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What Church RSS feeds to I follow? (3 and a half years later)

I was looking through some old posts and saw one from January 2009 about what feeds I follow that are Church-related. I have a much shorter list than I used to. Many of the blogs that I used to follow haven’t been updated in a long time. Many others are coming to me through the Nothing Wavering listing, so I don’t need to follow them on my own

As a side note, Mormonopia used to be on Nothing Wavering, but isn’t any more. I was never given a reason why it isn’t listed, and I’ve filled out the form 3 times on the site and haven’t heard back from anyone. It’s unfortunate, as I was getting a fair amount of traffic from them. I really noticed when I was doing my General Conference reports for this April. I still had thousands of visitors, but only about half as much as I’d had before.

Anyway, here is what I follow:

If you are interested, you can download a Zip file that can be extracted and imported into Google Reader.

You can also find individual links here:

2011: The year Mormonism went mainstream

The National Post (in Canada) has a relatively positive article about the Church that was in the paper on December 26, 2011, and is also on their web site:

Something happened to Mormons in 2011: They got popular, gained cachet and became, well, cool.

Long thought of as outsiders, followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are enjoying a newfound acceptability and their church’s profile has risen in politics, theatre and sports.

“This is really a wonderful American story,” says Jon Butler, a professor of religious history at Yale University. “Mormons were always seen as very different. Now they’ve become just other Christians. They’ve become as interesting as Presbyterians.

“[In 2011] people began to say, ‘We have something to learn from these Mormons.’ ”

181st Annual General Conference – Pre-conference notes

Well, another conference is upon us. My family is gathered in our living room, and we expect to watch all of the sessions at home. Of course, I’ll have to go to Church tonight for the Priesthood session. My father and I will continue our tradition of going out afterward. I think we’re going to Boston Pizza.

I don’t have any specific expectations, but I’m sure there will be many talks that I enjoy. I’m also looking forward to hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I enjoy most of their music.


Read the recaps and other notes from the 181st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Seminary and Institute sub-domains at LDS.org

The LDS Media Talk blog recently posted about some excellent Flash-based scripture mastery pages. I assumed this would be on the LDS-CES.org site. I As I followed the link, I found that it had its own Seminary.LDS.org sub-domain. Not only is there information about scripture mastery, but there are links to the manuals, scriptures, and even some of the songs.

I naturally tried Institute.LDS.org, and sure enough, it exists as well with comparable information for the YSA crowd.

I’ve added both of these to the Official web sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints page…