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    Keep my eyes open. Give things time. And re-examine my own assumptions now and then. The alternative is to not pay attention. Insist on final answers now. And never re-examine my own assumptions. Either choice on these three points has consequences in life. - Kevin Christensen

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O That I Could Just Fix Everything in the Whole World

Mar 27, 2015  |   by: Steve Reed

I was reading Alma chapter 29 recently and I thought I’d share some observations that I think are particularly relevant to today’s world. I love how you can keep coming back to scripture to find new things. As we age, mirrors reveal changes, […]

Korihor, Elsa, Cain, and Karl

Feb 22, 2015  |   by: Steve Reed

What if we modernized Korihor’s philosophies and compared them to the kinds of things we hear people saying today? For morning study a couple days ago, I started off reading about the sons of Mosiah but then felt like reading about […]

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 an issue they come across that challenges their faith, they are able to either reconcile that issue one way or […]

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 […]