Throughout history, some great religious leaders — like the Buddha — were raised among the elites in great cities, while others, like Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith, have but humble origins. Obscure origins can neither predict nor prevent the ultimate manifestation of spiritual greatness. The lives of the two greatest Catholic teachers from the small island of Mallorca (Majorca) off the eastern coast of Spain, Junipero Serra (1713-1784) and Raymond Lull (1232-1315), exemplify this.
Tithing has its rewards, but how much should you give? Should you give it all?
According to a report from the Pew Research Center, there are a rising amount of people in America who never have and never will get married, although the reasons for that are unclear.
It’s that time for sports to dominate the American television landscape again.
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
The holiday season is in bloom. You cannot enter a store without seeing the decorations or hearing the music.
Today, men seek for answers to questions of life, questions of death and questions of purpose.
Stained glass windows are both permanent and ever-changing. They can’t be easily moved from their frame or rearranged, but shifting sunbeams affect what each new admirer sees.
We all suffer for different reasons and at different times in our lives. Suffering is simply part of being human. Suffering allows the eyes to see and know the bitter from the sweet. It helps us appreciate the good things of life in a much deeper way. Still, suffering isn’t fun. During those difficult times we yearn to know peace. It is there. With just a little effort you can have peace during your times of suffering. Here are a few ideas that may be helpful.
A new film on one of America's most famous pacificists holds insights for present and future religious freedom debates, even though it's set in World War II. "Hacksaw Ridge," which is now in theaters, highlights how difficult it can be to resolve conflict between individual beliefs and social expectations.
The 2016 presidential election was unprecedented on many levels, and analysts predicted shake-ups in the voting habits of major demographic groups.
I was reading something this morning in the scriptures that I had read many times before, but hadn't noticed a part of the details.
Today some say the "old way" of doing things will not work. They say everyone must be more willing to accept the ways of others.
By the time you will have read this, we will have a new president elected.
Well, the election is over. In a couple of months a new president will be inaugurated.
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President Donald Trump turned campaign promises on immigration policy into executive orders during his first week in office.
Sandra Faye “Sandi” Patty, who received Grammy awards for "More Than Wonderful" and "I've Just Seen Jesus," gained her professional nickname “The Voice” as ...
A leaked draft of an executive order on religious freedom protections has LGBT rights advocates concerned, while legal scholars disagree on whether the potential policy ...
"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
In one sense, it’s quite wrong to say that the ancient Hawaiian religion is dead. In fact, it's undergoing something of a small ...
Chance the Rapper claimed the first award of the night at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, capturing the Best New Artist accolade, according to the ...
The scripture teaches us that there is a battle going on in the spiritual realm.
Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.
I just finished reading my latest copy of Reader's Digest. One of the articles this month was entitled, "I Survived! 7 Heart-Stopping Disasters in ...
The departure of teens and 20-somethings from organized religion has become a major storyline in recent years, causing concern among parents, pastors and other community ...
OAHU, Hawaii — Most of us know people who say they never attend a traditional church, that their church is in nature.
There is only one God, yet some make other things their "gods," putting material things above their devotion and love for the God of heaven.