Critics often declare that the witnesses never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates.
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The popular television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church. Read more »
In the wake of rising anti-Semitic incidents in France and elsewhere, there is an element of hope: Jewish and Muslim groups are exchanging ideas, books and films in an effort to combat this... Read more »
Using digital tools, members of the Cedar Hills 10th Ward played a role in the LDS conversion of Rachel Garden of Scotland. Read more »
Sharon Eubank, director of LDS Charities, offered the address at a "Pioneers in Every Land" lecture, hosted by the LDS Church History Library and titled “That They Might Not Suffer.” Read more »
The Blessing of the Hands is a ceremony held annually by St. Mark's Hospital, where caregivers may choose to have their hands blessed by religious leaders from a variety of faiths and denominations... Read more »
Personally, I believe Bryce Harper’s unique style is a good thing. Like Harry Reid, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Gladys Knight and others, he breaks down the Mormon stereotype. Read more »
Being Indian, a YouTube channel on Indian daily life, published a video this week showing how children in India feel about religion. Read more »
President Henry B. Eyring shares family stories, importance of education in University of Utah video
In a video produced by the University of Utah, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, shares memories from his childhood along with his belief in the... Read more »
On Wednesday, Family Promise celebrated 20 years of assisting homeless families and uniting faiths. Read more »
WASHINGTON — They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmates are held, sometimes for days, sometimes for decades. Read more »
JERUSALEM — The Vatican’s decision to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state on Wednesday angered Israeli officials. Read more »
Men explain how 'burden' of lifting neighbor into bed for 7 years became a blessing in new Mormon Channel video
A new Mormon Channel video tells the story of a group of men who help lift their neighbor into bed every night. The men share how serving Kathy for the past seven years has lifted them as well. Read more »
The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. Read more »
Solomon and Anna Spaulding Kimball were the parents of Heber C. Kimball. Their extant frame home is in Mendon, New York. Both were buried in the Tomlinson Corners Cemetery in Mendon, N.Y. Read more »
The Apocrypha is a collection of writings that were not a part of the original Hebrew bible. Jared W. Ludlow, a professor of ancient scripture at BYU, recently released audio CD... Read more »
WASHINGTON — The African-American boy who grew up without a father, who started his work life as a community organizer on the payroll of a Catholic agency and who later became U.S. president... Read more »
When visiting an LDS temple, most people probably expect to see impossibly green grass and flower beds bursting with blooms, but the L.A. temple is starting a new trend: brown and dry. Read more »
Watch: Elder and Sister Bednar answer LDS youths' questions about individual worth, technology, doubts and more
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, participated in a "Face to Face" event with youths from around the world. Read more »
LAIE, HAWAII — John Sears Tanner, currently a counselor in the Sunday School general presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was announced as the next president for... Read more »
NEW YORK — The Rev. Martin Schlag is a trained economist as well as a Catholic moral theologian, and when he first read some of Pope Francis’ powerful critiques of the current free... Read more »
Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his... Read more »
Without knowing it, young cancer patient Torry Cline taught a memorable lesson about the importance of the sacrament. Read more »
The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers... Read more »
Cambodia welcomed home a 10th century stone statue of a Hindu god that was looted from a temple during the country's civil war and spent the past three decades at an American museum. Read more »
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When it comes to the people who represent us as Latter-day Saints (our interests, our relationships or our beliefs), we are all or nothing. Read more »
Violinist and YouTuber Lindsey Stirling recently received criticism on the dress she wore to the Billboard Music Awards. Stirling responded to the modesty comments she received on Instagram. Read more »
Defending the Faith: Did Book of Mormon witnesses simply see the golden plates with their 'spiritual eyes'?
Critics often declare that the witnesses to the Book of Mormon never claimed to have literally seen or hefted the plates. But those who thus seek to dismiss the testimony of the Eight Witnesses... Read more »
A Muslim, a Hindu and a Mormon sit down together on a plane. It sounds like the beginning of a bad religious joke, but this is just what happened to me recently on a flight from Minneapolis to... Read more »
When Julie and David Grygla leave their St. George home, they prepare to be met with stares and questions. As the parents of 14-month-old triplet boys and 1-month-old twin girls, David and Julie... Read more »
We all know "those" returned missionaries. The ones who came home early. The ones who were honorably released but didn't serve a full term. Whether it's one week or 17 months or 22 months, they can... Read more »
Lindsey Stirling, the classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Arizona, who attended BYU, served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and became famous by way of... Read more »
Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited Nepal to offer support and love to the people. A new photo gallery from the India Mormon Newsroom website captures the... Read more »
Cemeteries are important family history resources because headstones often include birth, marriage and death information. Projects, including ones through BillionGraves and Utah Division of State... Read more »
In historical context, a recent Pew survey reveals that religion in America has little to fear from the secular or irreligious, but instead, what it does to itself. Read more »
Unrealistic expectations and false assumptions mar many opinions about archaeology and the Book of Mormon. Here are brief notes on at least two of them. Read more »
A lineup's worth of baseball players from one team will soon begin missionary service. Read more »
Evangelist Franklin Graham has taken to Facebook to plead for prayers on behalf of each U.S. Supreme Court justices as they prepare to rule on gay marriage. Read more »
Safeties and special teams coach Morgan Scalley and graduate assistant and defensive tackles coach Sione Pouha, who played eight years in the NFL, offer an abbreviated, often-mobile religion class... Read more »
Jenna Kim Jones has found a way to be successful in the entertainment industry without compromising her values. Read more »
The fifth episode in the "Happy Families" series by the Mormon Channel highlights the Davies family. Three children are biological and four were adopted, but they all belong as part of this "happy... Read more »
Nauvoo was gravely injured and much reduced by the expulsion of the Mormons. But it didn't simply die. Between 1849 and 1860, the Illinois town was the headquarters of a little-remembered... Read more »
A new video on the Church history section of the Church's website recounts the fortitude in 1992 of Latter-day Saints who traveled 3,000 miles from their home in Manaus, Brazil, to the temple in... Read more »
While one study found that some members of the Baptist Church are comfortable using technology for religion, other studies have unearthed consequences of such usage. Read more »
This weekend marks the holy days of Pentecost and Shavuot, two of the most important holy days to Christians and Jews respectively. And both involve certain “gifts” that don’t... Read more »
The Church in Argentina adds another chapter to its rich Latter-day Saint history with the dedication of the Cordoba Argentina Temple. Read more »
The sprinkling-style baptism of a Dayton, Ohio, infant — a scene heartwarming and commonplace for Catholics and mainline Protestants — is touching off accusations of doctrinal heresy in... Read more »
President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue at an event to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against... Read more »
When our family made a special trip to visit the graves of loved ones, we found more than we expected. Read more »
Miranda Wilson's deep study of World War II is part of her effort to value and ensure freedom. Read more »
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