Posts Tagged ‘ Christ ’

Literary OTGD #12: excerpt on Joseph from From Out of the Dust

March 15, 2014 | no comments
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Orson F. Whitney

Today, we Mormons see the “coincidence of names” between Joseph of Egypt, Joseph the son of Lehi and Joseph Smith as anything but a coincidence. They shared names allow us to make connections between the three cases, adding to our understanding of their histories. And Old Testament Gospel Doctrine lesson 12 allows us to revisit some of the parallels, such as Joseph’s separation from Israel, and eventual reunion, as well as his visionary nature. Elder Orson F. Whitney, who served as an Apostle from 1906 to 1931, recognized this connection, and included it in his epic poem Elias in... Read more »

Literary DCGD #2: Praise ye the Lord

January 6, 2013 | no comments
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Literary DCGD #2: Praise ye the Lord

The second Doctrine and Covenants lesson makes the point that this modern scripture talks and teaches of Christ. That focus was easy to find in many Mormon poems and hymns, but the following poem has the advantage of talking about the Lord for what He has done for the Latter-day Church. Eliza R. Snow probably needs no introduction for most members, as her poetry still appears frequently in our hymnals. And in this poem her combination of praise for the Lord with references to the latter-day work makes this a good match for the lesson. Read more »

Woe to the Outcast

February 14, 2009 | 12 comments
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Marginal groups get into the Second Coming. We contemplate with pleasant savagery the haves and the snobs getting smashed. “Kings shall see that which they had not considered.” “Bottom rail top dis time.” Read more »

The Pity of the World

February 4, 2009 | 2 comments
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Love is compassion and admiration mixed together. Pity and awe. Read more »

The Logic of Christ

January 22, 2009 | 10 comments
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16 ¶ And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. Read more »

One Christmas, Everlasting

December 23, 2008 | one comment
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Merry Christmas from Christmases past! Read more »

The True Meaning of Christmas

December 22, 2008 | no comments
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The Church has put together a web page on the true meaning of Christmas. Please give it a look and pass on the link. Read more »

Holding the Messiah

December 10, 2008 | 8 comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

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