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April 26, 2017

Jane Austen Meets the Wild West: Letter From a Young Woman in Kirtland

Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Twenty years later, on July 22, 1837, a young woman named Eliza Ann Carter penned a heartfelt letter from Kirtland to a young missionary named James Chauncey Snow. When I read the letter, I felt like I could have been reading a passage out of "Pride and Prejudice" or "Sense and Sensibility".

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LDS Perspectives Podcast: Vanity Prayers with Leta Greene

Leta has developed a system of changing the way women perceive themselves through daily validation or "vanity prayers." She has learned that nobody can give from an empty well. One of the most important things women need to nurture is their relationship with themselves. Listen to her thoughts on this latest episode of LDS Perspectives.

The March for Science Isn’t Anti-Religion. Most Scientists Aren’t Either.

Most Christians assume that scientists who are atheists are anti-religion. I hear this stereotype a lot when I visit churches. And I used to believe it myself. But what I have learned in the past 10 years paints a different picture about how scientists feel about religion and spirituality.

Why Does the Lord Require People to Live the Laws of Tithing and Fasting?

The early members of the Church were clearly aware of biblical directives regarding the paying of tithes and were also likely familiar with passages that taught about the proper approach to fasting. The Book of Mormon also provided early saints with valuable insights into how the Lord’s people in former times have understood the payment of tithes and the concept of fasting.

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LDS Perspectives Podcast: Vanity Prayers with Leta Greene

Leta has developed a system of changing the way women perceive themselves through daily validation or "vanity prayers." She has learned that nobody can give from an empty well. One of the most important things women need to nurture is their relationship with themselves. Listen to her thoughts on this latest episode of LDS Perspectives.

The March for Science Isn’t Anti-Religion. Most Scientists Aren’t Either.

Most Christians assume that scientists who are atheists are anti-religion. I hear this stereotype a lot when I visit churches. And I used to believe it myself. But what I have learned in the past 10 years paints a different picture about how scientists feel about religion and spirituality.

Why Does the Lord Require People to Live the Laws of Tithing and Fasting?

The early members of the Church were clearly aware of biblical directives regarding the paying of tithes and were also likely familiar with passages that taught about the proper approach to fasting. The Book of Mormon also provided early saints with valuable insights into how the Lord’s people in former times have understood the payment of tithes and the concept of fasting.

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