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MormonNews Blog Arrival

This week the LDS (Mormon) Church finally graduated to the quintessential level of new media use. Yes, the rumors are true! The Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has launched a blog. Although the site includes a disclaimer that things “should not necessarily be viewed as official statements of The Church“, they certainly … Continue reading

New Choir Videos

New Choir Videos

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has released an official video press kit that includes over 30 informational segments which I am positive you will enjoy watching. – SEE LINKS Continue reading

VIDEO: Truman Madsen Tribute

In conjunction with my last post memorializing the passing of Mormon Scholar Truman Madsen, I want to share a link to the Mormon Times which is offering a fabulous video tribute that should not be missed! Truman Madsen: Eternal Man

The Miracle of The Holy Bible

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) revere the Holy Bible as a sacred volume of scripture. Latter-day Saints cherish its teachings and engage in a lifelong study of its divine wisdom. Moreover, during worship and instruction services the Bible and its teachings are pondered and discussed. To increase biblical understanding, … Continue reading

A Bright Light To The World

There are many names and titles for Jesus Christ. One of them is “The Light“. He is referred to multiple times in the scriptures as “The Light of the world“,  “The Light of Men” and “The True Light“. In addition to Jesus being the light, those who choose to follow him are promised to receive a portion of … Continue reading

No Matter What Happens

“Life is not meant to be easy, but when we are filled with the Spirit…we will be full of joy no matter what happens.” The life and words of Elder F. Enzio Busche offer each of us hope and inspiration for keeping a joyful soul, no matter what. [Don't miss the beautiful video included in this post!] Continue reading

Harvard: Mormon Student Interview

A 20-year-old Harvard junior from Idaho is asked a series of questions that could be considered “tricky” for members to answer in a private setting, and certainly challenging in the public arena. However, she delivers a poised and candid interview. Questions range from whether she wears sacred undergarments, why the temple is secret, who Joseph Smith was and why he is important, and how she reacts to allegations that Mormonism is a cult. She is also asked to respond to the often negative perception of the role of women in the church. Concluding questions deal with her personal relationship with Jesus, and her plans for the future. Continue reading

Mormon Temple Ceremony and Worship

Mormon Temple worship and the ceremonies which take place inside are often a subject of curiosity and scrutiny. Because the worship which takes place in LDS temples is closed to the public, there is the potential for suspicion, rumor, misunderstanding, or inaccurate information. This is unfortunate. My website is designed to enlighten readers, to answer questions, and … Continue reading

When Hollywood Bullies Mormons

An upcoming HBO “Big Love” episode is slated to depict a re-creation of a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) temple ceremony…Certainly, this is not the first time LDS sacred belief and practices have been singled out and mocked, and it won’t be the last… it is ultimately the public themselves who must choose to be a part of the problem or the solution… Continue reading

Mormon Questions Deserve Trustworthy Answers

Do you have questions about Mormonism, Mormons, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the LDS Religion, etc.? Great! This post is dedicated to ensuring that your valuable time is invested in finding answers from trustworthy, respected and reputable sources. In order to better assist with your Mormon study and Latter-day Saint research, a list of some of the best online resources have been gathered … Continue reading

What Do Mormons Do?

There are many great videos found on this site, and elsewhere which explain the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Perhaps you are wondering what it is like to be a Mormon. “What do Mormon’s do, exactly”? This video answers that question by detailing The Church organizational structure, and illustrates the many programs … Continue reading

God’s Game Plan

God’s Game Plan

God our Father has a Gameplan, and we’re all on the team! If He had a “playbook”, He might borrow a few play titles straight from daytime TV: As The World Turns One Life To Live Guiding Light All My Children Search For Tomorrow Another World For simplicity, this is Our Family Story.I love hearing, … Continue reading

PROPHECY: World Destruction, Change, Fear, and Hope

This video highlights prophetic words of modern Latter-day prophets and apostles spoken over the past 30 years, up to the present. Our world is undergoing rapid change, much of which is destructive, catastrophic and devastating. People everywhere are suffering pain, discouragement and fear. However, there is HOPE, even in these dark and troubled times. God … Continue reading

Mormon Church Sunday, Simplified

Would you like to know more about what the Mormon Sunday worship service is like? Here’s a simple video that gives all the basic facts about attending, and what to expect. All are welcome and encouraged to join with us each Sunday. You may also bring your whole family (even the baby). Finding the nearest … Continue reading

Apology Accepted, Tom Hanks

Last week I wrote an open letter To Tom Hanks From An American Mormon Fan. During my letter, I encouraged Tom to apologize for his disparaging Mormon comments. Yesterday, he did: “Last week, I labeled members of the Mormon church who supported California’s Proposition 8 as “un-American.” I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the … Continue reading

2009 Mormon Handcart Trek An Historic Event

For decades, LDS Youth have experienced Mormon Pioneer Handcart Reenactments (lovingly nicknamed “Trek”). Sometimes, these super activities last just a weekend, sometimes an entire week or longer. This year, Brigham Young University is offering the chance of a lifetime, to participate in the ultimate Handcart Trek! They will be staging a re-enactment of the entire authentic 1856 Mormon Trail(1,400 mile) journey, … Continue reading

Praying To Share The Joy

I received an invite on my Facebook this afternoon to join a “Global Prayer Rally Event” which a faithful Latter-day Saint has created. I think it is very admirable, and a great reminder for us all to follow the request of a prophet of God! Here is the description which accompanied the Global Event invitation: … Continue reading

Heaven Opened Every Door

Heaven Opened Every Door

A very historic and sacred event in history was commemorated this weekend. In June 1978 the Priesthood was extended to “every worthy male” member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I remember that prophetic day. I would have been 12 years old. My mother picked me up from school and told me … Continue reading

Who are the Mormons?

I have been seeing a large amount of similar questions cropping up all over the world wide web. You find them on Blogs, chat-rooms, answer sites, information networks and commentary trails on any given day: “Who are the Mormons?” “Do you know any Mormons?” “How many Mormons are there?” “Where do Mormons live?” “What do Mormons … Continue reading

Be Still And Know

My heart is heavy this weekend as I learned of two tragedies hitting home and heart. The first was the death of Christian songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest child, Maria Sue. Certain areas of the country have given this more media attention than others. Our paper included only a small paragraph hidden in a national … Continue reading

My Song In The Night

My Song In The Night

Dr. Mack Wilberg has written a new arrangement of the American Folk Hymn entitled “My Song in the Night” which is hauntingly beautiful. I have tried to do some research online regarding its origin and history, and came up a bit empty-handed. However, the text to this hymn is particularly haunting. The words invoke an attitude of … Continue reading

One Mormon View of Polygamy

Due to the recent events in Texas there has been an outpouring of media attention, articles, and blog posts on the subject of polygamy. It certainly is a blessing to exercise the divine gift of free expression! However, it is unfortunate that many have chosen to do so to stir up anger and promote intolerance. … Continue reading

For Time and Eternity

This past weekend I attended a “Bridal Shower” for a good friend and co-worker. In my community, it is a custom for the women friends of a bride to

Testimony from Ghana

Dear Friends, The following article was published yesterday in one of Ghana’s leading newspapers. This is the testimony of a man named Edward Dwemoh. He explains his conversion story, and offers compelling scriptural argument for the Book of Mormon. I found Brother Dwemoh’s words extremely sincere, intelligent and motivating. I hope that you will as … Continue reading

President Hinckley’s Hymn

UPDATED POST: President Hinckley’s Poem “What is this thing That Men Call Death?” set to music by Janice Kapp Perry is now available on free sheet music, and free MP3 download. This post includes a listening clip, the poem text, and the News Article that tells the story: