If you live in the heartland of America-Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota-the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be in your area next summer for a six-city tour June 12 through June 20, 2013. Performances are planned for Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena; Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Bankers [...]


Creed lead singer Scott Stapp tells his story about "looking up" and making it to the sunrise. via Rock star's renewed faith in God credited for recovery | Fox News Video.


Brit Hume: I grew up in the Episcopal church. I went to an Episcopal boys day school for nine years, and I can still basically recite the Liturgy from the old prayer book of the morning prayer service because we said it every day of the week for nine years at that school where I [...]


Susquehanna County native daughter, Emma Hale’s home is a “sacred place to the church,” Dunford said. “(The project) will not only be to honor Joseph Smith, but also Emma.” “We feel strongly about the history of what occurred here,” said Dunford. Community leaders indicated they thought the development of the site could be a boon [...]


NAUVOO, Ill. — Applications to audition to be a young performing missionary next summer in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission are due Nov. 30. Late applications will not be considered. Each year 20 stage missionaries, two to four tech missionaries and 16 to 18 band members are selected through an audition process, and will receive a [...]


With the cheers of the Republication National Convention still ringing in the ears of the electorate, it’s hard to remember that roughly a year ago, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was like the nerdy middle-aged dad of the Republican Party, someone who made the cool kids roll their eyes and whose presidential potential was exciting [...]


Does Mitt Romney’s Mormonism make him too scary or weird to be elected to President of the United States? via Polygamy? Magic underwear? People on bikes? Glenn discusses Mormon myths in TheBlaze TV special! – Glenn Beck.


We all know the power of music in our lives and feel the Spirit when we sing hymns in church each week. But there are tons of other amazing songs in all of Mormondom, and we need your help to figure out which are THE BEST. Please take just a few minutes to vote for [...]


When most people think of reality shows, they think of drunken fist fights, profanity laced tirades and sexual escapades. But it’s a pretty safe bet that BYUtv’s new reality show — chronicling the gospel-filled adventures of eight real-life Mormon missionaries — won’t follow that formula. via New reality show follows Mormon missionaries | The Salt [...]


Hollywood has never taken to Mormons the way it has with members of many other faiths. Sure, there was "Brigham Young," the epic 1940 Western starring Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell as Mormon pioneers and Dean Jagger as the title character. But depictions like that were few and far between. It took LDS filmmakers to [...]


"People were so surprised with the show at Sundance," Clark said. "Some people would say, 'That was Broadway quality. Those actors were Broadway quality.' And I don't think they were exaggerating. We have a lot of local talent that's as good as anything we will see in the bigger cities. And you can chalk that [...]


Steve Klein, one of the men behind the anti-Muslim video tied to violent riots across the Middle East and North Africa, doesn't restrict his fervor to attacks on Islam: He also runs one of the most prominent anti-Mormon sites on the web. An insurance agent and Christian activist from California, Klein has become the face [...]


One of the common criticisms leveled against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is that he almost comes across as being “too” put-together and restrained when it comes to showing emotion. While Ann Romney has provided much warmth and been a good focal point for campaign-watchers seeking insight into the softer-side of her husband, those whose [...]


After performing his 11th concert this month in Europe as a part of the iTunes Download 2012 festival, Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers appeared on “Skavlan,” a Norwegian TV show, to wrap up a European trip before the Sept. 17 release of the band's new album "Battle Born." The show started out as a normal [...]


Now, I don't want to wander too much in the academic weeds, but there is something profound buried in the concept of model minorities — and it relates to Bill Clinton's description of his experience with LDS missionaries this week. via Mormon Media Observer: Clinton raises the Mormon issue — or not | Deseret News.


Over the last few months, it has been absolutely stunning to see Mitt Romney, of all people, portrayed as some sort of greedy, ruthless, unfeeling corporate raider who plows over everyone who gets in his way so he can make a few dollars more. Of all the criticisms you could aim at Mitt Romney, there [...]


I was reminded last week, upon reading Simon Critchley’s opinion piece in the New York Times, what a unique stretch of time we’re in. Much has been written about the Mormon Moment. As a columnist, I’ve been watching this moment snowball for more than a decade, from the rustlings that came during the 2002 Winter [...]


Though it's simple to link to a mormon.org profile on a Facebook page or write a post about faith on a blog, there are other easy ways for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to express their faith — digitally. Twitter users can find out a lot about a person by [...]


“You can’t stop people from having their own belief about who represents them the best,” Jowers said. “When they walk into the voting booth, they are going to decide who to vote for, and if that decision is based on religious preference, there’s nothing that can stop them from doing that. But that’s a different [...]


Jesse Stay, an LDS blogger who writes and consults about social media and new media architecture, said Latter-day Saints like to use these tools to show their faith in social media because their faith is who they are. “It isn’t just what we believe; it isn’t just the doctrine of the church,” he said. “It’s [...]


"Despite his difficulties, he keeps building — strengthened by those who believe in him, and unconcerned with those who don't." Everything is Incredible from Tyler Bastian on Vimeo. via Local teacher creates viral film about man with 'impossible' dream | ksl.com.


We will return to Ryan. But first we have to get through Romney. This was the best thing about the Clint Eastwood warm-up: he ignored the red light and mumbled on for an extra seven minutes, sowing panic, as well as excruciation, in the control tower. All we lacked was a live feed to Romney—to [...]


“It’s not weird to be a Mormon. And it‘s not weird to be president if you’re Mormon,” Beck concluded. This special episode comes as the nation prepares to potentially elect its first Mormon president. While some biases certainly continue to color Romney’s candidacy, the impact appears to be minimal. As we’ve previously reported, November 2011 Pew [...]


In the movie "The Untouchables," Sean Connery's character asks Kevin Costner's character, Elliot Ness how he is going to take down Al Capone. "What are you prepared to do?" Ness replies he is willing to do whatever it takes to stop the evil with which he is faced. God asks daily "What are you prepared [...]


“I’m not feeling very well,” Hutchins told him. “But I’m cheered up hearing your voice.” “I’m going to cheer you up even more,” Tagg Romney said, “because my dad would like you to give the opening prayer on the closing night of the convention down in Tampa.” via Mormon Kenneth Hutchins, Catholic Timothy Dolan to [...]


“There are hundreds and hundreds of people of faith working in Hollywood, doing it quietly,” he says. via BH Interview: As1 Founder on Rebuilding Bridges Between Hollywood and the Church.


Interestingly, AA decided to put out a separate billboard targeting Mormonism, presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s faith. The text, “God Is a Space Alien, Baptizes Dead People, Big Money, Big Bigotry” is present on the billboard. It also shows a man wearing white underwear, an apparent reference to special undergarments that are worn by adherents: via American Atheists [...]


Chick-fil-A isn’t the only company willing to share its Christian faith with the world. While attaching a specific religious view to a product or service holds the potential to turn a portion of consumers off, some business leaders and companies stick to their values and intentionally include them in their packaging and messaging. Some of [...]


JFK and Mitt: The Media’s Double Standard on Faith | Media Research Center.   Attacks on Mormonism attempt to paint Mormons as backward. In an April 16 piece, BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins (ironically, himself a self-identified Mormon) used Mormon teachings on gender as a club to bash Mormons for not being progressive, declaring: “These doctrinally-defined gender roles aren't entirely [...]


“Their suffering, along with that of other pioneers, forged a strength in their lives that is passed on to us,” he said. “Packing a few belongings into wagons or handcarts and walking 1,300 miles (2,090 km) isn’t the way most of us will be asked to demonstrate our faith and courage. There are different challenges [...]

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