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Latter-day Saint missionaries proselytize in person before the pandemic.

As pandemic eases, LDS missionaries and Jehovah’s Witnesses soon will be back — knocking on your door

By Bob Mims | Peggy Fletcher Stack | May 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

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The Babylon Bee fought Facebook — and won. Now the satirical site is releasing a book full of ‘fake news for the soul.’

By Bob Mims | May 25, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

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Rabbi Benny Zippel, left, wife Sharonne Zippel, Sheina Zippel and her husband, Rabbi Avremi Zippel, at the Chabad office in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 11, 2018. Chabad Lubavitch synagogue is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Utah.

After 25 years in Mormon land, Rabbi Benny Zippel’s mission remains the same: Reach out to every Jew, every Utahn

By Bob Mims | May 24, 2018, 12:03 a.m.

(Photo courtesy Schwarz Center for Compassionate Healthcare) Chaplain David Pascoe, joined here by a comfort dog, visits one of hundreds of young patients at Primary Children's Hospital.

The bedside of a dying child is ‘holy ground,’ a place where Utah chaplains can offer tears, prayers and solace but no easy answers

By Bob Mims | May 21, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

(Bob Mims, The Salt Lake Tribune)  Chaplain Vicki Pond with Ruthie Yanez, 5, who has been treated for a brain tumor.

While doctors and nurses care for the body, chaplains at Utah hospitals try to bring peace to patients and families of all faiths

By Bob Mims | May 21, 2018, 2:46 a.m.

(Tribune file photo)  Leonard Arrington

New collection of Leonard Arrington’s vast journals shows battles the Mormon historian had with LDS leaders over telling the truth about the church’s past

By Bob Mims | May 10, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Protesters march outside of Temple Square along North Temple Street on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008.

Most Mormons remain against gay marriage, new poll shows, but that opposition is fading fast; younger LDS support it

By Bob Mims | May 3, 2018, 2:09 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Rev. France A. Davis and his wife Willene, celebrated Davis' 44th anniversary as pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. The two are greeted and congratulated by members of the congregation, Sunday, April 22, 2018, as they enter the nave. Davis, who arrived in Salt Lake City in 1974, has built the African-American congregation to more than 700 members.

Utah civil rights legend France Davis celebrates 44th anniversary as pastor of a growing Calvary Baptist Church

By Bob Mims | April 23, 2018, 3:45 a.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) 	
The Rev. Mario Giannopoulos, left, and the Rev. George Nikas were recently appointed to serve Salt Lake City's Holy Trinity Cathedral and Holladay’s Prophet Elias Church.

Two new priests look to young people to help Salt Lake Valley’s Greek Orthodox community grow and move beyond past rifts

By Bob Mims | April 23, 2018, 3:43 p.m.

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LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy, are greeted by Latter-day Saints in Bengaluru, India, on Thursday.

LDS leader visits India and Thailand, says planned Mormon temples will bless those Asian nations

By Bob Mims | David Noyce | April 21, 2018, 4:00 a.m.

(Photo courtesy LDS Church) LDS President Russell M. Nelson holds a young girl from Zimbabwe's Mormon community during a stop in the southern Africa nation Tuesday. Nelson's wife, Wendy, also is pictured.

Mormon leader delights in songs of ‘precious children’ as he wraps up African tour

By Bob Mims | April 18, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

(Photo courtesy LDS Church) LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson wades into a crowd of Mormon well-wishers to shake hands Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.

Visiting LDS president salutes Kenya’s Mormon ‘pioneers’

By Bob Mims | April 18, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

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The two buttes that make up the namesake for the Bears Ears National Monument reveal the vast landscape surrounding them as part of the 1.35 million acres in southeastern Utah protected by President Barack Obama on Dec. 28, 2016. Utah Republicans in Congress advocated for President Donald Trump to jettison Utah's national monument designation.

A spiritual reason Utah tribes want to protect Bears Ears: It’s their Eden and plays into their stories of the creation

By Bob Mims | April 18, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

(Courtesy LDS Church)  LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson and Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland speak at a devotional Thursday night in London's Hyde Park Chapel.

New Mormon prophet kicks off historic global tour with this message from London: Turbulent world needs the God of peace

By Bob Mims | April 13, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

President Russell M. Nelson leaves with his wife Wendy Nelson following a news conference announcing his new leadership in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

From London to Jerusalem to Nairobi, the new LDS Church president prepares to lead whirlwind global tour

By Bob Mims | March 24, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

(Courtesy of Tara Westover)

Tara Westover as a student at Cambridge

Idaho woman’s best-seller tells how she fled Mormon survivalist upbringing, alleged abuse to earn degrees at BYU and Cambridge

By Bob Mims | March 21, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

(Courtesy LDS Church) Robert Abrams, former New York attorney general, and other Jewish leaders were hosted by the LDS Church in a tour of Temple Square. Abrams collaborated with FamilySearch to research some of his family and show him the results at the Discovery Center.

Jewish delegation visits Mormon temple and Welfare Square, seeks to broaden mutual understanding

By Bob Mims | March 16, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

(photo courtesy LDS Church) The celestial room in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

See photos of Utah’s revamped Jordan River Temple before the open house begins this week for Mormons and all others

By Bob Mims | March 13, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

(Courtesy Episcopal Diocese of Utah) The Rev. Mary June Nestler, during a recent visit to Jerusalem, stands before the famous Dome of the Rock mosque.

‘We don’t excavate to prove the Bible true’ — Utah priest going to Holy Land to pursue two passions: scriptural studies and archaeological digs

By Bob Mims | March 10, 2018, 12:44 a.m.

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Bishop Gérald Caussé speaks during the 187th Annual LDS General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Mormonism’s top moneyman credits members’ sacrifices and sacred financial principles for faith’s prosperity

By Bob Mims | March 4, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

(Courtesy)  Utah novelist Mette Ivie Harrison.

Decades of beliefs and research into family history can be upended by DNA testing, as these 4 families found out

By Bob Mims | March 2, 2018, 2:37 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  The RootsTech Conference attracts thousands to the Salt Palace Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, for the four-day event where the use of DNA technology has grown in popularity for people to gain greater insight into their family trees.

Thousands of genealogy buffs are in Utah for RootsTech — where a new focus on DNA can reveal scandal and surprises

By Bob Mims | March 2, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets with the Rev. Billy Graham, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Montreat, N.C.

‘He is now with the Lord he loved’ — Utahns, from faith leaders to Mitt Romney, celebrate the life of Billy Graham

By Bob Mims | David Noyce | February 22, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy, following a news conference in the lobby of the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Nelson was named the 17th president of the nearly 16 million-member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Nelson’s first big trip as Mormonism’s top leader will take him to three continents in two weeks

By Bob Mims | February 20, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

(Courtesy LDS Church) LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy Nelson, greet young adults at a fireside in Las Vegas on Feb. 17, 2018.

Satan tempts us to ‘love as we should not love,’ LDS prophet Russell M. Nelson warns Mormon millennials

By Bob Mims | February 19, 2018, 11:17 p.m.