Michael Otterson




Stories by Michael Otterson
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More Mormons on a mission

Some 80,000 Mormon missionaries are now serving worldwide—a rise of 22,000 in the past year, half of them young women.

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Why Mormons back the new scouting policy

The Boy Scouts of America reintroduced and reinforced some of its century-old core values and nailed those colors firmly to the mast in an unmistakable message.

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

What makes Mormons tick?

Jeff Blake FOR THE WASHINGTON POST CAMDEN, SC – JANUARY 11: The Book of Mormon sits on a coffee table … Continued

For Mormons in Missouri, a time of healing

AP AP This photo released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows a sealing room, where eternal … Continued

Mormon temples are places apart

Later this week yet another new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint–this one in Kansas City, … Continued

More than a ‘Mormon moment’

History has not recorded the name of the journalist who created the phrase, “the Mormon moment.” The originator may have … Continued

What baptism for the dead means to Mormons

Toward the end of May, 1970, I stood waist high in water in a baptismal font of a temple in … Continued

Mormons and the practice of tithing

In May of 1899, a frail, kindly looking 85-year-old gentleman with white hair and a long beard stepped slowly to … Continued

Why ‘I’m a Mormon’?

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI AFP/GETTY IMAGES Ruth Williams hands out programs as she greets those arriving for a Sacrament Meeting of the … Continued