I think there is something more... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Book review: 'Your Covenant' shares ways to understand, receive blessings

Abraham diligently sought the blessings of God through covenants. Now, people have the same privilege through the covenants of the gospel. Mark A. Shields' book "Your Covenant" examines ways... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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LDS World: How to enjoy the peace that 'passeth all understanding'

The Savior loves us, knows our needs and seeks to bless us. When we see with spiritual eyes, we will recognize his persistent, loving outreach in times both good and challenging, often accomplished... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: Fathers always matter

Good fathers simply stand up, do their best and say to their families, through their words and actions, “Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you.” Read more »

June 18, 2016

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LDS mom shares how she started studying scripture daily and how she has kept the habit alive

I started studying scripture daily when I was 8 years old — but only because my maternal grandfather asked me to. "Jeni, will you read from your scriptures every single day?" Yes. I could do... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Book review: 'Understanding the Symbols, Covenants and Ordinances of the Temple' is for both new and experienced temple patrons

"Understanding the Symbols, Covenants and Ordinances of the Temple" is full of useful information on different aspects of Latter-day Saint temple attendance, backed up by the words of modern-day... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Remake of 'Raiders' is ingenious, remarkably well done

The frame-by-frame remake of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is an ingenious film crafted out of the creative minds of young boys during their summer vacations in Mississippi. It's inventive and... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Son writes Truman G. Madsen's biography as one final Father's Day tribute

The legacy of Truman G. Madsen, distinguished scholar, speaker, writer and gospel teacher, will live on in his biography written by his son, Barnard N. Madsen. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Joseph Smith or the sword?

A quotation from an 1838 Missouri affidavit portrays Joseph Smith as a militaristic would-be dictator. Although it's often been used by critics as evidence against his claims, it's out of... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Church, Scout leaders break ground on Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex

Future facility will be a leadership training ground for thousands at West Virginia's sprawling Summit Bechtel Reserve. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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LDS Church offers to donate $3 million to support Fairpark stadium proposal

Supporters of a planned $17 million stadium at the Utah State Fairpark want Gov. Gary Herbert to call a special session in July to approve $10 million for a proposal that includes a $3 million... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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What's new: ‘The Righteous Role of a Father’ teaches about a dad’s power

Author David J. Ridges packs a powerful punch in his booklet as he points out specific attributes of a righteous father. With personal stories interspersed throughout, this short read is a great... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Picturing history: Webb Blacksmith Shop, Nauvoo, Illinois

Another popular stop for families in Nauvoo, Illinois, is the Webb Blacksmith Shop, where skilled missionaries show visitors various aspects of life for a wainwright. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker shares about her new album 'Awakening,' rearing a musical family

Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker recently released a new album featuring popular classical pieces, hymns and a new original piece as well as some special performers, including former... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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