Even More Islands and Atolls

LDS Succession Crisis/Strang vs Smith Translation @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Dr. Michael Quinn is one of the foremost experts on the LDS Succession Crisis.  He says...

Personal Conversion, Personal Savior @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  I no longer try to imagine Christ suffering from the sins of the whole world on His...

Monica Moore Smith covers David Archuleta’s CRUSH #10YearsOfCrush @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  10 years ago David Archuleta released Crush. Monica Moore Smith now shares her version...

Wresting McConkie: A Mormon Cento @ Wheat & Tares
  -  to see some strange sight this is crowning enlightenment plain and clear and sweet spread...

How to Pick A Bishop @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Bishops are selected by the Stake President (SP), but must have First Presidency...

When brothers become enemies @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  We’ve heard over and over again that the Gospel is all about families. And it is. But...

A reason to be angry, and reasons not to be: One Year after Charlottesville and Wife With a Purpose @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A year ago last week was the anniversary of the Charlottesville riot. In thinking of what...

#JaneAndEmma: Racism and Polygamy Get a First On-Screen Look in New Film from Excel Entertainment @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The film tells the true story of two women—a free-born African-American woman and a...

David Archuleta celebrates #10YearsOfCrush @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  To celebrate #10YearsofCrush, Archuleta posted a clip of him singing his first single on...

Mormon Land: Listen as the filmmakers discuss “Jane & Emma” and the friendship between a determined black convert and the first lady of Mormonism @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Take a listen to get some insight from director, Chantelle Squires, and writer, Melissa...

For Seminary Students, Exclusion Policy is Model of Modern Revelation @ Wheat & Tares
  -  This year’s crop of seminary students will learn about how prophets receive revelation...

Advice from this coffee buyer: Don’t karate chop them in the throat. Show love. @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  This will make your day. Instead of getting upset, show love and #LightTheWorld! Read...

Official statement regarding Church’s name and terms “LDS” and “Mormon” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  We are now all former Mormons! 😂 Read the rest on MLH by clicking the link below.

Call Me Cordelia: The Church’s Name Change Announcement @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Breaking news: On first reference, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”...

“Love the Sinner” @ Wheat & Tares
  -  “Love the sinner — hate your own sins” That strikes me as a much better...

Deficit or Surplus in Canada? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  This is a guest post from Canuck Mo. Given the recent discussion of LDS Church revenue...

The Ward Moving Company and Other Free Labor @ Wheat & Tares
  -  What is a reasonable expectation for free labor from our fellow Mormons? It seems that...

Is the City Creek Mall Serving God & Mammon? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  There are many critics of the LDS Church’s wealth.  Is the LDS Church guilty of...

It’s never just a little… @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Have you ever wondered why our Church is sneered at for being alarmist, perfectionist,...

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

#LightTheWorld: a video on how the money was spent and how it impacted lives for good @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  From Sister Bingham: "We created this short video to give you an update on how others...

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...

Por Que o Rótulo “Seita” Atrapalha o Entendimento de Novas Religiões @ Vozes Mormons
  -  “Seitas” estão de volta ao noticiário. O documentário “Wild Wild...

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...

Qual o tamanho da Arca de Noé em Campos de Futebol? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Bíblia Hebraica reconta a estória da Arca de Noé, na qual um idoso profeta recebe...

40 Anos do Fim da Segregação Racial Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Celebramos hoje 40 anos desde o fim oficial do racismo institucional n’A Igreja de...

Desafio de História Mórmon: Madame Pattirini @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Qual a verdadeira identidade do artista mórmon na foto abaixo, apresentando-se com o...

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...

Igreja SUD Restringirá Internet em Capelas @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias anunciou ontem que irá restringir...

Lorenzo Snow: Socialismo Mórmon @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O então Apóstolo Lorenzo Snow, futuro Profeta da Igreja SUD, fez os seguintes...

Polygamy Culture, Pt II @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  My recent post regarding polygamy culture, followed as it was by this interview from...

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

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

‘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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...