"Experiences with Heavenly Mother in prayer and in poetry are an important part of me accepting and gradually coming to love myself," says guest blogger Mette...
Author - Jana Riess
Senior columnist Jana Riess is the author of many books, including "The Prayer Wheel" (2018) and "The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church," which will be published by Oxford University Press in March 2019. She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University.
(RNS) — Mormons who marry in a civil ceremony will no longer have to wait a full year before being 'sealed' for eternity in an LDS temple.
(RNS) — "Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is." — Psalm 39, as quoted by Rachel Held Evans in "Searching...
Mormons fast on the first Sunday of every month—except when they don't. Are Latter-day Saints beginning to fast from fasting?
Yes, the protests of Mormon students will make a difference--not just in BYU's policy, but in a more honest acknowledgment of how institutional change happens...
Scholars, journalists, and data crunchers are meeting in Claremont, CA on Saturday to discuss what's happening with Mormon Millennials.
LGBT inclusion "has not been a straight line of evolution," says Greg Prince, author of "Gay Rights and the Mormon Church."
It's not surprising that the state religion of the Seven is DOA. What's unexpected is that so many of the other religions have real power.
Pres. Oaks this weekend seemed to suggest that race is a temporary and trivial matter. Guest blogger Emily Jensen says that's white privilege talking.
7 things you may have missed at the April General Conference.
The LDS Church grew at a rate of 1.21% in 2018, continuing its slow deceleration.
(RNS) — Just over three years ago, Mormon leaders touted a controversial LGBT policy as revelation. Now its reversal is also being presented as revelation.
In this special April 1 edition: The robust nonagenarian Mormon prophet Russell M. Nelson is well on his way to scaling Mount Everest.
It's the General Conference Rumor Edition! Top rumor: next weekend, the prophet will lift the ban on Mormons drinking coffee. My take: keep dreaming.
Mormons in the United States used to retain about three-quarters of their young people. Now it looks to be closer to half.