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Taylor Halverson: Finding the first use of the name Christ in the Book of Mormon

If Jesus Christ is the central figure of the Book of Mormon, why isn’t the name Christ used until 78 pages in to the Book of Mormon? Read more »

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LDS Church donates additional $5 million to refugee crisis; President Uchtdorf shares refugee experience

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared his personal experience as a child refugee and discussed what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is doing to help with the European refugee crisis. Read more »

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Riverton sees 550-acre LDS Church property plan as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' development

Riverton leaders say a perfect storm of opportunities have lead to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history. Read more »

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LDS missionaries safe in Taiwan after earthquake

A strong earthquake in southwestern Taiwan killed at least five people and trapped dozens more, but an LDS mission president sent an email to parents Friday to say the Mormon missionaries in the... Read more »

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Book review: Picture book 'Out of the Ashes: From Tabernacle to Temple' shares family's history with Provo Tabernacle

Based on a true story, "Out of the Ashes: From Tabernacle to Temple" is a picture book hat shares the story of a violinist who played in the Provo Tabernacle and her family’s history in... Read more »

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LDS World: Lessons from the Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer is more than rote repetition, more than a pattern as to how we communicate with God. The overriding intention is to condition a certain mindset when we pray that can be derived... Read more »

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UTubers: Returned LDS missionary part of ‘American Idol’ Top 24

Jenn Blosil, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made it into the Top 24 on the 15th and final season of "American Idol." Read more »

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7 software tools to help with family history research

Mark Mansfield from MyHeritage, an online genealogy platform, presented "7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries" at RootsTech to help save time and increase success in finding relevant... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Book review: 'Provo's Two Temples' shares history, photos of Provo Temple, Provo City Center Temple

“Provo’s Two Temples” by Richard O. Cowan and Justin R. Bray shares the histories, memories, photos and other information about the Provo Utah Temple and the Provo City Center... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Mormon, former college band flutist recalls playing at first Super Bowl halftime show

Andrea Griffith was one of a small group of Latter-day Saints who played for the University of Arizona band at Super Bowl I. She recalls playing at the event that become synonymous with... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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LDS Church opposed to state senator's medical marijuana bill

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Friday night that it has "expressed opposition" to a state legislative bill that would legalize access to the entirety of the marijuana... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Adam Levine praises The Piano Guys, home teaching pays off for BYU football staff

Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, praised The Piano Guys' new song. BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake praised home teaching for developing recruitment skills. Elder Quentin L. Cook met with... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Mormon Taylor Swift look-alike draws national attention, talks self-worth, divine identity

Keitra Jane Calaway's resemblance to the singer-songwriter is undeniable, but battles with eating disorders and low self-esteem have forced her discover her own worth and identity. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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After 3rd round of Hollywood Week on ‘American Idol,’ 1 LDS contestant remains

During Wednesday night's "American Idol" episode, three LDS contestants saw the end to their time on the show, and one continued on to the next phase of the competition. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'Rich and fascinating': New online database will help people connect with missionary ancestors

Elder Steven E. Snow announced the launch of a new online database at RootsTech on Thursday that will enable people to connect with their missionary ancestors. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Change in travel plans allows New Zealand Saints to hear from LDS apostle

Mormon Newsroom Pacific reported members in New Zealand had the opportunity to hear from Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve after his plans to visit Vanuatu were cancelled due... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Why the question of God matters

The claims advanced by theism, or belief in God, can be and are disputed. But there seems little reasonable dispute that they're enormously important. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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What's new: 'Return and Succeed' offers habits for post-mission success

"Return and Succeed" by Robert R. Shallenberger is a short, easy-to-read but profound guide to continued spiritual growth written specifically for returned LDS missionaries. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'A unique insight': Jermaine Sullivan shares conversion, experiences since 'Meet the Mormons' release

Jermaine Sullivan's life has changed in some ways since the filming of the documentary "Meet the Mormons," of which he said he's “glad to have been a part.” Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Maintaining faith during LDS Church meeting ban: Mormons in Ghana reflect on ban in new video

A video released Jan. 6 shares the stories of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana during a freeze on church meetings. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Picturing history: Priesthood Restoration Site, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

The newly restored and developed Priesthood Restoration Site was dedicated Sept. 19, 2015, by President Russell M. Nelson. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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New Harmony: Reading the pope's words with LDS eyes

Pope Francis is a leader with a gift for sounding themes that hover near the heart of all religions — themes such as sharing, patience, goodwill and fixing your eye on the divine. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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RootsTech, Family Discovery Day sessions to be streamed online

Fifteen RootsTech sessions will be broadcast live during the conference this Thursday through Saturday at RootsTech.org, according to a news release. Several of Saturday's Family Discovery Day... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Taylor Halverson: The Book of Mormon and the modern-day Tyndale moment

What if we were all empowered with greater scriptural literacy? That would be revolutionary indeed. It would be a Tyndale moment. One of the promising endeavors to make this modern-day Tyndale... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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In Our Lovely Deseret: The courtship and marriage of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale

Emma's parents were opposed to the young Joseph Smith, but she was willing to cast her fate with his, and the love between them became a power for good and service to others throughout their lives. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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LDS.org launches 14-day 'Love One Another' challenge

LDS.org launched a 14-day challenge Friday to spread love, but the challenge does not limit itself to romantic love. Instead, it focuses on emulating the love of Christ. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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UVU assistant basketball coach reflects on LDS missionary service in the Philippines

Caitlyn Sears was the fifth all-time leading scorer at Southern Utah University, recording 1,216 total points in her four-year college career. After graduating, Sears immediately joined the... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Reader voices: Food storage for hunter-gatherers

My wife has been trying to follow the counsel of church leaders to prepare for troubled times by having a basic supply of food and water. I decided to check on our progress. What I discovered were... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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What's new: 'Mormon Guitar: Tune My Heart' shares diverse arrangements yet fails to define itself

A little more time, thought and selectivity would have done "Tune My Heart" good, but if the popularity of the original "Mormon Guitar" is any indicator of how the second album will sell, Howington... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Nauvoo missionaries enjoy being tourists at Richardson's Point, Iowa

Missionary tour guides from historic Nauvoo become the tourists as they discovered the spirit of Richardson's Point on April 19, 2015, and gained a new appreciation for people of other faiths who... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'Life as we would like it to be'

American artist Norman Rockwell was known as the artist of the common man and of common places. Something about his art reminded critics of the goodness in life. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Facts and details to enhance your experience at the Provo City Center Temple

Those going to the Provo City Center Temple open house will be able to see original artwork, craftsmanship and artifacts, among many other interesting things. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS members in South Africa see answer to their prayers with new branch

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ilovu, South Africa, now have their own branch. Before, they were attending church in Amanzimtoti. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 2 LDS contestants sing One Direction song together on ‘American Idol’

Jenn Blosil and Bri Ray, two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performed together during the Thursday night group round on “American Idol.” Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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LDS Church provides instructions to missionaries for avoiding Zika virus outbreak in Western Hemisphere

LDS mission presidents will instruct Mormon missionaries how to prevent mosquito bites to avoid the Zika virus, which jumped to the Western Hemisphere last year, a church spokesman said Friday. The... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Friday Minute: Ways to combat becoming a Sunday-only Mormon

When churchgoers take a casual Sunday-only approach to membership, they can become spiritually slothful and developmentally hardened to service and sacrifice. Such crust on our character is... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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'American Idol’ Hollywood Week begins; some LDS contestants continue to next round

Amber Lynn Stoppel, Bri Ray, Jenn Blosil and John Wayne Schulz have made it on to the second round of Hollywood Week. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Elder and Sister Bednar share lessons, advice on finding a spouse, making marriage work at BYU-Idaho

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, shared lessons they've learned in their marriage and in overcoming difficulties, answered a few... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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LDS Church leaders mourn reported deaths in Mormon LGBT community

The LDS Church responded Thursday to an unverified report about suicide deaths among Mormon LGBTs. Experts say families and church members can help by demonstrating understanding and a willingness... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Pres. Uchtdorf posts picture with Han Solo, 'Candy Bomber'; Chick-fil-A gives shout-out to missionaries

From President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency posting a picture with Harrison Ford to Chick-fil-A praising the efforts of local missionaries, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 features classes, LDS Family Discovery Day, LDS leaders as speakers

The largest family history event in the world will feature keynote speakers, classes and one day designed especially for LDS Church members. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Elder Holland, Sister Stephens and Elder Hallstrom to participate in first Face to Face event for young single adults

Since June 2014, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has hosted live “Face to Face” events for the youth of the church to ask questions to both LDS leaders and fellow... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Tickets again available for Provo City Center Temple open house

The LDS Church has released more free tickets to the Provo City Center Temple open house, and a spokeman said the open house standby option has reasonable lines for those who can't find tickets at... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Wright Words: What strangers on a plane can teach about faith, friendship and forgiveness

Can a simple flight from D.C. to SLC change your perspective on faith, friendship and forgiveness? Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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LDS couple sealed in Washington D.C. Temple despite Winter Storm Jonas

Nate and Jenna McMaster were sealed in the Washington D. C. Temple one day earlier than they had planned because of Winter Storm Jonas. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Picturing History: Mission San Luis Rey

In January 1847 the Mormon Battalion stayed at Mission San Luis Rey near Oceanside, California. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Book review: New book outlines how to become spiritually 'Unstuck'

Typically, a book about the Savior, overcoming sin and redemption doesn't include quotes from prophets and rock bands. However, in his book,"Unstuck: How the Savior Frees Us From Our Favorite... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Defending the Faith: Is faith irrational?

While faith often goes beyond the evidence, it isn't necessarily irrational. And this is true in ordinary daily life, not merely in matters of religion. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Elder David A. Bednar: Repetitious learning and teaching brings understanding

Elder David A. Bednar explains the spiritual value and importance of repetitious learning and teaching during a campus devotional at Brigham Young University-Idaho on Jan. 26. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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