Articles of News/Week of August 21st

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LDS President Monson celebrates his 90th birthday today The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday and is asking for a gift that will benefit all. Read Story Neon Trees’ Tyler…

Articles of News/Week of August 14th

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No-no for a man to have a business lunch with a woman not his spouse? Such thinking may be rooted in past Mormon counsel. For decades, LDS Church authorities cautioned every Mormon man not to be alone with a woman…

Articles of News/Week of July 31st

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20 years later, man donates kidney to former missionary companion Right now, there are more than 100,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the United States. For many, the donation doesn’t come soon enough, but sometimes people connect…

Articles of News/Week of July 24th

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Russian court rules in favor of 2 Mormon ‘missionaries,’ says they shouldn’t have been deported The LDS Church secured a small legal victory in Russia recently, when that nation’s Constitutional Court ruled that two Mormon volunteers — formerly known as…

Articles of News/Week of July 10th

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Did ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ artist Maurice Sendak really illustrate a cover for an LDS children’s magazine? Maurice Sendak, the writer and illustrator of “Where the Wild Things Are,” did the cover artwork of the 1969 November issue of…

A Letter to Mormons – Special Episode

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Read Full Blog Here Every moment in our lives (the mundane, the outlandish, the tragic, the joyful) changes us, and we are given the opportunity to determine what that change looks like. Will I allow this event to isolate me…

Paul Perrin Ep 243 The Cultural Hall

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Paul Perrin is the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and a concurrent associate professor of the practice in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Perrin’s work has spanned academic, government, and non-governmental settings and…

Monica Moore Smith Ep 242 The Cultural Hall

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Monica Moore Smith has been attending BYU in the Music Dance Theatre major on a talent scholarship. Known for starring in the remake of Saturday’s Warrior, the viral Mormon Message Bullying Stop-It, and myriad commercials, TV, and movies, she is…

Brandon Flowers Ep 241 The Cultural Hall

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Brandon Flowers is the frontman of the rock band The Killers. In 2010, he also released a solo album entitled Flamingo. In late 2001, Brandon Flowers responded to an ad that Dave Keuning had placed in a local paper and…

Mormon News Report: Week of 24 July 2017

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  NEWS New Young Men Activities Program Missionary Training Center Open House Mormon Missionary Problems Polygamists Winston Blackmore and James Oler found Guilty Top LDS Church Lobbyist tapped to head Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel Orrin Hatch on…

Brandt Malone Ep 240 The Cultural Hall

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Brandt is a second-generation Mormon and is the “first” to do many things in his family, from go through the youth program to serving a mission to graduating from an LDS university. He also has been involved in Online Mormonism…

Mormon News Report: 9 August 2017

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Mormon News Report: 9 August 2017 Elder James J. Hamula, First Quorum of the Seventy, Released and Excommunicated (multiple) Oh boy. Let’s get the big news out of the way first. I’ll note at the outset that I want to…

Mormon News Report: 8 August 2017

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Mormon News Report: 4 August 2017 LDS missionary from Chile killed after contact with electrical wire in Guatemala (Fox13) Sad news from Guatemala, as the LDS Church reports an missionary died after coming in contact with live electrical wire on…

Best of the Blogs – Week of July 30, 2017

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Best of the Blogs – Week of 30 July 2017  JI Summer Book Club: A Houseful of Females, Chapter 9 (Saskia, Juvenile Instructor) I hope everyone is following along at home. Saskia of Juvenile Instructor gets into Chapter 9 of…

Mormon News Report: 4 August 2017

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Mormon News Report: 4 August 2017 Brain injuries could affect FLDS leader’s mental capacity, attorney says (KSL) The Lyle Jeffs court case continues to develop, this time with news coming out from KSL that an attorney for Jeffs wants to…

Mormon News Report: 2 August 2017

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Mormon News Report: 2 August 2017 BYU-Idaho’s new brand: ‘student focused by design’ (Deseret News) I’ll try not to go into too much BYU-Idaho insider baseball, since it’s pretty well known that I’ve got a vested interest in the University….

Mormon News Report: 1 August 2017

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Mormon News Report: 1 August 2017 Elder Holland withdraws Church News missionary story (Deseret News) A very interesting development, and something I can’t remember seeing in recent memory. Elder Jeffery R. Holland spoke on June 27 at the Mission President…

Mormon News Report: 19 July 2017

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Mormon News Report: 12 July 2017 40 years after end of priesthood ban, some black Mormons still see discrimination (Standard-Examiner) Required reading this week, courtesy of Janae Francis and Matilyn Mortensen of the Standard-Examiner. Both Francis and Mortensen do a…

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