Love and Tolerance and Standing for Truth

With recent events in the United States and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding same-sex marriage, I have been having an almost constant debate in my head.   I have read a lot of posts and articles written by people in and out of the Church with varying opinions and I agree … Continue reading Love and Tolerance and Standing for Truth

Mormon Monday: Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

I was asked to speak in Church yesterday on the subject "Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice" and I though that others might be interested in my remarks so I am posting them here in preparation for General Conference in two weeks. “Come listen to a prophet’s voice,  And hear the word of God. “ … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Mormon Monday: On Christmas Music – Why I love German hymns

I am often criticized by my friends and family (in a loving way, though) for being a bit of a Scrooge at Christmastime.  Mostly because I do not seem to enjoy Christmas music as well as others.   I have written before about my thoughts on Christmas music, and I am of the same opinion still … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On Christmas Music – Why I love German hymns

Mormon Monday: What I have learned of God being a father

There is a wonderful little video produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and published on YouTube and other places, titled Earthly Father, Heavenly Father.   It details a day in the life of a father and makes the parallel to our Heavenly Father.  It ends with a quote that I have long … Continue reading Mormon Monday: What I have learned of God being a father

Mormon Monday: Themes from General Conference October 2014

As I was going back over all of the tweets and retweets I sent during this past General Conference last weekend, I opened up a spreadsheet and started organizing some of them into what I found to be distinctive themes that emerged during the Conference.   If you pay attention, you will always find that there … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Themes from General Conference October 2014

Mormon Monday: On General Conference, October 2014 Edition

We were once again blessed by a wonderful General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was a great weekend full of uplifting messages and the spirit of the Lord. We were taught and reminded of doctrines of the Gospel of Christ that we should all be living, ways in which … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On General Conference, October 2014 Edition

Mormon Monday: On Mormonism and Homosexuality

Last Sunday, on assignment from the Stake Presidency, our Bishop held a special meeting with all of the adults in the ward during the third-hour of church services. He had been asked to give a presentation on the doctrines behind the Church’s position on same-sex attraction. It was great lesson, a good discussion where he … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On Mormonism and Homosexuality

Mormon Monday: On Missionary “Work”

I do not like to do missionary work.   There.   I’ve said it.   I know you were all thinking it.   Or, most of you, anyway.   I do not like to do missionary work.  No matter how many times I hear a General Conference talk or Elder’s Quorum lesson, I find myself coming back to the conclusion … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On Missionary “Work”

On Why I Am a Mormon, or Why I Stay

“And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things”  1 Nephi 11:17 I feel that I should caveat almost all of my posts with this scripture.   It sums up my positions rather nicely.   I do not know everything, but there are some … Continue reading On Why I Am a Mormon, or Why I Stay

Thoughts from General Conference, April 2014 Edition

We were once again blessed to enjoy a General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   I was able to watch all sessions at home with my family, while simultaneously following #ldsconf on Twitter, joining in the online conversation and participating in a back and forth with friends around the world.   I … Continue reading Thoughts from General Conference, April 2014 Edition