Mormon Monday: Nothing but Repentance

There is a phrase that appears several times in the scriptures, a few times in the Doctrine and Covenants and a few times in the Book of Mormon, that I have always found extremely interesting.   “Say nothing but repentance unto this generation” or in the Book of Mosiah, 18:20, “Yea, even he commanded them that … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Nothing but Repentance

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

Mormon Monday: On Worship

I like to listen to the radio on my drive home from work, and I found a station a while back while channel surfing that plays a Christian sermon just about the same time as I am driving home.   I initially started listening because the preacher is Irish, and has an interesting accent, but I … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On Worship

Mormon Monday – General Conference October 2013 recap

This weekend was once again the semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   It was a wonderful experience, watching hours of our spiritual leaders teaching us and expounding upon the gospel of Christ. I posted yesterday my thoughts and a brief summary of my impressions from the first day of … Continue reading Mormon Monday – General Conference October 2013 recap

Mormon Monday: On Knowing God

I have recently been looking at my Mormon.org profile (which you can look at here, if you want) and there are a lot of different questions that you can choose from to answer.  I think that I want to take several of these questions and answer them for my Mormon.org profile, and then expand on … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On Knowing God

Mormon Monday: On doubting the faith

There was yesterday a New York Times article that was interesting to read as it tried to discuss what was seen as a growing trend of Mormons who are doubting their faith after researching the Church and its history online.  I do not want to discuss the specific members discussed and quoted in this article … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On doubting the faith

Mormon Monday: Dealing with Opposition

Yesterday in Sunday School we discussed Alma chapter 30 in the Book of Mormon, the story of one of the most famous anti-Christs in scripture, Korihor.  It was a great lesson, with lots of class participation and it got me thinking about the application of reading such a story in the scriptures. Why did the … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Dealing with Opposition

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: The Old Testament vs. The New Testament

One of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite TV shows, The West Wing, deals with the subject of religion.  A Republican candidate for President (played by Alan Alda!) who is not very religious is talking with the President (played by Martin Sheen) who is a Democrat, but a very faithful Catholic.  The Alan … Continue reading Mormon Monday: The Old Testament vs. The New Testament