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Mormon Thoughts

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you...

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A Mormon Apostle Speaks to the Harvard Law School

Mormonism 101 is an annual series of lectures presented at Harvard Law School by the school’s Latter-day Saint Student Association.  On March 19, 2012, Mormon Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland spoke to a religiously diverse audience in the historic Langdell Hall.  In the past, speakers have included other prominent members of the Church, including Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Thomas B. Griffiths, a federal...

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Mormon Priesthood – A Chosen Generation

Keith L. Brown is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and serves as the Ward Mission Leader in the Annapolis, Maryland Ward.   Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints define the priesthood as “the eternal power and authority of God.” Members of the Church undeniably profess that through the priesthood God created and governs the heavens and the earth, and that it is through that power He...

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Do Mormons Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Samantha Murphey is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Woman) and has interned with the New York Daily News My Thanksgiving memories are a blur of ordinary things — family gatherings, fall leaves, cozy fires, parades, touch football, pumpkin pie, turkey and trimmings. Flickers and flurries and fun. My memories are dotted wits.h the classic elementary school holiday crafts — tracings of tiny hands made to...

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Joseph Smith First Vision

The Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith was only fourteen years old when he experienced what few boys or men have.  Young Joseph Smith was visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ, and there has never been an event more glorious or controversial. Mormons call this “the First Vision.”  It has been described as possibly being the most singular event to ever occur on the earth since the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith at the age of...

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The Gathering of Scattered Israel

Elder Russell M. Nelson Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles We help to gather the elect of the Lord on both sides of the veil. My beloved brothers and sisters, thank you for your faith, your devotion, and your love. We share an enormous responsibility to be who the Lord wants us to be and to do what He wants us to do. We are part of a great movement—the gathering of scattered Israel. I speak of this doctrine today because of its unique...

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