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“They think they are wise…”

Sep 8, 2014  |   by: Steven 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: 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 […]

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

Jun 19, 2014  |   by: Steven 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: 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 […]