The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day of service and encourages people everywhere to give service daily in the 25 days leading to Christmas. YouTubers like Stuart Edge, What’s Inside and Shonduras will all join in on the campaign by releasing videos in conjunction with the initiative.
On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they entered high school. The letter was previously shared at Annie’s funeral service. After giving her brothers advice on the hierarchy of high school, Schmidt gave her brothers advice on how to be happy.
"And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities." - Isaiah 64:7
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.
Three weeks before President Barack Obama leaves office, a federal judge dealt yet another blow to the president's signature policy, siding with religiously affiliated ...
It seems like during every Christmas season the average person possesses a spirit of giving.
"Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them" — the prequel movie to the Harry Potter series — begins innocently enough, with wizard genius Newt Scamander stepping off ...
A nearly universal characteristic of religion is pilgrimage to tombs of holy men and women. Jews have venerated Abraham’s tomb for nearly 4,000 ...
I had not driven my truck since nearly a week before Christmas. First I had surgery and was not allowed to drive, and then we ...
We have been discussing of the relevancy of God's word. We saw how that sin is still a problem in our world just as ...
Today's Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17(NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new ...
I recall a cartoon picturing two ancient shepherds walking along together.