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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “THE HOLY INVITATION: Understanding Your Sacred Temple Endowment,” by Anthony Sweat, Deseret Book, $9.99, 77 pages (nf) “The Holy Invitation: Understanding Your Sacred Temple Endowment,” by Anthony Sweat is a concise and simple introduction to the temple endowment of The Church […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. This will be given Jan. 21, 2018. Have you ever needed a reset — a chance to wipe the slate clean and […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “SAFE HOUSE,” by Traci Hunter Abramson, Covenant Communications, $16.99, 293 pages (f) In “Safe House,” the next book in the Guardian series, Traci Hunter Abramson introduces familiar and new characters under different and dangerous circumstances. A group of people code-named the […]

This post is brought to you by the FairMormon Blog. View the original post here. Eugène Delaplanche, 1836-1890: Eve, After Transgression, 1869. Photograph copyright by Jeffrey M. Bradshaw. In this poignant sculpture, the vacant, tearless eyes and agonized posture of the solitary figure bespeak the depths of Eve’s utter hopelessness immediately after her transgression. An Old […]

This post is brought to you by the FairMormon Blog. View the original post here. Jan Breughel, the Elder, ca. 1568-1625: The Garden of Eden, 1612. Brueghel masterfully fills the foreground of the scene with the abundance, happiness, and beauty of newly created life, and then skillfully draws our eyes toward the two tiny figures in […]

This post is brought to you by the FairMormon Blog. View the original post here. Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775-1851: Light and Color: The Morning After the Deluge (Goethe’s Theory) — Moses Writing the Book of Genesis, 1843  An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3B: The Creation (Moses 1:27-42; 2-3) (JBOTL03B), 11 January 2018 […]

This post is brought to you by the FairMormon Blog. View the original post here. Michelangelo, 1475-1564: Creation of the Sun and Moon, 1511 An Old Testament KnoWhy for Gospel Doctrine Lesson 3: The Creation (Moses 1:27-42; 2-3) (JBOTL03A), 8 January 2018 Question: In reading the description of the seven days of Creation and the layout […]

This post is brought to you by the FairMormon Blog. View the original post here. William Blake, 1757-1827: Satan in His Original Glory, ca. 1805. To highlight Lucifer’s perversity, Blake has conspicuously reversed the hands in which the emblems of British monarchy are normally held. Satan’s stubborn nonconformity in this image symbolizes his intent to reverse […]

This post is brought to you by the FairMormon Blog. View the original post here. Joseph Brickey: Moses Seeing Jehovah, 1998 KnoWhy 01A for Personal Study of Gospel Doctrine Lesson 1: “This Is My Work and My Glory” (Moses 1) (JBOTL01A), 6 January 2018 Question: At the beginning of the vision that appears in Moses 1 in […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. HAMILTON, New Zealand — The LDS Church’s Hamilton New Zealand Temple will be closed beginning July 2018 for extensive renovation, including a seismology upgrade, Mormon Newsroom reported Friday. Announced by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Highlighting this week’s Mormon Mentions, members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared their thoughts on Facebook after the recent change in church leadership. President Russell M. Nelson declared his devotion to God and Jesus Christ […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., closed his speech to the Senate on Wednesday by quoting the LDS hymn “Oh Say, What is Truth.” The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins sat down with him to find out why. Both are members of The Church of […]

This post is brought to you by the FairMormon Blog. View the original post here. This podcast series features a FairMormon Conference presentation each month. If you would prefer to watch the videos, they can still be purchased here for the 2017 conference. Older conference presentation videos are available on our YouTube channel and FairMormon […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. My heart has been hurting. Over the last few weeks, I’ve made a conscious effort to redouble my efforts as a mother, setting personal goals such a waking up before my kids, spending one-on-one time with each of them during the […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. The most famous king of medieval West Africa was Sundiata Keita (r. 1217-1255), founder of the kingdom of Mali. At its height, that empire ruled over large portions of modern Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Burkina Faso. While Sundiata is a […]

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This post is brought to you by the Mormon Interpreter (A Journal of Mormon Scripture). View the original post here. A review of Paul Y. Hoskisson & Daniel C. Peterson, eds., To Seek the Law of the Lord: Essays in Honor of John W. Welch, The Interpreter Foundation, 2017, 543 pages. $24.95 (paperback).   Abstract: […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. North Ogden Mayor and U.S. Army Maj. Brent Taylor talked about his desire to join the military with his wife, Jennie, on their first date. Three days after their engagement, Brent said, he walked into the recruiting office and signed up […]

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This post is brought to you by the Maxwell Institute. View the original post here. NOTE: This post contains spoilers about the Netflix series Godless. Since the nineteenth century, a public battle has been waged about the citizenship of Mormons in “Christian America.” Entire books have been written about ways Mormons have been otherized while fighting for […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. No version of the “design argument” for God’s existence is more famous than a passage from the Rev. William Paley’s 1802 book “Natural Theology”: “In crossing a heath suppose I pitched my foot against a stone, and were asked how the […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. During one of his grim moments in the valley of the shadow of death, the Prophet Joseph Smith wrote to his wife: “Oh my affectionate Emma. I want you to remember that I am a true and faithful friend to you […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. During one of his grim moments in the valley of the shadow of death, the Prophet Joseph Smith wrote to his wife: “Oh my affectionate Emma. I want you to remember that I am a true and faithful friend to you […]

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This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. It doesn’t matter whether your ancestors were famous, infamous, or as awesomely ordinary as a milkman. Knowing their stories—their successes, failures, joys, and sorrows—can bless your life with strength and inspiration. Get started making discoveries with 2 simple steps on FamilySearch: […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Lucy Mack Smith bore 11 children, eight sons and three daughters. Two sons died in infancy, six of her sons lived to adulthood, but only one, William, lived to old age. William was born at Royalton, Vermont, on March 13, 1811, […]

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This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Taking the measure of the man in the case of President Russell M. Nelson is not easy. A man of his capacities laboring diligently for more than 93 years can produce an amazing body of work and become an exceptional human […]