D. Todd Christofferson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ D. Todd Christofferson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:01 MDT Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:36:27 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 Worth of a soul is infinite, apostle says at MTC devotional http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606729/Worth-of-a-soul-is-infinite-apostle-says-at-MTC-devotional.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606729/Worth-of-a-soul-is-infinite-apostle-says-at-MTC-devotional.html To God, mortal men and women have infinite value, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles declared... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:27:27 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 leader Elder Christofferson testifies of Christ on Mars Hill, as the apostle Paul did (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605461/LDS-leader-Elder-Christofferson-testifies-of-Christ-on-Mars-Hill-as-the-apostle-Paul-did-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605461/LDS-leader-Elder-Christofferson-testifies-of-Christ-on-Mars-Hill-as-the-apostle-Paul-did-video.html Elder D. Todd Christofferson, a member of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:10:45 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 Elder Holland tweets now, too: 'Being with missionaries is the greatest' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602603/Elder-Holland-tweets-now-too-Being-with-missionaries-is-the-greatest.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602603/Elder-Holland-tweets-now-too-Being-with-missionaries-is-the-greatest.html Two days after Elder M. Russell Ballard became the first apostle in the LDS Church to tweet, a fellow member of the Quorum of... Wed, 07 May 2014 22:28:12 MDT President Uchtdorf dedicates Florida's 2nd temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602421/President-Uchtdorf-dedicates-Floridas-2nd-temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602421/President-Uchtdorf-dedicates-Floridas-2nd-temple.html Coverage of the May 4, 2014, dedication of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple. Wed, 07 May 2014 12:38:01 MDT Second temple dedicated in Florida http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602427/Second-temple-dedicated-in-Florida.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602427/Second-temple-dedicated-in-Florida.html President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple on May... Sun, 04 May 2014 21:45:00 MDT Cultural event celebrates new temple, LDS history in southern Florida http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602402/Cultural-event-celebrates-new-temple-LDS-history-in-southern-Florida.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602402/Cultural-event-celebrates-new-temple-LDS-history-in-southern-Florida.html More than a thousand Latter-day Saint youth celebrate the dedication of southern Florida's first temple. Sat, 03 May 2014 21:25:00 MDT Viewpoint: 'He is risen' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601270/Viewpoint-He-is-risen.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601270/Viewpoint-He-is-risen.html "He is risen." These three words -- a simple phrase of an angelic declaration -- announced the most significant event ever... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:05:00 MDT Elder D. Todd Christofferson: 'The Resurrection of Jesus Christ' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600374/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-The-Resurrection-of-Jesus-Christ.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600374/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-The-Resurrection-of-Jesus-Christ.html Elder D. Todd Christofferson: “No injustice in mortality is permanent, even death, for [Jesus Christ] restores life... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:50:00 MDT KSL TV fills general conference weekend with exclusive programming http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600264/KSL-TV-fills-general-conference-weekend-with-exclusive-programming.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600264/KSL-TV-fills-general-conference-weekend-with-exclusive-programming.html In addition to general conference, KSL TV has filled its schedule with unique and exclusive content. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:50:39 MDT Apostle fulfills historic assignments in Europe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600143/Apostle-fulfills-historic-assignments-in-Europe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600143/Apostle-fulfills-historic-assignments-in-Europe.html Elder D. Todd Christofferson fulfills a variety of assignments to four European nations. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:05:00 MDT Elder Christofferson attends dedication for new Manchester YSA building http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599879/Elder-Christofferson-attends-dedication-for-new-Manchester-YSA-building.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599879/Elder-Christofferson-attends-dedication-for-new-Manchester-YSA-building.html Elder D. Todd Christofferson dedicated a new Young Single Adult Building in Manchester, England, on Sunday, March 16. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:58:17 MDT LDS women gather for General Women's Meeting http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599831/LDS-women-gather-for-General-Womens-Meeting.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599831/LDS-women-gather-for-General-Womens-Meeting.html During a historic worldwide gathering, primary aged girls, young women and Relief Society sisters filled the Conference... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:50:00 MDT New Church Video: Scriptures Legacy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599803/New-Church-Video-Scriptures-Legacy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599803/New-Church-Video-Scriptures-Legacy.html The Church has produced a 30-minute program that will air over general conference weekend April 5 on KSL-TV, Channel 5 in... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 13:15:00 MDT Elder D. Todd Christofferson requests to shake hands at meeting in England http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598957/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-requests-to-shake-hands-at-meeting-in-England.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598957/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-requests-to-shake-hands-at-meeting-in-England.html The Mormon Newsroom recently reported that Elder D. Todd Christofferson attended a meeting for members of The Church of Jesus... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:28:36 MDT Utah lawmakers stand pat on liquor laws http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598750/Utah-lawmakers-stand-pat-on-liquor-laws.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598750/Utah-lawmakers-stand-pat-on-liquor-laws.html State lawmakers stood pat on liquor laws this year, though there was some talk of removing the so-called Zion Curtain in Utah... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:00:00 MDT Women hear LDS Priesthood meeting, but not at conference center http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587795/Women-hear-LDS-Priesthood-meeting-but-not-at-conference-center.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587795/Women-hear-LDS-Priesthood-meeting-but-not-at-conference-center.html More than 150 women and their male supporters requested entrance for women to the all-male Priesthood Session of LDS General... Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:20:00 MDT Elder D. Todd Christofferson: 'The moral force of women' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587758/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-The-moral-force-of-women.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587758/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-The-moral-force-of-women.html Elder D. Todd Christofferson speaks of the moral force of women that is needed more that even in today's world. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 15:00:00 MDT LDS World: Our duty is to liberate the captives http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587264/Our-duty-is-to-liberate-the-captives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587264/Our-duty-is-to-liberate-the-captives.html Human trafficking enslaves over 20 million people in the world today. In April 2013 conference, Elder D. Todd Christofferson... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 05:00:00 MDT Elder Christofferson creates 100th stake in Peru http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582886/Elder-Christofferson-creates-100th-stake-in-Peru.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582886/Elder-Christofferson-creates-100th-stake-in-Peru.html Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles created the 100th Stake in Peru on June 30.. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:15:00 MDT Duce's Wild: Teaching about the Restoration in Sunday School, speed dating style http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579345/Teaching-about-the-Restoration-in-Sunday-School-speed-dating-style.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579345/Teaching-about-the-Restoration-in-Sunday-School-speed-dating-style.html Using the method of speed dating, our Sunday School class had a quick round of speed teaching to practice helping resolve the... Fri, 03 May 2013 05:00:00 MDT Prophet calls for tolerance, kindness toward those who don't share LDS beliefs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577689/Prophet-calls-for-tolerance-kindness-toward-those-who-dont-share-LDS-beliefs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577689/Prophet-calls-for-tolerance-kindness-toward-those-who-dont-share-LDS-beliefs.html The LDS Church's 183rd Annual General Conference closed Sunday afternoon with a plea from their prophet for church members... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:50:00 MDT Elder D. Todd Christofferson: 'The Work of Redemption' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626352/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-The-Work-of-Redemption.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626352/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-The-Work-of-Redemption.html As disciples of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saints must do all they can to redeem others from suffering and burdens, Elder D.... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 15:55:00 MDT Teaching children by how you treat your spouse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573075/Teaching-children-by-how-you-treat-your-spouse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573075/Teaching-children-by-how-you-treat-your-spouse.html Parents, especially fathers, can set a standard of respect toward women through their behavior, language, media choices and a... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:05:00 MST Bloggernacle Back Bench: Many marvelous Mormon Messages http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565019/Many-marvelous-Mormon-Messages.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565019/Many-marvelous-Mormon-Messages.html Watch six new Mormon Messages that virtually take us to Africa, provide personal testimonies and teach about the importance... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:00:00 MDT Elder D. Todd Christofferson issues a call for boys to step up http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765610327/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-issues-a-call-for-boys-to-step-up.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765610327/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-issues-a-call-for-boys-to-step-up.html Recent studies have drawn attention to the ways boys are losing ground in many areas of life. Elder D. Todd Christofferson... Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:16:33 MDT Today in the Bloggernacle: Interview with political party presidents at BYU http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562661/Interview-with-political-party-presidents-at-BYU.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562661/Interview-with-political-party-presidents-at-BYU.html A beautiful new Mormon Message video depicting "The Currant Bush." Plus, how do the party politics of the president of the... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:00:00 MDT Thousands celebrate in rededication of Mormon temple in Buenos Aires, Argentina http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765603027/Thousands-celebrate-in-rededication-of-Mormon-temple-in-Buenos-Aires-Argentina.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765603027/Thousands-celebrate-in-rededication-of-Mormon-temple-in-Buenos-Aires-Argentina.html Buenos Aires — Located just a few steps from the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple is a monument that celebrates the... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:48:04 MDT Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan bows out of Bobcats coaching race http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765583321/Former-Utah-Jazz-coach-Jerry-Sloan-bows-out-of-Bobcats-coaching-race.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765583321/Former-Utah-Jazz-coach-Jerry-Sloan-bows-out-of-Bobcats-coaching-race.html Jerry Sloan and Michael Jordan won't be on the same team, after all. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:23:59 MDT Today in the Bloggernacle: Elder Christofferson on the need for a prophet http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555022/Elder-Christofferson-on-the-need-for-a-prophet.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555022/Elder-Christofferson-on-the-need-for-a-prophet.html Learn about missionaries who have been helping those affected by nuclear fallout for over 20 years. And Elder Christofferson... Wed, 02 May 2012 05:00:00 MDT LDS Business College's 125th class graduates http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765568580/LDS-Business-Colleges-125th-class-graduates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765568580/LDS-Business-Colleges-125th-class-graduates.html LDS Business College graduates from all fifty states and 67 countries and their supporters filled the Tabernacle on Temple... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:22:55 MDT Gospel truths enrich our lives, President Monson tells conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553285/Gospel-truths-enrich-our-lives-President-Monson-tells-conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553285/Gospel-truths-enrich-our-lives-President-Monson-tells-conference.html LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson reminded listeners during the Sunday morning session of the church's 182nd Annual... Sun, 01 Apr 2012 12:53:52 MDT Today in the Bloggernacle: Follow Elder Christofferson to Argentina, rejoice with youths in El Salvador http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395077/Follow-Elder-Christofferson-to-Argentina-rejoice-with-youths-in-El-Salvador.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395077/Follow-Elder-Christofferson-to-Argentina-rejoice-with-youths-in-El-Salvador.html Elder D. Todd Christofferson testifies of the strength of the Argentinian saints. And youth in El Salvador marvel at the... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 05:00:00 MST Salvadorans celebrate dedication of LDS church's 135th temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700172636/Salvadorans-celebrate-dedication-of-LDS-churchs-135th-temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700172636/Salvadorans-celebrate-dedication-of-LDS-churchs-135th-temple.html Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:55:47 MDT Mormon leaders meet with El Salvador president http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700172413/Mormon-leaders-meet-with-El-Salvador-president.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700172413/Mormon-leaders-meet-with-El-Salvador-president.html Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:10:53 MDT Today in the Bloggernacle: New Mormon Message on King James Bible, and MTC food police http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389422/New-Mormon-Message-on-King-James-Bible-and-MTC-food-police.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705389422/New-Mormon-Message-on-King-James-Bible-and-MTC-food-police.html The Washington Post mentions the Bloggernacle! And a beautiful video tribute to the KJV Bible. Plus background on Butch... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:00:53 MDT Friday Minute: Choosing to follow God's laws or not http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388689/Choosing-to-follow-Gods-laws-or-not.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388689/Choosing-to-follow-Gods-laws-or-not.html Like a mediocre pay-per-view movie, picking and choosing which of God's laws and commandments to follow is convenient but... Fri, 05 Aug 2011 05:00:00 MDT Friday Minute: Three keys to a better life http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376267/Three-keys-to-a-better-life.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376267/Three-keys-to-a-better-life.html God’s plan of happiness has nothing to do with lazy hammocks and unfettered desires. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:00:00 MDT Temples, welfare highlight Sunday conference topics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387311/Temples-welfare-highlight-Sunday-conference-topics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387311/Temples-welfare-highlight-Sunday-conference-topics.html Temple blessings and welfare principles highlighted Sunday's topics as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:30:00 MDT Elder D. Todd Christofferson says man's laws should reflect God's http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387090/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-says-mans-laws-should-reflect-Gods.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387090/Elder-D-Todd-Christofferson-says-mans-laws-should-reflect-Gods.html Man's laws and legal systems should be tied to and reflect the same purposes of God's laws, said Elder D. Todd Christofferson... Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:00:00 MST Elder Christofferson says man's laws should reflect God's http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700107774/Elder-Christofferson-says-mans-laws-should-reflect-Gods.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700107774/Elder-Christofferson-says-mans-laws-should-reflect-Gods.html Man's laws and legal systems should be tied to and reflect the same purposes of God's laws, said Elder D. Todd Christofferson... Sun, 06 Feb 2011 23:21:37 MST Book Review: 'The Voice of My Servants' useful resource http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386931/Book-Review-The-Voice-of-My-Servants-useful-resource.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386931/Book-Review-The-Voice-of-My-Servants-useful-resource.html \"The Voice of My Servants\" offers counsel from latter-day prophets and apostles regarding teaching, learning and scriptures. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 07:00:00 MST Elder Christofferson says achieve goals day-by-day http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700099323/Elder-Christofferson-says-achieve-goals-day-by-day.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700099323/Elder-Christofferson-says-achieve-goals-day-by-day.html By Monica Harker Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:45:00 MST