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 – On Doubting

A few months ago there was an article in the New York Times about members of the Church who were doubting the faith after researching a few things online.   With more information more readily available, and less of it put into any sort of context, there are many who find things written or said about … Continue reading Mormon Monday – General Conference October 2013 – On Doubting

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 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

My thoughts on Joseph Smith

When I really think about it, I have mixed emotions when it comes to talking about Joseph Smith.  I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ to this earth, I honor and … Continue reading My thoughts on Joseph Smith

Mormon Monday: General Conference April 2013 recap

It was another wonderful weekend spent enjoying the uplifting words of General Conference.  I was able to get Saturday off work, and spent the whole weekend at home with my laptop plugged into our television streaming gc.lds.org with the family.  It was nice, a great spirit was felt during the messages and we have a … Continue reading Mormon Monday: General Conference April 2013 recap

On Apologizing and Meaning It

It should be no surprise to anyone, but I am not perfect.  I am not even always nice.  And since I have been married and my decisions have come to intimately affect another person, there have been times when I have made mistakes and have needed to apologize.  I must admit that I am in no way … Continue reading On Apologizing and Meaning It

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, 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

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