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Q-and-A with Elder Oaks: Protecting religious freedom an individual duty

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a Latter-day Saint apostle, said defending religious freedoms is essential.

New Harmony: When LDS faith gets physical

In some churches, sacred objects are said to have supernatural powers. My church isn’t one of them. But when I touch an object that’s part of religious history, I know why others claim... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Returned missionary wins Ms. Virginia title, champions modesty and shares faith

Bekah Pence, 29, didn't enter the Ms. Virginia United States pageant for the glitz and glam or the 15 minutes of fame. The recently returned LDS missionary saw it as a way to continue sharing her... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Emmilie Whitlock: What Jesus Christ taught me about pregnancy

Because of him, I can do all things. I can face the fears rooted in the deepest corners of my heart. And I can know that someone infinitely greater than I knows my pain and heartache and fears as I... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Demand high for Payson Temple open house tickets

Online reservations for free tickets to the Payson Utah LDS Temple began Monday, and demand appeared to be high for passes to an event that could draw a half a million people from April 24 to May 23. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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BYU scholar examines second episode of 'A.D.': Political conflict, disciples and the risen Lord

This episode, like the first, continues to be good entertainment and has the potential of drawing viewers back to the actual text. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Mormon dad's FHE app helps LDS families plan engaging, interactive lessons

Upon becoming a parent of two children, Blake Jonson quickly realized how magnetizing electronic devices were to his children. Johnson began to realize how convenient it could be to combine the... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Book review: 'Still Time' deals with life transitions women face

"Still Time," by Marie Hoagland tells the story of how one 40-something woman faces the personal and family transitions in her life. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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2014 AML winners announced

The Association for Mormon Letters announced honors for publications and other works across a dozen categories at its conference last month. Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Book review: 'A Plentiful Rain' looks at faith and the value of questions

Ellis is a 40-something, single LDS man who thrives on cynicism. When he meets cynical Cassandra, he thinks he has met his match, but he may change his mind about love and faith after her sister's... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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Trio's debut album reaches top 10 on two Billboard charts

The Gentlemen Trio group’s self-titled album, “Gentri,” is No. 5 on Billboard’s Classical Chart and No. 3 on the Classical Crossover Chart. Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Book review: ‘The Law of Moses’ is mesmerizing writing at its best

“The Law of Moses” is a beautifully written book that tells the heart-rending romance of a small-town girl and a misunderstood boy. Read more »

April 11, 2015

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Book review: Based on a true story, novel 'My Name is Bryan' helps inspire hope during hard times

Bryan's life is changed when he becomes a quadriplegic after a cliff-diving accident. In "My Name is Bryan," author Stacy Lynn Carroll shares how Bryan's childhood made him the man he became and... Read more »

April 11, 2015

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In Mormon Channel interview, Donny Osmond explains why his LDS faith remains strong

As a teenager, Donny Osmond, a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was told that his religion was either true or false. After hearing this, Osmond decided to put his... Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Returned Mormon missionary Matt Brown wins NCAA wrestling title

Matt Brown is believed to be the first returned Mormon missionary to win a Division I NCAA wrestling title. He is also a top student, a leader in his LDS branch, a husband and soon-to-be father. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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What huge numbers for LDS video say about international outreach

LDS Church's social media Easter message earned 329 million 'ad-impression views,' thanks in part to strategic YouTube location. The video's reach was greater in Central and South American, rather... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Mormon gymnast returns from LDS mission, pursues Olympic dream

Jackson Payne recently returned from his two-year mission in South Korea for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and rejoined the national Canadian gymnastics team. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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In the Whirled: The power of perspective

The rate at which we take offense, demand happiness, allow envy to rule our actions and turn the cameras on ourselves is all evidence that we are looking at the world not through a wide-angle lens,... Read more »

April 9, 2015

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'Freetown' is an inspirational movie of faith-filled missionaries fleeing for their lives

"Freetown" follows the faith-filled and courageous story of six missionaries in war-torn Liberia who flee to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to continue their proselyting. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Defending the Faith: The 'Narrative of Zosimus' and the Book of Mormon

A somewhat mysterious ancient document, almost certainly unavailable to Joseph Smith or any of his contemporaries, shows numerous interesting parallels to 1 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Three LDS youths serve others non-stop for 3 days in new Mormon Message

A young man from California and two young women from Japan each spent three days striving to do as much service as they could. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Picturing history: Haydenville home of Brigham and Miriam Works Young

Historians have noted that the first place Brigham Young lived as a married man was in this home located at Haydenville, Cayuga County, New York. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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What's new: 'Missionary Questions for the Soul' is a refreshing go-to guide for all

"Missionary Questions for the Soul" is sure to answer questions every missionary — and member alike — has. Author David A. Christensen applies his vast experience and knowledge as he... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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President Monson, I sustain you

To sustain my prophet, I will do something to show my support. I will defend him. I will share his words. I will do what I have been counseled to do during this conference and others. I will commit... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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60 inspiring quotes from April 2015 LDS general conference

One of the most popular ways social media users are sharing messages from the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is through image quotes. At the... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Easter Sunday 'changed everything,' can dispel fear and resolve failings, LDS leaders say during general conference

The gift of Easter morning is evidence of God's deep love for everyone and can provide hope for each person to courageously face real struggles and uncertainty, LDS Church leaders said Saturday and... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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