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Rising to the challenge

July 27th, 2014 by Vader

[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…)

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July 27th, 2014 18:45:10

Easter Week

April 18th, 2014 by G.

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April 18th, 2014 10:39:14

Dysfunction à l’Anglais

February 22nd, 2014 by Vader

With echoes of Thomas Hobbes.     (more…)

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February 22nd, 2014 12:45:02

Korihor and Terryl Givens vs. the Mormon Doctrine of Original Sin

February 17th, 2012 by G.

Why is it Korihor who preached against original sin? (more…)

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February 17th, 2012 12:59:43

The body of Jesus Christ is the eternal image of all bodies, spiritual and physical alike.

January 20th, 2012 by G.

I’ve sometimes had the weird experience of learning new truths about the gospel from an outsider. (more…)

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January 20th, 2012 17:10:19

God directs woman in S.C. to go to Romney.

January 15th, 2012 by Bookslinger

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January 15th, 2012 22:04:57

Sat. Night Live says Mormonism is true.

December 18th, 2011 by Bookslinger

The Jesus character in this Saturday Night Live skit tells the Tim Tebow character that Mormonism is true.

(Hat tip to Eric Nielson of Small and Simple.) (more…)

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December 18th, 2011 17:32:44

Redemption without pride

October 23rd, 2011 by Vader

A bit of a short thought for today.    (more…)

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October 23rd, 2011 18:47:50

“Why is it so hard to become a better person?”

October 04th, 2011 by Vader

In honor of the Jewish High Holy Days, Dennis Prager asks the question and gives some answers, from a Jewish perspective.   (more…)

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October 04th, 2011 12:39:20

Poop on the Plains

August 01st, 2011 by G.

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.

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August 01st, 2011 09:40:05

Memorial Day Thoughts

May 30th, 2011 by G.

Some Saints say that death ain’t no thang. (more…)

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May 30th, 2011 10:30:54

Fixing the Past

May 09th, 2011 by G.

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.

-Richard Fernandez

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May 09th, 2011 15:42:07

Life Isn’t Fair

April 25th, 2011 by G.

Yesterday at church the speaker reminded us that the fall is our inheritance from Adam, on good scriptural authority. (more…)

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April 25th, 2011 07:44:10

Royal Largesse Theory of the Atonement

April 22nd, 2011 by G.

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…)

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April 22nd, 2011 16:01:08

Unchosen Suffering

April 22nd, 2011 by G.

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…)

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April 22nd, 2011 12:57:20