"We seldom get into trouble when we speak softly. It is only when we raise our voices that the sparks fly and tiny molehills become great mountains of contention."
- - Gordon B. Hinckley
In The Village
by Orson Scott Card

A New Thanksgiving Hymn - November 25, 2015
First Class - August 20, 2015
The Gifts of Conference - March 23, 2015
Christmas Is About A Baby - December 21, 2014
What Tithing Means - October 2, 2014
Earning Leisure - April 25, 2014
Mormon Materialism - April 10, 2014
Noah the Movie - April 3, 2014
On Terminology - May 2, 2013
Except My Apology - April 11, 2013
Property and Consecration - April 4, 2013
Tithing -- the Higher Law - March 29, 2013
Already Consecrated - January 25, 2013
The King Benjamin Society - December 13, 2012
Why We Need a Church - December 6, 2012
Poor in Spirit - November 29, 2012
The Extroverted Church? - November 1, 2012
Mission-Ready - October 18, 2012
Alert At Conference - October 5, 2012
Inheritance - September 27, 2012
Sermons from Life - September 20, 2012
Interviewing Children - September 13, 2012
Plug and Play Children - September 6, 2012
Testing God - August 30, 2012
Ode to Joy - August 23, 2012
A Spiritual Man - August 9, 2012
Nursery - August 2, 2012
Respect in Marriage - July 26, 2012
Respect - July 19, 2012
Correct Doctrine - July 12, 2012
Magnify - June 28, 2012
The Stats of the Saints - June 21, 2012
Passages - June 14, 2012
On Time - June 7, 2012
Value in the Village - May 24, 2012
Mormonism in the Age of Romney - May 21, 2012
Guessing can harm marriages - December 15, 2011
What to do about the FOG - December 1, 2011
Magical thinking is not the plan - October 20, 2011
The third moral dialogue - October 6, 2011
The moral dialogue continues - September 15, 2011
Witnessing a moral dialogue - September 1, 2011
Here are some of my 'cool' ideas - August 18, 2011
Ideas and inspiration at church - July 21, 2011
Teaching practical prophecy - June 16, 2011
Defining, declaring our faith - May 19, 2011
Hiding from archaeologists - May 5, 2011
The limits of archaeology - April 21, 2011
Loving thy neighbor as yourself - April 7, 2011
Guessing leads to knowing - March 17, 2011
Holding on to the 'others' - March 3, 2011
Talents, gifts and intelligence - February 17, 2011
Are there silos in our wards? - February 3, 2011
Be careful claiming inspiration - January 20, 2011
Caring for church's property - January 6, 2011
Because it is beautiful - December 30, 2010
Myth and truth of progress - December 23, 2010
Ancestry not just from DNA - December 16, 2010
Anatomy of a real apology - December 9, 2010
Splitsville: It hurts at church - December 2, 2010
Thanks be to our God - November 25, 2010
Traditions and when to change - November 11, 2010
Sabbath suggestions for dad - November 4, 2010
The words of Isaiah -- to us - October 28, 2010
Just who blesses whom? - October 21, 2010
Gospel has no place for 'mysteries' - October 14, 2010
We don't know the Lord's time - October 7, 2010
Spare rod, but not the iron one - September 30, 2010
Faith and trust - September 23, 2010
Exploring faith and knowledge - September 16, 2010
Who are we as a family? - September 9, 2010
Family reunions worth going to - September 2, 2010
The purpose of free agency - August 26, 2010
The limits on free agency - August 19, 2010
Figuring out free agency - August 12, 2010
Managing a class of 'problems' - August 5, 2010
Managing people at church - July 29, 2010
Poet of the 'Dark Swans' - July 22, 2010
Nothing to fear from the truth - July 15, 2010
A place for Mormon introverts - July 8, 2010
Having something to share - July 1, 2010
Teaching our teens to speak - June 24, 2010
Dating with a purpose - June 17, 2010
Is dating really the only way? - June 10, 2010
Husbands, wives and decisions - June 3, 2010
Friends on the road - May 6, 2010
Callings help us learn skills - April 22, 2010
Father's history inspires - April 1, 2010
Different reactions, same book - March 25, 2010
Parenting is No. 1 in importance - March 18, 2010
Do it anyway - March 11, 2010
Fun need not be enemy of the good - February 25, 2010
What kids need from parents - February 18, 2010
Tithing and taxes - February 11, 2010
A Christmas card above all others - February 4, 2010
The right way to run a meeting - January 28, 2010
We all face translation problems - January 21, 2010
Extreme obedience is no virtue - December 3, 2009
Charity toward all people - October 29, 2009
A history of Christian growth - October 15, 2009
Grandpa's film made us proud - October 8, 2009
Bearing his name - October 1, 2009
Life, faith captured in LDS art - September 24, 2009
Referrals only go to the select - September 3, 2009
Time is better than toys - August 27, 2009
Seek to be worthy of praise - August 20, 2009
More on how world views Mormons - August 13, 2009
How are Mormons seen in world? - August 6, 2009
Seeking answers? Try game - July 30, 2009
Everyone needs a buddy - July 16, 2009
Mormon 'tribe' feels like home - July 9, 2009
No nation is devoid of error - July 2, 2009
Expand definition of 'talent' - June 25, 2009
Marriage needs lots of humor - June 18, 2009
There is no shame in humility - June 4, 2009
Honoring the young 'heroes' - May 21, 2009
Culture that's out of control - May 14, 2009
The truly happy family - May 7, 2009
Sabbath Day rules - April 30, 2009
Sometimes gossip can be good - April 23, 2009
Kindle - scriptures everywhere - April 16,2009
Lifetime of conference memories - April 9, 2009
Criticize spouse tactfully - March 26, 2009
Are new 'Puritans' gaining? - March 19, 2009
Letters better off not sent - March 12, 2009
Consider taking a year off - March 5, 2009
Do we want an LDS Bard? - February 26, 2009
Nibley explains gospel best - February 19, 2009
Miracles happen after faith - February 5, 2009
Songs affirm our heritage - January 29, 2009
Good LDS offerings in music - January 8, 2009
Time real, arbitrary - January 1, 2009
Atheists 'celebrate' Christmas - December 25, 2008
Searching for good LDS music - December 18, 2008
Avoiding the syndrome of shaken faith - December 11, 2008
Blessing a child's life with love - December 4, 2008
The secret to good activities - November 27, 2008
Turn joy, pain into parables - November 20, 2008
Kindness knits all hearts together - November 6, 2008
Don't allow kids to date before 16 - October 30, 2008
Disagree but don't be unkind - October 23, 2008
Teens face real life -- yet flourish - October 16, 2008
Testimonies don't come on demand - October 9, 2008
Communities succeed with monogamy - October 2, 2008
Bad wife or just a busy one? - September 25, 2008
Document does fine on its own - September 18, 2008
Seminary blesses our house - September 11, 2008
A calling shared by all of us - September 4, 2008
When joy, grief share same day - August 28, 2008
Oh, no, the ward is splitting - August 21, 2008
Mormon books I'll do without - August 14, 2008
Science on gays falls short - August 7, 2008
Mormon world is a small one - July 31, 2008
Ever too old for Primary? - July 17, 2008
Why and how to defend marriage - July 3, 2008
Vacations with true purpose - June 26, 2008
Heyborne in the age of purity - June 19, 2008
Real faith, science unafraid - June 11, 2008
Reaching outside ourselves - June 4, 2008
The merits of Sudden Theatre - May 28, 2008
Singin', dancin' Mormons - May 21, 2008
His words entertain but also teach us - February 14, 2008

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About Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He also teaches writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

More about Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card currently serves as second counselor in the bishopric.

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