Tuesday, 22 August 2017
- Jubilee Marks 50 Years from Book of Mormon Chiasmus Discovery (Church News)
BYU Studies and Book of Mormon Central hosted a Chiasmus Jubilee on Wednesday, August 16, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon.
- Church History Moment: President Monson Remembered Forgotten Saints in East Germany (Church News)
Living under a restrictive communist government, members of the Church in East Germany had many difficult years, during which missionaries could not enter or leave the land to serve and it was very difficult to visit the temple. The saints there were cut off from many blessings available to others.
- Out on a limb: LDS church to transfer genealogy records to digital format (Times Leader - Pennsylvania)
An era for genealogists will end next week when the world’s largest repository of genealogy-related microfilms will switch to digital technology.
On Aug. 31, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer offer the public its microfilm rental service, long familiar to genealogists who have visited the church’s many family history centers, the nearest of which is in Clarks Summit. Instead, researchers will find the material available for free on www.familysearch.org, the genealogy website sponsored by the church.
- With LDS church mission ahead, QB Tanner McKee creates intriguing recruiting scenario (ESPN)
While the quarterback recruiting dominoes for the Class of 2018 have been lined up and falling for well over a year, one of the nation's highest-ranked players has stood by, unaffected.
Tanner McKee, the nation's fourth-ranked pocket passer and the No. 50 recruit overall, is one of just four quarterbacks in the ESPN 300 who remains uncommitted, and he is not in a hurry to change that.
- Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn welcomes Mormon backing of LGBTQ concert, but says ‘PR move’ doesn’t atone for church policies (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
The LDS Church’s endorsement this week of a fundraising concert for LGBTQ support groups sends a mixed message, says former Mormon Tyler Glenn, the outspoken lead singer for Neon Trees.
28 ¶ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
My dear associates in the work of the Lord, I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day. As we do so, we will be in a position to hear the voice of the Spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven’s help in our lives."
President Thomas S. Monson, April 2017