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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Cathedral of the Madeleine in the Salt Lake City on 2021. Religious scholar Matthew Bowman says churches are not simply bastions of dictates and authority. They also preserve traditions and provide community.

Matthew Bowman: You’ve heard of ‘spiritual but not religious.’ What about ‘religious but not spiritual’?

By Matthew Bowman | Special to The Tribune | February 5, 2023, 3:03 p.m.

(Jessie Wardarski | AP) Lorenzo Gonzales, center, and other retreat participants reach their hands to the sky during a breathwork ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Hildale. The session was a part of a three-night ayahuasca ceremony hosted by Hummingbird Church.

Former FLDS members, born-again Christians among those seeking relief from a psychedelic church ceremony in rural Utah

By Michael Casey | The Associated Press | February 5, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The Christus and the biblical apostles in the Rome Italy Temple Visitors' Center.

Latest from Mormon Land: LDS image woes and a church/Jesus flap

By David Noyce | February 2, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

(Randy Shropshire | Bravo) Heather Gay on "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City," with a giant version of the cover of her new memoir, "Bad Mormon."

Is the LDS Church suing a ‘Real Housewife of SLC’ over her book, ‘Bad Mormon’?

By Scott D. Pierce | February 2, 2023, 8:32 p.m.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)

‘Mormon Land’: The way forward for Latter-day Saints who aren’t all-in or all-out

By David Noyce | Peggy Fletcher Stack | February 1, 2023, 9:49 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The graveside service for the Earl-Haight funeral at the cemetery in La Verkin on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Tausha Haight, her mother, Gail Earl, and her five children were shot and killed by Tausha's husband in early January,

Jana Riess: What will it take for Latter-day Saint women and girls to be believed?

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | February 1, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Students and patrons walk between classes on the BYU campus in Provo in September 2022. Tribune columnist Gordon Monson argues that the school's professors should be freed up to pursue truth wherever it leads them.

Gordon Monson: What is good for BYU and its professors is good for the LDS Church and its members — seeking and finding truth

By Gordon Monson | January 31, 2023, 6:35 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University officials are once again encouraging faculty to participate in "gospel scholarship" meant to align with and support the LDS Church's stance on issues such as family and "constitutional government," among others.

BYU faculty members urged to align their teaching, research better with LDS tenets

By Tamarra Kemsley | January 29, 2023, 1:28 p.m.

(Vicki O'Brien) Kevin Peter O’Brien Jr. during a trip down the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.

Michael O’Brien: I lost my brother, but I remain his keeper

By Michael Patrick O’Brien | Special to The Tribune | January 29, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

(Rich Pedroncelli |AP) Birth control pills are shown in 2016. DMBA, which insures employees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will start covering contraception in February.

At last, LDS Church employees to get insurance coverage for birth control

By Tamarra Kemsley | January 30, 2023, 4:33 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Canned goods like these can be found in the food storage kept by many Latter-day Saints.

Jana Riess: For today’s Latter-day Saints, it’s food storage light

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | January 27, 2023, 2:09 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
A mother and child receive nourishment at the Ifo Refugee Camp in Garissa County, Kenya, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022.

Latest from Mormon Land: LDS Church sees the U.N. as a friend, not a foe

By David Noyce | January 27, 2023, 9:13 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) An actor portraying the Prophet Joseph Smith in the church's 2005 movie, "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration" examines gold plates containing the Book of Mormon.

‘Mormon Land’: Did Joseph Smith use a ‘seer stone’ or other ‘interpreters’ to translate the Book of Mormon?

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | David Noyce | January 25, 2023, 12:49 p.m.

"St. Paul Preaching at Athens," 1516 by Raphael.

What Latter-day Saints get wrong about the ‘Great Apostasy’

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | January 23, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

(Keegan Callender) Calyann Barnett, center, celebrates her Trinidadian roots with showstopping Carnival costumes. As she told The Tribune: "God knows I love to dance in the streets." Costume credit: Solange Govia.

Q&A: Calyann Barnett is smashing the mold of a devout LDS woman — simply by being herself

By Tamarra Kemsley | January 23, 2023, 5:43 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" was unveiled in September 1995.

Natalie Brown: Looking beyond the LDS family proclamation, to the real pressures parents face

By Natalie Brown | Special to The Tribune | January 22, 2023, 2:28 p.m.

(Matt Barats) Filmmaker Matt Barats visits the Nauvoo Illinois Temple in his documentary "Cash Cow," which is scheduled to premiere at the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival.

An actor visits Latter-day Saint landmarks in ‘Cash Cow,’ a comedic documentary at Slamdance

By Palak Jayswal | January 21, 2023, 2:58 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) President Russell M. Nelson, with wife Wendy, waves to attendees after a session of General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Sunday, April 3, 2022. Nelson has been overseeing the church for five years.

Russell Nelson’s priorities emerge: temples, gathering, revelation, anti-racism. Oh, and no more ‘Mormon’

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | January 26, 2023, 11:55 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Legislators applaud after Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Mathew Durrant gave his speech on opening day of the 2023 session Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.

Russell Nelson’s LDS presidency, Legislature’s start and Salt Lake Bees’ exit on ‘Behind the Headlines’

By The Salt Lake Tribune | January 19, 2023, 10:02 p.m.

Joseph Smith, top left, and some of his wives, clockwise from top middle: Emma Hale Smith; Eliza R. Snow; Martha McBride (Knight Smith Kimball); Marinda Nancy Johnson (Hyde Smith); and Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs (Smith Young).

Latest from Mormon Land: The contrasting views of Joseph Smith’s wives about polygamy

By David Noyce | January 19, 2023, 4:45 p.m.