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Music is one of the best things about Christmas. For me, there's no better way to feel Christ's spirit than to listen to songs about His birth and mission. I've created a page that contains some of my favorite Christmas carols. I also recently learned that the Mormon Channel has created an online, commercial-free radio station that plays Christmas Music,...

In this beautiful video, people describe how faith in Jesus Christ changed their lives for the better. That's the real message of Christmas. It's so easy to get caught up in the presents and the festivities, but the real reason Christmas exists is to help us remember the Savior Jesus Christ and the transformative power of His divine message. I'm...

My grandpa George Durrant recently published a book entitled "Sam's Christmas Wish." I thought I'd share the promotional video here. George is a wonderful grandpa. I feel lucky to be his grandson. :)

In the spirit of Christmas, five wonderful Christmas songs have been hand-selected as a free gift from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Click this link to download the five-song sampler!

The "Mormon Church" is about to start a major advertising campaign to share its Christian message. It's called "He Is the Gift" and focuses on Jesus Christ and His central role in the Christmas story. The church has launched a website at christmas.mormon.org, has purchased a billboard in New York's Times Square, and will buy YouTube on December 7th. That's...

Just made an interesting discovery online. The LDS Church has partnered with ancestory.com and other commercial genealogy databases to grant members of the church free access. Very exciting! Here's the link with more information.

My aunt recently sent me a video about "Meet the Mormons," a movie produced by the church that will soon appear in regular movie theaters. Thought others might be interested in the information Elder Holland provides.

The "Mormon Church" will hold its worldwide semi-annual General Conference this weekend, October 4-5, 2014. Sessions will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on both days, Mountain Standard Time (Utah time). The current time in Utah is: Tweets about "#ldsconf" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Some claim that religion has caused more deaths than any other human institution. That's an easy claim to make, but does the evidence support it? I recently found an interesting article on Wikipedia that lists all major mass deaths caused by human hands. Of course some evil people have used religion as an excuse to kill each other. People have...

Twice a year, leaders of the LDS ("Mormon") Church preach important sermons in our semi-annual, worldwide General Conference. I enjoy listening to the old General Conference talks posted on the Church's website, but those talks only go back to 1971. In order to listen to older talks, I wrote a little computer program that downloads the texts and reads them...

Note: A good friend of mine is trying to help his brother better understand certain aspects of Mormon history. My friend has done a great job thoroughly researching these issues. He gave me permission to publish some of his comments. I hope they help others as well! By way of background, this letter discusses the Book of Abraham, a book of...

Note: A friend of mine recently studied alleged Book of Mormon anachronisms. Some people claim the Book of Mormon cannot be a historically accurate document because it supposedly mentions things that didn't really exist at the time or place described. The actual facts aren't nearly so clear cut. The number of items considered to be anachronisms (ie: horses, cattle, oxen,...