LDS Church and the News
Newest articles are placed at the top
- NEW! So what about the $100 billion? (Dec 2019 report that the church has $100 billion in reserves)
- Covenants and Repentance Emphasized by Nelson, Oaks at April 2019 General Conference
- Are Rome and Salt Lake City on the same page?
- The Photo of the Statue of the Apostle Peter and LDS President Russell M. Nelson
- A Revelation from God? Refraining from using “LDS,” “Mormon” demanded by Nelson
- Russell M. Nelson draws a line in the sand over “LDS” and “Mormon” describing his church and people
- Children of Homosexual Parents Banned from Certain LDS Rites: A Commentary
- Missionary Numbers, Converts Keep Going Down, Down, Down
- Is Mormonism’s Promise of Eternal Life for Sale?
- Technology is changing Mormon missionary work
- A Mormon’s Disdain for Evidential Faith
- LDS Church goes into defensive mode with women and the priesthood
- Mormons Urged to Keep on the Covenant Path
- LDS Apostle Warns about Revelation from the “Wrong Source”
- Are Mormons afraid of ghosts? Should they be?
- Mormon Apostle Offers Solutions to Counter Information on the Web
- Survey Explains Why Mormons Leave Fold
- Mormon Business: Paying the Church’s “Unpaid” Clergy
- Should Church Art Coincide with the Facts?
- Former Swedish Church Leader Just Wants the “Truth”
- A Fiery 2010 Fireside in Stockholm, Sweden
- Crash Course Mormonism: Church Leaders
- The Fruit of Mormonism: A Look at Matthias Held’s Talk at the 2019 General Conference
- 10 things you ought to know before joining the Mormon Church
- Examining the 17 points of the true church
- The “Blueprint of Christ’s Church”? A Seventy’s Rehash of “17 Points”
- Do Mormon Leaders Criticize other Churches?
- Do Denominations Negate the Christian Faith?
- The Fastest Growing Church in the World?
- Should I allow my child to attend a Mormon church service?
- Sacrament Promises that Will Always be Broken
- Name of God’s Church
- The Role of the LDS Church in Utah’s Politics”: An Insider’s Perspective
- Could the LDS Church become like the Worldwide Church of God?
- Could Mormonism be a Counterfeit from Satan?
- Gospel Topics Essays
- Are all denominations divided? (Short Video, God Loves Mormons, 1:41)
LDS Church Policy
- If it’s correlated, it’s official
- Tithing by Coercion?
- Mormonism’s Church-Centered View of Membership
- Patriarchal blessings
- A Look at the LDS Sacrament
Dating a Mormon
- Should a Christian Date a Mormon?
- Friendshipping and Dating in the Mormon Culture
- Being Unequally Yoked with a Latter-day Saint
Youtube, (3 parts): Carissa Johnson considers whether or not Christians have freedom to date Mormons. Produced in 2012.
- Part 1: Is Mormonism the Same as Christianity?
- Part 2: Is it OK for a Mormon and a Christian to Date?
- Part 3: The Experts Speak
- Should Christian pastors be paid?
- Mormon Business: Paying the Church’s Unpaid Clergy
- Mormonism’s Paid Ministry
- Utah: The Gullible and Their Money Being Soon Parted
- Mormonism, Fraud, and Feelings
- Tithing: A Necessary Expense?
- Tithing by Coercion?
- What does ‘unpaid ministry’ look like? (Benefits of mission presidents)
- Paying Church Leaders: Why do Christian churches pay Pastors? (Video, God Loves Mormons, 5:32)
Obituaries of LDS Leaders
Sociology of Mormonism
- Can Families be Together in the Terrestrial and Telestial Kingdoms?
- The Family and Being Together Forever
- Why Do Some Mormons Become Atheists?
- Suicide and Mormonism
- Is it possible for Families to be Together Forever?
- Why Do Some Latter-day Saints Dislike Being called “Mormon”?
- Is Mormonism a cult or a culture?
- To be a Mormon woman
- You’ve strengthened my testimony
- What is a Jack Mormon?
- So now the Word of Wisdom isn’t about the Caffeine?
- The Exclusion of Non-Mormons at Temple Weddings
- Abortion and LDS Inconsistency
- Mormonism and Depression
- Christian Historicity vs. Mormon Subjectivism
- Doctrine and Heritage
- Singlehood in Mormonism
Splinter Groups of Mormonism
- Community of Christ (formerly RLDS): Similarities and Differences to Mormonism
- Warren Jeffs’ Message to All Nations: A Closer Look at the “scripture” written by FLDS leader
- The New Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Christopher Nemelka: The Reincarnated Hyrum Smith?
- Apostles from Manti Predict End: Part 1 and Part 2
Reviews of Teachings of Presidents of the Church
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, Chapter 10: Nurturing the Eternal Partnership of Marriage
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, Chapter 11: Home: The Basis of a Righteous Life
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 14: Marriage and Family: Ordained of God
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, Chapter 4: Strengthening and Preserving the Family
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow, Chapter 9: Sacred Family Relationships
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith, Chapter 16: “Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day”
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, Chapter 6: The Significance of the Sacrament
- Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow, Chapter 12: Tithing: A Law for our Protection and Advancement
Viewpoint on Mormonism Podcasts
- Lavina Fielding Anderson Not Allowed to Rejoin Church Part 1 Part 2 September 23-24, 2019
- Mormon Culture and Mental Illness Part 1 Part 2 July 25-26, 2019
- Utah’s Scams Part 1 Part 2 May 27-28, 2019 Article
- Utah’s Changing Demographics February 8, 2019
- Word of Wisdom (on Christ, Culture, Coffee podcast) November 9, 2018
- Leaked Pay Stubs Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 January 23-25, 2017 Article
- Mormon Patriotism October 6, 2017
- Removing Brigham Young at BYU Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 August 29-Sept 1, 2017
- Hamula Excommunication August 27, 2017
- Affinity Fraud in Utah Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 July 25-29, 2016 (Article)
- Convert baptisms in 2015 April 25, 2016
- Coffee Improves Health February 19, 2016 (Blog)
- Are AntiMormons Christian? April 8, 2016
- Does Mormonism Work Wonderfully? Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 October 26-30, 2015
- PBS Former Mormons Part 1 Part 2 September 8-9, 2015
- Utah Support group September 7, 2015
- Kimball’s The Miracle of Forgiveness goes out of print Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 August 5-7, 2015 (Article)
- BYU Photo Exhibit Theft Part 1 Part 2 August 3-4, 2015
- Living in Utah, July 31, 2015
- Ida Smith Passes Away April 15, 2015
- The Beard Ban January 9, 2015
- Utah’s Fascination with Halloween October 31, 2014
- Is Controversy always Negative? October 30, 2014
- Finding Answering Mormons’ Questions at SUU October 8, 2014
- Is Polygamy Now Legal in Utah? October 6, 2014
- Does Your Faith Cause You Pain? (Robert Kirby Salt Lake Tribune article) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 August 12-14, 2014
- Coffee and Smoothies November 27, 2013
- Mormon Funerals December 12, 2012
- The “Sin” of Randy Bott Part 1 Part 2 March 19-20, 2012
- Mormon Defections Part 1 Part 2 February 13-14, 2012