One of the most beautiful things about the LDS Church is how it brings people together from different backgrounds, and the pasts of the Brethren leading this church are no different. Find out what unique jobs some general authorities have held before they were called to serve.
For example, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the First Quorum of the Seventy was a third-round pick in the NFL draft in 1978. He was selected by the Houston Oilers.
Starting August 1 and continuing through September 6, the newly renovated Ogden Utah Temple will be open for public tours before its rededication on September 21. Follow the link below for more information so you can see it for yourself!
If you can't make it to Ogden for the open house, be sure to check out the recently released photos of the interior! It looks amazing!
We all love our Book of Mormon heroes. Which got us thinking, how would Buzzfeed (or any large web site) report the major Book of Mormon stories if they were happening today? In this article, we've included a few pretty good guesses.
As I completed the writing for the book Living in the Eleventh Hour, it occurred to me that there might be some value in continuing the trek, completing the story, if you will. I honestly had not anticipated a sequel. And so the next weekend I began what might be called a review of the literature.
Over the weeks that followed my decision to undertake such a work, I spoke often with members of the Church in an effort to pre-assess, to determine informally what the average member of the Church understood and didn’t understand about our Lord’s comings, the Millennium, and what follows resurrection and judgment. In the process, I encountered what I might call “Five Myths about the Millennium.”
In most cases, the contents of Church songs are no laughing matter, but... did someone just sing about a badger and a squirrel? And I swear I heard "carrots" mentioned in the rest hymn. If you've ever heard something not quite right about a hymn's lyrics, you're not alone. Some of these funny mis-hearings come from kids and some are from adults, but they're all pretty darn funny!