Even More Islands and Atolls

All About Eve @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve recently been plodding through The Women’s Bible Commentary, a series of...

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...

A new Latter-day Saint Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook? Yes please. @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Latter-day Saint Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook to Be Revised! New sacred music to...

“I’ll Fly Away” | GENTRI covers this familiar folk hymn classic @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  "I'll Fly Away" was revitalized by the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000) and...

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...

The Mormon Priestess, Oaks, Ordain Women, & Alternative Medicine @ Wheat & Tares
  -  In our next conversation with Dr. Jonathan Stapley, we’ll talk about the Mormon idea of...

Bambi’s Elohim @ Wheat & Tares
  -  distant Figure elsewhere and Other high over the forest upon the rock Seer of predators,...

An Unbiased Source @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I think we’ve all heard the story of missionaries learning that their investigators are...

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...

Is there anything you can do for me? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I was a very eager young man and missionary that used to repeat this phrase a great deal....

LDS (Mormon) How to: What can you do to hold onto your faith when you’re going through difficult times? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Though hard to see in the thick of it, our challenges can sculpt and mold us into the...

DAILY MORMON — get emailed a *FREE* BOOK OF MORMONS scripture every day with a ponder question. Now in print format! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  DAILY MORMON is a FREE service that emails you a verse of scripture from the Book of...

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…,”...

U2 — Love is All We Have Left @ Wheat & Tares
  -    I finally got my copy of Adam Miller’s An Early Resurrection: Life in...

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

LDS Leaders Can Send Emails to Members Using Leader and Clerk Resources (LCR) @ LDS Media Talk
  -   LDS leaders can use a function in Leader and Clerk Resources (lds.org/lcr) to send...

What is doctrine? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  It is easy to find yourself asking just what is doctrine and what is policy. Luckily, the...

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...

For Shame! @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Wasting time on Facebook, I happened on an article from a few years back about the plight...

Video: Connect. Belong. RootsTech Kick-off 2018 @ LDS Media Talk
  -  When we discover who we are in relation to each other, we think differently, act...

Proof of God @ Wheat & Tares
  -  One of my more bizarre hobbies is to watch lectures on YouTube on varying nerdy topics...

“The Incredits” (The Incredibles) – Jason Lyle Black feat. Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Jason Lyle Black and Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four are back with a new video to...

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...

Sleep, the spawn of Satan, and a spouse: Why are they appearing on an LDS blog? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  The social media ad agency behind famous hits like Squatty Potty and Poo-Pourri draws...

Video: Losing a Child to Addiction @ LDS Media Talk
  -  LDS video “Losing a Child to Addiction” from the Mormon Channel. “Drugs...

Nelson’s Youth Devotional @ Wheat & Tares
  -  On the first weekend in June, President Nelson held a youth worldwide devotional....

Teenagers Have Mixed Feelings About How Social Media Affects Them @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Last week, we reported on President Nelson’s challenges to LDS youth in the...

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...

Best pranks to pull at EFY (Especially For Youth)! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Wondering about the best pranks to pull at EFY? Syd McGee has you covered! Read the rest...

Helping Children Make Good Media Choices @ LDS Media Talk
  -   From the article “Helping Children Make Good Media Choices,” from the...

Worldwide Youth Devotional: Messages from President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Youth worldwide have the opportunity to receive counsel directly from a prophet of God as...

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

Aaron Eckhart — check him out in this 1992 “hard to find” LDS film! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  A young woman learns the necessity of godly sorrow, and its difference from worldly...

The Be One event! Gladys Knight, Alex Boye, and the Bonner family. Were you there? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Did you see the BE ONE event? What did you think? Read the rest on MLH by clicking the...

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...

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

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...

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 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...

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...