The future history of Israel


Israel has a special place in LDS theology, both as a people and as a state. Part of our tenth Article of Faith states, "We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes" We believe that the gathering started many years ago and will continue to take place …

Nobel peace prize for Al Gore? Puleease!


What does making a phony movie about global warming have to do with promoting world peace? Someone had to really stretch to come up with an explanation. They said that his movie and touring is laying the groundwork for changes that we're all going to have to make. Therefore he is preventing the future riots …

Sodom and Gomorrah on Folsom Street


In a worldwide priesthood leadership training meeting, President Hinckley, noting the immoral conditions in the world, stated, “I do not know that things were worse in the times of Sodom and Gomorrah." He went on to say, "They and their wicked inhabitants were annihilated. We see similar conditions today. They prevail all across the world. …

Elder Ballard and my list of the Four F’s


I have been pondering Elder Ballard's talk in General Conference on Saturday afternoon about not overwhelming our friends and associates with too much information when they ask about the church out of curiosity. He said: "All members should be prepared to offer simple, direct information, in part to offset misunderstandings and false information about the …

How can anyone not like Sheri Dew?


I love Sheri Dew and I mean that in a most professional and respectful way. She is absolutely one of my favorite living authors. I love her style, her stories, her humor, her depth of understanding of the gospel and her deferential respect for the priesthood of God. I do not know her personally and …

Mitt Romney brings attention to the LDS Church


I hope that Mitt Romney sticks it out so I can vote for him in the California primaries on Feb 5 2008. I also hope he proves to the American people that he is a better candidate than Rudy Giuliani. I base my decision not on the fact that he is a Mormon but on …