At the start of the year, one of our Gospel Doctrine lessons touched on the Book of Mormon introduction. Of … Continue reading Is the Book of Mormon really the keystone of Mormonism?
Though perhaps slightly esoteric in nature, I found this tidbit of information about Illinois law mildly interesting. (Perhaps the most … Continue reading Book of Mormon Bankruptcy Exemption
Over the past year or so, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been releasing articles on particular topics through their website.
I have personally found several of the articles encouraging because they cover things I never learned growing up: things I learned only as an adult and only through blogs, podcasts, and anti-Mormon websites.
I don’t know why I never learned these things. What I do know is that I never learned them in Primary, Sunday School, Aaronic Priesthood classes, Seminary, or Institute, or even on my mission. I never read them in a church magazine (although recently a handful of them have appeared in Ensign issues) or lesson manuals.
I present below several recent articles and direct quote from each showing facts and ideas I had to learn through non-official channels. Continue reading “27 things in the Mormon Church’s new articles I never learned growing up”
I gave the lesson in Family Home Evening tonight. I decided to use the opportunity to show our children how they had been looking at the strait and narrow path from the wrong perspective.
It’s not their fault. After all, they view it the same way as most everyone does and how it is portrayed in popular LDS art. A careful reading of the scriptures, however, shows us that the most popular conception of the strait and narrow path is an assumption we have made, which has no scriptural support.
To see the strait and narrow path from a new perspective, we must use a scripture chain. Continue reading “You’ll never view the strait and narrow path the same again”
Before the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob popularized the terms Nephites and Lamanites to refer to the two Book of … Continue reading What about the Samites?
While reading last night in the Book of Mormon, I came across two interesting verses. “For behold, we will not … Continue reading This people
You know, reading through Isaiah can be intimidating. Downright slogging even. Which is why I was not looking forward with … Continue reading Isaiah and Hypocrisy