Category Archives: Religion

Aren’t There Any Black LDS Members in South Africa?

A recent article in the Deseret News proudly displayed a photograph of Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visiting the construction site of the new Durban South LDS Temple.  Of the 8 individuals in … Continue reading

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LDS Church Donations

According to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article: On behalf of the Mormon church, four female leaders donated $120,000 on Thursday to community centers in Utah to expand medical services for children who have been abused. Also, according to a … Continue reading

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Good Works, but Little Faith

Since I find religious faith so difficult, I found the following quote from Jonathan Malesic on interesting: Going back to Christianity’s origins, Paul taught that it was . . .  faith, not deeds, that made a Christian worthy of … Continue reading

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Huntsville UT Monastery to Close

According to the Associated Press: A northern Utah man has bought the land where a monastery is closing after 70 years in hopes of preventing future development and preserving the legacy of the landmark. Bill White of Huntsville purchased Abbey … Continue reading

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Pay LDS Tithing or Feed Your Family?

General Authorities need to be careful about the advice they give members during General Conference.  Suggesting that tithing should be paid before feeding your family is NOT good policy. In April 2017 General Conference, the following advice was given: After … Continue reading

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Parshall Proposal: LDS Gospel Topic Essays on Science

Somewhat hidden in the comments on is an important suggestion by Ardis E. Parshall:  that LDS Church leaders provide a set of gospel topic essays on science and Mormonism.  Parshall’s OP was in reaction to some bogus “science” presentations … Continue reading

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LDS Leadership Issues Statement on Homelessness

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has authorized the release of the following statement: Homelessness is a tragic condition that afflicts individuals and even families in many places, including Utah. The causes are varied, … Continue reading

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