- Elder Gerrit W. Gong Urges Today’s Pioneers to Build Bridges of Understanding, Kindness (Church News)
Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was standing just a short walk from the towering This Is the Place Monument on Monday when he delivered a pioneer-themed message.
- Sister Craig talks her hardest high school moments, gaining confidence and being a believer (LDS Church News)
Sister Michelle Daines Craig was 15 years old when she learned her family would be moving from Provo, Utah, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for her father to accept an assignment to preside over the mission there.
- General Young Men Presidency: “Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice” (Church News)
It was an inspiring scene to view the prophet of God addressing the youth of this worldwide Church in a devotional on June 3. His direction and counsel surely will change many lives. Moved by the Spirit, many young people came away with a commitment to join the Lord’s youth battalion and help gather Israel.
- Mormon Arts Festival Highlights Artistic Work and Stories of People Around the World (Church News)
Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles had a brother who at one point seemed more poised to become famous than the well-known Apostle.
James W. McConkie was a composer who received his PhD from Columbia and studied in Paris with some of the most important classical music teachers of the 20th century.
- Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Is On a New Kind of Mission for the Mormon Church (Time)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not condone same-sex marriage. But for Dan Reynolds, the frontman of Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons, that official position doesn’t mean its followers have to shun the LGBTQ kids in their communities and homes. In fact, Reynolds — the powerful voice behind blockbuster hits like “Believer” and “Thunder” and a Mormon himself — insists that the church is facing a crisis of teen depression and suicide.
- Thanks to new redshirt rule, BYU can ease returned Mormon missionaries back into play without burning their eligibility (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Kalani Sitake has seen it time and again in a football coaching career that has taken him from Eastern Arizona to Southern Utah, Utah, Oregon State and now BYU.
- New Mormon church planned for Bridgeland (Houston Chronicle - Texas)
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will soon have a new home in Cypress — with plans to build a chapel in Bridgeland in the future.
- Twitter purge costs Mitt Romney, Mormon church, The Tribune and other Utah-tied social media accounts thousands of followers (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
What do Marie Osmond and The Used have in common? Music, Utah ties and a drop Thursday of roughly 11,000 Twitter followers apiece.
The social media site announced Wednesday that it planned to purge millions of “locked” accounts, or user profiles that had been frozen due to inactivity or suspicious behavior.