[Regular readers know I try to derive sophomoric humor from taking on the character of a lumbering seven-foot-tall asthmatic-villain-American who dresses in black plastic armor and has medical issues. (more…)
I’ve sometimes had the weird experience of learning new truths about the gospel from an outsider. (more…)
Wow. Watch the video embedded in this article:
The Jesus character in this Saturday Night Live skit tells the Tim Tebow character that Mormonism is true.
On the sweetness of Mormon life.
The sacrament speaker is burly. You recall that he used to run with a biker gang before he found Jesus. His subject is “behind the scenes at the youth Pioneer Trek.” He explains vividly why saran-wrapping the toilet holes in porta-potties must be done before you haul them across jouncing mountain tracks. This lesson, he avers, was learned through sad experience.
After, a friend tells you that she brought an investigator today. Neither you nor she say anything more.
I love this Church.
Perhaps people don’t want to break with an unhappy past so much as to relive it; to return to some point on the road to ruin and make the one change, the single alteration that would make it all turn out differently.
Yesterday at church the speaker reminded us that the fall is our inheritance from Adam, on good scriptural authority. (more…)
There are many theories about the Atonement. All are at best analogies. What Christ did matters much more than our explanations about it do. Especially on Good Friday, we should probably spend more time at the foot of the cross instead of critiquing concepts and philosophies. (more…)