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Preparing for Inflation and Yearning for Zion: Thoughts From My Visit to Turkey

The New Mosque (Yeni Cami) in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul, on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. Thoughts on…

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Travel Tip for the Netherlands: Visit the Amsterdam Ward!

Some of the best experiences on my travels to various parts of the world have occurred when I was able to attend local a local…

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My Take on the Joseph L. Bishop Scandal, and Steps We Can Take to Better Help Victims and Reduce the Threat of Abuse in the Church

I’ve struggled with grief and anger for the past couple of days after reading reports regarding a former mission president of the Missionary Training Center…

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“Here, Take My Camera”: Responding to the Miraculous Message and Convincing Power of the Book of Mormon

The Shanghai International District Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was held March 17 and 18, 2018, in Shanghai. The highlight…

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News on David Sneddon: Former Missionary May Have Paid a Heavy Price for Fluency in Korean

There’s a downside to the gift of tongues, which is often alluded to in describing the ability of many missionaries to pick up a foreign…

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David Archuleta Makes China a Better Place

Long after the devotional was over, David was still talking with fans and giving autographs. David Archuleta made a brief visit to Shanghai last weekend…

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Hannah Ronning, Missionary to China

I recently discussed a book that continues to inspire me, China Mission: A Personal History from the Last Imperial Dynasty to the People’s Republic (Louisiana…

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Greetings from Italy and the Florence 1st Branch; Devotional in Rome on Feb. 2

On Sunday, Feb. 2, I’ll have the privilege of speaking at a devotional for LDS single adults in Rome. I will be talking about the…

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Nonbelievers Who Want Mormon Kids

An interesting phenomenon that I’ve encountered fairly often is the desire of many non-LDS parents to have their kids be Mormon. Sometimes these parents aren’t…

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That Book of Mormon Musical

Update, April 25, 2011: After reading the commentary of Glenn Nelson over at MormonArtistGroup.com, I’m much less concerned about the musical and would like to…

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