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John Taylor's Pocket Watch Saving His Life + Other Popular Myths About the Early Church You Thought Were True

by Kate Ensign-Lewis | June 20, 2018 | Fun Makes You Think

Three Nephites. Bigfoot. President Spencer W. Kimball as a model for Yoda. Alice Cooper as a Mormon.  ...

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17 Insightful LDS Books to Help You Better Understand Church History

by LDS Living Staff | June 19, 2018

Take a step back in history and read the accounts of courageous men and women who contributed to the unfold...

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The Angelic Manifestation Joseph Smith Witnessed After Failing Multiple Times to Receive an Answer from God (+ What It Can Teach Us About Prayer)

by Danielle B. Wagner | June 14, 2018 | Makes You Think

At some point in our lives, all of us will ask and worry and wonder why we are not receiving an answer to o...

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A "Spectacular Success": How Sister Missionaries Have Dispelled Myths for 120 Years

by Deseret News | June 8, 2018 | Mormon Life

"I think there are places that sister missionaries can get into that our elders can't. They have made a won...

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Race, the Priesthood, and Temples: A History of the Priesthood Ban (and How It Ended)

by W. Paul Reeve, adapted from "A Reason for Faith: Race, the Priesthood, and Temples," based on research from his book "Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness" | June 1, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The Church’s history with race is complex and controversial. Here is a look at the priesthood and temple ba...

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The Oldest Prophet, Oldest Mormonad + 12 Other Fascinating and Historic Parts of the Church

by Jannalee Sandau | May 16, 2018 | Fun

How old was the oldest prophet? How old is the oldest LDS chapel still in use? When did the first Mormonad ...

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Joseph Smith's "Photographs," His Epistles from Prison + More Fascinating Facts About Mormon Historical Records

by LDS Perspectives | May 9, 2018 | Mormon Life

LDS Perspectives Podcast recently interviewed Sharalyn D. Howcroft, an archivist for The Joseph Smith Paper...

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When Parley P. Pratt Outwitted a Policeman and His Police Dog

by Parley P. Pratt, as Told in "Pure Love: Readings on Sixteen Enduring Virtues" by Marilyn Arnold | May 5, 2018 | Humor Makes You Think

Parley P. Pratt seems to have been endowed with a healthy portion of spunk, humor, and hopefulnes—even down...

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The Joseph Smith Papers: The First 10 Years

by Kurt Manwaring | May 3, 2018 | From the Church Makes You Think Mormon Life

The Joseph Smith Papers recently published its 17th volume associated with the life and works of Josep...

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Joseph Smith's Teachings on Women Giving Blessings and Sisters Entering the "Order of the Priesthood”

by LDS.org | April 21, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

This is a part of a new LDS Living series where we will be highlighting the Church gospel topics essays, wh...