Mormonism: Delving into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
According to statistics gathered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal name for the Mormon Church), more than two-thirds of Utah’s inhabitants are Mormon. The current Church membership is almost 13 million people worldwide, and Mormonism is allegedly the second fastest growing U.S. religion. The Church is the most affluent church per capita in the United States. Despite all these facts and figures, the Church remains shrouded in much mystery and misrepresentation, though the presidential run of Mitt Romney has given Mormonism much more public attention. This guide will teach you about Mormon beliefs, practices, and history; introduce you to Mormon news sources and illustrate the religion’s place in current events; and help you connect with the Mormon online community.
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The Mormon blogging community is extensive and has a lot to say. Not only are these blogs a fantastic way to stay in touch with the greater Mormon community, they also allow individuals to find their niche within that population. Do you feel like nobody else is thinking the same thing you are? Chances are, you’re wrong.
- The Bloggernacle (or Bloggernacle Choir) refers to the Mormon blogging community.
- As the Bloggernacle is quite large, the few links below may not satiate your reading desires. For a more comprehensive list of Mormon blogs, visit LDS & Mormon Blogs, a directory of blogs about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- If you enjoy reading some of the blogs below, take a look at their “blogrolls,” usually situated on the right side of the page, to find other recommended blogs.
- Some of the community sites in the previous section may also link to blogs concerning that specific group.
- The content found in these blogs may be offensive to some; keep that in mind as you go through the links.
For general Mormon blogs …
By Common Consent
provides recent posts touching upon current activities in the Latter-day Saint community. The blog has more than 70 authors, some permanent and some guests. The comments under each post often spark lively and lengthy debate.
is a well-written blog about all things involving Latter-day Saints. Some of the posts are long, others are quite short, but the posts usually come every couple of days. Many of the posts contain annotated references to the Mormon texts.
Dave’s Mormon Inquiry
calls itself “A friendly place to talk about Mormon history, doctrine, and culture.” The site is cluttered, a result of the vast number of links the author includes. The right side of the page is filled with books about Mormonism, various news sources, Mormon Web sites, and blogs.
The Culture Hall
is a unique blog written by Mormons who have questioned their faith, are questioning it, or simply don’t know what to think. The site has a number of writers, and according to the “About” section, “All of us have struggled at one point or another within the LDS faith.” But at the same time, “none of us have been able to leave Mormonism behind.”
For blogs about Mormon arts and culture …
A Motley Vision
is concerned with “Mormon Arts and Culture,” in particular “literature, criticism, publishing and marketing…film, theater, art, music, and pop and folk culture.” The site, with a clean and pleasant design, has six contributing writers.
For blogs dedicated to Mormon women …
is a blog written by Latter-day Saint women about their thoughts on religion and everyday life. You’ll find posts about Mormon doctrinal issues and posts on issues common to all women, such as an entry preparing women for their first mammogram.
Feminist Mormon Housewives
is pretty much what it sounds like. Mormonism is usually not associated with liberalism, or feminism for that matter, but this blog tackles those issues anyway. There are eight contributors to this blog, making for a lot of feminist Mormon content, and a lot of comments.
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