Tag Archive for Knowledge

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”…

Questions Worth Pondering

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 What if priesthood is not the power of God, but rather an association with angels and Gods? What if keys are not licenses to exercise discretionary power, but items of knowledge which serve to unlock the hidden meaning of things?…

We Have Limited Free Will

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 We have limited free will. Within certain limitations, we can make choices and act upon those choices. Our choices are partially controlled and determined by outside forces and by the laws of physics. But we have agency to act within…

An Evening with Richard Bushman

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Richard Bushman is a highly respected historian who probably understands the beginnings of Mormonism as well as or better than anyone else. Besides being the co-general editor of the Joseph Smith Papers, he chairs the board of directors of the Mormon Scholars Foundation. He knows early church history.

Choosing to Act with Certainty

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Making choices and acting upon those choices is the very purpose of life. The process of choosing and acting brings great meaning and fulfillment to our lives and is of significant value to our mental health and happiness. It is by not acting that we forfeit opportunities for growth.

Changing Requirements of Perfection

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I have never equated perfection as meaning without flaw or error, rather as having flaws and errors removed. The resurrection is a free gift to all. We will all live again with immortal bodies. But the quality of our life in the hereafter depends entirely upon us and our efforts to be worthy and prepared for the greatest of all the gifts of God – eternal life.

Moving Toward Gospel Promises

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What motivates you to accomplish good things in life? Are you a moving-toward or moving-away kind of person? In this essay I examine that idea that some people are not motivated by promises that they can’t fathom. They need to evaluate the things that they really what by experiencing things that are not desireable.