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MR says: A great honor--Elder Oaks received the Canterbury Medal from the Becket Fund, a non-profit public-interest law firm that seeks to protect religious freedom. Speaking to what he termed the most influential audience he's ever addressed on the subject, Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of...
MR says: This moment has been five years in the making. Wonderful to see the temple is getting close to completion! Hundreds of people, including dozens of families, braved triple-digit temperatures Wednesday in the Valley of the Sun to watch as construction crews placed a golden statue of the Angel Moroni...
MR says: This tribute to Sister Monson was made for Mother's Day last Sunday. We're sad to learn that she passed away this morning at age 85, but we're warmed by these remembrances of her. Read more about Sister Monson's life and death here.
MR says: This is heartbreaking. She will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with President Monson and his family as they work through this difficult time. Watch a video tribute to Sister Monson here.
MR says: Interesting article that talks more about what the author calls a "double standard" for religious players in general (and not just Mormon players). If you’re like me, you love the first episode of every Survivor season, when people from completely different backgrounds are stuck on an island and...
MR says: What a unique look! This temple will not have the traditional towers on it--and it has a dome. (This rendering was released by the Church to the public as part of a neighborhood meeting in the government approval process.)
MR says: LOVE this song, and the Piano Guys have pulled it off again with a beautiful but original cover.
MR says: Such a beautiful retelling of this story from Pres. Uchtdorf's talk "The Infinite Power of Hope." Favorite quote: "I know with certainty: her faith overcame her fear, and her hope overcame her despair."
MR says: A recent piece ran in Christianity Today about using Mormonism as a model for engaging youth. This is a great response by LDS writer Jana Reiss, clarifying (yet again) that Mormons believe in grace before works. This month, the evangelical magazine Christianity Today asked three experts on youth...
MR says: Excited to hear more from him! Randall L. Ridd has been called to serve as second counselor in the Young Men general presidency. Brother Ridd’s call fills the vacancy in the presidency that was left after Brother Adrián Ochoa was called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April....
HuffPost: Don't Judge a Book of Mormon By Its Cover: How Mormons Are Discovering the Musical as a Conversion Tool
MR says: A must-read. Fascinating look at how *The Book of Mormon* musical is impacting membership and (more importantly) how the Church's changing teaching methods are more relevant to people today than traditional methods. "For a religion to be vital, it needs to show it's relevant to people. And the LDS Church seems well aware of that."
MR says: So, so sad. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones. (Note: this is a different missionary than was hit by a car recently and is expected to recover. Read that story: "LDS missionary in Texas recovering after being hit by vehicle."
MR says: Glad to hear he's recovering okay. (Note: this story has been updated to give the missionary's most recent condition.) Elder Michael Garver, a 19-year-old missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is in "stable" condition after sustaining serious injuries earlier this month as...
MR says: Deborah K. Jones is awaiting her confirmation; it will likely take place after testimony regarding the Benghazi controversy is completed. BYU graduate Deborah Kay Jones told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at her confirmation hearing Tuesday that as the newly appointed ambassador to Libya,...
MR says: Another story about how the 'Book of Mormon' musical was a step in learning more about the Church. It's cool to see these cropping up. For 35 years, Richard Marcus couldn’t remember going to bed without a drink. Night after night, the California native and former mayor of Culver City, Calif.,...