LDS Rugby Coach: Larry Gelwix

Living in New Zealand as a young child like I did, I’ve always had a fascination with rugby even though we didn’t play it in my neighborhood growing up. One of my favorite movies of all time is Invictus, about the South African rugby team (and Nelson Mandela), going up against the world famous usually-dominant New Zealand All Blacks. Rugby is a sport that seems … Continue reading LDS Rugby Coach: Larry Gelwix

Special Witness: Russel M. Nelson, Prophet

I’ve been wanting to introduce you to each of the members of the First Presidency of the Church, President Russel M. Nelson, and his two counselors Elders Eyring and Oaks, as well as the rest of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Each is unique. They have diverse backgrounds, come from different parts of the world, different walks of life, and they all have different … Continue reading Special Witness: Russel M. Nelson, Prophet

LDS Snowboarder: Jeremy Jones

The next in our series of “I’m a Mormon” video intros is Jeremy Jones, a Mormon professional U.S. snowboarder who might challenge one’s stereotypical view of what an active Mormon looks, sounds, and acts like. His story reminds us that Mormons come in all shapes and sizes (and attitudes) … and that being Mormon does not mean you have to live a stifled, closed-minded, or … Continue reading LDS Snowboarder: Jeremy Jones

BYU: A College Experience Like No Other

If we’re going to speak of Salt Lake City as a priority destination (as part of your search into and study of Mormonism), we should also mention the Church’s University, BYU—Brigham Young University—an hour south in Provo, Utah (and also in Rexburg ID and Laie HI), mostly since they’re owned by the Church and are affectionately referred to as The Lord’s Universities. (We in the … Continue reading BYU: A College Experience Like No Other

LDS NFL Football Player: Chad Lewis

I’ve got to tell you a funny story which is also pretty inspiring. I went to high school in Orem, Utah. I played on the varsity soccer and basketball teams and on the b-ball team I played with a guy named Jason Lewis. He had a younger brother named Chad who, as I remember him, was this scrawny, pimply faced, redheaded kid who more often … Continue reading LDS NFL Football Player: Chad Lewis

Are Latter-day Saints Allowed to Laugh?

If you read my post yesterday I spoke of the really lovely day I had fishing, discussing religion and life, and hanging out with a good friend and mentor of mine. I actually spent much of the time answering his questions about the Church, which I, of course, enjoyed … especially because he wasn’t critical or skeptical at all. He was quite “intellectually interested,” despite … Continue reading Are Latter-day Saints Allowed to Laugh?

LDS Comedian: Jenna Kim Jones

You saw her if you watched the epic documentary I wrote of last week, Meet the Mormons. Comedian Jenna Kim Jones was the narrator of that film and she did a great job. She’s a New Yorker, a talented comedian, and also a Mormon. Thought you might like to get to know her a little better. Click Below to Watch Jenna’s “I’m a Mormon” Video: … Continue reading LDS Comedian: Jenna Kim Jones

How Gladys Knight Became a Mormon

Most of us aren’t famous or even significant in the eyes of the world. The majority of us will never be celebrities, let alone see our names up in lights or, likely, even be recognized outside of our own small circles. But, for a few, this is part of their walk in life. Grammy award-winning singer, Gladys Knight, is one of these. She’s also a … Continue reading How Gladys Knight Became a Mormon

LDS Opera Singer: Patrice Tipoki Arkins

Here’s another great I’m a Mormon testimonial from about as far away as you can get from here in Portland, Oregon (USA), this one about a Mormon opera singer from Sidney, Australia, Patrice Tipoki Arkins. While music is important to many of us and most definitely to the Church as a whole—I personally love all kinds of genres from country to R & B to rock … Continue reading LDS Opera Singer: Patrice Tipoki Arkins

LDS Violinist: Lindsey Stirling

  YouTube sensation, Lindsey Stirling, is a truly talented Mormon musician who has taken the world by fire. She’s also a former anorexic who learned for herself that God loved her, she had worth, and that she was and is a daughter of God. Her story is not only that of a great Mormon musician but also a real, authentic person who, like so many … Continue reading LDS Violinist: Lindsey Stirling