Mormon Monday: Praise to the Man

Today, 167 years ago, Joseph Smith, Jr. was martyred in Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois, along with his brother Hyrum Smith.  Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and the instrument through which He restored the gospel of Jesus Christ after a long period of apostasy.  Today, I will share my thoughts and testimony about … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Praise to the Man

Mormon Monday: Walking on Water

25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Walking on Water

Mormon Monday: Blessing Children

Yesterday I had the unparalleled experience of blessing my son.  I have long thought about the blessing of children that we do in our wards. First, I find it very interesting that we bless our children when they are babies.  As Mormons we have this idea that we are very different from other religions.  We … Continue reading Mormon Monday: Blessing Children

Mormon Monday: The Test

In my English literature class this week we are reading a transcript of a discussion by a group of smart scholar-types about the Book of Genesis, specifically Chapter 22 where Abraham is asked to sacrifice his son Isaac.  There are some very intelligent people talking together about what this story means, and though are Jewish … Continue reading Mormon Monday: The Test

Mormon Monday, Giving God Credit

Just a quick post with some Mormon Monday thoughts.  I am extremely tired this morning, going back to school for the first time in a week, for the first time since I brought my wife and baby home from the hospital.  7:00am came a bit early this morning.  But things are going well.  We're doing … Continue reading Mormon Monday, Giving God Credit

Mormon Monday: The Church and Technology

One thing I have loved about working tech support for the Church is seeing how the Church has grown in its use of modern technology.  The Church has had a website for a long time now, but I don't think they have really understood how to use it well.  But in the last few years … Continue reading Mormon Monday: The Church and Technology

Religious Analogy of the Week- Orange Juice

    Truth is like orange juice. Imagine you were sitting at breakfast with a friend.  On the table in between you is a large pitcher of ice-cold, freshly-squeezed orange juice.  It looks so good, you have to have some.  So, you grab the pitcher and pour yourself a glass, take a huge gulp and … Continue reading Religious Analogy of the Week- Orange Juice