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In a letter to a struggling friend, Terryl Givens elaborates on what he believes it means to sustain Church leaders. ... See MoreSee Less
This is the second in a series of guest posts by Gerald Smith covering the release of his book Schooling the Prophet, How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration. Read the first one here. Fifteen years ago a professor friend of mine at Boston College – a Jesuit Catholic university – walked into my office and asked a puzzling question: Why did the Catholic Church not recognize Mormon baptisms? [ 1422 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/02/the-provenance-of-mormon-baptism/ ... See MoreSee Less
These three concepts exist, for most Mormons, in a tangled web. This has become especially evident in recent months as members have reacted to the Church’s new policies regarding same-sex married couples and their children that were announced in November. This discussion was stoked again following Elder Nelson’s recent remarks, leading to Dave’s post last week pondering: Policy or Revelation… [ 2353 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/01/policy-doctrine-and-revelation/ ... See MoreSee Less
I'm pleased to introduce Dr. Gerald Smith for a round of guest posts here at Times & Seasons. He will be sharing a series of posts about his new book, Schooling the Prophet, How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration (published by BYU Press and the Maxwell Institute.) I was lucky enough to be an early reader for the project, and was really struck by his unique approach to studying the Book of Mormon and how it had shaped the views and beliefs of Joseph Smith. [ 200 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/01/introducing-gerald-smith/ ... See MoreSee Less
The Expanse is an acclaimed novel series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck writing under the pen-name James S. A. Corey. The first novel, Leviathan Wakes, was released in 2011 and nominated for both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Abraham and Franck have released a book a year since then, with… [ 1819 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/01/the-expanse-mormons-in-space/ ... See MoreSee Less
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“For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fullness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language.” D&C 90:11 Introduction This post begins with a simple question: does the Maxwell Institute (formerly FARMS) publish scholarship that treats the Book of Mormon as an ancient text? Or, in the words of Bill Hamblin… [ 3021 more words. ] http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2015/12/in-their-own-language/ ... See MoreSee Less
Some good advice. ... See MoreSee Less
Nathaniel Givens writes about the travesty of the social justice movement. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Carson, Science, and Seventh-day Adventists.http://religionandpolitics.org/2015/11/17/ben-carson-science-and-seventh-day-adventists/ ... See MoreSee Less
The legal department failed in vetting the new policy. Or someone. ... See MoreSee Less
The First Presidency has issued a letter clarifying the scope of the new policy regarding the children of same-sex couples. Worth reading. ... See MoreSee Less
The new policy is problematic in more ways than one. The church needs to hire some engineers to make sense of things. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Carson promotes a form of Biblical naiveté.http://www.peteenns.com/ben-carson-and-the-bible-maybe-he-should-get-a-second-opinion/ ... See MoreSee Less
How do we know that Jael, Heberâ€™s wife, was very righteous?
She got her entire stake through the temple.
See Judges 4:21. Courtesy of our local Institute Director.
And did you read about the food fight?
Zechariah saw a flying roll… (Zechariah 5:1)
Evidence that Rebekah had a Word of Wisdom problem:
And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. (Genesis 24:64)
Anita, I thought that was about toilet paper.
And in Genesis 3:24, we find out that God has a car. ‘Cause he drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden.
My favorite is Isaiah 14:8:
“Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.”
You interested in the Cub Scouts, Gordon? We’re always looking for adults who have the right stuff, and you may just be one of them.
I remember snickering about how Abraham saddled his ass and left Ur… in about ninth grade.
It’s still funny, although now I laugh at it secretly instead of openly. I am, after all, a parent. I have to set a good example for my kids.
The Morning of the Living Dead:
“And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.” (2 Kings 19:35)
Evidence for Santa Claus:
“Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north” (Zech 2:6).
my husband and I laughed out loud in sunday shcool last week
Although it’s not the Old Testament, I get a chuck out of Abinadi sneaking into the city in disguise, then announcing, “It’s me, Abinadi!”
Uh, that should read “chuckle.”
And don’t forget the old chestnut about when tennis was first mentioned in the Bible?
“when Joseph served in Pharaoh’s court!”
Ahh yes, back when I drove my honda, I was so proud to be driving the same car as the Son of God
“and I speak not of mine own accord”
One that always made me laugh was:
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Prov. 21: 19
Seems like a call to go fishing.