Arts & Entertainment
The apostles are incredibly talented men--and not just at speaking at conference! Check out these three apostles whose art is a real thing of beauty.
-->See below for the art of President Boyd K. Packer
President Boyd K. Packer
Photo from LDS Church News
Current president of the Quorum of the Twelve, Boyd K. Packer, has enjoyed creating works of art since his childhood.
"His artistic impulses first drew him to the birds and wildlife that were native to the woods and wetlands outside his hometown of Brigham City, Utah," a Church News article reveals. "Young Boyd Packer sketched insects, farm animals, and waterfowl on discarded scraps of papers. He taught himself how to carve horses and big game from wood salvaged from packing boxes."
With the release of her newest album, Where My Heart Belongs, Gladys Knight is back in the limelight. But we bet you haven't heard these seven fun facts about her yet!
Gladys Knight. We know and love her. We've listened to her sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. We've fallen in love with her latest CD. We've heard her conversion story. But we bet you didn't know all seven of these fun tidbits about the "Empress of Soul."
1. Her CTR ring was custom-designed specifically for her
Gladys was first introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by her children--and she loved the simplicity of Gospel concepts, in particular, the slogan CTR.
With the school year well on its way, keep your kids and yourself entertained with these brand-new titles, coming to a bookstore near you!
To save a friend, Alex must travel to the land of Nezza, a land where war is part of daily life, where adventurers are imprisoned, and where all magic is believed to be black. Chance brings Alex into contact with young Rallian, a prince who might just be the true king of Nezza, and Alex’s desire to do good sets loose a spell that could drive the land into all-out war.
From "Hey There, Delilah, (I'm at the MTC)" to "Get Baptized, Maybe?" check out these top five creative Mormon twists Latter-day Saints have put on favorite pop songs.
Hey There, Delilah, I'm at the MTC
Virtue Makes You Beautiful
Special thanks to Alex Boye who was thrown into this at the last minute without any warning!
Get Baptized Maybe?
It isn't crazy--get baptized, maybe?
Mormon Daddy Style
You can download this song by clicking here.
Provo, UT Girls
BYU's sketch comedy group Divine Comedy parodies popular song "California Gurls" with their own rendition, "Provo, Utah Girls"
This is a huge announcement and very exciting for speakers whose native language is not English!
Earlier last month rumors were spreading that some general conference speakers would be giving their addresses in their native language.
Turns out the rumor was true.
Church spokesman Dale Jones announced that speakers "whose primary language is not English now have the choice to deliever their talks in their native tongue." He went on to explain that English subtitles will be shown on screens in the Conference Center and a live English interpretation will be provided for all other English-language broadcasts including staellite, cable, television, and the internet."
This will be a great opportunity for speakers and members whose native language is not English to share and understand messages more powerfully, and will coincidentally give English-speaking members a little glimpse of what conference has always been like for non-English speakers.
Logistically, this announcement will mean some tricky changes for conference translators, who will now need people who can translate between, for example, Spanish and German instead of English and Spanish and English and German.
Creating subtitles for a live broadcast may also prove to be a challenge, but we look forward to seeing how it all works out!