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Righteous Pride

September 08th, 2016 by G.

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Glory is merited praise. Glory is the love we offer God, that He deserves.  Glory is also the love God offers us because of what we have done.  “This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”  Glory is conditional love, as opposed to unconditional love.  God offers both.

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September 08th, 2016 11:13:02

Too Proud to Play

August 12th, 2015 by G.

Elders’ Quorum this Sunday was Ezra Taft Benson on pride. He didn’t offer just one definition of pride. He offered several. Too big of a sin for soundbites. (more…)

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August 12th, 2015 09:30:19

Men Without Chests

August 04th, 2015 by Vader

Robert Gates and most of the rest of the BSA leadership are men without chests; they have no heart for the fight because they have no principles, and they have no principles because they started believing not in principles but provisional values.

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August 04th, 2015 11:39:06

Perfect Justice, Infinite Mercy

June 16th, 2015 by G.

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Elder Christofferson once preached that the aim of the gospel is to draw down “perfect justice and infinite mercy” from heaven. The phrase stuck with me. Perfect justice and infinite mercy.  Infinite mercy, sure.  But who among us struts so cockily that he wants perfect justice?  Who among the wise can know that he is more sinned against than sinning?  None.

But the truly wise know that justice is joyful.

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June 16th, 2015 11:09:52

Another Essay that isn’t the Best Essay You’ll Read All Month

September 11th, 2014 by G.

This post is about discretion and legalism. It follows up on the post The Virtue with No Name, or the Best Mormon Essay You’ll Read This Month. (more…)

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September 11th, 2014 15:05:49

The Virtue With No Name, Or the Best Mormon Essay You’ll Read this Month

September 09th, 2014 by G.

No, not this essay, goose. Another essay. Which will be revealed to you later.

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September 09th, 2014 12:10:29

Moby Dick – Knights and Squires

April 16th, 2009 by G.

In a chapter called Knights and Squires, right after a chapter where Ishmael defended the dignity of whaling on the grounds that whale oil is used to anoint the kings of England, Melville has Ishmael praise democracy and equality. Ironic, no? (more…)

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