Even More Islands and Atolls

Vogel on Methodist Visions/Melchizedek Priesthood @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The number of prophets who have claimed to have seen God is very small:  Moses, and...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: July 1–7 — Acts 1–5 “Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Acts 1: Jesus ministers for forty days after His resurrection—The kingdom is to be...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: June 24–30 — Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20–21 “He Is Risen” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Matthew 28: Christ the Lord is risen—He appears to many—He has all power in heaven...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: June 17-23 — Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19 “It Is Finished” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Matthew 27: Jesus is accused and condemned before Pilate—Barabbas is released—Jesus...

Something’s missing @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  I’m in the middle of the saddest part of the Book of Mormon. Throughout the latter half...

Condone @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Condone is a loaded word. It just doesn’t mean to “put up with...

VIDEO: One Voice Children’s Choir sings “Love At Home” for the major motion picture #OtherSideOfHeaven2 #FireOfFaith with sneak peek scenes from the movie! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  One Voice Children’s Choir sings “Love At Home” for the major motion picture...

First Chapter of Saints Volume 2 Now Available, New Church History Topic on Young Women, and Women’s Discourses Now Available Spanish and Portuguese @ Wheat & Tares
  -  These are exciting times at the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ...

The Mueller Report Distilled @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I created an abridged version of the Mueller report, or rather of the stuff that is most...

VIDEO: The Trial of Jesus (His Blood Be On Us) by Messages of Christ YouTube Channel @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  After the Savior was judged by Pontius Pilate within the confines of the palace of Herod,...

When Heaven Comes Too Close @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Who curses now as heaven comes too close?Ask Isaac on the altar who submits. He tastes...

A Bible, a Bible, a Study Bible @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I have been giving a quick read to Peter Enns’s latest book, How the Bible Actually...

Easily Offended @ Wheat & Tares
  -  “He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense...

Dan Vogel on McConkie Mormonism/Pious Fraud @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Historian Dan Vogel is one of the premiere experts on the life of Joseph Smith.  In...

Where Does Religion Come From? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  My post of a few weeks ago on the book “Sapiens” touched briefly on the...

Out of the best books: Craig Ferguson @ Wheat & Tares
  -  “I’m getting older now and the shadows are getting longer. When I look into them I...

The Immediate Atonement @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This post first appeared on Power in the Book of Mormon The Atonement of Christ is the...

VIDEO: What was crucifixion like? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Crucifixion was one of the most dreaded and painful forms of execution in ancient times....

My burden and my blessing @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  🎂 🎁 🍰 1995. 24 years ago. I was 25. I had a daughter just over a year old. I...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: June 10–16 Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18 “Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Matthew 26: Jesus is anointed—He keeps the Passover and institutes the sacrament—He...

Manual SUD Distorce Palavras de Lorenzo Snow @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O manual dominical da Igreja SUD Ensinamentos dos Presidentes da Igreja: Lorenzo...

Icônico Templo Mórmon Fechará Por 4 Anos @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, Russell Nelson,...

Diretor de Filmes do Templo Mórmon Indiciado por Pedofilia, 2ª Criança @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O diretor contratado pela Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias para...

Páscoa: O que dizem os Evangelhos? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Celebramos hoje a Páscoa Cristã. Páscoa vem da palavra grega pascho, que significa...

Open Letter to Straight Latter-day Saints From a Straight Latter-day Saint @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Dear Straight Latter-day Saints, To be clear, I am one of you, both because I am...

O Livro Selado de Mórmon e o Movimento da Parcela Selada @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em meados de dezembro de 2018, nós publicamos um artigo expondo mentiras que um...

N. Eldon Tanner: A Lei de Deus Discrimina Contra Negros @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Presidente Nathan Eldon Tanner admitiu em uma entrevista de 1967 que a “lei de...

Igreja Mórmon Ainda Não Aceita Casais do Mesmo Sexo – mesmo que ainda não barrem suas crianças @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Os principais líderes d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias...

Alunos da BYU Protestam Políticas da Igreja @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Centenas de alunos das universidades d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos...

Estória Mentirosa Removida de Biografia de Russell Nelson @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A editora oficial d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, Deseret...

Novo Historiador da Igreja Mórmon Não É Historiador, Advogado @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Primeira Presidência d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias...

Spring 2019 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  The rumors are swirling again! What have you heard? What will actually happen? Only time...

The Problem with Uncoupling “Jesus Christ” and “Latter-day Saints” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I vividly remember apostle Russell M. Nelson’s April 1990 General Conference address in...

The Restoration of Hope @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  In less than a year and half, Russell M. Nelson, as president of the Church of Jesus...

LDS Institutional Integrity and the Lesson of the Great and Abominable Church @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  It’s debatable whether or not an institution is capable of integrity, considering it...

Abortion 💔 @ Mormon Momma
  -  Undoubtedly someone who reads this has had an abortion. I love you and would be honored...

Today’s Lost Generation and the Crisis of Trust @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  "Today's "lost generation" is accused of experiencing “a crisis of faith,” but to me,...

I’m Crying Over Temple Changes — In a Good Way @ Mormon Momma
  -  I’m just going to put this right here: LDS Church changes temple ceremony; faithful...

On the Excommunication of Bill Reel, the Heterodox Testimony, and the Lessons of Alma @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Another stoning has occurred in this week’s excommunication of Bill Reel, the creator...

All-In v. All-Inclusive: WWJD? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The recent apostolic push by David A. Bednar for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

What Was, What Is, and What Will Be when Religion Limits Itself? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  My name is Lisa Downing. I am a member of the Heath, Ward in the Heath, Texas Stake....

An LDS Trans Woman’s Response to General Conference @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Today’s guest post is written by an LDS trans woman in reaction to President...

October 2018 General Conference @ Mormon Momma
  -  Here is your open thread to talk about all things Saturday, October 6th, General...

To the BYU-I Student Body, on Feelings and the Quest for Truth @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Across the forty years since my conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

New LDS Curriculum in 2019 Focuses on Home Study @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Church has announced a significant help for your personal and family gospel study....

LDS Media Talk Merges with LDS365 @ LDS Media Talk
  -   For 12 years, you’ve enjoyed articles from LDSMediaTalk.com about new LDS...

Connect with Your Family: Past, Present, and Future @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The following is from the article “Connect with Your Family: Past, Present, and...

Music Video: “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” by Rexburg Children’s Choir @ LDS Media Talk
  -   “I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me” is the first music video by the Rexburg Children...

Updated LDS Media Library App 2.0 @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The LDS Media Library app—the mobile app version of the LDS Media Library on...

Revisions Announced for LDS Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Today, the Church announced plans to revise the current hymnbook and children’s...

Relatives Around Me @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to...

Ellen DeGeneres Gets It Wrong About Mormons and Teen Suicide @ LDS Media Talk
  -   On her TV show, Ellen DeGeneres recently stated that “the leading cause of death for...

Father’s Day Video: I Love Being a Dad Because… @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Enjoy this Father’s Day video, “I Love Being a Dad Because…,”...

LDS FamilySearch Database to Include Same-Sex Relationships @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The world’s largest genealogy organization is redesigning FamilySearch.org so it...

My Definition of God and a Possible Response to Homosexuality in Church Policy @ Mormon Momma
  -  Two issues many members of the church—myself included—are struggling with are gender...

This Life Is Meant to Be a Kingdom, Not Just a Cross @ Things of My Soul
  -   A belief in the afterlife can have negative effects. Some people seem to disengage from...

Two Tiny Gender Changes You Might Not Have Noticed at the March-April 2018 General Conference @ Mormon Momma
  -  Large institutions move slowly. Sometimes painfully slowly. When your own impressions of...

Spring 2018 General Conference Thoughts @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy Easter! Due to the long lack of substantive activity here, I realize few will see...

My Own Bucket List @ Things of My Soul
  -   I loved the movie, "The Bucket List." I had seen it one time previously, but it was...

The Need for Charity: We Aren't as Smart as We Think We Are @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine recently said something truly profound about our tendency to judge...

My Favorite Mathematics Curriculum @ Mormon Momma
  -  Over the years (often as a result of my overt distaste for Saxon math) I have been asked...

On Forgiveness: Two Important Things @ Things of My Soul
  -   Two thoughts on forgiveness this Easter weekend:  1) We only can forgive those who...

ThyMindOMan.com – Exploring the Mind’s Relationship to God @ Temple Study
  -  “Thy Mind, O Man,” photograph of original manuscript. The Joseph Smith...

We Are More than Just Children of a King @ Things of My Soul
  -   A friend of mine said the following today, in reference to common statements about...

Being Nothing without Charity and "Being Worthy": How We Miss the Mark @ Things of My Soul
  -  I interpret the idea that we are nothing without charity as being a refutation of the...

A Beautiful Explanation of Not Judging Others @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine shared the following, and I want to share it here. It is one of the most...

Yes, We Are Our Brothers' and Sisters' Keepers @ Things of My Soul
  -   Remember: It was Cain (a murderer) who replied to God, when asked where Abel was, "Am I...

What Does the Sacrament Prayer Really Say: Not What We Often Teach @ Things of My Soul
  -  [quote="squarepeg"]The Sacrament Prayer says that we will always have His spirit to be...

Jesus as Advocate and Judge - and We as Advocates Only @ Things of My Soul
  -  We had a wonderful lesson in our High Priests Group, and I want to share one particular...

We Can Be "Atoners" in This Life @ Things of My Soul
  -   We talk of an infinite Atonement, but I have seen an example of how powerful a mortal,...

God Loves His Children Even as They Toddle, Falter, and Fall @ Things of My Soul
  -   We have all seen a toddler learn to walk. He takes a small step and totters. He falls....

Does God Really Direct Us Down "Wrong Roads" Sometimes? @ Things of My Soul
  -  Elder Holland gave a talk in General Conference a couple of years ago about what he...

Individual Exceptions Are between Each Person and the Lord @ Things of My Soul
  -   “There are exceptions to some rules. For example, we believe the commandment is not...

Sometimes, Our Obsession with Proper Prayer Language Is Unhealthy @ Things of My Soul
  -  I have a friend who is convinced we are wrong to pray in modern formal...

Revelation As a Process of Sifting and Winnowing @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Lord uses imperfect people…He often allows their errors to stand...

The Restoration Is On-Going, and We Can Be Restorers or Destroyers @ Things of My Soul
  -  According to Jacob 5, the tree will continue to be pruned right up until the end - and I...

We Must Be Open to People Outside Our Usual Circle of Friends @ Things of My Soul
  -   In this Church our wards and our quorums do not belong to us. They belong to Jesus...

Some Excellent, Practical Advice to Help Us Find Peace @ Things of My Soul
  -  I almost never share things here that I find being forwarded on Facebook or other...

The LDS Church Also Evolves in Its Understanding and Its Recognition of Past Mistakes @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Seventy years ago this Church was organized with six members. We commenced, so to...

Why Is the Gospel Sometimes So Hard to Find? @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine who has struggled mightily to figure out what the Gospel means to him...

Cannot Keep Track @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: How did your date go? Monica (19): Fine, but I almost called Tanner...

Partnership Is More Important than Rigid Roles @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Church has nothing to fear from the strength of women. On the contrary, it...

The Danger of Living in the Past: A Principle for Personal Consideration @ Things of My Soul
  -  I was watching a TV show with one of my daughters a while ago, and the following was a...

It Is Important to Be Interested in Many Things - and to Understand Many Perspectives @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Suppose one man likes strawberries and another does not; in what respect is the...

The Samaritans in Our Lives: Some Might Be Surprising @ Things of My Soul
  -  I gave a talk in a ward years ago about charity in which I asked the congregation to...

Righteous Sassing @ Mormon Momma
  -  Monica (18): I’m really good at sassing people in my head. I wish I could to it in...

Easy Date @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Sam walks into my office late Friday afternoon.] Sam: Hey, honey, do you want to go on a...

Overheard at the Boys’ Second Breakfast @ Mormon Momma
  -  Talking to his 15-year-old brother, Samson. Caleb (12): It’s called skills, bro....

Kicking It Old School @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Driving to karate with the boys. Trying to find a radio station they like.] Mom: How...

Not Getting Married Today @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: Samson, what was your favorite part about Saturday’s Warrior? [pause] Samson:...

Sass In Your Frass @ Mormon Momma
  -  Caleb (12): Mom, just so you know, I’m going into my teenage years. So it’s...

Tickets to Provo City Center Temple Open House @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Provo Tabernacle was a staple of my youth. When I was a child (pre-stake-center days)...

Mormon Hacks: Preschool Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Thanks to Common Core and other cultural problems—you know, like legal mandates that...

Simple FHE Ideas: Real Heroes @ Mormon Momma
  -  The world is full of idols, athletes, entertainers, people famous for no reason at all,...

Mormon Hacks: New Year’s 2016 Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy New Year! And Happy 13th birthday to Mormon Momma! If you’re looking for some...

Tolerance Is Not a Virtue @ Mormon Momma
  -  Cliff Notes version of this post: Tolerance (inclusion, acceptance, etc.) is not...

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced the availability of the videos of the...

Gratitude Precedes Zion @ Temple Study
  -  Orderville Utah, circa 1890 (click to enlarge) Note: My wife and I were asked to give...

Official Church Video on Temple Garments and Robes @ Temple Study
  -   The Church has released a new video explaining the temple garment, and the temple robes....

The Temple on Mount Zion 2014 Conference @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on...

LDS Women Hold and Exercise Priesthood Authority @ Temple Study
  -   LDS woman being set apart for a calling in the Church. “We are not accustomed to...

Sistine Chapel in Official Virtual Reality Simulation @ Temple Study
  -  The Vatican’s 360 degree photographic virtual reality simulation of the Sistine...

“Because of Him”: Share the Easter Message This Week @ Temple Study
  -  The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through...

Unfreezing Our Hearts: Choosing to See the Beauty in Disney’s Frozen @ Temple Study
  -  Anna and Elsa embrace at the end of Frozen. This is a guest post by Raven Haymond, my...

Videos of Science & Mormonism Symposium Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation sponsored a conference on November 9, 2013, entitled...