Tuesday, 25 October 2016
- Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton Will Keynote RootsTech 2017 (Church News)
FamilySearch International has announced that LeVar Burton will be the Friday keynote speaker at RootsTech 2017 on February 10, 2017.
- Steve Young opens up about anxiety, faith and what he wants his kids to know (Deseret News - Utah)
Steve Young's recently published autobiography, "QB: My Life Behind the Spiral," Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30), started out as a personal family history project.
- Photos: Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast caps new theater's opening weekend (Deseret News - Utah)
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings a song after its broadcast at the Eccles Theater during "Music and the Spoken Word" as part of a three-day grand opening celebration of the new theater in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.
- Official search suspended, but family, volunteers continue search for Annie Schmidt (Deseret News - Utah)
The search for Annie Schmidt was suspended on Sunday evening, according to a press release from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. But according to a Facebook post by The Piano Guys, the search for Schmidt continues.
- 7 Popular Mormon Bloggers on Why They Would Never Vote for Donald Trump (NY Magazine)
For many people outside the Mountain West, their first exposure to the Mormon community was through blogs. Over the past few years, a popular wave of Mormon lifestyle bloggers have subtly introduced the feminist blogosphere to the LDS community, offering wholesome family values alongside Pinterest-friendly shots of DIY home décor.
- Mormon Support Could Push McMullin Over the Top in Utah (Bloomberg - New York)
In an election year when voters in record numbers say they’re fed up with major-party nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Utah alone appears poised to walk the walk and deliver a win for independent Evan McMullin.
- Why Several Native Americans Are Suing the Mormon Church (The Atlantic)
Native Americans who were part of a little-known Mormon program from 1947 to the mid-1990s share much of the same story. Year after year, missionaries or other members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints approached these families and invited their children into Mormon foster homes. As part of the Mormon Indian Student Placement Program, Native American children would live with Mormon families during the school year, an experience designed to “provide educational, spiritual, social, and cultural opportunities in non-Indian community life,” according to the Church.
4 And thus we see, that there was a time granted unto man to repent, yea, a probationary time, a time to repent and serve God.
Understanding the Savior’s freely given atoning love can free us from self-imposed, incorrect, and unrealistic expectations of what perfection is."
"Becoming Perfect in Christ" - Elder Gerrit W. Gong, July 2014