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Definitions: 4 Verses of Alma 5

Mar 19, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

One of the most powerful scripture study tools I utilize is a Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. I have a free app version on my iPhone (sorry Android users, I don’t think there is one quite yet, but you can use this […]

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The Greater and Lesser Arches

Mar 1, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

This week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published a new gospel topic titled Becoming Like God. Personally, I thought they did a great job with this piece, hit all the right scripture verses, and explained the doctrine […]

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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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Taken Home

Dec 19, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

I usually wake up slowly and roll out of bed at around 7:20am…ish. My morning routine hasn’t been anything special, but today, I woke up right at 6am and was wide awake. Last night I had the idea to go […]

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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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Repentance: a process of addition not subtraction

Oct 1, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

I came across this post the other day that had some interesting perspectives on repentance. How many Saints are focused way too much on the “subtraction” aspect of the repentance process? How many are locked in guilt-laden cycles focused on ceasing behavior […]

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“Have You Been Saved?” by Dallin H. Oaks

Jul 18, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

By Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, May 1998 What do we say when someone asks us, “Have you been saved?” This question, so common in the conversation of some Christians, can be puzzling to […]

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Thoughts on the Five Core Sacramental Symbols

Jul 12, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

There are at least five core elements that are used in the ordinance of the sacrament. Back on June 16th of this year I took down some ideas in my notebook concerning them so here they are. I will also […]

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Through the Veil: Pondering the Temple Experience Through Scripture

Jun 24, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

I’m excited to announce the official publication of a little temple-related project that I’ve been working on. It all began with this idea: “What would it look like if you reconstructed the temple experience purely from scripture alone?” As I […]

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Saved by Grace, Judged by Works?

Jun 17, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

I was thinking about the whole grace/faith/works debate that seems to endlessly rage between the faiths. Now we all technically believe in salvation by grace, or in other words, salvation is impossible without grace through the atonement of Jesus Christ. […]