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Mormons Embrace Social Media to Push Back Against Official Church Teachings
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

It was a gathering that would have been unthinkable just five years ago. It was a gathering that would have been unthinkable just five years ago. On a cool summer evening, in a ...

Mormon Missionary Applications Soar: Up By 471 Percent
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

SALT LAKE CITY -- Mormon apostle Jeffrey R. Holland predicted that lowering the age limits for young Mormon missionaries would trigger a “dramatic” uptick in their numbers. Turns out, "dramatic" was ...

How a Mormon Scholar Went From Doubter to Believer
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

As an 11-year-old boy, Don Bradley went looking for gold plates. After all, Mormon founder Joseph Smith said he was directed to a set of such plates, buried in a hill near his house in upstate New York. ...

Mormons and Baptists Compete for Converts
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

Every year, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spend tens of millions of dollars to spread their takes on Christianity. They rely heavily on thousands of faithf ...

Evangelical Author Sees 'Mormonizing' of America
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 6:43am | Type: Blog

Stephen Mansfield, an evangelical author who has written widely about the faith of politicians, turns his attention to Mormons in his latest book, The Mormonizing of America. He talked with Religion News Servi ...

Mormon Church Lashes Out at Bloomberg Businessweek for Satirical Prophet Cover
Originally Posted: 07/14/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

The Mormon church is lashing back at a business magazine that parodied their prophet’s mission and portrayed the church as lucratively rich but miserly with charitable donations. ...

Why Do Mormons Baptize the Dead?
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has apologized for a Mormon who baptized the late parents of famed Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal. But despite calls this week from Holocaust survivor and Nobel la ...

The Top Six Mistakes Reporters Make About Mormons
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

I spent the weekend in New York at a conference I co-organized on Mormonism and American politics. We had two days of stimulating papers and presentations, an overview of which you can read here. One of my fav ...