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Lies and Testimony

Dec 27, 2014  |   by: Steve Reed

Every fast and testimony meeting I can’t help but ponder what people mean by what they say. I suppose that only the person themselves really understands what they are trying to do by going up to the stand and speaking. One person […]

“They think they are wise…”

Sep 8, 2014  |   by: Steve Reed

“When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves…” 2 Nephi 9:28 Does knowledge equal wisdom? When we think we have things […]

The Shelf vs. The Garden

Jun 28, 2014  |   by: Steve 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 […]

Questioning the Comma in Verse 13 of the Word of Wisdom by A. Jane Birch

Jun 19, 2014  |   by: Steve Reed

The following article was published at Mormon Interpreter. I’ve been waiting for someone to do the research and put together some good information on this subject and I think Jane did a great job. She’s the author of the book Discovering […]

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

Mar 14, 2014  |   by: Steve 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: Steve 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: Steve 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: Steve 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: Steve 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: Steve 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 […]