Tagged with mormon

The Restoration of Truth: Part One

This post continues my discussion of what the world calls “Mormonism”. Faithful believers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed “Mormon”) feel this is a Restoration of Christ’s true gospel. I invite you to enjoy the following movie depicting how this restoration began, shared in two parts.   ~~~~~~~~~ Click For Part Two This site is a contention-free zone. … Continue reading

In 1820 God Chose A Prophet

As explained in my last post, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Restoration church. I would like to share a few posts that explain that restoration. I feel the story is exciting, miraculous and important for all to hear. This 4 minute video is about the very beginning of the restoration, … Continue reading

A Rebuttal To: “Mormonism LEGALLY Declared Not Christian”

A few weeks ago, a blog buddy of mine named John Shore sent me an email. Knowing that I am a Mormon, he shared an article recently published by Richard Abanes, which presents the theory that Mormonism has legally  been declared non-Christian. On inspection this post’s startling claim does not hold water. I would like to offer my personal response as … Continue reading

New Movie: Gordon B. Hinckley A Giant Among Men

Tonight I had the opportunity to attend an advance showing of the new movie “Gordon B. Hinckley; A Giant Among Men” which will release to theaters and video on November 25th. Produced and distributed through Living Scriptures, this new movie was filmed and directed by renown cinematographer T.C. Christensen who also filmed The Work and … Continue reading

Mormon Temples Dot The Earth

This lovely little video shares beautiful photos of Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Temples from around the world. Also included are words of wise council from past president Gordon B. Hinckley. To read more about LDS Temples go to: The House Of The Lord , Mormon TEMPLE Study , and For Time And Eternity

Happy First Birthday Blog!

Today is the official one year birthday of MormonSoprano.com! Like every doting parent, I am throwing a little virtual “birthday party”, and walking down memory lane. In October of 2007 I started receiving a recurring thought that I needed to “build a blog”. This was a bizarre idea because I didn’t have a clue what a … Continue reading

Just For Fun

I am playing with the new “Poll Daddy” feature that WordPress recently introduced. Please cast your vote, and get instant results!  You can also ‘check the results’ to watch the polls progress.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas 2008 Guests…

..and the winner is… At 11:00 am Mountain Standard Time Director Mack Wilberg and President Mac Christensen announced that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2008 Christmas Guest Artist will be… Get Stoked… Brian Stokes Mitchell!!! (I Love this man) Joining Stokes, as narrator will be the legendary actor Edward Hermann of Gilmore Girl and Franklin Roosevelt … Continue reading

What Is Marriage?

What Is Marriage?

Marriage is a “hot topic” right now in the media and the blog world due to Proposition 8 in California. Emotions are running high. There is much being said regarding this topic, combined with intensive personal investments of energy, money, time and effort. Some reports are staying neutral and open-minded, but often the tone becomes … Continue reading

Books that guide my life

Books that guide my life

For the past week I have been taking the “Hinckley Challenge” to read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ in 97 days. So far, I’m ahead of schedule! I have read The Book of Mormon many times in my life. My mother would tell her children scripture stories from the time we were … Continue reading

LDS (Mormon) Temple Update

Temple growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has flourished over the past few months. The church newsroom has just released a video World Report (attached) regarding the most recent activity of temple dedication, construction and groundbreaking ceremonies. This is a very exciting time of growth for the church. These beautiful temples … Continue reading

5 New Mormon Temples include Roman Surprise

During the opening morning session of today’s General Conference President Thomas S. Monson surprised the world-wide church with the announcement of five new temples to be built!   1. Calgary, Canada; 2. Cordoba, Argentina; 3. Philadelphia. PA  4. Kansas City, Mo. and then none other than…drumroll please…

LDS General Conference

Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time for Conference! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds two large General Conferences per year. These are held during the first weekends of April and October each year. Over the course of two days there will be 5 two-hour sessions. The first session … Continue reading

Join The Hinckley Challenge

Today is October 1st, and it’s your opportunity to join in a new online “Hinckley Challenge“! The Challenge website was designed in honor of an historic challenge that President Gordon B. Hinckley gave the world in August 2005 to read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year. Each Hinckley Challenge is now … Continue reading

I Believe In Christ; The Hymn

In April 1972 Elder Bruce R. McConkie, an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared a personal poem he had written as part of his general conference address. The poem is a definitive testimony of Jesus Christ. The verses attracted overwhelming attention and immediate love. They were first set into an … Continue reading

The Three Gardens of God

Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985) served as a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for thirty-eight and a half years. He was called to the First Council of the Seventy in October 1946 and was ordained an apostle in October 1972. He was a prolific writer, and the author of … Continue reading

Faith In Cameroon

On Sunday August 7, 2005 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Aba Nigeria LDS Temple . Two weeks later an excited and courageous group of Latter-day Saints from Cameroon boarded two mini-buses and headed to Nigeria to receive the sacred blessings contained in a temple of the Lord. The two branches of the Church in … Continue reading

Mormon Health Code: Smart Choice!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on April 6, 1830, with Joseph Smith as president and prophet. less than three years later, Feb. 27, 1833, a revelation was given to the prophet Joseph called the “Word of Wisdom“, which is often termed the “Mormon Health Code”. At the time of this … Continue reading

Trying A New Look

Hi readers – The Crispness of Fall is in the air! Most of us do a good “Spring Cleaning” each year. I’m no exception. However, I always get a hankerin’ for an Autumn spruce-up. So, in the “Spirit of the season” I am trying on a new look for the site. My awesome host ( … Continue reading

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music Video

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music Video

Brigham Young University Broadcasting and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir have joined forces to create a new music video of director Mack Wilberg’s arrangement “Called To Serve“. A favorite hymn of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this song is a lively anthem which pays tribute to those who follow Jesus Christ’s charge to “Go ye into all the … Continue reading

Angela Johnson: Sharing Christ’s Power Through Art

For nearly three decades Angela Johnson “the soprano” thrilled audiences with her professional vocal talent. But today, it is Angela Johnson “the sculptor” who is touching lives and hearts with her gift. MormonSoprano shares an exclusive interview with this artist who is a witness of the power and miracles of Jesus Christ. I first heard … Continue reading

Be of Good Cheer

Be of Good Cheer

Quote for the day ~ Click to Listen: I Feel My Savior’s Love Howard W. Hunter, (1907-1995)14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “In my lifetime I have seen two world wars plus Korea plus Vietnam and all that you are currently witnessing. I have worked my way through the depression … Continue reading

A Primer on USA Politics

My oldest daughter turns 18 this year. (Yikes!) Unfortunately, her birth date falls just short of eligibility to vote in our upcoming Presidential Election (she is very disappointed). However, this “coming-of-age” in our household has opened up a new and lively conversation. We are now officially “talking politics” as a family. We are studying the … Continue reading

About The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle

About The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle

The famous Salt Lake City (Mormon) Tabernacle underwent a massive renovation project from 2005-2007. This involved a meticulous process balancing historic preservation with essential modernization and seismic upgrades. According to my site stat tracker, the majority of my readership now lives outside of Utah, and a considerable amount of you reside outside of the United … Continue reading

Joy In The Morning

“Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Psalms 30: 4-5 Play: Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’ “Wherever you live on this earth and whatever your life’s situation may be, I testify to you … Continue reading

Part 3: Unexpected Fame and Opportunities For BYU Students

Continued From Part 2: The Band Muk – This is the third installment in a 3-part special series entitled “Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia“, with exclusive photos, video and interviews. Trevor Wright, A. Todd Smith, Jordan Augustine and Joseph Peterson were basking in the glow of their wildly successful live Cambodian Television (CTN) appearance on … Continue reading

Part 1: Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia

This is the first installment in a special 3-part series exclusive! A new rock band called “Muk” is capturing the hearts of Cambodians everywhere, and experiencing unexpected fame. What makes this unique, is that each member of the musical group are four average, white Mormon boys from Utah and New Jersey. It is the story … Continue reading

Mormon Olympian (Mo-Lympian) Blogs

A big kudos to Emily Jenson at MormonTimes for providing this list of Mormon Olympian (“Mo-Lympians”) Blogs in her latest column. I am sharing it here as a follow-up to my Mormon Olympic Dreams 2008 post (which by the way is getting great traffic – thanks for reading!). Some exciting things are happening in Beijing … Continue reading