Pentecost and Patterns

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 Sunday, May 24 marked fifty days since the Feast of the Passover. The early Christian disciples, gathered together in Jerusalem, experienced an outpouring of the Spirit and attending gifts following prayer and supplication. Joseph adds that Peter officiated in ordinances: “God…

Don’t Read TPJS or that Snuffer Guy

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 You’re probably familiar with Nearing Kolob, the blog dedicated to posts from missionaries and mission presidents that seem a little, well … unusual. I recently came across a letter from one such mission president whose counsel falls into that “unusual”…

The Fullness of the Gentiles

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 In my interview with Denver last week, the subject of the Patriarchal Priesthood was one that interested me the most, so I asked it first. It also happens to be the longest response I received in the interview. I present…

By Study and Also By Faith

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 When the Interwebz first began to crawl (1993 – See history of Mosaic), browsers didn’t have “Favorites.” Instead, we created lists of links in raw HTML code and made it our home page. The tradition continues today with blogrolls. I…

The Hitchhiker

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 I was asked a series of questions recently that I feel might be more adequately addressed in a parable, a little made-up story that illustrates a principle. There once was a man who, having been cast into the lone and…

The Ideology of God

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 The fundamental problem of government is “How do you produce a society that doesn’t tear itself apart eventually?” The solution is charity, a change of nature whereby we feel no fear nor shame and seek to harm none nor build…

The Path of Discipleship

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 JST Luke 14 25 [T]here went great multitudes with him, and he turned and said unto them, 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, or…

Rules, Contraries and Zion

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 Whenever you have a society that has rules or laws that are unknowable, or rest in the end on the offense of the audience, there you have sufficient conditions to persecute, cast out, stone, and slay the prophets. Let us…

Unequally Yoked

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 What an exciting time we live in. I have never seen more voices, claims, philosophies, and disagreements within the realm of what many call Mormonism. I have to thank Tim, and many other people who are open and tolerant of…

Try the Spirits

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              http://emp.byui.edu/marrottr/TryTheSpirits.pdf As Joseph pointed out elsewhere… Every one of these [religionists] professes to be competent to try his neighbor’s spirit, but no one can try his own, and what is the reason? Because…