Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Baptism

This is the third post in a series taking a closer look at the Fourth Article of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (Parts One and Two are here.)  Again, that Article of Faith reads, We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second,Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Baptism

On Writing, Magic, and Brandon Sanderson

As I've mentioned before, I recently started a new job.  And as contrary as it may sound, this has actually meant that I have had more time to read.  When I was unemployed and staying at home all day, I found other things that I could do instead of read, but now that I'm at … Continue reading On Writing, Magic, and Brandon Sanderson

Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Repentance

Last week I started writing about the Fourth Article of Faith.  Again, it reads: We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second,Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. These are the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the foundation … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I Believe, Repentance

Mormon Monday: What I Believe, part 1

I have tried before to document the fundamentals of what I believe as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  For a long time I have wanted to do a multi-post series where I write about different aspects of my faith in a logical, systematical order, rather than just the willy-nilly … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I Believe, part 1

Mormon Monday: Justice and Mercy and Politics

I've had a series of conversations at work about politics and literature and a lot of things.  It's been fun, but one conversation stuck out to me.  We were talking about Ayn Rand and her novels and her philosophy and politics.  Now I've read almost everything that Ayn Rand wrote; Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, Anthem.  And … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Justice and Mercy and Politics

Easter and what it means to me

Happy Easter!  It is a beautiful spring morning.  It is a wonderful time to reflect on and remember the life of Jesus Christ.  Last summer I had the wonderful opportunity of being involved with a film project put on by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  They were filming scenes from the life … Continue reading Easter and what it means to me

Mormon Monday: Recap from April 2012 General Conference

This weekend we once again had the wonderful opportunity to hear from the Prophet and Apostles in the 182nd Annual General conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This year I was not able to follow on Twitter like I have been doing the last couple of years, because we needed my … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Recap from April 2012 General Conference