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“In this Church, you don’t have to believe anything that isn’t true.”

Mar 14, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

“I dunno why you always have to be judging me because I only believe in science.” - Esqueleto, Nacho Libre I love this video, I came across it the other day and it is awesome on so many levels. It was put up on […]

Overcoming Traditions and Preconceived Ideas

Mar 12, 2014  |   by: Steven Reed

“The Latter-day Saints are in many respects like other people who are not Latter-day Saints. We are apt to entertain views which are not very correct, and which may be the result of our traditions and preconceived ideas. This is […]

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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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I know the _______ is true.

Jun 4, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

Fill in the blank. Say it back to yourself. What does it mean? Traditions are things we repeat; sometimes they’re great, other times they aren’t. It seems to me that as Latter-day Saints, we have a settled into a tradition […]

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When church leaders speak, is the thinking done?

May 26, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

There are so many levels that this subject can be explored on but I will only be addressing the few that I think are the most interesting at the moment. The drama begins when a particular article was published in […]

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“And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh?”

May 19, 2013  |   by: Steven Reed

“And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh?” This sentence is from 2 Nephi 4:27, part of what is known as “Nephi’s Psalm”. I’ve been studying it for a few weeks now off and on and it seems that […]

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Don’t worry about tomorrow

Nov 12, 2012  |   by: Steven Reed

First off, let’s start with the word “worry”, it actually doesn’t appear anywhere in the King James Bible. In Matthew 6, however we see the phrase “take no thought” which is often translated as “don’t worry” or something along those […]

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Is there a God and can he be known?

Sep 16, 2012  |   by: Steven Reed

Some are so sure that God exists while others are so sure that he doesn’t and then there is a vast spectrum of those in-between. Over thousands of years, where has all of the debating got us? If God does […]

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Plato, The Allegory of the…Living Room

Jul 10, 2012  |   by: Steven Reed

Below is an excerpt of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” with a few minor edits I’ve introduced. [Socrates] And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: – Behold! human beings living […]

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“They Are Among the Ancestors”: Origins of the Native American People

Apr 2, 2012  |   by: Steven Reed

A recent change in Book of Mormon introduction gives heavy support for the long suggested idea that when Lehi arrived at the promised land here in the Americas, that he was not alone. Who were these others and where did they come from?