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Injured LDS senior missionary shares long recovery from Brussels bombing

Since the moment a terrorist bomb at the Brussels airport broke his body, Richard Norby has had a lack of pain.

Ex-police detective reveals the key fact many are missing amid ongoing terror attacks and violence

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From the Orlando, Florida, terror attack to the deadly assault on police officers in Dallas, the nation continues to be rocked by an ongoing series of deadly violence. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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UTubers: Jason Lyle Black releases new video filmed in Uinta National Forest

Utah pianist Jason Lyle Black released a new music video, "Morning Prayer," which was filmed in American Fork Canyon. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Sapporo Japan Temple open house begins

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The open house for the Sapporo Japan Temple began Friday, July 8, and will continue through Saturday, July 23, 2016, excluding Sundays. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Police chaplain: Answering questions of mortality

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Officer Sean Pease gave the opening and closing prayers at a vigil Monday (July 11) for Dallas police officers who were killed a week ago. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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After recent shootings, white churches take stock on race

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In the wake of a string of racially tinged shootings, majority white churches — even those quiet in past years about racial prejudice — have begun to find their voices. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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LDS Church reboots 'Meet the Mormons' with new faces, new stories, new footage; release set for July 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is introducing a few new faces and stories as part of its "Meet the Mormons" film to be shown in the Legacy Theatre and in LDS visitors' centers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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'Music for a Summer Evening'

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The King's Singers will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square for the annual Pioneer Day concert held on July 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Why faith communities should work to appeal to young and old alike

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Due to an aging membership and declining interest from young people, many faith communities are focusing their outreach efforts on young adults. But in doing so, are they losing touch with retired... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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5 ways to use gospel music to strengthen your family

A few weeks ago I had had it. School had just let out for the summer, and seemingly overnight my three daughters’ behavior went from scheduled and predictable to totally out of control. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Russia passes law affecting missionary work

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The Church released a statement that addressed the change in Russia’s laws which will affect missionary work in the country. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Elder Brent H. Nielson at 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents: how to measure success

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Elder Brent H. Nielson told new mission presidents and their wives that they will play an important role in helping missionaries understand how to measure their success in the mission field. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Elder Rasband addresses repentance during 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents

LDS Church News

Exactly 20 years after he and his wife began their own missionary service, Elder Ronald A. Rasband spoke to new mission presidents about repentance. Read more »

July 14, 2016

Seminar for New Mission Presidents: Auxiliary general presidents discuss coping with stress

LDS Church News

During the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, the women general auxiliary presidents discuss the booklet "Adjusting to Missionary Life," which offers strategies to help missionaries cope with... Read more »

July 14, 2016

Bishop Waddell: Building on a strong foundation

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“This is how we teach repentance. We teach and testify of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice. We help investigators develop faith unto repentance,” said Bishop W. Christopher... Read more »

July 14, 2016

Defending the Faith: The Book of Mormon and linguistic evolution

The Book of Mormon seems to reflect a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of the way languages change over time. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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What's new: Ed J. Pinegar writes guidebook for prospective LDS missionaries, their parents

Ed J. Pinegar, author of over 60 books, has put together a step-by-step guidebook for preparing for an LDS Church mission: "What Every Future Missionary and Their Parents Need to Know." Read more »

July 14, 2016

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87-year-old man does something incredible to connect with his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife

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As the old adage says: You're never too old to learn something new. That's a concept that 87-year-old Jerry LeSeige is proving more than true after he recently picked up a woodworking hobby and... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Draft of Republican Party platform reportedly takes firm pro-Israel stance. See what's inside

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A draft of the new Republican Party platform reportedly expresses “unequivocal support for Israel,” with the GOP platform committee adopting language that departs from past calls for a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Bible Gateway now lets users search the Bible using emoji

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Bible Gateway — which touts itself as the internet’s most visited Christian website — has rolled out the ability for visitors to use more than 330 emoji in keyword searches of... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Canada’s Anglican Church provisionally approves same-sex marriage ceremonies

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Canada’s Anglican Church has provisionally voted to amend its rules to allow clergy to celebrate same-sex marriages, a day after it narrowly defeated the measure. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Nearly 80 percent of white evangelical voters plan to vote for Trump, new survey says

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A new Pew Research Center report on religion and the 2016 presidential election found many evangelicals voting for Trump are doing so because they don't like Hillary Clinton. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Elder Holland to be devotional speaker at BYU Education Week

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the devotional speaker at this year's BYU Education Week. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Picturing history: Lyon Drug and Variety Store

The two-story extant store of Windsor and Sylvia Lyon also served as their place of residence. With its assortment of goods that could have been sold in the 1840s, this facility serves as a walk... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

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The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit that entraps its users. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Fugitive FLDS leader wants charges dropped

Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs is a fugitive after slipping out of a GPS ankle monitor last month, but that isn't stopping his attorneys from asking a judge to drop food stamp fraud charges against him. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

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The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose such nuptials won't be compelled to do so. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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What do young Americans think on top issues facing the country?

Young Americans have education and the economy at the top of their minds as they think about this year's presidential election. But their thoughts on some of the other top issues facing the country... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Pope Francis’ new spokesman is a St. Louis native

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Pope Francis has brought in a high-profile change of guard at the Vatican with the appointment of an American as press director and a Spanish woman to serve as the director’s deputy. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Churches to Russia: We’re not leaving

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Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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LDS Church welfare, humanitarian efforts average $40 million per year, apostle says

In a lecture given last month at the University of Oxford, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles revealed that each year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spends... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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FamilySearch International hosts third Worldwide indexing event

FamilySearch International is hoping that 72,000 volunteers will complete at least one indexing batch during a 72-hour period July 15-17. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Mike Huckabee reveals the 'ironic' problem he sees in today's culture — and warns about pending California religious liberty battle

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is sounding the alarm on an “ironic” problem that he believes is raging in the current culture, saying that the push for tolerance is actually... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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More Mormons to meet? LDS Church to release second 'Meet the Mormons' film

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a new version of "Meet the Mormons" with new faces and new stories that will be shown exclusively in the Legacy Theatre at Temple Square... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Stories from books, diaries bring the dates, names and places of family history to life

Books, biographies, original writings and old photos bring to life essential data about deceased ancestors. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a program that provides scanning and... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Mormon artist Grant Romney Clawson, who created portraits of LDS prophets and paintings for temples, dies at 88

Grant Romney Clawson, a Murray resident who painted portraits of LDS prophets and art for temples and church buildings, and who worked for KSL-TV for 16 years, died Sunday, July 10. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Bill Nye visits Noah’s Ark theme park

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Bill Nye, known from his 1990s TV show as “The Science Guy,” toured the new Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky with the head of the Christian apologetics ministry behind it. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Feeling abandoned and ignored, black Christians vent in national conference call

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African-Americans often express frustration at white Americans for overlooking their grief at the deaths of young black men shot and killed by police. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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How faith leaders over the weekend addressed racial violence

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Many faith leaders chose to focus their worship services this weekend around recent high-profile shootings. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Nashville Tribute Band teams up with Marie Osmond, David Archuleta, Alex Boye to perform 'Redeemer' concerts

On Saturday, Marie Osmond, David Archuleta and Alex Boye teamed up with the Nashville Tribute Band to perform two free concerts honoring Jesus Christ. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Man who went on a quest for his family history discovers 220-year-old Bible. Here's what was inside

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A man who went on a personal quest to learn more about his family heritage recently discovered that a centuries-old Bible that belonged to his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather is still in... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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LDS teen, future Ute gymnast selected as Team USA alternate for 2016 Olympics

MyKayla Skinner, 19, competed for the fifth spot on the USA women's gymnastics team this weekend. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How do you do date night?

Anytime either one of us has had a particularly hard day, or when we come home from a date, or really just to say, “I love you,” it’s chocolate chip cookies. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Choir, orchestra finish second week of tour with Frankfurt performance

In Frankfurt, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Saturday performed the fifth concert in its seven-city, five-nation tour of central Europe, again receiving a standing ovation and giving a double encore. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Q&A: What will happen now that white Christians are no longer a majority group?

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"The End of White Christian America," released July 12, explores how demographic shifts affect American politics. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'America’s best idea'

Magnificent places like Yellowstone — and America’s other national parks — inspire awe and reverence. They take us back to a time when very little separated us from nature. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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This Is the Place park offers more than Mormon heritage

One of the greatest but little-known stories about Utah history is now a big part of This Is the Place Heritage Park. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Book review: ‘Love at First Note’ delightfully blends music with romance

When a classical violinist meets a popular YouTube pianist, their hearts and music collide. "Love at First Note" by Jenny Proctor is a sensational novel about sacrificing for family, following... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Edification requires give and take

The way we speak matters as much as what we say. The posture we take toward the other person and that he or she takes toward us can either facilitate or constrain the Spirit of truth. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Pope Francis meets with family of college student killed in Rome

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Throughout his papacy, the Catholic leader has been committed to grieving with people in pain. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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