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Christmas Message – The Power of Names

Much has been written about the power of names. Many a fantasy novel has approached the concept that names hold power to control the things of the natural universe. This concept is founded in fact, as seen in the doctrines of the plan of...

Mormon Culture – Funerals

  Culture Shock  Any time you move to a new country you have to go through a multiple-stage adjustment called culture shock. This transition takes you all the way from the joys and excitement of something totally new through the missing of the old ways,...

D&C Lesson 18 – Establish … a House of God

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In the whole history of the world, before the Restoration, we have record of only one permanent temple in the Old Testament (Temple of Solomon which was torn down and rebuilt twice) and three mentions of temples in the Book of Mormon. All but...

Modern Issues

An Observation on Birth and Death

This is a personal observation and musing on the differences between how we see and treat births and deaths in our culture. It is not so much doctrinal as it is a private perspective brought on by a recent funeral. Background My daughter married into a...

How the Policy on Children of Same Sex Couples Affects Us All

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I have an update to this article at It Pays to Have Faith in the Brethren. I have to admit it. When I read that the Church had put couples living in same-sex marriages in the same category as polygamists and that excommunication is now required, I was...

The Importance of Faith

The art of sophistry
  The scriptures teach us about the importance of faith in our belief system, but the world does not use faith, it uses logic and the intellect to try to find truth. Sometimes the practice of using logical arguments, even when they are not all...