MISSIONARY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSIONARY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Amen! A farewell to the Tribune’s print Faith section http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57803888-80/faith-mormon-religion-section.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57803888-80/faith-mormon-religion-section.html.csp">Amen! A farewell to the Tribune’s print Faith section</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T11:09:12.088-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every Saturday morning for more than two decades, The Salt Lake Tribune has played host to a conversation about faith. We asked big questions: Who is God? What is resurrection? Why does Mary keep showing up in unexpected places? How and why do people pray? Are popes and prophets infallible? How do you teach children compassion? What is wisdom? Karma? Heaven? Hell? What does the Bible say about sexuality? Is suicide a sin? We explored tough topics — the tension between science and religion, divor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803888@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:09:12 MDT Online Mormon missionaries outperform traditional proselytizers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57797283-180/online-missionaries-missionary-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57797283-180/online-missionaries-missionary-mormon.html.csp">Online Mormon missionaries outperform traditional proselytizers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T15:29:35.386-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Online Mormon missionaries, often discussing their faith with anonymous seekers and trolls, have five times the success of traditional LDS proselytizers. “Whereas traditional Mormon missionaries convert, on average, six people during their 18- to 24-month service, the online apostles in Provo have averaged around 30 converts per missionary per year,” Gideon Burton, a professor at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, told The Huffington Post. “And these people stick around. Ninety-five perc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57797283@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:29:35 MDT Missions trumpet a growing role for Mormon women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57630749-80/women-church-mormon-farr.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57630749-80/women-church-mormon-farr.html.csp">Missions trumpet a growing role for Mormon women</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JODI KANTOR </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURIE GOODSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T10:48:02.029-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Daejeon, South Korea • Ashley Farr, once Miss North Salt Lake Teen USA, is the first in her family’s long line of Mormon women to become a missionary, and, in December, she embarked on her new life in this gray corner of Asia. She packed her bag according to the church’s precise instructions: skirts that cover the knee, one pair of pants, earrings that dangle no longer than an inch, and subtle but flattering makeup, modeled in photos on the church’s website. Sister Farr, as she now is called, ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630749@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:48:02 MDT Some choose Mormon missions over graduation ceremonies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57712580-78/mission-early-missions-graduation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57712580-78/mission-early-missions-graduation.html.csp">Some choose Mormon missions over graduation ceremonies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T10:53:16.421-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taylor Hart’s high-school yearbook will likely have a few more blank pages than those of his classmates. That’s because he won’t be around the last day of school to gather yearbook signatures. He’ll have left to begin training for his Mormon mission in Portugal. “I’ve always liked to just move on to the next phase of my life, and this is the next phase for me,” said Hart, who graduated early from Taylorsville High so he could leave for his two-year mission in mid-April. The Church of Jesus Chri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712580@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:53:16 MDT