Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Smith’

Mormon News, June 14–17

In the News MORMON POLITICIAN APOLOGIZES Spencer Cox, the Republican and LDS Lieutenant Governor of Utah, apologized at a vigil on Monday for his past treatment of LGBTQ people and said his heart had changed. Cox’s comments came in...

Mormon News, May 16–20

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LDS Church Public Relations responded this week to ongoing reporting by the Salt Lake Tribune on sexual assault at BYU by accusing the Tribune of “gotcha journalism.” The church said it was not given an opportunity to respond to...

Mormon News, March 21–25

A brother and sister filed a lawsuit against the LDS Church this week alleging they were sexually abused over three decades ago when they participated in a church-sponsored program. The Navajo siblings were part of the Indian Student Placement...

Glorious in Persecution

Glorious in Persecution
In Joseph Smith’s narrative, God himself is a character with emotion, dimension, presence. We struggle to understand how deeply personal God was for the Mormon prophet. It is impossible to know for sure if Joseph would or could have...

Natural Born Seer

Natural Born Seer
Like all of God’s prophets, Joseph Smith perceived the divine word largely through the prism of his own experience. It was not necessary for him to convert followers to a new world view. He needed only to tap into...

Mormon News, February 1–5

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The LDS Church reposted its policy for handling child sexual abuse online this week, calling it a “gold standard” and touting their record in preventing abuse. The policy, first written in 2010, immediately generated some angry online responses as...

Mormon News, November 23–27

Ornamentation from the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Boston-area Mormons had a short time to ponder what an abbreviated Sunday meeting block might be like before the plans to reduce time spent in church were quickly scrapped. The Boston Stake leadership had planned to reduce meeting times...

Mormon News, August 31–September 4

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LDS Apostle M. Russell Ballard will be the keynote speaker at the World Congress of Families gathering in Salt Lake City next month. While Ballard’s participation in an organization that promotes “the natural family” might seem typical, the WCF...

Mormon News, August 17–21

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The LDS Church added the presidents of three women’s groups to historically all-male councils this week. Relief Society President Linda Burton, Young Women’s President Bonnie Oscarson, Primary President Rosemary Wixom will be a part of the Priesthood and Family...

Mormon News, August 3–7

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During the first joint press conference between the LDS Church and the Community of Christ, Historian Steven Snow and Seventy Robin Linkhart displayed photographs of the seer stone Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon. Although scholars...