2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 22,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Stand ye in holy places and not be moved

We are faced with great challenges today. Advancement of technology is the driving force. Instantly, we have access to news and the speed in which information is processed is phenomenal. Along with the rise of technological advancements, our society is becoming more and more callous toward any thought of religious belief, devotion and form of … Continue reading Stand ye in holy places and not be moved

Merry Smithmas? Daniel Peterson sets the record straight

It never fails. Each year, those who are critical of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to perpetuate the lie that Mormons worship Joseph Smith and not Jesus Christ. This claim rests upon the idea that Joseph Smith's birthday happens to be on December 23.  Well, according to Daniel C. Peterson's blog … Continue reading Merry Smithmas? Daniel Peterson sets the record straight

Angel Moroni Christmas tree topper – A religious symbol

The Angel Moroni is one of the more enduring symbols of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This particular symbol is placed on most Temples, used to be published on older versions of the Book of Mormon, and occupy the hearts and minds of the Latter-day Saint Christian community. The significance of the … Continue reading Angel Moroni Christmas tree topper – A religious symbol

The Birth of the Savior: Two Possible Time Frames

The Birth of the Savior - Two Possible Dates The Christmas season is one of cheer, goodwill, and family.  Radio stations are playing politically correct “holiday” tunes, people hang lights on their houses, bring trees indoors, and hang socks over their fireplaces.  For the vast majority of Christians, this is the time of year for celebrating … Continue reading The Birth of the Savior: Two Possible Time Frames

“There is no better time than now”

There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. Let it be a time that lights the eyes of children and puts laughter on their lips. Let it be a time for lifting the lives of those who … Continue reading “There is no better time than now”

The Lord would not suffer them to take happiness in sin

The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut sparked more politicizing debates on whether or not we should have greater gun control. Here, at Mormon Apologia, our hearts are with those friends and family who have lost a loved one. We pray for the strength and grace that they need to mourn and grieve the loss of those … Continue reading The Lord would not suffer them to take happiness in sin

Condolences in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement via Mormon Newsroom: Salt Lake City — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today: "We are profoundly saddened by the events this morning at a school in Connecticut. … Continue reading Condolences in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

New Church Website on Same-Sex Attraction Offers Love, Understanding and Hope

SALT LAKE CITY — In an effort to encourage understanding and civil conversation about same-sex attraction, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched the website “Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction” (www.mormonsandgays.org). It features a number of videos from people who share real experiences from their own perspectives on a sensitive … Continue reading New Church Website on Same-Sex Attraction Offers Love, Understanding and Hope