Even More Islands and Atolls

Notes on a Curious Verse: Alma 56:28 @ Wheat & Tares
  -  The Book of Mormon includes interesting insights into women and children that accompanies...

FunCheaporFree’s Jordan Page (and husband Bubba) discuss Mormon beliefs LIVE on YouTube! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  So, Jordan (from FunCheaporFree) and Bubba Page had a YouTube Live discussing Mormon...

LDS General Conference Ensign & Liahona Now Online, May 2018 @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The text and PDF of the April 2018 general conference issues of the Ensign...

LDS Dad Creates Family Home Evening App @ LDS Media Talk
  -   LDS dad Rylan Evans has developed the app LDS-Family Home Evening Tools to make FHE more...

Use Quotempole to Capture Quotes, Create Lessons, Talks @ LDS Media Talk
  -  This article was also published in Meridian Magazine. Quotempole is the quote app where...

Student Loan Serfdom @ Wheat & Tares
  -  On March 30, 2010 then President Obama signed a law authorizing the US Department of...

Polygamy Culture @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  There’s “rape culture,” and then there’s “polygamy culture.” Most people...

New Website About LDS Senior Missionaries @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Church has a new website to help potential senior missionaries find the right...

Prophets, free will, failure and success in the Old Testament @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned from reading the Old Testament about...

Profeta Mórmon a Africanos: Dízimo Eliminará Pobreza @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta Russell Nelson, Presidente d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos...

Family History on the Sabbath @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Sabbath day is a day of reflection, service, renewing of our covenants, and serving...

Review of The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Jonathan A. Stapley’s The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology (OUP,...

Amazon Alexa Skill: LDS Trivia @ LDS Media Talk
  -  If you have an Amazon Echo device, you can now teach it to play LDS Trivia. Enable this...

George Potter Looks for Mt. Sinai & Nephi’s Trail @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Christians and Jews have long searched for the real Mount Sinai.  But is it the location...

LDS Mission Prediction: Taking the analog map and pin online @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Have you ever seen a missionary open their mission call? The air is full of excitement as...

“Find the Temple” app helps you identify all the Mormon temples (LDS iPHONE APP OF THE WEEK) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  "Find the Temple," an app by Jacob Lindsay, is a simple timed matching game. Read the...

Seven Couplets for Sunstone Kirtland @ Wheat & Tares
  -  1. The House of the Lord, jot of pixel, sits glowing. Look down from your heavens; see...

‘Paulo, Apóstolo de Cristo’ está mais à Coca-Cola que à Bíblia @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O cartaz de Paulo, Apóstolo de Cristo mostra um Paulo com olhar determinado (James...

The Skeptical Believer @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Can one be a skeptic and still have faith in God?  There is a whole skeptical movement...

Music Video: Abide With Me Tis Eventide by Nick Sales @ LDS Media Talk
  -  LDS musician Nick Sales has made another gorgeous music video, “Abide With Me Tis...

Nick Sales’ “Abide With Me Tis Eventide” is a must-listen @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Nick is a talented videographer and editor, and shows us his performing skills in his...

The MUST WATCH reaction when a Mormon sister missionary doesn’t tell her mom she is going on a mission until her call is received! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  One of the best moments in any LDS parent’s life is when they get to experience...

Novos Apóstolos do Mormonismo Ilustram Crescente Alcance Global @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em sua Conferência Geral anual, realizada de 31 de março a 1º de abril, A Igreja de...

JustServe.org Helps You Find Community Service Opportunities @ LDS Media Talk
  -   JustServe.org believes that nothing should get in the way of organizations and...

Video: A Vision of Ministering @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Yesterday, the Church published training videos about the new ministering effort that was...

Re-activating the “Active” Church” @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I admit to enjoying this past General Conference. It was a pleasure to see the President...

New Instructional Videos for Ministering with Strengthened Melchizedek Priesthood Quorums & Relief Societies @ LDS Media Talk
  -   When President Russell M. Nelson announced the historic changes at general conference...

President Nelson’s Global Ministry Tour: Broadcast for the UK and ROI @ Wheat & Tares
  -  President Russell M Nelson has begun his global ministry tour, first stop London,...

Pres. Nelson on Revelation @ Wheat & Tares
  -  President Russell M. Nelson gave as his first talk addressing the body of the Church, a...

Kelsey Edwards + The Bucket List Family team up on “You Were Born” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Kelsey Edwards and The Bucket List Family teamed up for "You Were Born" for Baby Cali,...

Being filled by a tiny bite of bread and a few drops of water @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  After you break your fast today, ask yourself: which meal was more filling? The generous...

Trek: The Movie – Interviews with cast and crew – LDS MissionCast @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! This is LDS MissionCast’s  Trek: The Movie episode,...

Trek: the movie premiere at Megaplex Jordan Commons in Sandy, Utah! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Meet some of this cast and crew from Trek: the movie! Read the rest on MLH by clicking...

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...

The Ultimate 188th Annual General Conference Quiz (by MormonHub) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  From MormonHub: How keen is your General Conference inner-nerd? Do you have a Ph.D. in...

A Ética Mórmon e o Espírito do Capitalismo @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Tivesse vivido um século mais tarde, talvez Max Weber fizesse perspicazes...

Vídeos Vazados do Novo Apóstolo Gerrit Gong @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Um membro da Igreja SUD anônimo vazou diversas gravações em vídeo e áudio de...

Profeta Nelson Anuncia Novo Chamado: Irmãos e Irmãs Ministradores @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Presidente Russell M. Nelson anuncia o abandono de um projeto eclesiástico há...

A Fantasia dos 16 Milhões de Mórmons @ Vozes Mormons
  -  É uma tradição da Igreja SUD organizar uma Conferência Geral Anual para todos os...

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

Bolsonaro Congratula Novo Apóstolo Brasileiro @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O pré-candidato à Presidência Jair Bolsonaro ligou ontem para seu amigo de longa data...

Profeta Nelson Anuncia Nova Revelação @ Vozes Mormons
  -  De acordo com o Presidente Dallin Oaks, Primeiro Conselheiro na Primeira Presidência da...

2 Novos Apóstolos, Primeiro Apóstolo Brasileiro, Novo Profeta @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O primeiro Apóstolo mórmon brasileiro foi anunciado hoje na Conferência Geral...

The Bishop, the Mission President, and the Sexual Predator…Now What? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  It sounds like the lead-in to a bad joke, but the reality is, Joseph Bishop, a former LDS...

The Pedestal and Ecclesiastical Abuse @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Stake President Russell Clayton has apologized to Tiercy Hadlock in an email, copied...

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...

November 5th and Why I Stay @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Two years ago this November 5th, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints applied...

Power and the New Class of Sinners @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Like most progressive Mormons engaging in the discussion about inclusion levels of the...

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

False Assumptions: A Response to MWS “A Protected Class of Sin” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Even though it’s more important to do right than to be right, its frighteningly...

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...

Why This Mormon Rejects “Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  There was a time I accepted the phrase “Love the sinner; hate the sin,” but I always...

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...

The Ideal Is to Live in Your Own Best Way @ Things of My Soul
  -   “How . . . do we put the Savior first without putting down other people or their...

The Progress in Removing Rape Verse from YW Program May Not be only Personal, but Institutional @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The “revelation of the week” is that Moroni 9:9 has been removed from the Young...

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

Is the Potential Big 12 Exclusion Policy a Natural Consequence for BYU? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  So a bunch of LGBTQ activist groups have asked the Big 12 to reconsider their interest in...

Racial Division and Religion @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I watched the news out of Baton Rouge with my 15-year-old son, who is considering a...

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...

Same-Sex Marriage/Cohabitation Policy Clarification: Time to Fire the Legal Department @ Mormon Momma
  -  This morning the Office of the First Presidency clarified the handbook changes. These...

Nose and the Stewardship @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Upon hearing repeated snorting behind me.] Mom: Caleb, here’s some tissue. You...

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...