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The Progressive Art of Shaming Mormons

In its tendentious obituary for the late prophet and president of the LDS Church, the <i>New York Times</i> ignored his public as well as private virtues.<p>In …

Religion

The Second Largest Religion in Each State

<i>Click to enlarge</i><p>While the United States population has become less religious in recent years, the overwhelming majority of Americans still identify …

Pop Culture

10 Hugely Influential Figures You Didn’t Know Were Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is no longer a small church isolated in Utah. Most people have met members of the church or know …

Battlestar Galactica

Mormons at the Forefront | Terryl Givens

Many would like to domesticate Mormon strangeness, what Richard Mouw recently called in these pages its “ill-considered and defective elements” …

Why So Many of Your Favorite Beauty Personalities Are Mormon

Any insomniac who has tried to convince herself that “just a few minutes” on Instagram will beckon back sleep has landed, circa 3 a.m., on the feed of a Mormon lifestyle blogger. Although she probably has no idea that’s where she is. The blogger’s faith is never foregrounded. It’s obvious, though — …

What the Heck, Guys. Have We Just Forgotten About The Book of Mormon?

The internet is a scary place for Mormons nowadays. Persecution that previously took the form of raids and picketing now manifests itself in online …

Documents tell of Joseph Smith's dog

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI<p>Among the companions of the Prophet Joseph Smith was a faithful and protective dog. At a session of the Mormon History Association …

Book review: 'A Missionary's Story' chronicles 19th-century LDS mission of Adolf Haag

“A MISSIONARY'S STORY: The Letters and Journals of Adolf Haag, Mormon Missionary to Switzerland and Palestine, 1892,” edited by Larry W. Draper and …

The Book of Mormon touted as fourth most influential work in American literature

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2016, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

Mormons: Our Work Was Key in God’s Restoration of Jerusalem

Restoration

Don’t Blame The ‘Mormon Mafia’

<i>photo by Flickr user versageek</i>If Lou Dobbs and other Trump partisans are looking for someone to blame for Trump likely losing the election, and maybe …

Religion

Frank Jackson is on an unofficial Mormon mission at Duke

<i>Editor's note: The 2016-17 college basketball season will be the "Year of the Freshmen", featuring what could be the best class we've ever seen. Over</i> …

Reality TV

TRANSCRIPT: Michael Otterson addresses UVU Academic Conference

Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered the following remarks at an …

Religion

How Mormon is Mitt Romney? Over 50 Jokes For Trump

Mitt is so Mormon his campaign slogan was “What do you know about Mitt Romney? Would you like to know more?”

Religion

The GOP needs more Mormons

With Donald Trump's massive loss in Utah on Tuesday (with 85 percent of precincts reporting, the GOP's national frontrunner has a meager 14 percent …

15 Fascinating Facts About Joseph Smith

Did you know Joseph Smith's famous leg surgery was the fourth in a series of surgeries? As we celebrate Joseph Smith's birthday, here's a list of 15 …

Medicine

The political preferences of U.S. religious groups

What the NY Times, a Congressman, & Mayor Had to Say About Joseph Smith

As Latter-day Saints, we all know that Joseph Smith was a remarkable man, not because of his education, wealth, or status, but because he was a …

5 Reasons Anti-Mormon Arguments Are Totally Unconvincing

Not too long ago, Britt and I were eating dinner with a family member when she proceeded to tell us that she was seriously struggling with doubts …

Faith

Mormon background helped 5 BYU grads make list of world's 50 most important management thinkers

PROVO — The first time Dave Ulrich made the Thinkers50, the world's most prestigious ranking of business management thought-leaders, the 2007 list …

Many of Your Assumptions About Mormons Are Untrue

Just when I thought I had given in to despair over deep, personal objections to the anti-same-sex marriage policy change within the Mormon church, I read a piece about the Mormon church's response to widespread Republican rejection of Syrian refugees that made me feel uplifted, joyous, and hopeful. …

Why There’s No Such Thing As A Same-Sex Mormon Family

The leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—the Mormons—recently revised their handbook. This may not sound like dramatic news, …

Is Salt Lake City America's Vainest City? Correcting Forbes

<b>Background</b><p>In 2007 Forbes magazine published an article entitled "America's Vainest Cities" which dealt with how Americans have become obsessed with …

Here Are a Few Reasons Mormons Aren't As "Sheltered" As Most People Think, & Why That's a Good Thing

<i>MR says: Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives us opportunities that most people all over the world never get to</i> …

Broadway Musical

The Theory of Evolution is Compatible with Both Belief and Unbelief in a Supreme Being - David M. Belnap

The crux of the creation–evolution conflict is a futile desire to scientifically prove or disprove the existence of God. The conflict is manifest in …

Biology

Quitting the Mormon Church

As I was looking at some old notes, I found this from 6 years ago. I think it is pertinent today still.<p>In a local newspaper in Provo (Utah), there …

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Michael Otterson addresses FairMormon Conference

In a speech titled “On the Record,” the head of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke Friday, August …

Thus saith Mormon PR boss: We don't go 'rogue'

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2015, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

Joseph Smith and Magic

A common accusation levied against the Prophet Joseph Smith is that he was heavily involved with “magic.” Not in an abstract …

Harry Potter

Religion - The Salt Lake Tribune