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We See the Past with a God’s Eye View

April 3, 2014 | no comments
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Bruegels-landscape

From Bruce Charlton: Why is living in the past so popular a pastime? . . . . Read more »

Take Upon You the Name of Laban

March 7, 2014 | no comments
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Take Upon You the Name of Laban

After the requisite soul-searching and angst and all that, Nephi cut off Laban’s head, snicker-snack. He probably did not know at the time that he was setting up a type of Christ. Read more »

A Sacramental Christmas

December 22, 2013 | no comments
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A Sacramental Christmas

There is only one Christmas. Each year it comes a little more into view. Read more »

On the Efficacy of Kicking Up a Fuss

March 23, 2013 | 70 comments
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I am going to try an experiment with this post. Read more »

Revelation: a Syllogism

November 13, 2012 | no comments
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First premise: Nothing made by mortals can be perfect. Read more »

Earned Respect, Unconditional Love

November 1, 2012 | no comments
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And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. Read more »

Sacramental Christmas

December 23, 2011 | no comments
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This Christmas we will take the sacrament together. The ordinance will be, or can be, bigger than the time and place. Bigger than the place, because it binds us to all the Saints who are taking it with us worldwide, and to God in his heaven. Bigger than time, because it brings us to the foot of the cross and to the times when we made our covenants. Read more »

Feet to Zion

June 13, 2011 | one comment
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On the sweetness of Mormon life Read more »

Memorial Day Thoughts

May 30, 2011 | no comments
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Some Saints say that death ain’t no thang. Read more »

Pagan Prohibition

May 23, 2011 | no comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life– Your alarm sounds in the dark of the early morning. It’s 5 AM. It’s Saturday. It’s your birthday. Read more »

Osama Bid Laden and Continuing Revelation

May 3, 2011 | no comments
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In the intervals of my enthusiastic and whole-hearted embrace of the unseemly national frenzy of dancing on Bin Laden’s grave, I’ve had a few tentative thoughts about continuing revelation. Read more »

Unchosen Suffering

April 22, 2011 | no comments
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Christ chose to let himself be in Satan’s power and in the power of the Romans. Its important that he chose, because it made him a willing victim. Its also important that he did not himself choose his sufferings. They were the choices of his tormentors. If he had chosen them, he would have been willing but not a victim. Read more »

Brooding Upon the Waters

April 20, 2011 | no comments
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Lately I’ve been thinking about the Hebrew notion that water represented formlessness, chaos, and by extension sin, the devil, and mortality. The notion has some currency in modern scripture. Read more »

Sustainable Culture, Sidelined Pornography

January 27, 2011 | one comment
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The United Kingdom is pushing Internet Service Providers to automatically block access to pornographic sites. Adults could have the block removed on request. Read more »

Toy Story, Like a Hen Gathereth Chicks

January 7, 2011 | no comments
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Calvin–Watterson’s Calvin, not the Calvin of the Institutes–says that the second bowl of chocolate frosted sugar bomb cereal is the best. The first is spoiled by anticipating the bowls to come. By the third you frankly feel a little sick. Read more »

Helpless as a Baby

December 22, 2010 | no comments
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This is the time of year for Christmas devotions. This year my thoughts have been on the impulse to serve the needy that we have at Christmas. We don’t have it at Easter. My thoughts have also been on the Christ child. The religious significance of the grown Christ, on the cross and in the garden, is obvious. But what did Christ do for us as a bare baby? Read more »

The Sacred Story of the Goddess

November 3, 2010 | no comments
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I came in after dark last night just in time to hug my children and pray them to bed. “How was it?” my wife asked. “Good,” I said. “Very spiritual.” That was all. Read more »

You Want Justice, You Need Justice.

August 17, 2010 | no comments
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Here is a short theory of the atonement. Read more »

The Masonic Element in Mormonism

August 10, 2010 | no comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

The Doctrinal Problem of Evolution

June 3, 2010 | no comments
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The scriptural problem of evolution is well understood. The creation accounts in Genesis and other scripture are not obviously describing speciation through natural selection. Read more »

Forsake Your Sins

March 1, 2010 | no comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

Ye Cannot Behold With Your Natural Eyes

February 12, 2010 | no comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon Life. Read more »

Abstinence Education Works, Study Says

February 2, 2010 | no comments
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A new study finds that abstinence education works. Read more »

Help Me Be Self-Reliant

December 28, 2009 | no comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

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