Spencer W. Kimball http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Spencer W. Kimball en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:57:28 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 Defending the Faith: 'Preach the gospel always; if necessary, use words' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601159/Preach-the-gospel-always-if-necessary-use-words.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601159/Preach-the-gospel-always-if-necessary-use-words.html Three significant works of serious Mormon music have now been brought together in one missionary-minded compact disc. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 MDT Brother Randall L. Ridd: 'The choice generation' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600325/Brother-Randall-L-Ridd-The-choice-generation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600325/Brother-Randall-L-Ridd-The-choice-generation.html Brother Randall Ridd addressed young men in the priesthood session of general conference as “the choice... Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:00:00 MDT The best job in all of Mormondom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589687/The-best-job-in-all-of-Mormondom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589687/The-best-job-in-all-of-Mormondom.html I have the best job in all of Mormondom. When people ask me what I do for a living, I generally respond, "I get paid to read... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:00:00 MST President Monson's 50 years as an apostle: Redeem the dead http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587612/President-Monsons-50-years-as-an-apostle-Redeem-the-dead.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587612/President-Monsons-50-years-as-an-apostle-Redeem-the-dead.html A look at the ministry of President Thomas S. Monson, in celebration of his 50th anniversary of being called as a general... Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:00:00 MDT 'Treasures of the Collection' exhibit features LDS Church presidents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587257/Treasures-of-the-Collection-exhibit-features-LDS-Church-presidents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587257/Treasures-of-the-Collection-exhibit-features-LDS-Church-presidents.html Visitors to the Church History Library can view documents, photographs and other items related to the lives and ministries of... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:20:03 MDT BYU Campus Education Week enters 91st year http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584597/BYU-Campus-Education-Week-enters-91st-year.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584597/BYU-Campus-Education-Week-enters-91st-year.html Brigham Young University will open its campus for the 91st annual Campus Education Week, a program that brings in more than... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:00:00 MDT Panelists discuss leaving and returning to the LDS Church at FAIR conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584385/Panelists-discuss-leaving-and-returning-to-the-LDS-Church-at-FAIR-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584385/Panelists-discuss-leaving-and-returning-to-the-LDS-Church-at-FAIR-conference.html Religious scholars and historians gathered at the annual Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research conference on... Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:10:00 MDT Duce's Wild: Journal writing: 'So the angels may quote from it' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584296/Journal-writing-So-the-angels-may-quote-from-it.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584296/Journal-writing-So-the-angels-may-quote-from-it.html A recent "Come, Follow Me" lesson encourages youths of the church to be record keepers through journal writing for their... Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:00:00 MDT Richard Davis: Despite debates, we don't control world affairs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633692/Despite-debates-we-dont-control-world-affairs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633692/Despite-debates-we-dont-control-world-affairs.html In a recent worldwide broadcast, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced new approaches to... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 MDT Just as with the 10 virgins, the wise today will stay spiritually prepared http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582712/Just-as-with-the-10-virgins-the-wise-today-will-stay-spiritually-prepared.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582712/Just-as-with-the-10-virgins-the-wise-today-will-stay-spiritually-prepared.html In the parable of the 10 virgins, the five who were wise by having enough oil to light their lamps knew they could not give... Sun, 07 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT Defending the Faith: Baptizing the imagination http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580837/Baptizing-the-imagination.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580837/Baptizing-the-imagination.html It's not enough to argue for the truth of the restored gospel. It must also be shown to be beautiful and desirable. The... Thu, 30 May 2013 05:00:00 MDT LDS Primary general presidency addresses women at BYU conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628871/LDS-Primary-general-presidency-addresses-women-at-BYU-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628871/LDS-Primary-general-presidency-addresses-women-at-BYU-conference.html Sister Wixom and her counselors, Sister Jean A. Stevens and Sister Cheryl A. Esplin, focused on three building blocks —... Sun, 05 May 2013 21:01:40 MDT Granddaughter of two LDS Church presidents turns 100 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577967/Granddaughter-of-two-LDS-Church-presidents-turns-100.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577967/Granddaughter-of-two-LDS-Church-presidents-turns-100.html Florence Smith Jacobsen, granddaughter to two LDS Church presidents, former general Young Women president and church curator,... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT Elder John B. Dickson: 'The Gospel to all the World' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626216/Elder-John-B-Dickson-The-Gospel-to-all-the-World.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626216/Elder-John-B-Dickson-The-Gospel-to-all-the-World.html Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:35:00 MDT Sandra Nazar: The conference I remember best http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577404/Sandra-Nazar-The-conference-I-remember-best.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577404/Sandra-Nazar-The-conference-I-remember-best.html I love everything about General Conference. As soon as one is concluded, I eagerly anticipate the next. My most memorable was... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT Tim Johnson: The conference I remember best http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577406/Tim-Johnson-The-conference-I-remember-best.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577406/Tim-Johnson-The-conference-I-remember-best.html Most people remember the October 1988 general conference for President Benson's talk on flooding the earth with the Book of... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT Conference memories can last — and inspire — a lifetime http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577236/Conference-memories-can-last-2-and-inspire-2-a-lifetime.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577236/Conference-memories-can-last-2-and-inspire-2-a-lifetime.html The October 2012 general conference was memorable, largely because of President Monson's historic missionary age... Tue, 02 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT More than 70 countries are represented on one college campus http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576314/More-than-70-countries-are-represented-on-one-college-campus.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576314/More-than-70-countries-are-represented-on-one-college-campus.html BYU-Hawaii is the most diverse college campus in the nation with students from more than 70 countries represented at the... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:00:00 MDT Book review: 'A Year of Powerful Prayer' offers daily direction for gaining answers to prayer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575943/Book-review-A-Year-of-Powerful-Prayer-offers-daily-direction-for-gaining-answers-to-prayer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575943/Book-review-A-Year-of-Powerful-Prayer-offers-daily-direction-for-gaining-answers-to-prayer.html Turn routine prayers into powerful daily communion and worship with "A Year of Powerful Prayer," a volume of quotes and... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:00:00 MDT L. Tom Perry, 'An Uncommon Life: Years of Preparation, 1922-1976' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575050/L-Tom-Perry-An-Uncommon-Life-Years-of-Preparation-1922-1976.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575050/L-Tom-Perry-An-Uncommon-Life-Years-of-Preparation-1922-1976.html This first volume of Elder L. Tom Perry's biography extends from his birth in 1922, through his marriage and family years,... Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 MST Defending the Faith: Rebirth of revelation heralds a brighter day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618734/Rebirth-of-revelation-heralds-a-brighter-day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618734/Rebirth-of-revelation-heralds-a-brighter-day.html At this season of the year, many of us commonly formulate New Year's resolutions. We believe, often despite many failures,... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:00:00 MST BYU students energized by alum Mitt Romney's presidential bid http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566145/BYU-students-energized-by-alum-Mitt-Romneys-presidential-bid.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566145/BYU-students-energized-by-alum-Mitt-Romneys-presidential-bid.html Though the voting and involvement mentality seeps deep into many college campuses, the feelings during this election season... Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:30:32 MST Defending the Faith: Too many credible gospel witnesses to believe they all lied http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765612287/Too-many-credible-gospel-witnesses-to-believe-they-all-lied.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765612287/Too-many-credible-gospel-witnesses-to-believe-they-all-lied.html Leaving a general conference session a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a demonstrator holding a sign announcing that Joseph... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 05:00:00 MDT Today in the Bloggernacle: Church growth in Africa and new Bible Video http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561694/Church-growth-in-Africa-and-new-Bible-Video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561694/Church-growth-in-Africa-and-new-Bible-Video.html Exciting church growth continues in Africa. And a new powerful Bible Video to share with your family and friends. And ever... Mon, 03 Sep 2012 07:01:39 MDT Mormon on a dating show focus of novel 'Reality Check' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561610/Mormon-on-a-dating-show-focus-of-novel-Reality-Check.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561610/Mormon-on-a-dating-show-focus-of-novel-Reality-Check.html Mormons and reality dating shows have been in the news this summer. An LDS Church member on a reality date show is also the... Sat, 01 Sep 2012 05:00:00 MDT Looking back on the rich history of the Jordan River Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558354/Looking-back-on-the-rich-history-of-the-Jordan-River-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558354/Looking-back-on-the-rich-history-of-the-Jordan-River-Temple.html The Jordan River Temple, one of the busiest in the LDS Church, has been in operation for 30 years. This is a look back at its... Mon, 02 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MDT Flint Stephens: Tips for effective summer parenting http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765579023/Tips-for-effective-summer-parenting.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765579023/Tips-for-effective-summer-parenting.html Most children eagerly await the start of their summer break from school. For parents, however, those unstructured and... Sun, 27 May 2012 15:31:39 MDT Centenarian to spend his 100th birthday at Idaho Falls Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555061/Centenarian-to-spend-his-100th-birthday-at-Idaho-Falls-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555061/Centenarian-to-spend-his-100th-birthday-at-Idaho-Falls-Temple.html Art Jensen of Rigby, Idaho, turns 100 on May 10. He will spend the morning at the Idaho Falls Temple - just as he has at... Thu, 03 May 2012 05:00:00 MDT Mormon Parenting: Understanding what matters and what doesn't http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553942/Understanding-what-matters-and-what-doesnt.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553942/Understanding-what-matters-and-what-doesnt.html It’s a story we’ve told many times before, but it deserves repeating here because of the powerful lesson it... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 05:00:00 MDT In Our Lovely Deseret: And should we die — the great mystery of death, what comes after http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552471/And-should-we-die-2-the-great-mystery-of-death-what-comes-after.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552471/And-should-we-die-2-the-great-mystery-of-death-what-comes-after.html Latter-day Saints have a sacred knowledge of life and death, but as mortals we know fear and uncertainty. The secrets of... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 05:00:00 MDT Timothy R. Clark: Learning leadership from biography http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552404/Learning-leadership-from-biography.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552404/Learning-leadership-from-biography.html Biographies are the best leadership manuals. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:00:00 MDT MTC prepares for new nine-story building http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552280/MTC-prepares-for-new-nine-story-building.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552280/MTC-prepares-for-new-nine-story-building.html Provo will receive a towering new landmark when the LDS Church completes its planned new nine-story building on the... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:50:07 MDT Gardens teach children important life lessons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551732/Gardens-teach-children-important-life-lessons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551732/Gardens-teach-children-important-life-lessons.html Young children love gardening, and it's a great activity to help them learn important lessons. It's also an activity... Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 MST Ross Douthat: Two conservatives who left their mark on liberals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765557255/Two-conservatives-who-left-their-mark-on-liberals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765557255/Two-conservatives-who-left-their-mark-on-liberals.html Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 MST President Monson's biography available in Spanish http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564615/President-Monsons-biography-available-in-Spanish.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564615/President-Monsons-biography-available-in-Spanish.html Thanks to a team of English-to-Spanish translators, President Thomas S. Monson’s biography "To the Rescue" is about to... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:00:00 MST 'Why I'm a Mormon': Larry Echo Hawk http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700222686/Why-Im-a-Mormon-Larry-Echo-Hawk.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700222686/Why-Im-a-Mormon-Larry-Echo-Hawk.html Larry Echo Hawk, is the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, and shares part of his conversion story in this excerpt from "Why... Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:00:00 MST MTC celebrates 50-year anniversary with devotional http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700220860/MTC-celebrates-50-year-anniversary-with-devotional.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700220860/MTC-celebrates-50-year-anniversary-with-devotional.html PROVO — Fifty year ago last month, newly called missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints going... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:04:26 MST Oops! USA Today goofs in cover story about LDS beliefs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700219686/Oops-USA-Today-goofs-in-cover-story-about-LDS-beliefs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700219686/Oops-USA-Today-goofs-in-cover-story-about-LDS-beliefs.html In a front-page story that made a sincere attempt to clarify the beliefs and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:39:02 MST Jerry Earl Johnston: To all seminary teachers; you are doing good http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210470/To-all-seminary-teachers-you-are-doing-good.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210470/To-all-seminary-teachers-you-are-doing-good.html With the year 2012 days away, the world is preparing to celebrate a whole new slew of centennials. But the centennial that... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST Elder Ronald E. Poelman dies at 83 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700199990/Elder-Ronald-E-Poelman-dies-at-83.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700199990/Elder-Ronald-E-Poelman-dies-at-83.html Elder Ronald E. Poelman, an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former member... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:34:58 MST http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394310/The-Perfect-Family--Why-we-stick-to-the-ideal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394310/The-Perfect-Family--Why-we-stick-to-the-ideal.html None of us live in the perfect family, but we still need a standard, an ideal, to look to. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:00:00 MST BYU landmark Tree of Wisdom sculpture torn down to be replaced http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700194911/BYU-landmark-Tree-of-Wisdom-sculpture-torn-down-to-be-replaced.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700194911/BYU-landmark-Tree-of-Wisdom-sculpture-torn-down-to-be-replaced.html PROVO — Workers demolished a 20-ton BYU campus landmark on Saturday, but the beloved and sometimes controversial Tree... Sat, 05 Nov 2011 00:15:14 MDT Ask Angela: I just can't go to family home evening http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392114/Ask-Angela-I-just-cant-go-to-family-home-evening.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705392114/Ask-Angela-I-just-cant-go-to-family-home-evening.html A reader describes her discomfort with young single adult family home evening activities, and seeks a way to make it... Sat, 08 Oct 2011 05:00:00 MDT Jerry Earl Johnston: Old friend offers fresh outlook http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700177738/Old-friend-offers-fresh-outlook.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700177738/Old-friend-offers-fresh-outlook.html Last Thursday I spent the day with my friend, Rios Pacheco. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 19:10:15 MDT Telling Western stories with humor, poignancy and insight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700170405/Telling-Western-stories-with-humor-poignancy-and-insight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700170405/Telling-Western-stories-with-humor-poignancy-and-insight.html BY CARMA WADLEY Sat, 13 Aug 2011 15:00:00 MDT Picturing history: Florence Smith Jacobsen http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700169841/Picturing-history-Florence-Smith-Jacobsen.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700169841/Picturing-history-Florence-Smith-Jacobsen.html As the granddaughter of two presidents of the church, Florence Jacobsen had an interest in church history and its... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 05:00:00 MDT New Harmony: Real giants are people, not just natural wonders http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700166112/Real-giants-are-people-not-just-natural-wonders.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700166112/Real-giants-are-people-not-just-natural-wonders.html In California, about 19 miles outside of San Bernadino at marker 138 on I-15, travelers are greeted by some striking rock... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 05:00:00 MDT Mormon Media Observer: This is one of many 'Mormon moments' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705379859/Mormon-Media-Observer-This-is-one-of-many-Mormon-moments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705379859/Mormon-Media-Observer-This-is-one-of-many-Mormon-moments.html This 'Mormon moment' seems only the latest since the early days of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:00:00 MDT