Articles of News/Week of November 28th

By November 30, 2017Articles

Once homeless himself, Utah composer brings a tale of giving to the stage

Daniel Carter’s journey with “The Other Wise Man” started on a scorching summer day in an Oklahoma antiques mall in the mid-1990s. Something about the 1896 Henry van Dyke novella — a sort of biblical fanfic about a fourth magus whose quest to deliver precious gifts to the Christ Child is repeatedly thwarted — spoke to him. Carter bought the book and immediately started scribbling song ideas in the margins.

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In the wake of their father’s death, Haddock twins rely on BYU volleyball and LDS faith as the NCAA Tournament begins

The Brigham Young University volleyball team has a No. 13 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row but this year will feel different for juniors Lacy and Lyndie Haddock. The bleacher seat of their No. 1 fan — their father — will not be filled.

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Movies about the Mormon church and LGBTQ community will debut at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Two documentaries set at the intersection of the gay community and Utah’s Mormon-dominated culture will get big launches at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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LDS Christmas Devotional Airs Sunday

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will air the First Presidency Christmas Devotional on Sunday. The devotional will be broadcast at 8 p.m. and will originate from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Music will be provided by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

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What you need to know about the change to general conference tickets for international attendees

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is using technology to simplify the process for international members to obtain tickets to general conference.

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Mormon missionary, who was caught in three terror attacks, reveals his life was saved in Belgium bombing by an ‘angelic’ Muslim woman who he has never been able to find

A Mormon missionary whose life was saved by a Muslim woman after a terror attack in Brussels says he has never been able to track her down his ‘angelic’ mystery hero.

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Smartphones in Utah churches: Are they a heavenly help or a devilish distraction?

Christian clergy may be irretrievably divided on doctrine, but whether priest, pastor, bishop or apostle, they agree on this: Smartphones can be a pain in the pulpit.

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Injured Bucks star Jabari Parker uses his Mormon faith to stay positive during recovery

Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston are some of the illustrious stops throughout the grind of a typical NBA season.

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Frisco Boy Scout earns every merit badge

A Frisco teen has achieved a rare accomplishment in Scouting, earning all of the 138 merit badges currently offered by the Boy Scout of America,

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Family of Taylorsville man killed in hit-and-run offer forgiveness for accused driver

As they search for peace following the death of their son in a hit-and-run accident this week, a Taylorsville couple is sharing a message that they hope will reach the woman accused in the crash.

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Stay-at-home Mormon mom creates successful Etsy business

As Kelli Lindquist found her way back to bed after being up with her young son Cash, she found herself processing the idea of opening her own craft shop. She had recently created a wood cutout design for a friend and thought she might be on to a unique style. As a stay-at-home mother, Lindquist had often desired to help financially, especially with her husband in optometry school. This idea seemed to be an answer.

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