Jun 22, 2018 11:52 am MDTHow Hill Cumorah composer Crawford Gates saw music through spiritual eyes In the wake of Crawford Gates' death on June 9, 2018, friends and colleagues recall the man who made an unforgettable impact on the state’s music scene and on the musical traditions of the LDS Church.
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Jun 6, 2018 4:20 pm MDTChurch News: Experts weigh in on why you should accept President Nelson's social media challenge and offer tips for success Sunday the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended a challenge to the Church's youth to take “a seven-day break from the fake,” calling for a weeklong social media fast.
May 18, 2018 7:00 am MDTQ&A: Duke Divinity School's Kate Bowler explains how cancer has helped her appreciate life, God's love and Mormonism's doctrine of eternal families Kate Bowler has devoted her life to the study of religion as a professor at Duke Divinity School, but what does religion become when you are diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer?
Apr 26, 2018 10:19 am MDTGuest column in The Oregonian asks if people would laugh at a ‘The Book of Koran’ musical Earlier this year, ‘The Book of Mormon’ musical came to Portland’s Keller Auditorium. Allen Alley, who is a former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party and a former candidate for governor of Oregon, was among those in attendance.
Apr 25, 2018 6:11 pm MDTWriters covering Oklahoma City Thunder toured Temple Square; here’s what they thought Berry Tramel is a sports columnist and Erik Horne is the Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer for The Oklahoman. Together, the two sports writers toured Temple Square recently, and Tramel shared their observations in a travelblog.
Apr 25, 2018 4:00 pm MDTThe Columbus Dispatch features LDS missionaries learning Nepali to help refugees On Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch introduced readers to Tulasi Bisda, a 74-year-old Bhutanese-Nepali refugee and the four LDS missionaries who are helping her learn English in a class where they serve as teacher's aides.
Apr 18, 2018 2:59 pm MDTBYU remains enthusiastic to host the Society for Political Methodology's annual meeting despite controversy The announcement that Brigham Young University would serve as the host for the the Society for Political Methodology (SPM)’s annual meeting, PolMeth, on July 18-21, 2018, led several members of the society to express concerns.
Apr 12, 2018 10:42 am MDTMeet the Latter-day Saints from Richmond, Virginia, anxiously awaiting their temple, including a family with an 'RVA TMPL' license plate on their van In the fall of 2014, Chris Sorensen, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Richmond, Virginia, invested in a license plate. It read “RVA TMPL.”