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How science explains the Star of Bethlehem

As we celebrate the birth of Christ this week, Christians around the world are rereading and retelling the story of the nativity. The story is rich in imagery, complete with angels, shepherds, innkeepers and a new star in the East. The story [...]

5 revealed truths about Heavenly Mother

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an historically complicated relationship with the doctrine of Mother in Heaven. On one hand, the Church is unique in its bold teachings of Her existence, and prophets, apostles, and hymn [...]

5 extracurricular activities that will help you get into BYU

For many youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attending Brigham Young University is a great option for higher education. The school is not only a well-respected academic institution, but is also known for its wholesome [...]

5 reasons to pay tithing online

For decades, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have submitted tithing, fast offerings and other charitable donations the old-fashioned way: by writing a check or bringing cash, filling out a designated form, placing [...]

10 powerful takeaways from ‘Jesus the Christ’

Elder James E. Talmage’s iconic book “Jesus the Christ: A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to the Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern” has taught and blessed countless readers in the 100 years since its [...]

5 LDS Church resources that will be obsolete in 5 years

In March 1995, President Howard W. Hunter (who was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time) wrote in the Ensign, “The role of technology in this work has been accelerated by the Lord himself, who has [...]

Keep the seminary fire burning all summer with these simple ideas

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, teenagers learn important gospel principles in daily seminary classes — during the school year. But what happens during the summer? Though most places don’t hold seminary classes [...]

Study confirms Mormons more likely to marry, have children

In a new study that validates many Mormon stereotypes, the Pew Research Center has confirmed that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are indeed more likely to marry and have children than members of other religious groups [...]

5 Family Home Evening memories from the prophets

This year marks the 100th anniversary of family home evening in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1915, the First Presidency of the Church encouraged members to set apart one night per week for teaching children the gospel: “… [...]

Local artist prepares special window for Mt. Timp temple

When the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple reopened this week, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who visited may have noticed a new piece of glass installed on the west side of the building near the entrance with the phrase “Holiness [...]

Utah tops list of best places to grow up for upward mobility

A new study out of Harvard University ranks counties in the United States based on opportunity for upward mobility. While some results are disheartening (young men growing up in Baltimore are at a distinct economic disadvantage, the study shows), [...]

LDS General Women’s Session moved to front of Ensign (and 3 general conference changes that affect women)

In April 2014, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held the General Women’s Meeting — a combination of the prior Relief Society Meeting and General Young Women’s Meeting, with Primary-aged girls 8 and older also invited [...]

11 unique Mother’s Day gifts you’ll find at Beehive Bazaar

If you go: When: April 30–May 2 and May 7–9 Thursday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Where: The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo Cost: FREE Site: beehivebazaar.com Mother’s Day is [...]

Gospel art guide: Where to get images for your lessons

Teaching is regarded as one of the most important callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Whether Church members teach in the home, at church on Sundays, at midweek activities or some combination of those venues, resources [...]

Miss Teen Extraordinaire Pageant crowns 14 special needs girls

Contestants show their talents, model their evening gowns, and smile and wave to the crowd. The audience cheers, the cameras flash and the judges deliberate — but it’s not a Miss Utah pageant. It’s Miss Teen Extraordinaire, a [...]

By the book: 12 LDS titles to read right now

From biographies to fiction to self help to children’s books, LDS authors have flooded the market with reflections of their faith. With hundreds of titles published each year, it’s no easy feat to keep up with the best in LDS literature. [...]

Peculiar, indeed: Being Mormon at the Sundance Film Festival

“You’re Mormon? You don’t look Mormon. How Mormon are you?” The Sundance volunteer’s question caught me off guard. As a native Los Angelena, I’m most comfortable being the rare Latter-day Saint among “Gentiles,” and I’m never [...]

Sundance film ‘Don Verdean’ pokes fun at faith and fraud

BYU alumni Jared and Jerusha Hess returned to Sundance Film Festival’s center stage Wednesday with the premiere of “Don Verdean,” a film that’s every bit as outrageous as one would expect from the husband-and-wife creative team whose [...]

Building momentum: FamilySearch in ’14 (and what to expect in 2015)

More missionaries are serving in the mission field today than ever before — 88,000, which would have accounted for the entire Church membership in 1869. Twenty-six temples have been announced or are under construction today — the same [...]

6 great programs LDS humanitarian aid supports

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a charitable organization, with a robust humanitarian aid program run largely by volunteers and a firm doctrinal foundation that celebrates and encourages giving to the poor. Elder Jeffrey [...]