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Beautiful in Death @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  She died on Good Friday, near loved ones, mortal and unseen, held by love until love...

The Savior, Atheists and Mormons @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  This evening I watched two videos that I’ll provide links to. They are polar...

Lifted Up Upon the Cross @ The Fulness
  -  This season, in which we commemorate the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, comes...

#BecauseofHim @ Rains Came Down
  -  For me, the Church's campaign Because of Him immediately evoked Kelly Clarkson's song...

Arguments Against Female Ordination That Don't Work @ Rains Came Down
  -  I do not consider myself a feminist, though I have several opinions and feelings that...

Because of Him @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  So many things are possible because of Him. He has already made them possible. Some of...

Promptings of the Spirit: Revelation Or Brain Chemistry @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  Recently, I read a post at a well known blog. The Mormon author of the blog is critical...

A Very, Very Serious Response to Ordain Women @ Expert Texperts
  -  In the lead-up to and aftermath of the recent General Conference Ordain Women action,...

A reminder: What to keep your peepers on today and tomorrow... @ Expert Texperts
  -  Just a reminder to tune in to Conference today...Peeper F. Uchtdorf will be watching....

To Those Who Know Joseph @ Rains Came Down
  -  “We both belong to the race that knows Joseph, as Cornelia Bryant would say.” “The...

A Basement Rating of My Book by a Distinguished BYU Faculty Member and Why He is Wrong. @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  A while back my friend Brad was searching for online reviews of my book, Truth and...

FairMormon mistaken about death before the Fall @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  "Mormonism and science/Death before the Fall" is the title of a FairMormon Answers...

General Conference: What Are The Odds 2.0 @ Expert Texperts
  -  A couple of years ago, in what became one of our more popular posts, I thought it...

How to Heal Your Marriage @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Relationships that work are more give than take. You must give first, not stingily last....

Ordain Women and the Powers of Heaven @ Rains Came Down
  -  Last Sunday, for the first time in several months, I had to get up and leave Relief...

Latter Day Saints at a Faith Crossroads @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  Cruising the Bloggernacle in recent weeks, I’ve read much on the topic of faith. It...

Ancient Christian Discovered @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  It seems that people are fascinated with the Dead Sea Scrolls. Unfortunately, other than...

Book Signings Next Week! @ Temple Themes
  -  Jeffrey M. Bradshaw and David J. Larsen, co-authors of In God's Image and Likeness 2:...

Milt’s Conversion Story: Overcoming Alcohol Addiction Through Spiritual Healing of the Priesthood @ Grace for Grace
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Why I Support OW @ Expert Texperts
  -  The last week has opened up a flood of information from the voices of amazing, strong...

Teaching for Doctrines the Commandments of Men @ The Fulness
  -  In the fifteenth chapter of Matthew, Jesus Christ is confronted by the scribes and...

Tom Phillips Speaks. Kind of. @ Expert Texperts
  -  Regular readers (hi, mom!) know that in the last few weeks we've written once or twice...

Female Ordination and the Church: Another Way @ Rains Came Down
  -  I am one who has struggled mightily with female roles in the Church and in eternity, yet...

Example of Faith: Ministering Angel Intervenes to Help a Mother and Her Children @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  I enjoy reading accounts from the Ensign magazine telling about church members who turned...

Detracting from Productive Conversations @ Rains Came Down
  -  This is exactly how I feel. Public demonstrations and forceful activism are exactly...

Which Conversations Were Those Again? @ Expert Texperts
  -  Some wonderful conversations have been held over recent years, and are continuing to be...

More on Words Are Fire @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Continuing yesterday's musings, I assure you that I have't figured the language thing out...

In God's Image and Likeness 1: Creation, Fall, and the Story of Adam and Eve @ Temple Themes
  -  A new two-volume softcover printing of IGIL 1 is now available on Amazon, with a slightly...

New manual affirms NDBF @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  The LDS Church has published a new manual, "Doctrine and Covenants and Church History...

Our Words Are Fire @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  I have danced and wrestled with words my whole life. My father taught me how to court...

Tribute to Meridian Magazine (a Flowchart) @ Expert Texperts
  -  Lately, as periodically happens in the Mormon blogo-world (someone should think of a...

After the Rain @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Clouds are dreamsfloating above us anonymously,But are known tohurl down furious...

Using the Book of Mormon to Navigate Problems in Church History @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  Some church members faith is challenged when they learn uncorrelated (unvarnished)...

Raising a Missionary @ Rains Came Down
  -  My daughter is preparing for baptism. One of the things I encouraged her to do was to go...

In God's Image and Likeness 2 Now Available! @ Temple Themes
  -  The first edition of Jeff Bradshaw and David Larsen's book, In God's Image and Likeness...

No dispute between Smith and Roberts over evolution @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Occasionally, someone will say there was a "dispute between LDS authorities Joseph...

Tower of Babel: What did it really mean to “Confound Their Language”? @ Temple Themes
  -  The figure above is by the famous Dutch engraver, M. C. Escher. “Although Escher...

Tower of Babel: The Scattering at Babel and Gathering of the Last Days @ Temple Themes
  -  This lonely scene comes from Old Al ‘Ula, an abandoned town in Saudi Arabia. The stairs...

Tower of Babel Part 3: “Let Us Make Us a Name” @ Temple Themes
  -  No one in history has wanted to make a name for himself more than Ferdinand Cheval....

A Tower Model of the Babel Story @ Temple Themes
  -  Mario Larrinaga produced a commanding view of ancient Babylon. The subject of the...

Laugh With Me @ Rains Came Down
  -  Sometimes it is worthwhile to call out bullies, even relatively harmless internet...

Building The Tower of Babel on a Mesopotamian Foundation @ Temple Themes
  -  With its intriguing imagery of a tower reaching to heaven and the fantastic tale of the...

Are Medieval Maps Evidence of an Advanced Pre-Deluge Civilization? @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  The right side of this picture is a map of the Antarctic region.  There is...

The Seven Doors to the Soul @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  I believe in the soul. You have one. I have one. I am not completely sure what a soul is...

Are Church Leaders More Fallible Than We Have Hitherto Supposed? @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  I was reading at a well known blog today about the difficulties church history is proving...

The Lesser Portion of the Word @ The Fulness
  -  The title for this blog is taken from the twelfth chapter of Alma in the Book of Mormon....

Our LDS blogs are all "Alternate Voices" @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  At the age of 29, Dallin H. Oaks was hired as professor of law at the University of...

Tom Phillips Vindicated: Shocking New Revelations on Mormon Leaders' Nefarious Schemes @ Expert Texperts
  -  In light of the recent lawsuit filed against LDS President Thomas S. Monson by...

A Manifesto on Gay Marriage: Testifying the Truth @ Expert Texperts
  -  This post began as a kind of dark satire, but instead morphed into an (admittedly...

Fasting for Miracles @ Be Not Weary
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The "Frozen" Bandwagon; Whereon Sitting, Our Bums Get Cold @ Rains Came Down
  -  A flurry of criticisms, cross-criticisms, and reasoned posts about the movie Frozen have...

Hey, I Got Running Shoes for Christmas @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  My wife bought me running shoes for Christmas. The nicest pair I've ever owned. Brooks...

My Brief Rebuttal to Tad Callister (A Flowchart) @ Expert Texperts
  -  "Women particularly can dress modestly and in the process contribute to their own...

Active in the Church? The Lord Defines What it Really Means to be Active in His Church @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  One of the apostles asked a Stake President what the biggest problem in his Stake is? The...

Addictions and Relationships @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Can you think of a more important skill than the ability to form and keep a long-term...

Mormons believe global Flood story @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Recently, I noticed a couple of blog discussions about the great Flood — here and here....

What Is Love? @ Be Not Weary
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For God Loved the World; Pain and Valentine's Day @ Rains Came Down
  -   This is my daughter's newest favorite song. It has long been one of mine as well. I...

Valentine's Day in Five Stages (of Grief) @ Expert Texperts
  -  I have never liked Valentine's day.Okay, maybe that's a lie. When I was a kid, I loved...

The Oatmeal Solution @ Rains Came Down
  -  When reading others' discussions on gospel topics, especially those that people struggle...

Good Memories of a Great Man @ Be Not Weary
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New Gospel Topic on Book of Mormon and DNA Studies @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  There is a new Gospel Topic at LDS.org titled, "Book of Mormon and DNA Studies." It deals...

President Monson Accused of Fraud @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  When I started this blog in 2007 my objective was to write about the doctrine of Christ...

Whistling in the Dark @ Rains Came Down
  -  Imagine you are swimming in a deep and turbulent ocean. Nearby is a good-sized boat, and...

On Thomas S. Monson's Court Date @ Expert Texperts
  -  The Mormon Internet, as glimpsed through the lens of my Facebook feed, has erupted...

A Prodigal Daughter @ Rains Came Down
  -  "Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy...

Arouse the Faculties of Your Souls @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  The language of scripture is powerful and can arouse the faculties of our souls if we...

When Church Leaders Are Wrong @ Rains Came Down
  -  With the recently released study topic on race and the priesthood in the LDS Church,...

What Is Your Purpose? @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Do you know what your life purpose is?Most people don't. At least not the ones I ask.Yes,...

How can Partaking the Forbidden Fruit be called a Transgression? @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  Since I was a young seminary student, I always wondered why the Lord forbade Adam and Eve...

The Creation was Eternal @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  In the beginning, God created an eternal, deathless, paradisiacal world. There was no...

Noblesse Oblige @ Rains Came Down
  -  I hadn't thought about it for years...decades, even. I was pondering something completely...

Spencer W. Kimball’s 85 Day Prayer @ LDS Alive in Christ
  -  The following excerpt from a talk given in General Conference by Spencer W. Kimball when...

Wibbly Wobbly Doctrine-Woctrine...Stuff @ Expert Texperts
  -  The idea for this post has been bouncing around in my head for a while, and it’s all...

Some People Oppose Gay Marriage @ Rains Came Down
  -  There is a point at which argument is futile. When two sides of a disagreement are so...

Facebook Page @ Rains Came Down
  -  Though it feels rather uncomfortable and egotistical, I've created a Facebook Page for...

Tacitus the Unwitting Apostle @ Expert Texperts
  -  As part of my ongoing effort to sound more impressive when beginning blog posts, I was...

There Is No Such Thing As Failure @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  This morning when I woke up, I could see something I had not seen clearly before. It's...

Brain Dead and Organ Donation @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  A few months ago my youngest sister of 35 years suffered a massive heart attack that...

From Catholic to Mormon: Brandon’s Conversion Story @ Grace for Grace
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A Lesson from a $50 Bill @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  I saw a little object lesson on Sunday that I've never seen before. The teacher of a...

Coming Out of the Anonymity Closet… @ Mormon Monastery
  -  I’ve kept this blog and page pseudonymous for several years, but I’ve decided...

Science and the Book of Genesis Part 5 @ Temple Themes
  -  Lesson Five: There Is More in These Chapters Than Meets the Eye The more I study the...

In God's Image and Likeness 2 Preorder Sale @ Temple Themes
  -  With estimated shipping in early February (next month), FairMormon is doing a discounted...

Science and the Book of Genesis Part 4 @ Temple Themes
  -  Lesson Four: There Is a Deep Relationship Between Genesis 1-11 and the Liturgy and Layout...

Just Be You @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Today I heard a story from the mother of a five-year-old boy. His name is Elijah."Elijah,...

Choosing Happiness @ Rains Came Down
  -  This post on pain and choosing happiness is beautiful. Choosing to be happy rather than...

Dulcinea: On Dreaming and Ally McBeal @ Expert Texperts
  -  I hate packing. I hate deciding what to take and what to leave behind. I hate figuring...

No Rules, No Promises, No Happy Ending @ Rains Came Down
  -  "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which...

A Year In A Glimpse—2013 @ Rains Came Down
  -  It's kind of a tradition of mine to create Wordles of what I have written about over the...

Mormon History #1: The First Vision (As Told Through Twitter) @ Expert Texperts
  -  I've always believed that my responsibilities as a blogger are not only to myself, my...

The Bridge between Us @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Help me build the bridge between usbefore the chasm inhales a pallid conjecture ofwho is...

Poor Edith @ Expert Texperts
  -  As December 2013 draws to a close and January 2014 approaches on the horizon, I think we...

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Chapel, Cambridge 2013 @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" will be broadcast live on Christmas Eve 2013 from...

"He can plan for his brethren" @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  December 23, 2013 is the 208th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith. In...

Joy To The World @ The Fulness
  -  A few days ago, as I sought some quiet time away from the frantic pace of life, I turned...

The True Meaning of Christmas @ Rains Came Down
  -  I'm a woman, which means I get irrational at times. (Men do too, but in different ways.)...

O Come, O Come Emmanuel @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Here is another favorite I remember from my childhood and which I love. Once again by The...

Best Uncommon Christmas Songs (that are common in Germany) @ Grace for Grace
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A Christmas Cover of Cohen's "Hallelujah" @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Cloverton performs the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah" but with Christmas spirit.

On Pants @ Expert Texperts
  -  This morning, I woke up undecided.Last year, I couldn't do it. I didn't have the guts to...

Reflections of a Mormon Missionary during Christmas in Germany @ Grace for Grace
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Empathy, Sympathy and Pain @ Rains Came Down
  -  This video is an amazing explanation for some of the things I've been trying to get at in...

Angels We Have Heard on High by the Piano Guys @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Another amazing piece from the Piano Guys. Thank you so much.

Carol of the Bells for 12 Cellos @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Here is another version I love by Steven Sharp Nelson, one of The Piano Guys.

Carol of the Bells by Pentatonix @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Once again a viral hit suitable for the season by Pentatonix.

Female Power and Reaching for Perfection @ Rains Came Down
  -  Some argue that men and women are essentially the same, that only a happenstance of...

Getting Back What Was Lost @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  On July 23, 2013, on a gray day in San Francisco, in the shadow of the Peace Pagoda on...

Writing About Pain When It's Over @ Rains Came Down
  -  I heard someone recently complain about Ensign articles, that they don't address...

The Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Harry Simeone released a cover of "The Little Drummer Boy" when I was just one year old....

The Real Meaning of Christmas @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Christmas has no more and no less meaning than the meaning we give it in our hearts. I...

Christmas Readings for the Month of December @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Starting tomorrow morning, I'll be posting daily readings from the book Glory to God in...

The genesis of the priesthood restriction @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Questions about the priesthood restriction began for me during the 1950s, when my boyhood...

Mormon Bishop Disguises himself as Homeless Man @ Grace for Grace
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Science and the Book of Genesis Part 3 @ Temple Themes
  -  Lesson Three: It Is Profitable to Read These Chapters “Literally,” Though Not in the...

Science and the Book of Genesis Part 2 @ Temple Themes
  -  Lesson Two: Scripture is a Product of a Particular Point of ViewLesson 2: scripture is a...

Science and the Book of Genesis @ Temple Themes
  -  Note: This is the first of a six-part series in Meridian Magazine Part One: Taking the...

In God's Image and Likeness 2 Now Available for Pre-order! @ Temple Themes
  -  We're pleased to announce that you can now pre-order the forthcoming In God's Image and...

I Walked Away From A Car Crash @ Expert Texperts
  -  It was just after I reached the crest of the mountain pass that I noticed the Ford...

Moneychangers in Your Temple @ Put on the Armor of Light
  -  Expulsion of the Moneychangers fromthe Temple by Giotto di Bondone(1266/7–1337),...

Dear Men: You’re Breaking Our Hearts @ Rains Came Down
  -  I don’t know if what I’m going to write represents more than just me. Maybe I’m...

Entering Into the Rest of the Lord @ The Fulness
  -  This morning I see the first glint of the morning sun spilling across the tall pines...

Relative Risks, Prevalence Rates, and Why I Still Drink Milkshakes @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  How many times have you read claims like “Being exposed to X increases your risk of...

Thoughts while watching our ward’s Primary program @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -  I love the barely controlled chaos. Been watching these meetings for what seems like...

Symposium on Science and Mormonism @ Temple Themes
  -  For those who registered for this weekend's symposium, don't forget to come hear Jeff's...

Daniel’s Journey: From Jew to Atheist to Mormon @ Grace for Grace
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“Ender’s Game” (the movie): a brief review w/spoilers @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -   I read the original “Ender’s Game” short story when it was published...

Our physical bodies have a divine origin @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  The following statements correctly suggest that Mormonism is science-friendly:M. Russell...

Best Quotes from October 2013 General Conference @ Grace for Grace
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Question Box: I’m Angry with God @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -  Question: “I’m angry with God.  I’ve always been a good person, helped...

A Few Thoughts about Ordain Women and Priesthood Session @ Expert Texperts
  -  As anyone in the Mormon/Utah News Bubble knows by now, last week a group of around 150...

An Open Letter to President Uchtdorf @ The Fulness
  -  Dear President Uchtdorf, In your Saturday morning talk at conference, you began by...

Inspiration/Revelation Received by Re-reading General Conference Talks @ Grace for Grace
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The Ordain Women October 5th Action as told in GIFs. @ Expert Texperts
  -  It's General Conference time, and today we've enlisted EOR for help explaining one...

Inactive Mormons are the Best Missionaries @ Grace for Grace
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Rock N' Roll is Evil, I Tell Ya--Winning the Testimony War @ Expert Texperts
  -  A few months back I wrote about an infamous fireside that circulated in my mission which...

Joseph Fielding Smith in 2014 @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Authoritative teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are sent forth...

A Highly Factitious Overview of the U.S. Constitution @ Expert Texperts
  -  As all Americans know, our country recently celebrated Constitution Day, our most...

Alma and John revisited — a brief thought @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -  I have posted before about the parallels between Alma1 and John the Baptist,...

Archaeological find in Israel: Jehovah’s wife? @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -  I always treat articles like this — heck, just about any article (or, for that...

More lessons from Judaism: Orthodox Jews confront Torah inerrancy @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -  Again from the Tablet comes this article about how some Orthodox Jews are trying to deal...

Some insight into the phrase “desolation of abomination” @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -  John Gee, over at his excellent and always provocative blog Forn Spǫll Fira, gives some...

Sneak Preview of In God's Image and Likeness 2 @ Temple Themes
  -  Head over to the main site to take a peek at one of the chapters of Jeff Bradshaw's...

2013 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium on the Old Testament @ Temple Themes
  -  Jeff will be presenting "The Tree of Knowledge as the Veil of the Sanctuary" at this...

Higher dimensional realms revisited @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -   The first published article I ever wrote was “Some thoughts on higher dimensional...

In case anyone mentions “the Book of Mormon” and “Smithsonian” in the same breath… @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -  …please sent them over to this post at Keepapitchinin by Ardis “Ace”...

“Judaism as a native language” — lessons for Mormons? @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -  Thanks to a link from a Jewish friend (whose wife published an article there), I have...

Science has Finally Caught up with the Word of Wisdom @ Grace for Grace
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“Mormonia”: the trailer @ Adventures in Mormonism
  -   This is several years old, but I hadn’t seen it before. I found it quite funny,...

The Transition of Terror: A Lovecraftian Personal Essay @ Expert Texperts
  -  Almost a year has passed, and yet still I see it, still I visit it in restless sleep....

The origin of the universe: A correlated view @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  The images below are from an amazing article in the August 2013 Ensign. The article...

Tumors, Fetuses, and Diseases oh my! A review of the Mϋtter Museum @ Expert Texperts
  -  Another great guest graces our blog! EOR is a full-time student and a writer at...

The U.S. Constitution should have the respect and honor of every Latter-day Saint @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Canada was opened to missionary work in 1830. Since then, more than 160 countries have...

A Change of Blog @ Manaen
  -  There are some exciting things happening here at this blog. We have now brought on two...

A Times and Seasons comment about BYU biology and doctrine @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Two paragraphs over at Times and Seasons about BYU science and doctrine recently caught...

Education Week @ Temple Themes
  -  As a reminder, Jeff is teaching a course at BYU's Campus Education Week, which started...

Five Simple Questions @ The Fulness
  -  I recently had a conversation with the bishop of our ward when we crossed paths at a...

The Poor and Needy @ The Fulness
  -  I had the opportunity recently to hear Leigh Anne Touhy speak at a function recently....

The glory of God is intelligence - and there can't be "too much." @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  [This post is from an article by Spencer W. Kimball published while he was Church...

On Swearing in Popular Media @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  Occasionally I turn on my favorite Pandora internet music stations at work. It keeps my...

Seeking Knowledge @ The Fulness
  -  Alma the younger, as we read in Mosiah, chapter 27, was ‘going about secretly with...

Question Box: Organ Donation @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -  Q: Do Mormons believe in organ donation? A: We certainly do.  We wrote some posts about...

When the personal line disagrees with the priesthood line @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Earlier today, Papa D posted his analysis of Dallin H. Oaks' talk "Two Lines of...

The Gospel as the Core of the Doctrine of Christ @ The Fulness
  -   And it came to pass that he came unto me, and on this wise did he speak unto me, saying:...

Trilobite Troubles for Evolution @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  Our family visited the Trilobite Quarry west of Delta, Utah. Last week. To the untrained...

They flee when none pursueth: Debunking prophetic infallibility @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Prophetic infallibility has been a recurring topic at LDSBlogs.org. A recent example is...

Can I Marry a Mormon? @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -  Q. Hello, my name is Becky and I’ve become infatuated with a Mormon boy....

Sexual orientation is not a disqualifying factor @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  Two days ago, the Boy Scouts of America approved a policy change that will allow gay...

The Purpose of the Priesthood @ The Fulness
  -  What is the purpose of the priesthood? As I pondered that question, my thoughts went back...

BYU-ID Forum this week! @ Temple Themes
  -  Jeff will be speaking at the BYU-ID forum this Thursday. This is free and open to the...

Crucial Experiments: The Crux of the Matter @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  Convincing evidence for macroevolution exists, which is why I do not berate evolutionists...

While Out Walking @ Manaen
  -  The other day I was walking around the middle of Melbourne and on two opposite corners...

Question Box: What is the nature of God and the Trinity? @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -   Q: What is the nature of God and the Trinity? We believe that the Trinity (or Godhead,...

The Fruits of Being Born Again @ The Fulness
  -   THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to...

Question Box: Is there only one God? @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -    Question:  “Is there only one God, or are there other Gods out...

Heber J. Grant's 1931 comment about science: Part 3, Fifteen men @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  This is the third in a series of posts that examine the context of Heber J. Grant's 1931...

Question Box: Can Mormons be cremated? @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -  Can Mormons be cremated and other ashes put together? Cremation is permitted but not...

Heber J. Grant's 1931 comment about science: Part 2, Unanimity @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  This is the second in a series of posts that examine the context of Heber J. Grant's 1931...

Question Box: Prayer @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -   Someone recently asked us if prayer worked and if praying for a sick family member might...

Heber J. Grant's 1931 comment about science: Part 1, Ambiguity @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  This is the first in a series of posts that will examine the context of Heber J. Grant's...

Quick thought on individualism and communitarianism in a Mormon context @ Pale Horse Blog
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Spanish at laundromat, Tue, Mar 12, 2013. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  03/12/2013. 1322. As I was finishing up my laundry, an Hispanic man was folding his...

Lorenzo Snow's couplet is indeed part of the LDS gospel @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  "As man now is, God once was: As God now is, man may be." (Teachings of Presidents of the...

The Brother of Jared @ The Fulness
  -  Who is the man that is referred to in the book of Ether as the ‘brother’ of...

Korean, Tues, Mar 5, 2013. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  03/05/2013. Journal entry. I was at a store where the owner had previously accepted a...

"Adam and Eve fall, and death enters the world." (2013 edition, LDS scriptures.) @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  "The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve have approved the incorporation of...

Chinese at reastaurant. Mon, Feb 25,2013. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  02/25/2013. 1321. I took our ward's full-time missionaries to a nearby Asian restaurant. ...

Pass-along card at gym. Sat, Feb 23, 2013. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  02/23/2013. 1320. I gave a pass-along card to some neighbors who I invited to church.

That Ye May Be Sanctified @ The Fulness
  -  The strait and narrow path to eternal life has a gate. The scriptures attest that anyone...

Conference next week and other events @ Temple Themes
  -  As a reminder, Jeff Bradshaw will be speaking the upcoming "Enoch and the Temple"...

Rejecting the Gospel @ The Fulness
  -  In the header to chapter 16 of Third Nephi, we read that “In the latter days the...

Three fallacies used to reconcile human evolution with the gospel @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  I remember the first time I heard an LDS scientist say human evolution could be...

A Strange Story Explained: Temple Symbolism and the Garment of Noah @ Temple Themes
  -  A particular story in Genesis seems peculiar to us because we misunderstand it. As we...

A Very Cool Scientific Discovery @ Religion and Science Blog
  -  Which one of the following statements is true? A. Humans can catch and get sick from...

"Enoch and the Temple" Conference @ Temple Themes
  -  Jeff has been invited to present at the upcoming "Enoch and the Temple" Conference, which...

Being Born Again – Process or Event? @ The Fulness
  -  As JR pointed out in a comment to the last blog, the question keeps coming back to the...

Spirit, Body and Tony Stark @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -  Last week in Primary, I was trying to teach the children in our ward about how our...

SteveP's answer to current teachings about the origin of man: Pretend they don't exist @ No Death Before the Fall
  -  This post is my response to Steve's BCC article (found here). One of the most science...

Why do I need a prophet? @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -  Jesus Christ is the head of His church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...

The Twelve and the Baptism of Fire @ The Fulness
  -  The scriptures recite stories of both success and triumph as well as failure and...

The Reality of Jesus' Divine Birth and of His Glorious Return @ Temple Themes
  -  In the popular film Miracle on 34th Street, the central figure, Kris Kringle, is taken to...

Pass-along card at store. Sat, Dec 22, 2012 @ Flooding the Earth
  -  12/22/2012. 1319. I was browsing at a nearby furniture store where I knew some of the...

Amharic at store. Fri, Dec 21, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  12/21/2012. 1318. I saw an East African-looking man at a store, but I neglected to strike...

Temple Symbolism and the Tent of Noah @ Temple Themes
  -  There are rich thematic connections between the emergence of the dry land at Creation,...

Forgiveness Rerun @ Be Not Weary
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Adam, the first man – baptized by water, baptized by fire @ The Fulness
  -  For this post, I have chosen to return to one of my favorite themes – the baptism...

What Do Mormons Believe About Abortion? @ What Do Mormons Believe?
  -  “We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal...

English pass-along card at store. Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ Flooding the Earth
  -  11/28/2012. 1317. I was at a store waiting on a service to be performed, and struck up a...

Testimony @ The Fulness
  -  It is such an ‘inspiring’ scene. The proud father walks up to the podium with...

Hausa at laundromat. Sat, Nov 24, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  11/24/2012. 1316. At a laundromat, I met a man from Niger who spoke Hausa.  I offered...

Be Thou an Example of the Believers @ Manaen
  -  I have just started a new job today working at a bank. Today was the "company induction"...

Washing Away Our Sins @ The Fulness
  -  If you don’t know this already, I am driven to question many aspects of my...

Arabic at restaurant. Sat, Oct 20, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  10/20/2012. 1315. The owner of a restaurant where I was eating spoke Arabic.  I offered...

Why I haven’t utilized this blog @ Pale Horse Blog
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On Whomsoever This Stone Shall Fall @ The Fulness
  -  I wish to write of the situation I see regarding the Lord’s vineyard in these last...

Staying on the Lord’s Side @ Be Not Weary
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The Strait and Narrow Path @ The Fulness
  -  I want to belatedly express my thanks to James for his willingness to share his testimony...

Burmese at store. Tues, Aug 28, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  08/28/2012. 1314. I met a Burmese man at a store and offered him a Burmese copy of the...

Rock Center: Mormon in America @ Be Not Weary
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Choosing Happiness @ Be Not Weary
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Samoan at laundromat. Sat, Aug 11, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  08/11/2012. 1313. Things have slowed down. I haven't been traveling as much, or going...

Sacrifice Part 2 @ Manaen
  -  We see sacrifice in our everyday lives around us. Many people put themselves out to help...

Korean Gospel Principles at Restaurant. Fri, Jul 27, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  07/27/2012. 1312. I took the ward's two full-time missionaries to lunch at a Korean...

Mongolian at restaurant. Fri, Jul 6, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  07/06/2012. 1311. I was at a resaurant on the other side of town after volunteering at...

Living a Life of Integrity @ Manaen
  -  Today, I thought that I would write today about living a life of integrity. What does...

The Prodigal Son @ Be Not Weary
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Chinese at restaurant. Tue, Jul 3, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  07/03/2012. 1310. I had supper at a Restaurant not far from the storehouse. The owners...

Seeking Gifts of the Spirit and Sign Seeking. What’s the difference? @ The Fulness
  -  Posted by James I have been one to seek earnestly after spiritual things. I love the...

Mormon morals, ethics, metaphysics @ Pale Horse Blog
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The Baptism of Fire – Another Testimony @ The Fulness
  -  Posted by James I was living in Australia. Heavenly Father wanted me and my family to...

Zombies and Nazis and Men, Oh My! @ Pale Horse Blog
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Blessed be the Gentiles @ The Fulness
  -   And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they...

Sacrifice Part 1 @ Manaen
  -  Sacrifice is something that can sound a bit heavy for most people. I'm not going to lie,...

Zion’s Camp – The Sequel @ The Fulness
  -  The recent announcement regarding the purchase of the area around Haun’s Mill by...

My Regrets @ The Fulness
  -  The kids are all raised and out of the house now. They are in various stages of...

Chinese at Restaurant. Sat, May 5, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  05/05/2012. 1309. I was in another part of town, and had lunch prior to attending a...

Lest We Forget @ Manaen
  -  Just a little disclaimer: I am not a historian nor am I an authority on the matter I am...

On being a yea-sayer @ Pale Horse Blog
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Benchmark Books is Expanding! @ Browsing the Stacks
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A Friend of the World @ The Fulness
  -  I didn’t watch a lot of conference this weekend. I don’t intend to put forth...

Taking Time Out @ Manaen
  -  I have been taking the past few weeks to take some time away from my normal life to...

Lithuanian declined at grocery. Sat, Mar 17, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  03/17/2012. 1308. I was at a grocery store, and struck up a conversation with a lady who...

My family @ Pale Horse Blog
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One Year On @ Manaen
  -  This Sunday marks one year since the Great East Japan Earthquake happened. This past year...

Hoje na história mórmon - 29 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 29 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1844Moses Smith e Rufus Beach...

Hoje na história mórmon - 28 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 28 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831"Se sabe que Jo Smith nunca...

Hoje na história mórmon - 27 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 27 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831Orson Pratt chega em Kirtland...

Hoje na história mórmon - 26 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 26 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1828Martin Harris partiu de Nova...

Hoje na história mórmon - 25 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 25 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1828Por volta desta data Martin...

Hoje na história mórmon - 24 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 24 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831Parley P. Pratt chega a St....

A smattering of words on magical realism and the Scholar of Moab @ Pale Horse Blog
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Hoje na história mórmon - 23 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 23 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1828Na cidade de Nova Iorque,...

Hoje na história mórmon - 22 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 22 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1811Ezra Taft Benson nasceu em...

Hoje na história mórmon - 21 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 21 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1816Jedediah Morgan Grant nasceu...

An Old Angle @ Manaen
  -  This year at university I had planned to begin my minor in Jewish Civilization. But due a...

Hoje na história mórmon - 20 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 20 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1832Orson Hyde e Samuel H. Smith...

Hoje na história mórmon - 19 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 19 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1793Sidney Rigdon nasceu em Piny...

Hoje na história mórmon - 18 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 18 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1833Orson Pratt voltou para...

Hoje na história mórmon - 17 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 17 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1792William W. Phelps...

Hoje na história mórmon - 16 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 16 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831Sidney Rigdon e Joseph Smith...

Hoje na história mórmon - 15 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 15 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831Uma carta demorada de Matthew...

Hoje na história mórmon - 14 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 14 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831Do Palmyra Reflector: "[O...

Hoje na história mórmon - 13 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 13 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1833Os sumo-sacerdotes de...

Hoje na história mórmon - 12 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 12 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1833O estado de Illinois proibiu...

Hoje na história mórmon - 11 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 11 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1798Alvin Smith (irmão de...

Hoje na história mórmon - 10 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 10 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1832Hyrum Smith e Reynolds Cahoon...

Hoje na história mórmon - 9 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 9 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1800Hyrum Smith, irmão de Joseph...

Hoje na história mórmon - 8 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 8 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1835Brigham e Joseph Young cantam...

Hoje na história mórmon - 7 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 7 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831"Delírios" de Alexander...

Hoje na história mórmon - 6 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 6 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1831Entre hoje e o dia 23, Joseph...

Hoje na história mórmon - 5 de fevereiro @ Diário História SUD
  -  O que aconteceu no 5 de fevereiro na história mórmon:1795Newel Kimball Whitney nasceu...

Pass-along card at cultural festival. Fri, Feb 3, 2012 @ Flooding the Earth
  -  02/03/2012. 1307. I spoke with a lady from Africa at a cultural festival. I offered and...

Pass-along cards outside of store. Fri. Feb 3, 2012 @ Flooding the Earth
  -  02/03/2012. 1306. I spoke with two men outside an African store, and they accepted my...

Amharic. Wed, Jan 25, 2012. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  01/25/2012. 1305. I was at a financial institution and the person who was helping me...

Resolutions- Part 2: Be Inspired! @ Be Not Weary
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Taking Inventory- New Year’s Resolution Ideas, Part 1 @ Be Not Weary
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Flooding the Earth with the.... Bible. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  I've written before that my mission president, over 25 years ago, sent my companion and I...

The dream that I had @ Pale Horse Blog
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Shona at Post Office. Fri, Dec 2, 2011. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  12/02/2011. 1304. After volunteering at the storehouse in the morning, I went to a Post...

El Sol and the end of conservative and liberal Mormons @ Pale Horse Blog
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Chinese declined. Tue, Nov 22, 2011. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  11/22/2011. 1303. I was taking a break while volunteering at the storehouse and went...

Chinese at restaurant. Mon, Nov 21, 2011. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  11/21/2011. 1302. I was shopping at a store and ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a...

Korean, declined. Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ Flooding the Earth
  -  11/21/2011. 1301. I stopped at a gas station to buy a newspaper on the way to another...

Ewe, French, at store. Sat, Nov 12, 2011. @ Flooding the Earth
  -  11/12/2011. 1300. I was at a checkout counter of a large national chain. The cashier...

The brass serpent; or, towards an end of conservative and liberal Mormons @ Pale Horse Blog
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Hearing The Voice Of God @ The Fulness
  -  The topic of this post was prompted by several comments from the recent October 2011...

Who Should I Call Upon to Substitute For Me? Thoughts From General Conference @ The Fulness
  -  I wonder who I should call upon to substitute for me? The question asked by President...

Where Do We Go From Here? @ The Fulness
  -  Where Do We Go From Here? I would like to talk about a perspective on where to go when...

An Invitation @ The Fulness
  -  I have a good friend who shared with me, today, a letter. It was a form letter describing...

All Or Nothing @ The Fulness
  -  Should our testimony of the spiritual aspects of our lives be an ‘all or...

God Or Mammon @ The Fulness
  -  The multi-use development known as City Creek Center has generated a significant amount...

Don’t Get Off The Ship @ The Fulness
  -  In a regional multi-stake conference beamed in from Salt Lake City this month, Elder M....

No More and No Less @ The Fulness
  -  As I again read the story of the 2060 sons of Helaman, I was lead to ponder an aspect to...

that I might draw all men unto me @ The Fulness
  -  The visitations of Christ did not happen over the sequence of a few days. As we read in...

Sanctification By Works @ The Fulness
  -  One of the themes of this past April conference seemed to be the concept of...

April 2011 General Conference – Saturday Afternoon Session @ The Fulness
  -  Here are some thoughts from the Saturday afternoon session Robert Cantwell Every year as...

April Conference 2011 – Saturday Morning Session @ The Fulness
  -  L. Tom Perry The comment regarding the Savior’s dual citizenship, both heaven and...

Confetti Antiques and Books–Rare Mormon Catalog #4 @ Browsing the Stacks
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In Remembrance of His Body and Blood @ The Fulness
  -  The hallmark of this blog is the reliance on the Book of Mormon to provide clear guidance...

I Am A Child of God @ The Fulness
  -  I am a child of God, And he has sent me here, Has given me an earthly home With parents...

A Mighty Prayer @ The Fulness
  -  I have taken a number of weeks ‘off’ from the blog. I assisted two of my children in...

I Am A Convert @ The Fulness
  -  What does it mean to be a convert, as Elder Costa professed in October conference? We...

Day Two – October 2010 Conference @ The Fulness
  -  Before moving on to day two, I should touch on the evening priesthood session. I hadn’t...

Day One – October 2010 Conference @ The Fulness
  -  President Monson opened the conference with the announcement of five new temples. From a...

Inspiration or Revelation – You Choose @ The Fulness
  -  We shall soon again sit at the feet of the prophets, seers, and revelators to receive...

The “Complete” Discourses of Brigham Young is Out of Print @ Browsing the Stacks
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Severability and Spiritual Contracts @ The Fulness
  -  In the business world, most contracts have what is called a ‘severability’ clause....

Zion Has Fled @ The Fulness
  -  A little more than a year after the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ by Joseph...

Who Is He Rescuing? @ The Fulness
  -  With the release of “To The Rescue,’ I will be interested in whether the following...

The Mormons Are Now Our Friends @ The Fulness
  -  The question I have been pondering recently has been: What should our relationship be...

Testimony Tested and a Reinforced Crotch @ The Fulness
  -   I have been a subscriber to the Church News for a long time. Living out in the so-called...

Confession Is Good For The Soul @ The Fulness
  -  The Confession by Pietro Longhi The Confession by Pietro Longhi In this painting by...

More On Living The Gospel @ The Fulness
  -  In my last post on ‘living the gospel,’ I focused on the point of one, understanding...

Living the Gospel @ The Fulness
  -  What does it mean to live the gospel? I would encourage the reader to pause and consider...

Just and True @ The Fulness
  -  There are phrases in the scriptures that carry extra meaning in one’s life.  For...

Hiding Our Sins @ The Fulness
  -  If you look around in a typical LDS ward, you will see people who are striving to do the...

Supposing that Gain is Godliness @ The Fulness
  -   We seem to honor wealth and worldly success. The General Authorities are typically...

Seven Angels, Seven Trumpets @ The Fulness
  -  The Revelation of John contains a rehearsal of the vision John received of the future,...

Spiritual Nutrition @ The Fulness
  -   Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the graduation ceremony for the UC Berkeley...

Burdens We Carry @ The Fulness
  -  I would like to point you to another blog that I enjoy. Torahbytes is a blog and email...

Browsing the Stacks is on Facebook! @ Browsing the Stacks
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Moving and Storing Your Books–How To? @ Browsing the Stacks
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I Testify… @ The Fulness
  -  The scene is the courtroom. A witness takes the stand and, under oath, recites their...

Notes from the 7th Annual A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting Conference at BYU @ Browsing the Stacks
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What is this thing called Death? @ The Fulness
  -  Last month, our family mourned the passing of my wife’s grandmother. A centenarian,...

Last Thoughts of April Conference 2010 @ The Fulness
  -  I won’t be posting any specific comments on the last session of conference, but I...

Sunday Morning Session Pondered @ The Fulness
  -  Both talks by Pres. Uchtdorf and Elder Scott continued with the focus on Jesus Christ; a...

Thoughts from the Saturday Afternoon Session @ The Fulness
  -  Elder L. Tom Perry As I consider ‘modern’ society, I am grieved with what we...

Critical questions from the Saturday Morning session @ The Fulness
  -  President Thomas S. Monson We hear again of how to measure the success of the church –...

Welcome to the Antionum First Ward @ The Fulness
  -   As you may recall, Antionum is the land where the Zoramites settled. Immediately...

Worth keeping? Or let it die? @ Mormon Monastery
  -  I have obviously not given this site the attention I’d intended, for which I offer...

Welcome to “Browsing The Stacks” @ Browsing the Stacks
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Broken Bones and Priesthood Blessings @ The Fulness
  -  It was supposed to be the dream family vacation to Hawai’i. I had enough frequent...

A Warning to the Gentile Church @ The Fulness
  -  The Book of Mormon teaches us that the restoration of the gospel in the latter days would...

Baptism of Fire and the Holy Ghost – A Biblical Perspective @ The Fulness
  -  What is the ‘baptism with the Holy Ghost and with fire’ from the biblical...

Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen @ The Fulness
  -  I would like to spend some time on the expectations the Lord has put upon those who are...

Things plain and precious @ The Fulness
  -  In the thirteenth chapter of first Nephi, we read that the original gospel of Jesus...

His Name, His Gospel, His Works, His Church @ The Fulness
  -  In 3rd Nephi, the scriptures record the visits of Christ among the Nephites. He selected...

Great Apostates in Church History @ The Fulness
  -  The Webster’s definition of apostasy is 1) renunciation of a religious faith and 2)...

But they were not apostles… @ The Fulness
  -  The title of this post is from a comment made by one of the missionaries that stopped by...

Instinct and the Soul of a Living Being @ The Fulness
  -  I am going to diverge from my usual discussion items relating to doctrines in this post....

The Church Established by Christ @ The Fulness
  -  The Book of Mormon records the visit of Christ to the ‘people of Nephi.’ As a...

The New Covenant, even the Book of Mormon @ The Fulness
  -  In Section 84 of the Doctrine and Covenants, we read of the condemnation that...

Section 76 – A Mystery of God Revealed @ The Fulness
  -  As you read this blog, you are likely in one of two camps. The first camp is the group...

The Psalm of Nephi @ The Fulness
  -  After the death of Lehi and before two sides of the family went different directions,...

“They had all things common among them” @ The Fulness
  -  One of the primary markers of a true Zion community is the sharing of both spiritual and...

The Book of Doctrine and Covenants – Stripped of its Doctrine @ The Fulness
  -  Beginning with the 1921 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, the book no longer...

The Doctrine of Christ @ The Fulness
  -  “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. ...

The Salt Lake Tornado – Ten Years Later @ The Fulness
  -  In one month, we will come upon the tenth anniversary of the deadly tornado that coursed...

Gentiles-R-Us Part 2 @ The Fulness
  -  In my first post on this topic, I attempted to show from the scriptures that the latter...

Gentiles-R-Us Part 1 @ The Fulness
  -  I would like to propose a little self-administered quiz. Here we go: From the title page...

To Act or Be Acted Upon @ The Fulness
  -  In second Nephi, we find the last messages Lehi left with his sons before he passed away....

Peter the Apostle and the Keys of the Kingdom @ The Fulness
  -  “When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,...

Retaining a remission of our sins @ The Fulness
  -  In my last post, I discussed the baptism by fire and the Holy Ghost as a core component...

Baptism by Fire and by the Holy Ghost – My Story @ The Fulness
  -  What is it that changes a person spiritually? What must we do to receive a remission of...

Tithing as Fire Insurance. What would Martin Luther think? @ The Fulness
  -  I recently read a biography of Martin Luther by D’Aubigne entitled “The Life and...

Religion versus Spirituality @ The Fulness
  -  As I have often pondered the purpose of life, one of the contrasts that has beckoned my...

The Fulness of the Gospel @ The Fulness
  -  The word ‘fulness’ is found numerous times in the scriptures; used to signify...

This Blog @ The Fulness
  -  The purpose of this blog is to explore aspects of the message of Jesus Christ. The intent...

Guestpost at FPR @ Mormon Monastery
  -  I’ve written up a post about a passage from Ugaritic literature and the LDS temple...

Brief Thoughts on Change @ Mormon Monastery
  -  As time goes by, older and venerated prophets and apostles are inevitably succeeded by...

Temple, Tabernacle, and Church: What’s the difference? @ Mormon Monastery
  -  According to this talk by Elder Ballard, many non-LDS confuse LDS temples, tabernacles,...

German practice @ Mormon Monastery
  -  For those of us studying the Bible or Ancient Near East, acquisition of German reading...

Updates, links, and reports @ Mormon Monastery
  -  I notice it’s been over a year since my last post. During that time, I’ve...

Does God Commit Evil? Some quick notes on Amos 3. @ Mormon Monastery
  -  I must admit, I left Gospel Doctrine frustrated almost to the point of anger. Amos is one...

Spanish Scriptures appear on LDS.org @ Mormon Monastery
  -  Perhaps someone else has already pointed this out, but the Spanish scriptures are now...

Papers #1- “The History of LDS Temple Admission Standards” and Temple Recommend Questions @ Mormon Monastery
  -  Since I lack the time to post frequently, I’m going to begin calling attention to...

Reaching the Saints, or Spanish Help (Now with comments enabled!) @ Mormon Monastery
  -  We Norte Americano saints often forget that the vast majority of LDS literature is simply...

Hebrew Practice, or Slow and Steady Wins the Race @ Mormon Monastery
  -  For anyone with a little Hebrew under their belt (it’s not hard, really!), Daily...

Missing warp-speed engines, but functional. @ Mormon Monastery
  -  Welcome to the Monastery! As you click around, you’ll notice that not everything is...

Under Construction @ Mormon Monastery
  -  To any who may stumble over this site, I am in process of transferring in all the...