Tuesday, 27 September 2016
- 8 Ways to Access General Conference Sessions (Church News)
Twice a year, the Church invites people around the world to participate in general conference when the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church deliver messages of inspiration and guidance.
- Women Who Share Scriptures with Children Have Enduring Influence (Church News)
Ever since they were old enough to listen, Moekore and Valencia Estall of Arue, Tahiti (French Polynesia), remember their mother, Rava, teaching them stories from the scriptures. In particular, they remember their mother talking about Nephi, who persevered until he obtained the brass plates of Laban.
- Thanksgiving Point opens new Light of the World Garden featuring sculptures of Christ (Deseret News - Utah)
After 13 years of toiling, planning and generous support, a dream to create a scenic garden of religious-themed sculptures was realized Saturday.
More than 350 people packed into a room at the Ashton Gardens to celebrate the grand opening of the Light of the World Garden, a 2.5-acre space featuring 35 bronze, monument-size statues organized into 15 scenes — 14 depicting Jesus Christ in the New Testament and one of Joseph Smith's First Vision — created by Utah artist Angela Johnson.
- Mormon Mentions: Osmond son gets mission call, Lindsey Stirling Instagrams the temple (Deseret News - Utah)
This week, social media posts with a connection to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members included a couple posts from the Osmond family, inspirational Instagram posts from a couple YouTubers and some powerful quotes from church leaders.
- When U.S. Mormons clash with their overseas brothers and sisters about a key issue: war (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
On the eve of the first U.S.-led assault against Iraq in 1990, Nathan McCluskey, a lifelong Mormon from New Zealand, found himself sharing a room with an American Latter-day Saint who was cheering — even championing — that military action.
The Kiwi was appalled.
At the time, McCluskey was serving a two-year Mormon mission in Australia. His missionary companion, from Ephraim, had a brother in the U.S. Air Force and had hung an American flag in the pair's bedroom.
- LDS feminists applaud as church removes troublesome Book of Mormon verse on rape from youth book (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
For several years, Mormon feminists have been trying to get their church to eliminate from official publications any connection between rape and chastity.
It was especially noticeable in an LDS scripture, Moroni 9:9, which says, "For behold, many of the daughters of the Lamanites have they taken prisoners; and after depriving them of that which was most dear and precious above all things, which is chastity and virtue — "
- Mission accomplished: Stanford becomes a haven for LDS players (San Francisco Chronicle - California)
A key chain changed Lane Veach’s life.
The Stanford linebacker was walking down a hallway in his dorm two years ago when the then-freshman was stopped by teammate Brandon Fanaika.
“Are you Mormon?” Fanaika asked, pointing to Veach’s Brigham Young University key chain. BYU is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religion also known as LDS or Mormonism.
4 And thus we see, that there was a time granted unto man to repent, yea, a probationary time, a time to repent and serve God.
Understanding the Savior’s freely given atoning love can free us from self-imposed, incorrect, and unrealistic expectations of what perfection is."
"Becoming Perfect in Christ" - Elder Gerrit W. Gong, July 2014