A Wild Man Hath Come Among Us

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 I remember the excitement in the online world when the document “Further Light and Knowledge” made the rounds among the early Mormon Internet reading groups. I’m an old man so I remember Mormon-L and other such groups where communication was…

Reorganizing the Family of God

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 In the Boise rescue, Elder Oaks spoke much of the temples as evidence of the fruits of the LDS Church. They are beautiful buildings aren’t they? So many resources are poured into these edifices. As President Hinckley once taught, the…

Reconnecting to the Fathers

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 Matt 28:19: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…” D&C 20:73 – “Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the…

Ignorance

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Link to the JST The Argument from Ignorance D&C 6:10–12 10 Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of thy gift. Remember it is sacred and cometh from above– 11 And if thou wilt inquire, thou shalt…

The Snuffer Interview – Part Two

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 We Must Remember the Restoration Each day I receive additional evidence members and leaders of the LDS Church have forgotten what was once commonly taught at the commencement of the restoration through Joseph Smith. For example, today I received an…

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…