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The Shelf vs. The Garden

Jun 28, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

There is a phrase I hear repeated every now and then among members of the church. Typically when there is a an issue they come across that challenges their faith, they are able to either reconcile that issue one way […]

We Are Not Particularly a Symbol-oriented people

Apr 16, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

OneClimbs reader, Richard N., posted a portion of this quote in a comment a few days ago. He was kind enough to transcribe the full quote from an audio CD by S. Michael Wilcox. “Part of our problem is that […]

Most Temples Have a Theme

Mar 17, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

“According to Keith Stepan (former Managing Director of Temple Construction), many LDS temples are thematic, making use of a single visual motif to unify the exterior architecture and interior design and furnishings. These unifying motifs potentially point to a particular doctrine or concept.  At the Mt. […]

Why President McKay was “Disappointed in the Temple”

Mar 10, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

President David O. McKay once said that he was “disappointed” when he first went through the Temple and he explains why. I think this could be helpful to any who are preparing for the temple, or who are still trying to […]

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An LDS Meetinghouse in American Fork, UT Emphasizes 8

Feb 18, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

I was up in Utah for a wedding and while driving around American Fork I stopped my car when I saw this LDS meetinghouse. I was immediately reminded of a chapel here in Nevada that I really like. Just like […]

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Deliverance & Rebirth: Hidden Treasures in Alma 5

Feb 14, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

I was preparing an Elders Quorum lesson and felt particularly drawn to Alma 5. I fell in love with this chapter during my full-time mission days and when I really, really read it, I was highlighting so much that I […]

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“The Lady Of The Temple” Conference via the Academy of Temple Studies

Dec 5, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

This conference which took place on October 23, 2013, in Logan, Utah was filmed and posted here at the Academy of Temple Studies and at TempleStudy.com. First off, let me just say that I was really blown away by this conference; the […]

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The Struggles of Approaching Symbolic Learning

Dec 3, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

I’d like to give an internet high-five to the Church for this great page they put up for the youth called “Symbolism and Temple Preparation“. We do a great job of teaching “that the teaching in the temples is done in […]

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Help Kickstart the LDS Symbol Cards Project!

Oct 18, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

LDS Symbol Cards are a unique way to explore symbols within the context of the Latter-day Saint faith. >>> VIEW THE KICKSTARTER PROJECT AND WATCH THE VIDEO! >>> Symbolism is a passion of mine. I absolutely love the subject because […]

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Early Analysis of the Potential Symbolism of a New South Jordan Meetinghouse

Oct 16, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

Link to the Deseret News article I was listening to the This Week in Mormons Podcast when I heard this chapel mentioned. As I looked at the photos, some things stuck out to me. I wish there were some better photos […]