Even More Islands and Atolls

The Piano Gal is back (with Sarah Arnesen) to help #LightTheWorld with inspirational music! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The Piano Gal is back (with Sarah Arnesen) to help #LightTheWorld with inspirational...

Spotlight: RLDS & Temple Lot @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Steven Shields has been studying various Mormon schismatic groups since he was in...

Manuscritos do Mar Morto: Elo Precioso ao Passado da Bíblia @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Museu da Bíblia em Washington, D.C., removeu de suas exposições cinco pergaminhos do...

Between the Laughs: A Spirit Prison Sitcom @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I will suppose, in the spirit world, a grade of spirits of the lowest order, composed of...

#LightTheWorld Week 2: Light Your Community @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Service doesn't just happen on a grand, global scale. Your own community is full of...

Nashville Tribute Band and Madilyn Paige help to #LightTheWorld at their concerts this December! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This is post 27 of 28 in the series “#LightTheWorld2018”     JOIN A...

Restoration vs Revelation @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Pres Nelson seems to use the words Restoration and Revelation interchangeably when it...

Beloved Moroni? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  This might sound like an easy question to answer. After all, the book of Alma clearly...

Can this Solar Powered LED Change the World? JerryRigEverything helps to #LightTheWorld @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Today we get to learn about a basic solar powered LED light that can literally transform...

Samuel and the Star–new animated video from the Church @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This is post 25 of 28 in the series “#LightTheWorld2018” Read the rest on...

The MUST-SEE Latter-day Saint float in a Christmas Parade — #LightTheWorld @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  GENIUS! Boca Raton Holiday parade. Missionaries and members rode and walked along the...

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...

Sternly Ordered to Remain Silent @ Wheat & Tares
  -  In the Gospels there is a recurring theme of Jesus healing someone, Jesus telling the...

Dangerous Speech: Words as Violence @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Is speech dangerous? Do some words qualify as “violent”? I was raised on the...

DELTA and Evie Claire create new video called “Kindness Connects Us” — #LightTheWorld @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  LDS singer/songwriter Evie Claire has paired with Delta airlines to create a perfect...

Evie Claire helps to #LightTheWorld in Reno, Nevada @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Evie Claire has been instrumental in helping to #LightTheWorld in previous years, and...

SHOT OF THE YEAGERS visit the Giving Machines to help #LightTheWorld @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The Yeagers are helping to #LightTheWorld! They are also trying to stop the Toy Collector...

Forget the Polar Express. This train will #LightTheWorld through service! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Manila. Pretty cool, eh? Read the rest on MLH by clicking the link below.

Excommunication is Back on the Menu, Boys @ Wheat & Tares
  -  In 1993, several LDS scholars and authors were excommunicated in local proceedings that...

Difficult Conversations: Faith Crisis, Bishop’s Interviews, PoX @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Last week, we talked generally about having difficult conversations at church with Kurt...

A Christmas Tree, See @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Allyuletrees areart officialdesigned by ourchildlike minds beforeour hands transform...

The Sealing Crises @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Last year I wrote several posts about the LDS dating crises (you can read...

Joseph Smith: O que é Mormonismo? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta Joseph Smith explicou como ele, pessoalmente, define o termo...

Dallin Oaks: Materialismo Entre Mórmons @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Mórmons são suscetíveis a abraçar esquemas que prometem enriquecimento rápido devido...

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...

Candidato Mórmon em Utah Apela para Antissemitismo, Livro de Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A única judia na Câmara dos Deputados do estado de Utah acusa o candidato mórmon a lhe...

Lembrai, Lembrai o Cinco de Novembro Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Cinco de Novembro é uma data histórica, ainda que em infâmia, para membros d’A...

Depoimento de um Mórmon à Eleição do Bolsonaro @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Carta de um leitor, que desejou manter-se anônimo, sobre sua experiência mórmon do...

Como o Passado da Igreja Mórmon Molda sua Posição Atual em Imigração @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em 24 de julho de 1847, Brigham Young e outros 146 pioneiros mórmons entraram no Vale do...

Anjo Néfi ou Anjo Morôni? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Quando Joseph Smith ditou a sua história oficial para ser publicada para a Igreja SUD e...

Escolha Não Apelidar @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Na última Conferência Geral, o Presidente d‘A Igreja (Mórmon) relembrou o...

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...

Primeira Presidência: Mórmons Não Podem Ser Comunistas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Primeira Presidência d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias...

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...

The Prophet, the PoX, and the Vulnerable Seminary Student @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  June, 1828: Joseph Smith and Martin Harris take a break from translating the golden...

Unpacking the Polygamy Wound @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Most families (and most individuals) lug a couple of proverbial storage trunks around...

Protect LDS Children with Reason, Not Hunger @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The Protect LDS Children movement aspires to eliminate closed-door, one-on-one interviews...

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...

Polygamy Culture and Temple Rites @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  In my previous discussions of polygamy culture, I mentioned that the 19th century...

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...

Why Race Matters @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I am white. I grew up in a very conservative home in a very conservative suburb of Los...

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...

Do Mormon Women Oppose Priesthood Ordination? Redux @ Mormon Momma
  -  In October of 2013, a Pew survey made the claim that “big majority of Mormons...

The Gospel of Inclusivity and Nothingness @ Mormon Momma
  -  Last week I engaged in a libertarian-esque discussion about geopolitical borders. In the...

New Order Mormonism and the Teenage Mind @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Teenage Mind When I was in junior high, a mere 14 years old, I was positive I was in...

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...