• Quote of the Day

    “Surely the reason Christ said, ‘Father, forgive them,’ was because even in that terrible hour He knew that this was the message He had come through all eternity to deliver.”
    —Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

About

When the current magazines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were first published in 1971, the First Presidency said they were intended to “help individuals and families stay closer to the Lord” and that they “will help build your testimony and offer aid in coping with the problems of the world” (“Message from the First Presidency,” Ensign, Jan. 1971, inside front cover).

The purpose of this site is to encourage people to read the magazines by helping them see how the Church magazines are fulfilling their mission. It will also counter some of the misperceptions about the magazines among those in the online chattering class who seem to seldom actually read them. As the First Presidency promised in 1971, the magazines “can be a great influence for good if you will read [them]” (emphasis added).

This is not an official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

6 Responses

  1. Could you drop me an email? Aaron dot nonymous at gmail dot com? I’m interested in a comment you made at T&S about a Seminary video…

  2. I added your blog to my site. Could you please help to attract new users to the Mormon Blogosphere aggregator?

    Copy and paste the following code into your HTML/JavaScript widget, then take out the # signs:

    Thanks.

    http://mormonblogosphere.blogspot.com/

    You can read about it here:

    http://mormontimes.com/ME_blogs.php?bID=5

    Dr. B.

  3. So excited to have found your blog!

  4. Thanks for the excitement, kweenmama. That’s rare for me.

  5. Dear LDS Blogger,

    I am with LDS News Source, we are a company that has just launched an online news portal for the members of the LDS Church. As of this message our site searches over 5000 newspapers worldwide every hour on the hour and compiles any and all articles that pertain to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints into one place. Our goal in building this was to create a place where members and non-members alike can go and find out what is happening with the church and its members world wide. It is also our answer to Elder M. Russell Ballard’s speech at the BYU Hawaii Commencement Exercises last year where he said:

    “may I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet, particularly the New Media, to share the gospel and to explain in simple, clear terms the message of the Restoration. Most of you already know that if you have access to the Internet you can start a blog in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true. You can download videos from Church and other appropriate sites, including Newsroom at LDS.org, and send them to your friends. You can write to media sites on the Internet that report on the Church, and voice your views as to the accuracy of the reports. This, of course, requires that you, all members of the Church, understand the basic, fundamental principles of the gospel.

    We are living in a world saturated with all kinds of voices. Perhaps now, more than ever, we have a major responsibility as Latter-day Saints to define ourselves, instead of letting others define us. Far too many people have a poor understanding of the Church because most of the information they hear about us is from news media reports that are often driven by controversies. Too much attention to controversy has a negative impact on peoples’ perceptions of what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really is. ”

    This afternoon we will be launching the site and we would love to know what you think about it. As an LDS Blogger we were hoping that you would be willing to blog about our new site and share your thoughts with your readers. We would also like to invite you to do a banner exchange with us if you are interested. We have created a section of the site to display a list of all of the GOOD LDS blogs we can find. If you would like to be part of that please email us and let us know and we will add your link as soon as possible. If you are willing to do even more to help us spread the word about LDSNewsSource.com we would like to invite you to place a banner ad on your site. We have created one for just about every size space you can imagine and they can be downloaded here:

    http://ldsnewssource.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=288

    We thank you for your consideration and hope that you enjoy using LDSNewsSource.com

    Sincerely,

    Jared Bauer

  6. […] feedback from youth on their personal General Conference experience. It is on a blog called “Mormon Magz” which is put up by the LDS magazines. The blog describes itself as ” highlights and […]

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