"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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s yesterday’s news that the Piano Guys, with more than 134 million total YouTube views under their belts, are worldwide Internet sensations. The Utah group now has a famous mogul as its manager and has signed with Sony Masterworks recording label, with a self-titled debut album release on Oct. 2. And KUED will tape a [...]

Glenn Beck is bringing his brand of conservative commentary back to the television set. One year after embracing an Internet-only distribution model, Mr. Beck is repositioning his streaming network, TheBlaze TV, as an offering for cable and satellite operators — in other words, TV the old-fashioned way. via Glenn Beck’s Show Heads to Dish Network [...]

“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 [...]

Three movie interns have a little advice for you as you choose your future career. Some people want to be famous movie stars—on the big screen, in front of all the lights, cameras, and action. But others prefer to be behind it all instead. Consider Cammon Randle, Chantelle Squires, and Jimmy Anderson. These three are [...]

Mormon missionaries are now using Facebook to try to convert new members – and have taken part in more than 1 million online chats in the last year alone. via Mormons turn to Facebook evangelism – Telegraph.

"It becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor," the Lord said to his young church in December 1832 (see Doctrine and Covenants 88:81). And that command has been reiterated by every prophet of the Restoration. Is our missionary obligation discharged by full-time missionary service? Plainly not. When President David O. McKay [...]

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no stranger to controversy surrounding his The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints membership. Both in the 2008 and 2012 electoral cycles, he has fielded numerous anecdotal attacks — anti-Mormon incursions that have continued despite DNC chair and congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-Fla.) pledge that the contender’s faith will be off-limits during [...]

"I've made a covenant with God that I would devote everything I have to building his kingdom here on earth, and the magazine seems like a good way to help do that," Crowder said of the publication that shines the spotlight on Latter-day Saint artists and their talents. via Magazine provides Mormon Artists with sense [...]

A couple of weeks ago Jonathan Langford posted his vision of an online Mormon Lit bookstore—something I’m also quite interested in. I very much believe in that vision, and if I had the resources and connections necessary, I’d start the bookstore he describes as soon as possible. I think such a bookstore could be successful, [...]

For those of you who haven’t heard, the church is holding an international video contest in order to “give more members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an opportunity to strengthen their testimonies as they share their talents with worldwide members and to “join the conversation” in sharing the gospel with the [...]

(KCPW News) A new social networking site that officially launches today connects business people who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Longtime business executive David Bradford is the founder of LDS.biz.  KCPW’s Jeff Robinson spoke with him and Alma Ohene-opare, who designed the site. via Long-time Business Exec Launches LDS.biz [...]

On one side a man can be outstanding in his community or church, a good dad and a provider. "But on the other side he is engaged in pornography or other sexual behaviors that he has been able — for a period — to keep separate or secret." via New initiative sheds light on pornography's [...]

Sci-fi novelist and Mormon activist Card garnered significant acclaim with his 1985 novel "Ender's Game." Based on his own short story, Card's book tells of a world in which humans face a serious threat from an alien race known as the Formics and begin training elite military units in response. Against this backdrop comes Andrew [...]

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An American Fork private school designed around the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans Thursday to launch a distance education program that would make its curriculum available to students worldwide. via Utah County school with Mormon values aims to go worldwide online | Mormon Times.

At first we scarcely realize we have been infected. We laugh and make lighthearted comment concerning the off-color story or the clever cartoon. With evangelical zeal we protect the so-called rights of those who would contaminate with smut and destroy all that is precious and sacred. The beetle of pornography is doing his deadly task—undercutting [...]

An upgraded version of the Churchs official website, LDS.org, is now available to the public at the address www.new.lds.org. It is the first major overhaul of the website since January 2007, said Larry L. Richman, director of the Churchs Publications and Media Project Office. via LDS Church News – New LDS.org website is unveiled to [...]

As in the past, the LDS Church does not plan to join in ecumenical dialogue but will continue to work with like-minded faiths on humanitarian projects and in defense of religious liberty, Mormon apostle Quentin L. Cook wrote recently in a one-of-a-kind online essay. Cook did not get the final word, nor the only word, [...]

It's hard to top the accomplishments of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir over the past century. In 100 years the choir has produced 175 albums, two platinum records and a Grammy. The talented members with golden voices have toured the nations of the earth and performed at presidential inaugurations, special events and other historic venues. The [...]

This isn't the very first color motion picture experiment, any more than the blockbusters mentioned above the first color movies. But it's an incredibly well-preserved look, that gives texture to a time that too often lives in the mind's eye as simple black and white. [Boing Boing] via Watch This Color Movie, From Before Movies [...]

As can be expected of any fan of film and animation, R. Brent Adams' office at BYU is covered with movie posters. The combination of films featured on the posters, including "Star Wars: Episode III," "Shrek," "The Prince of Egypt" and the recent remake of "King Kong," though somewhat eclectic, is not totally random. Each [...]

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will treasure the second season of “The Joseph Smith Papers: Television Documentary Series.” via Review: Documentary presents in-depth look at Joseph Smith – Rexburg Standard Journal: News.

In her Big Apple LDS ward, McBaine saw many such women, who seemed empowered, not hindered, by belonging to the American-born church. via New LDS women’s site features unique stories, common faith | The Salt Lake Tribune.

We live in an era when the boundaries of good taste and public decency are being pushed to the point where there are no boundaries at all. The commandments of God have taken a beating in the vacillating marketplace of ideas that absolutely rejects the notion of right and wrong. Certain factions of society seem [...]

Last year, it was decided that they needed to implement a decentralized model and start making church history more accessible to the world. Under the direction and approval of area authorities, options will be given to preserve area histories locally — and hopefully, in the future, digitally. via Church updating the way its history is [...]

Regarding FamilySearch, "something big is coming soon," proclaimed Daniel C. Lawyer on July 29, the third day of the Conference on Family History and Genealogy at BYU. In fact, that declaration was the parenthetical subtitle of his plenary session address, "The Future of FamilySearch." via LDS Church News – Unfolding the future of online family [...]

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