Arts & Entertainment
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!
Is your favorite hymn the same as Joseph Smith's or Gordon B. Hinckley's? Find out in this list of favorite hymns of the prophets!
Only three months after the Church was officially organized, the Lord instructed Emma to make a selection of hymns to be used by the Saints:
And it shall be given thee, also, to make a selection of sacred hymns, as it shall be given thee, which is pleasing unto me, to be had in my church.
For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads. (Doctrine & Covenants 25:11-12).
Odds are you've seen at least one of these LDS stars on YouTube. They're finding viral success with LDS and non-LDS fans the world over!
Stuart Edge started out as a port-a-potty cleaner with only 9 subscribers on his budding YouTube channel. Then he posted the video of a Mistletoe Kissing Prank he pulled on BYU campus.
Literally overnight, his channel was exploding with views and subscribers. In its first week, the video had 10 million views, and within a few weeks his channel had 100,000 subscribers. He was being contacted by news stations wanting to air his video and interview him.