With echoes of Thomas Hobbes. (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:
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…
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.
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Christ chose to let himself be in Satan’s power and in the power of the Romans. Its important that he chose, because it made him a willing victim. Its also important that he did not directly choose the garden agony or the cross. These were the choices of his tormentors. If he had chosen them himself, he would have been willing but not a victim. (more…)