Even More Islands and Atolls

Signature Books Comes to YouTube @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Just in time for a pandemic which ain’t going away any time soon, Signature Books has...

Mormonism and Universalism @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’m highlighting portions from my most recent podcast episode in blog posts right...

A “Revolta Racial” em Salt Lake City Que Nunca Aconteceu @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Na esteira dos protestos em Salt Lake City, boatos circularam sobre a iminente invasão...

THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2 RETURNS TO MEGAPLEX THEATRES @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The continuing story of Elder John H. Groberg and his family is returning to Megaplex...

VIDEO: Come Follow Me Insights! Alma 30 – Alma 31 with Taylor and Tyler from Book of Mormon Central @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Come Follow Me Insights Video for Alma 30 - Alma 31. Choose Jesus and Reject the False...

VIDEO: Your Jaw Will Drop When You See What These Missionaries Drew @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Sister Hannah Wright, her companion, Sister Balch, and the Elders in her district from...

@ Wheat & Tares
  -  I replied they came into the world slaves, mentally and physically. Change their...

Grimm’s Book of Mormon @ Wheat & Tares
  -  One of my favorite things growing up was reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales with my...

Belief, Faith, Hope, and Knowledge in Alma 32 @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Here’s another Come Follow Me discussion, looking at how four related terms appear...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS — Book of Mormon Lesson 28: July 13–19 “Plant This Word in Your Hearts” Alma 32-35 @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Alma 32: Alma teaches the poor whose afflictions had humbled them—Faith is a hope in...

Don’t Miss This Come Follow Me – Book of Mormon Alma 30-31 “The Virtue of the Word of God” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  CLICK HERE to join our official Come Follow Me Facebook group!   Official Lessons...

Learning from Mormon Cousins/Mark Hofmann @ Wheat & Tares
  -  While the LDS Church is the largest Mormon group, there are lots of other churches...

Makings by Meikah gives one member’s view on racial inclusion (and lack thereof) in Church history @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  https://www.facebook.com/MakingsbyMeikah/ I am not claiming to be perfect or advanced in...

VIDEO: Mormon Marriages: Absence of Problems ≠ Better Marriage… @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  You probably think your relationship will improve once stressful issues like money...

Seven Changed Heresies @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Back in June of 1980, Elder Bruce R. McConkie gave a very famous (infamous) talk to the...

Revelação a Newel K. Whitney Através de Joseph, o Vidente (1842) @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Um ano antes de ditar a revelação sobre “pluralidade de esposas”, a qual...

#ComeFollowMe with Living Scriptures: Alma 30-31 Alma versus Korihor @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Korihor, the anti-Christ, preaches many false teachings. Despite his cunning words, Alma...

Modus Operandi @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Is the Modus Operandi of the LDS church to "just stop talking about" issues it wants to...

LDS as the only true and living church @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Transcript from a portion of my most recent podcast episode on the First Vision: This...

#ComeFollowMe LIVE with Mormon News Report: June 29–July 5 They “Never Did Fall Away” Alma 23-29 @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  CLICK HERE to join our official Come Follow Me Facebook group!   Official Lessons...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS — Book of Mormon Lesson 27: July 6–12 “The Virtue of the Word of God” Alma 30-31 @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Alma 30: Korihor, the anti-Christ, ridicules Christ, the Atonement, and the spirit of...

Evangelicals & Mormons @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve blogged about this theme many times, sometimes directly, sometimes obliquely....

Estátua de Brigham Young Pichada na BYU @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Na manhã de segunda-feira (15/06), seguranças da Universidade Brigham Young (BYU)...

Templo de Xangai, Um Elefante Branco? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Elefantes brancos fazem parte da realidade política brasileira. São aquelas obras...

James Talmage: Isolamento Social ou a Economia? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Apóstolo James Edward Talmage, autor do clássico Jesus, O Cristo e uma das maiores...

Jesus Mórmon Branco Viraliza na Páscoa Evangélica @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Nesta Páscoa, em tempos de isolamento social por causa da pandemia de coronavírus,...

Onde Está o Profeta do Mundo? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Hoje pelo mundo há grande confusão As notícias causam preocupação. Mas podemos ter...

AO VIVO: 190a Conferência Geral (Sessão de Domingo à Tarde) @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Assista a sessão de Conferência Geral aqui, podendo fazer comentários enquanto ouvem...

AO VIVO: 190a Conferência Geral (Sessão de Domingo de Manhã) @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Assista a sessão de Conferência Geral aqui, podendo fazer comentários enquanto ouvem...

AO VIVO: 190a Conferência Geral (Sessão de Sábado à Noite) @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Assista a sessão de Conferência Geral aqui, podendo fazer comentários enquanto ouvem...

Spring 2020 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  Saturday Morning Session Russel M. Nelson Please note that he was surprised about the...

Autumn 2019 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  Given that this is the first post since last conference—and my general ambivalence...

The Problem of Externalized Authority: A Response to the Mormon Gender Binary @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  To all the transgender Mormons, post or present, I want to make something clear: there...

The Struggle for LDS Unity @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  A recent Sacrament meeting in my ward focused on developing unity. Unity is a topic that...

On LDS Abortion Exceptions and the Angel Mother @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  For most Latter-day Saints, the answer to the abortion question is a resounding no. Yet,...

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...

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...

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

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,...

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...