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LDS Soccer Player Declines to Play in Sunday’s World Cup Final

LDS Soccer Player Declines to Play in Sunday's World Cup Final

The Tahitian National Beach Soccer Team advanced to its first-ever FIFA Beach World Cup final Sunday, where the South Pacific nation fell to host Portugal 5-3. Things might have been different if one of the Tahitians’ top strikers had played. But he wasn’t going to find out. Tahiti played without captain Naea Bennett, a 38-year-old member of The Church of …

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Non-LDS Students Speak Out About Their Experiences at BYU-I

Non-LDS Students Speak Out About Their Experiences at BYU-I

Of the 16,193 students who attended BYU-Idaho during Fall Semester 2014, 42 were not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Students of non-Latter-day Saint denominations made up 0.25 percent of the university’s student population. Living in an area and attending school with so many members of another religion has allowed them an insider’s view of the …

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87-Year-Old Mormon Man Creates Sudoku Hybrid Puzzle

87-Year-Old Mormon Man Creates Sudoku Hybrid Puzzle

An 87-year-old man from Salt Lake City has created a new version of the Sudoku math puzzle. LaVarre Walter, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, graduated from the University of Utah in 1954 with a degree in chemical engineering, according to KSL. Walter began work at Mountain Fuel Supply, now known as Questar Gas, and …

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Bat Infestation Forces 600 Sister Missionaries Out of MTC

Bat Infestation Forces 600 Sister Missionaries Out of MTC

Young Mormons encounter many challenges at Provo’s Missionary Training Center: being away from home, having a stranger suddenly become a 24-7 companion, perhaps learning a new language. But a bat? Well, one of the creepy web-winged mammals recently awakened a “sister missionary,” and now she and her roommates are undergoing “appropriate preventative treatment for rabies,” LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins …

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Baptist Scholar: Mormonism Is Evolving

A Baptist theologian, who’s spent years studying the works of leading Mormon scholars, said he has noticed a shift in “Mormonism” that can potentially lead to the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints one day being viewed as a Christian denomination, much like what occurred in the evolution of the Worldwide Church of God. Although many evangelical critics …

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Utah Valley University Creates “Texting Lane” on Busy Staircase

Utah Valley University Creates "Texting Lane" on Busy Staircase

Utah Valley University is getting a lot of attention for their design project to paint a texting lane on one of their staircases. The story was originally picked up by Fusion. Below is an excerpt.  There’s a “culture of walking and texting” on the Utah Valley University campus, according to conversations with students, but that’s not the main reason Matt …

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LDS Senior Missionary Builds Pulpit for Paralyzed Branch President in Ghana

LDS Senior Missionary Builds Pulpit for Paralyzed Bishop in Ghana

Elder Gary Parke and his wife, Helen, sat before an LDS congregation in Tema, Ghana, waiting to speak about temple preparation, when several men entered the building wearing suit coats. The uncommon attire for the tropical climate suggested this was no ordinary sacrament service. One of the men, the stake president, walked to the pulpit and announced the names of …

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New Carl Bloch Painting of Christ Acquired, Unveiled at BYU

New Carl Bloch Painting of Christ Acquired, Unveiled at BYU

Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art unveiled its newly acquired Carl Bloch painting, “The Mocking of Christ,” Thursday. The painting was recently rediscovered by Danish art dealer Peter Titelbech after being held in a private collection since 1935. Titelbech was working on a comprehensive list of Bloch’s works when a colleague told him about the painting. “It was ‘The Mocking …

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Primary Songs, Prayers Strengthened Victims of Boating Accident

Primary Songs, Prayers Strengthened Victims of Boating Accident

By Kylie Ravsten of LDS.net Tiffany Stoker, 14, and Tylinn Tilley, 13, survived a tragic boat accident on Bear Lake in Northern Utah on Monday that killed four. In total, nine girls, four mothers and one father made the trip, but some of them decided to stay on shore for the last run of the day. It was while on that last …

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Tyler Haws Talks of His Mission After Working Out With LA Lakers

Tyler Haws Talks of His Mission While Working Out With LA Lakers

Tyler Haws, all-time leading scorer for BYU and recent college graduate, is currently on a whirlwind tour of NBA pre-draft workouts. Visits so far have included the Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and Phoenix Suns teams, with more on the way. Today, after working out with the LA Lakers, Haws addressed the media, which included a question about his missionary service …

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