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Killing Isaac: When God Requires the Hardest Sacrifice

Killing Isaac: When God Requires the Hardest Sacrifice

The gospel of Jesus Christ is one of optimism and hope. We hold onto the good news of the gospel and rightly so. After all, “men are, that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 2:25). However, we can also mistakenly avoid and even belittle the hard truths of progression in our determination to find this joy. It’s rarely intentional. Our …

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Michael Mclean Discusses Crisis of Faith in New Video

Michael Mclean Discusses Crisis of Faith in New Video

In a new video published on Mormon Channel, Michael Mclean opens up about a crisis of faith that lasted for nearly ten years and how we can endure when we feel nothing from heaven. The crisis of faith began when Mclean’s son came out as gay. Mclean wanted to support his son and prayed for guidance. The crisis of faith …

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Sisters Respond to Prophet’s Call, Share Experiences

Sisters Respond to Prophet's Call, Share Experiences

As 2019 came to a close, President Russell M. Nelson invited sisters to share their experiences with the invitations he set for the Relief Society in the October General Conference. The four invitations were: Participate in a 10-day fast from social media and any other media that bring negative and impure thoughts to your mind. Read the Book of Mormon …

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How to Claim Back Your Sins From Satan

How to Claim Back Your Sins From Satan

We all make mistakes. We all sin. This isn’t easy to admit, especially when faced with the fairly pervasive culture of perfectionism within the Church. When we sin, we inch closer towards the adversary and, if we do not act, can forfeit our agency and become enslaved by the enemy of us all. How can we claim our sins and …

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What Does Home-Centered Church Mean for Singles?

What Does Home-Centered Church Mean for Singles?

As I listened to President Russell M. Nelson announce the major “organizational adjustments” to “fortify our members and their families,” I sighed. While most of the membership of the Church rejoiced in reducing the Sunday block of meetings from three to two hours, I anticipated what was to come as a nearly not-so-young single adult. I anticipated receiving the curriculum …

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4 Things to Consider When You Struggle With General Conference

4 Things to Consider When You Struggle With General Conference

For many, General Conference is a feast of inspiration and direction from heaven. However, there are also many who experience feelings of pain, loneliness, and even anger as they listen to the messages. The reasons for these feelings are varied and unique to the person. Regardless of the cause or trigger, how can we reconcile some of these feelings with gospel …

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The Biggest General Conference Rumor No One’s Talking About

The Biggest General Conference Rumor No One's Talking About

Have you heard? We’re switching to a two-hour church block! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is changing its name! Missionaries will wear casual clothes! There is going to be so many new temples! Rumors always float around as a General Conference weekend approaches, but there seems to be a bit more spark to things this time. Maybe it has something to …

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Does the Book of Mormon Have Literary Merit?

Does the Book of Mormon Have Literary Merit?

A new video from Book of Mormon Central dives into the oft-heated discussion about the literary merits of the Book of Mormon. In sharing the video, the site states, “The following video demonstrates that the Book of Mormon’s redundancies are actually sophisticated literary features which, in many cases, are similar or identical to literary techniques used by ancient Hebrew authors. …

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