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Missouri Remains Land of Religious Promise for Mormons
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

On the one hand, Missouri symbolizes how far Mormons have come. At least 66,000 Mormons now live in the state, more than triple the number of just three decades ago. Most recently, the LDS church has built a t ...

How a Mormon Scholar Went From Doubter to Believer
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 8:00am | 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. ...

Mormon Church Lashes Out at Bloomberg Businessweek for Satirical Prophet Cover
Originally Posted: 07/14/2012 - 4:48pm | 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. ...

Romney Learns How to Talk to Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

It's no wonder that Mitt Romney won plaudits from evangelical bigwigs for his commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday. It showed he's learned how to talk to them--or at least, learned t ...

Why Do Mormons Baptize the Dead?
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 12:09pm | 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 ...

Mormons Confront 'Epidemic' of Online Misinformation
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Surprised by what they find so easily online, more and more Mormons are encountering crises of faith. Some even leave the fold and, feeling betrayed, join the ranks of Mormon opponents. ...

Mormonism 101
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

With Mormonism frequently in the news, do you wish you knew more about its beliefs and practices? Cathy Lynn Grossman has a good basic summary, and a comparative chart to Christian denominations. ...