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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,...

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 early Mormon practice of "polygamy," or...

NPR recently ran a very nice story about the Mormon Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah. A pretty interesting read!

I really loved the talk given by Elder Holland this last conference, entitled "The Cost--and Blessings--of Discipleship." This quote really caught my attention: "It is a characteristic of our age that if people want any Gods at all, they want them to be Gods who do not demand much, comfortable Gods, smooth Gods who not only don't rock the boat...

I often get questions about the rules that govern sealings ("eternal marriages"). Here are some frequently asked questions with answers, according to my best understanding. Before listing these questions, though, I want to point out two things:1. Here I describe both rules ("policies") and doctrines. It is certainty true that some of these rules will change in the future according...

My uncle, president of the Texas Dallas Mission, recently worked with some of his missionaries to produce a wonderful song about Jesus Christ. Thought I'd post it here. The singer is Sister Kristina Dalling, and the pianist is Elder Clark Evans.

I'm currently working on a new scripture-reading web app. It's still in beta and surly has many bugs, but I've decided to publish it here so interested readers can watch my progress! :)

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter by sharing this recent video produced by the LDS Church. The Church has also created a new webpage to commemorate the season. Happy Easter!

The "Mormon Church" will hold its worldwide semi-annual General Conference this weekend, Abril 5-6, 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");

I recently came across a truly remarkable video on YouTube. A young man, a former Baptist missionary, describes how he became interested in and eventually joined the Mormon Church. This articulate and thoughtful convert acknowledges the wonderful Christian truths he learned in other religions, as well as from his mother. Rather than seeing his new-found Mormonism as a "replacement" for...