Quentin L. Cook http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Quentin L. Cook en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:27:56 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss My view: Sexual orientation is no one's fault, it is an opportunity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606977/Sexual-orientation-is-no-ones-fault-it-is-an-opportunity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606977/Sexual-orientation-is-no-ones-fault-it-is-an-opportunity.html As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Elder Cook: 'Turn the hearts' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606731/Elder-Cook-Turn-the-hearts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606731/Elder-Cook-Turn-the-hearts.html Speaking at the Seminar for New Mission Presidents on June 23, Elder Quentin L. Cook addressed the topic, “Turn the... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:25:00 MDT At seminar, Bishop Causse speaks of 'the consecrated missionary' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606733/At-seminar-Bishop-Causse-speaks-of-the-consecrated-missionary.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606733/At-seminar-Bishop-Causse-speaks-of-the-consecrated-missionary.html Any disciple of Christ can well ponder the questions “Am I obedient and faithful enough? Am I lacking anything?”... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:21:29 MDT LDS Church releases website to help youths respond to Elder Andersen's temple challenge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606236/LDS-Church-releases-website-to-help-youths-respond-to-Elder-Andersens-temple-challenge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606236/LDS-Church-releases-website-to-help-youths-respond-to-Elder-Andersens-temple-challenge.html In an effort to help LDS youth around the world reach a challenge issued by an apostle, the Church recently released a number... Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:10:00 MDT Researching Family History: President Monson's message of 'Hastening the Work' and its impact on genealogy, temple work http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605287/President-Monsons-message-of-Hastening-the-Work-and-its-impact-on-genealogy-temple-work.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605287/President-Monsons-message-of-Hastening-the-Work-and-its-impact-on-genealogy-temple-work.html The prophet's message of "Hastening the Work" has affected missionary, genealogy and temple work. As workers on the other... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:00:00 MDT Elder Cook and Elder Christofferson visit Church's Asia North Area http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605032/Elder-Cook-and-Elder-Christofferson-visit-Churchs-Asia-North-Area.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605032/Elder-Cook-and-Elder-Christofferson-visit-Churchs-Asia-North-Area.html The active Latter-day Saints in Japan and Korea are exceptionally committed, said Elder Quentin L. Cook after visiting the... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:40:00 MDT Utah leaders offer mixed reaction on prayer in public square http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602497/Utah-leaders-offer-mixed-reaction-on-prayer-in-public-square.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602497/Utah-leaders-offer-mixed-reaction-on-prayer-in-public-square.html Local leaders react to a Supreme Court of the United States ruling that allows religion-specific prayers in government... Mon, 05 May 2014 18:57:48 MDT Elder Cook talks about spiritual rewards at women's conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602344/Elder-Cook-talks-about-spiritual-rewards-at-womens-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602344/Elder-Cook-talks-about-spiritual-rewards-at-womens-conference.html As women faithfully follow Jesus Christ, they will “reap the rewards of righteousness — the reward of... Fri, 02 May 2014 20:31:40 MDT Governor visits Florida temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601712/Governor-visits-Florida-temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601712/Governor-visits-Florida-temple.html Florida Governor Visits Fort Lauderdale Temple Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:18:15 MDT Florida governor visits Mormon Fort Lauderdale Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601626/Florida-governor-visits-Mormon-Fort-Lauderdale-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601626/Florida-governor-visits-Mormon-Fort-Lauderdale-Temple.html Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the Fort Lauderdale Temple April 18 with other political and religious leaders, according... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:08:02 MDT Elder Quentin L. Cook: 'Roots and branches' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600311/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-Roots-and-branches.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600311/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-Roots-and-branches.html In the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve said that... Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:05:00 MDT No new LDS temples for now, but President Monson says more to come http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600310/No-new-LDS-temples-for-now-but-President-Monson-says-more-to-come.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600310/No-new-LDS-temples-for-now-but-President-Monson-says-more-to-come.html The LDS Church will focus on finishing 28 temples now under construction or previously announced, President Thomas S. Monson... Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:30:00 MDT Elder Quentin L. Cook: 'Beware of bondage' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587826/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-Beware-of-bondage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587826/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-Beware-of-bondage.html Drawing inspiration from Old Testament prophets, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke in the Sunday... Sun, 06 Oct 2013 14:30:00 MDT Ongoing Mormon interfaith outreach efforts aim to build friendships, solve issues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587577/Ongoing-Mormon-interfaith-outreach-efforts-aim-to-build-friendships-solve-issues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587577/Ongoing-Mormon-interfaith-outreach-efforts-aim-to-build-friendships-solve-issues.html The LDS Church’s interfaith outreach efforts have been ongoing and varied since the days of Joseph Smith, but the goal... Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:20:00 MDT LDS faithful learn of new Young Women presidency during Saturday afternoon session of general conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577662/LDS-faithful-learn-of-new-Young-Women-presidency-during-Saturday-afternoon-session-of-general.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577662/LDS-faithful-learn-of-new-Young-Women-presidency-during-Saturday-afternoon-session-of-general.html Latter-day Saints heard stirring sermons from four members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and sustained a number of new... Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:10:00 MDT Elder Quentin L. Cook: 'Personal Peace — The Reward of Righteousness' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626213/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-Personal-Peace-2-The-Reward-of-Righteousness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626213/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-Personal-Peace-2-The-Reward-of-Righteousness.html In a deeply troubled world, families and individuals can realize personal peace as a promised reward for righteousness. It is... Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:25:00 MDT Values in the Media: A look at General Conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577346/Values-in-the-Media-A-look-at-General-Conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577346/Values-in-the-Media-A-look-at-General-Conference.html One particular topic of discussion that continues to evolve and grow increasingly prominent in discussion at each LDS General... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:15:00 MDT Converts share experiences about general conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577401/Converts-share-experiences-about-general-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577401/Converts-share-experiences-about-general-conference.html General conference is a tradition Latter-day Saints participate in their whole lives. For some, it is a more recent... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT Richard Davis: Collective views about gay issues are changing, even in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621321/Collective-views-about-gay-issues-are-changing-even-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621321/Collective-views-about-gay-issues-are-changing-even-in-Utah.html In his inaugural address last week, President Obama made reference to Stonewall, the 1969 riot that gave birth to the gay... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 MST Oakland Baptists visit LDS headquarters http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765620349/Oakland-Baptists-visit-LDS-headquarters.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765620349/Oakland-Baptists-visit-LDS-headquarters.html Pastor Ray Williams of Morning Star Baptist Church in Oakland, Calif., and his wife, Janet, were recent guests at the... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 MST LDS Church designates representatives for presidential inauguration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570368/LDS-Church-designates-representatives-for-presidential-inauguration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570368/LDS-Church-designates-representatives-for-presidential-inauguration.html When Barack Obama takes the oath of the office of the president of the United States for his second term on Jan. 21, two... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:00 MST Bloggernacle Back Bench: 2012 Election Day blog chatter http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566120/2012-Election-Day-blog-chatter.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566120/2012-Election-Day-blog-chatter.html Besides the partisan politics, how are Mormons gearing up for Election Day? Find testimonies, stories, comparisons to the... Tue, 06 Nov 2012 05:00:00 MST LDS Church announces plans for new temples in Arizona and Peru http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563930/LDS-Church-announces-plans-for-new-temples-in-Arizona-and-Peru.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865563930/LDS-Church-announces-plans-for-new-temples-in-Arizona-and-Peru.html Each year new temple sites are announced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; these are newest announcements... Mon, 08 Oct 2012 08:31:00 MDT LDS Church dedicates temple in Brazil, its 138th http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765582262/LDS-Church-dedicates-temple-in-Brazil-its-138th.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765582262/LDS-Church-dedicates-temple-in-Brazil-its-138th.html The faith and commitment of Latter-day Saints living here can be likened to the Amazon River, said President Dieter F.... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:24:36 MDT Elder Cook urges Mormons, others to participate in political process http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551522/Elder-Cook-urges-Mormons-others-to-participate-in-political-process.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551522/Elder-Cook-urges-Mormons-others-to-participate-in-political-process.html Speaking to college-age Latter-day Saints Sunday night, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve... Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:04:12 MST Beware of wearing the mask, Elder Quentin L. Cook warns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765556605/Beware-of-wearing-the-mask-Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-warns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765556605/Beware-of-wearing-the-mask-Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-warns.html Today's young adults, because of their advantages, have the potential to be "the best generation ever," yet there will be... Sun, 04 Mar 2012 21:33:26 MST Mormon apostle Elder Quentin L. Cook urges 'restoration of morality' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207848/Mormon-apostle-Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-urges-restoration-of-morality.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207848/Mormon-apostle-Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-urges-restoration-of-morality.html REXBURG, Idaho — In order to protect religious freedom, individuals must work with people of other faiths to improve... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:11:15 MST http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393547/Bloggernacle-Im-a-Mormon-and-BYU-student-stats.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393547/Bloggernacle-Im-a-Mormon-and-BYU-student-stats.html Why is the "I'm a Mormon" campaign so popular? Michael Otterson weighs in on the Washington Post. And where do BYU student... Wed, 02 Nov 2011 05:00:00 MDT At BYU, Lieberman says Romney nomination would test American fairness http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700191365/At-BYU-Lieberman-says-Romney-nomination-would-test-American-fairness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700191365/At-BYU-Lieberman-says-Romney-nomination-would-test-American-fairness.html Should Gov. Mitt Romney win the Republican nomination, it will be a test of the American people whether they are willing to... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:20:22 MDT Friday Minute: Reflections of general conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392012/Reflections-of-general-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392012/Reflections-of-general-conference.html I don't understand the science behind the optics, but just as a shadow mirrors the features it reflects, so the Holy Ghost... Fri, 07 Oct 2011 05:00:00 MDT Learning of new Mormon Church leaders in Cambodia http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391364/Learning-of-new-Mormon-Church-leaders-in-Cambodia.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391364/Learning-of-new-Mormon-Church-leaders-in-Cambodia.html As senior missionaries in Cambodia in 2007, we had the privilege of sharing with a new congregation the sustaining of both a... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 05:00:00 MDT Thousands enjoy Mormon Night with Dodgers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388179/Thousands-enjoy-Mormon-Night-with-Dodgers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388179/Thousands-enjoy-Mormon-Night-with-Dodgers.html Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:52:11 MDT First lady Michelle Obama will be in Park City on July 26 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375923/First-lady-Michelle-Obama-will-be-in-Park-City-on-July-26.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375923/First-lady-Michelle-Obama-will-be-in-Park-City-on-July-26.html Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:19:38 MDT My view: Mormon women, incredible intellectuals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700148159/Mormon-women-incredible-intellectuals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700148159/Mormon-women-incredible-intellectuals.html We read the recent list of "Top 10 LDS Intellectuals" with great interest. It is commendable that the news is highlighting... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 MDT First lady Michelle Obama may be coming to Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375407/First-lady-Michelle-Obama-may-be-coming-to-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375407/First-lady-Michelle-Obama-may-be-coming-to-Utah.html Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:58:14 MDT Coverage of Romney's Mormon religion appears more fair than in '08 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700146332/Coverage-of-Romneys-Mormon-religion-appears-more-fair-than-in-08.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700146332/Coverage-of-Romneys-Mormon-religion-appears-more-fair-than-in-08.html For the first time two members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are officially competing for the GOP... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:27:46 MDT Emily W. Jensen: Bloggernacle Back Bench: The LDS Church's strong online presence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705372787/Bloggernacle-Back-Bench-The-LDS-Churchs-strong-online-presence.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705372787/Bloggernacle-Back-Bench-The-LDS-Churchs-strong-online-presence.html The LDS Church's online presence is getting stronger. Check out these blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube stats. Plus how one... Tue, 17 May 2011 06:30:00 MDT Emily W. Jensen: Bloggernacle Back Bench: The LDS Church's strong online presence http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387470/Bloggernacle-Back-Bench-The-LDS-Churchs-strong-online-presence.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387470/Bloggernacle-Back-Bench-The-LDS-Churchs-strong-online-presence.html The LDS Church's online presence is getting stronger. Check out these blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube stats. Plus how one... Tue, 17 May 2011 06:30:00 MDT Friday Minute: Friday Minute: Religious conscience in public debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705372127/Friday-Minute-Religious-conscience-in-public-debate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705372127/Friday-Minute-Religious-conscience-in-public-debate.html God's critics frequently refuse to accept the same burden of proof they demand of believers. Fri, 06 May 2011 05:30:00 MDT Elder Quentin L. Cook meets with leaders in Vietnam http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387183/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-meets-with-leaders-in-Vietnam.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387183/Elder-Quentin-L-Cook-meets-with-leaders-in-Vietnam.html While in Asia on assignment in February, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles had meetings with leading... Fri, 04 Mar 2011 10:00:00 MST Traditional marriage has impact beyond faith http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700104865/Traditional-marriage-has-impact-beyond-faith.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700104865/Traditional-marriage-has-impact-beyond-faith.html PROVO — Defending traditional marriage doesn't need to begin or end with a discussion of faith in order to make a point... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:30:43 MST In our opinion: The importance of faith in the community http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700092692/The-importance-of-faith-in-the-community.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700092692/The-importance-of-faith-in-the-community.html In the 1830s, the young French nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville travelled throughout the United States carefully observing its... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 00:00:00 MST Mormon temple in Laie is still place of 'refuge' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700084400/Mormon-temple-in-Laie-is-still-place-of-refuge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700084400/Mormon-temple-in-Laie-is-still-place-of-refuge.html LAIE, Hawaii — Long ago, defeated warriors or fugitives in ancient Hawaii sought sanctuary in the area that is now... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:14:17 MST Photos: LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson visits Hawaii for temple rededication http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700084200/Photos-LDS-Church-President-Thomas-S-Monson-visits-Hawaii-for-temple-rededication.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700084200/Photos-LDS-Church-President-Thomas-S-Monson-visits-Hawaii-for-temple-rededication.html LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson is in Hawaii to rededicate the Laie Hawaii Temple, which recently underwent extensive... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 09:13:16 MST Students urged to join fight against pornography http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700084070/Students-urged-to--join-fight-against-pornography.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700084070/Students-urged-to--join-fight-against-pornography.html All must join in the fight against the modern "plague" of pornography, Mark Willes told LDS Business College students recently. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 20:40:03 MST Daily Gems: You are clean http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386507/Daily-Gems-You-are-clean.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386507/Daily-Gems-You-are-clean.html Today's Daily Gem comes from Elder Quentin L. Cook. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 09:00:00 MST Daily Gems: Salvation and exaltation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386329/Daily-Gems-Salvation-and-exaltation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386329/Daily-Gems-Salvation-and-exaltation.html Today's Daily Gem comes from Elder Quentin L. Cook. Sat, 30 Oct 2010 09:00:00 MDT