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Without obscenity overdose, 'Book of Mormon' would have been a delight

"The Book of Mormon" musical may be the best "South Park" episode yet.

'Roving rabbis' spread across Montana on kosher mission

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Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher in Big Sky Country. Read more »

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Russians' views on religion are changing, and not for the better

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Russians' views on whether religion benefits them and their society are changing, and not for the better, a new poll from a state-controlled researcher reveals. Read more »

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Book review: 'The Tulip Resistance' tells of Dutch resistance to Nazi takeover

"The Tulip Resistance" weaves a tale of the Dutch resistance and German forces during the Nazi invasion of Holland. Read more »

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My Plan: A new tool to help LDS missionaries returning home

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The First Presidency has announced a new online course called My Plan to help returning missionaries use their mission experiences to plan for continued, lifelong discipleship. The program will be... Read more »

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Jerry Earl Johnston: My latest minuet with mortality

What got me through my latest ordeal were all the people who wouldn’t let me droop. I was determined to feel morose, but they wouldn’t hear of it. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: 'Goodbye, Farewell and Amen'

According to my calculations, this is the 1,314th time I’ve situated myself in front of a computer keyboard to write a weekly column that attempts to look at contemporary issues from the... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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BYU Education Week scheduled for Aug. 17-21

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the Tuesday, Aug. 17, devotional speaker at this year’s BYU Campus Education Week, which is Aug. 17-21. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Book review: 'Bondage' is an engaging first book in Moses Chronicles series

H.B. Moore has taken scriptures, sometimes just a few verses, and created a story around what the lives of those mentioned in the verses may have been like. Now she’s taking on the story of... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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5 faith facts about Jim Gilmore: Staunch supporter of ‘Christian values’

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James Gilmore III, former governor of Virginia, briefly chairman of the Republican Party and unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2008, jumped into the 2016 presidential race Friday. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Confederate flags placed outside MLK’s Atlanta church

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Four Confederate flags were placed outside of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church here Thursday. Authorities said they are looking for two white men who were caught on surveillance video. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Elder Maynes throws first pitch, commends San Diego Padres for community service

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On June 27, Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Presidency of the Seventy threw out the first pitch on “Mormon Night” at the San Diego Padres game. Read more »

July 31, 2015

Evangelicals back carbon reduction plan

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More than 170 evangelical leaders have sent President Obama a letter backing a Clean Power Plan that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Mormon thrill ride creator still generating excitement at age 74

The creator of Knott’s Berry Farm’s Supreme Scream and the Stratosphere's Big Shot in Las Vegas has created a new attraction in Logan. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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BYU-Idaho students form brotherhood of service for roommate with genetic disease

A revolving group of BYU-Idaho students team up to help their roommate complete daily tasks and enjoy life, and the group was recently featured on People.com. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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The ‘Splainer: How do Jewish conversions work?

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Jewish conversion seems to be all over the media lately. In the third season of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” Litchfield prison inmate Cindy Hayes wants to convert to... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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LDS World: Western author Wallace Stegner praised character of Mormon women

Women played an often quiet yet critical role in the Mormon westward crossing. Indeed, the trail experience and, in this instance, the settling of Utah would have been impossible without the... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Modest swimwear makes a splash in women's retail

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The swimsuit retail market is expanding to cater to more conservative, modest women. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Defending the Faith: FairMormon Conference to offer rich buffet of faith-building presentations

The annual FairMormon conference will be held next week in Provo. Presenters will cover a wide variety of interesting topics, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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America welcomes Christians, Jews; atheists, Muslims not so much

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Americans are all for religious freedom — but disagree on who can claim it. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Want to ride the train to see the pope? You’ll have to buy a lottery ticket

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Anticipating a stampede of customers during Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Philadelphia, a regional rail line will hold an online lottery for 24-hour regional rail passes for travel on Sept.... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Another Book of Mormon musical opens in Salt Lake City

Sherry Allred, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the composer and writer of “Nephi and the Sword of Laban,” a musical that has “been brewing within... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Newly redesigned Mormon pioneer website helping users connect with ancestors

The Embleys are one of many families to discover ancestors with the help of FamilySearch resources, specifically the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website, launched in 2014. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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What's new: 'A Night of Comedy: Peculiar People' shares clean Mormon humor

"A Night of Comedy: Peculiar People" is a DVD produced by Excel Entertainment containing short comedy routines from 11 LDS comedians. It's refreshing to see some clean comedy produced by Mormon... Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Picturing history: Sidney Rigdon's Nauvoo home

Sidney Rigdon joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by baptism in November 1830. He was serving as a Campbellite minister in Mentor, Ohio, at the time. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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International Brough Reunion set for Aug. 7-9

The International Brough Reunion is scheduled for Aug. 7-9 and includes tours of historic family sites in Utah, a dedication of a forgotten pioneer grave in the Salt Lake City Cemetery and a reunion in Kaysville. Read more »

July 28, 2015

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