Updates to Ministering Website

Updates to Ministering Website

The Church’s website at ministering.lds.org has been updated with articles and videos that teach principles to leaders and members of what ministering like the Savior should look like. New resources will be added to the site each month that relate to the...
Joseph Smith Papers Project Celebrates 10 Years

Joseph Smith Papers Project Celebrates 10 Years

The Joseph Smith Papers project (JosephSmithPapers.org) is 10 years old! This research project analyzes, documents, and publishes virtually everything ever written about Joseph Smith. The world now has greater access to original sources for Joseph Smith’s life...
Service Missions for Young Missionaries

Service Missions for Young Missionaries

For many years, young Latter-day Saints with a desire to serve a mission but who are unable to do so for health reasons have served the Lord valiantly in various community and Church organizations. The Church has now announced increased opportunities for young...
This is Church: New Website and Video

This is Church: New Website and Video

Religion isn’t limited to one day a week. Imagine if church extended beyond the four walls of a building to inspire us every day. This is practicing what we preach. This is church. Preached on Sunday. Practiced every day. That is the message of a new video and...
New Approach to Addressing Pornography

New Approach to Addressing Pornography

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched a new Addressing Pornography website that offers a more helpful and hopeful approach for people wanting protection, help, and healing from pornography use. AddressingPornography.lds.org—which...
Resources for Spouses and Families of Pornography Users

Resources for Spouses and Families of Pornography Users

Spouses and other family members carry heavy burdens when a loved one is involved with pornography. To help leaders better meet the needs of spouses and family, the following resources are now available: Counseling Resources at CounselingResources.lds.org have been...
How to Give a Meaningful Sacrament Meeting Talk

How to Give a Meaningful Sacrament Meeting Talk

If you are a Latter-day Saint, you have likely had the experience of giving a talk in sacrament meeting. Both preparing and giving the talk can be intimidating, but luckily there are some great resources to help you both prepare and give a meaningful talk. The LDS.org...

FamilySearch Indexing

With more than 3 hours left today, the FamilySearch Indexing project has already indexed and arbitrated over 1.4 million records. Do you have a few minutes now to contribute another batch? Nearly 300,000 volunteers have helped provide access to more than 700 million...
Senior Missionary Web Site

Senior Missionary Web Site

“And now to you mature brothers and sisters: we need many, many more senior couples. To the faithful couples now serving or who have served in the past, we thank you for your faith and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. You serve willingly and well and...

World Report: Mormon.org

The video below, which is part of the LDS Public Affairs World Report for October 2010, highlights the new mormon.org website. Missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are known the world over for knocking on people’s doors to share the...
Word Cloud for October LDS General Conference

Word Cloud for October LDS General Conference

For the last several conferences, we have shown wordles (word clouds) of the text from general conference, which shows the  frequency of use of words (except words like it, the, and and). Frequency of use determines the word size. To the left is the wordle for the...
LDS Online Social Network Discontinued

LDS Online Social Network Discontinued

Two years ago, I launched a social network called LDS Online, an LDS community for sharing ideas and collaborating on ways to provide accurate and positive information about the Church on blogs and Web sites. Although it has grown to over 800 members, it has lived its...
Family History Entrepreneurs

Family History Entrepreneurs

Mormon Entrepreneur is a bi-monthly online magazine that covers the Latter-day Saint business world. I just enjoyed reading their latest issue on Family History entrepreneurs. It features Alan Eaton (OneGreatFamily.com), Janet Hovorka (Generation Maps), John Vilburn...
Facebook Use Grows

Facebook Use Grows

Facebook now has over 350 million users–45 million more than the number of people in the USA. Facebook also announced it will enhance privacy controls to let users determine who gets to see pictures, comments, videos, and other material in profiles. In coming...

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