Scaled Model Provides Salt Lake Temple Open House Experience – LDS Newsroom

More than a century has passed since the public open house was held for the Salt Lake Temple, but an exhibit featuring a 1:32 scaled replica of the Mormon temple opened today that offers an open house experience of the magnificent building. Earlier this morning, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unveiled the 88-inch tall, near-identical replica of the temple in the South Visitors’ Center on Temple Square. The permanent exhibit will be open to the public starting at 1:30 p.m. today.

Scaled Model Provides Salt Lake Temple Open House Experience

Husbands need to pick up the slack

Let’s say that a young LDS man who wishes to be a good husband has his plans in place for how he’s going to provide for his future wife and children.

Too often, though, he gives the matter no further thought, as if husbanding began and ended with earning a living.

But he must also prepare his mental image of what a marriage is supposed to be, so that he can be ready to step into the role of husband without any rude shocks — to him or to his new wife.

via Husbands need to pick up the slack| MormonTimes.com.

Temple in Calgary now under way

With the distant, snow-capped Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to the west, the groundbreaking was presided over by Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy. Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy and executive director of the Temple Department conducted the ceremony on the temple site adjacent to the Calgary Alberta West Stake center. Sister Diane Hallstrom and Sister Vicki Walker accompanied their husbands. Elder Richard K. Melchin, Area Seventy from Calgary, joined the other authorities in the event he has personally labored diligently to bring about.

Read more at LDS Church News – Temple in Calgary now under way

Calgarians break ground on long-awaited temple

A massive temple that will serve as many as 20,000 Calgary-area Mormons broke ground on a residential hilltop in the northwest Saturday.

More than 1,000 people, including the mayor, several aldermen, MLAs and an MP oversaw the ceremony, which marks the beginning of construction on what will become the third Mormon temple in Alberta.

Mormons break ground on long-awaited temple.

DNA doesn’t prove Book of Mormon historicity, either

The past several issues have established that DNA studies do not refute the historicity of the Book of Mormon. The flip side to this issue is the erroneous claim made by some Latter-day Saints that DNA studies prove the Book of Mormon.

Because the pro-DNA argument is closely tied to a specific geographical model, I’d like to reiterate that there is no official geography for Book of Mormon events. Eventually, I’ll discuss the various geography hypotheses and will offer the reasons why I believe that the Mesoamerican model fits best.

But for now it’s important to understand that believing Latter-day Saints can respectfully disagree as to where the events described in the Book of Mormon took place.

via MormonTimes – DNA doesn’t prove Book of Mormon historicity, either.