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Did Brigham Young leave empty shafts for elevators in the Salt Lake Temple? How to identify assumptions in Church history

by Keith A. Erekson, excerpted from “Real vs. Rumor” | June 1, 2021

“Would you like rock-solid proof that God inspires His prophets in every detail?” The Sunday Sc...

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Not sure what’s really happening in the Doctrine and Covenants? This resource can help you put the revelations in context

by Danielle Christensen | May 13, 2021

This week’s Come, Follow Me   begins with Doctrine and Covenants 49 , a revelation given through...

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9 stories you might not have heard about the Nauvoo Temple(s)

by Jannalee Sandau | April 30, 2021

This year marks the 175th anniversary of not only the Saints’ exodus from Nauvoo but also the anniver...

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How a fashion designer, swimsuit sequins, and Relief Society sisters helped fund the Los Angeles temple

by Lindsey Williams | April 7, 2021

On September 22, 1951, President David O. McKay broke ground for the Los Angeles California Temple, which w...

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Why do pandemics come and what is God’s role in them? Church historians discuss the topic

by Matthew J. Grow and Matthew C. Godfrey, excerpted from “Know Brother Joseph” | March 9, 2021 | Makes You Think

Pandemics perplex. Long after the anxiety has receded, the suffering has subsided, and the dead have been b...

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9 things we now know about the lost manuscript of the Book of Mormon

by Don Bradley, Contributor | February 5, 2021 | Makes You Think

This story was originally published on  LDS Living  in January 2018 and has been updated.  T...

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Get the most out of your 2021 ‘Come, Follow Me’ study with these new resources

by LDS Living Staff | Makes You Think Mormon Life Lesson Helps

In 2021, we will start a new year of Come, Follow Me in the Doctrine and Covenants. Whether your children a...

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Confessing sins at ward meetings, forgiving thousands of debts, and 8 other tidbits about Church history found in the second volume of ‘Saints’

by Jannalee Sandau | Makes You Think

Editor's note: " Scenes from Saints " is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts ...

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From a nonmember defending the Saints to an ex-missionary attempting to build an empire: 9 surprising stories from ‘Saints’ 2

by Jannalee Sandau | Makes You Think

Editor's note:  " Scenes from Saints " is a series of articles highlighting interesting ...

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Why BYU professor Anthony Sweat paints little-seen moments from Church history and what he wishes people better understood about them

by LDS Living Staff | Makes You Think

Anthony Sweat isn’t just a BYU religion professor and an author; he is also a talented artist. We rec...