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I have compiled a list of parallel themes between Moses’ serpent and Lehi’s Liahona that occur in Alma 33:19-23 and Alma 37:38-47. I’ve been studying this for a little while now trying to figure out how many of these parallels…

Many are concerned with truth and how to obtain it. There are many ideas about what truth is, where it can be found, and how it can be discerned. There are deep concerns about being misled by false ideas and false prophets. Just…

What is the priesthood? What is the power of the priesthood and how does that work? What is the difference between authority and power? I come across questions like these regularly from friends, family, at church, and in online forums;…

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…

For something new, I’m going to be posting insights from my personal notebook that I feel are not too personal to share and may be of worth to some out there. If you are new to oneClimbs, you might not…

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A recent reply I shared on an online forum: Catholics are heavily immersed in ritual, so I think they “get” ritual more than most, or are at least more accustomed to it. Latter-day Saint Sabbath services and surroundings at church…

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…

I’d like to give an internet high-five to the Church for this great page they put up for the youth called “Symbolism and Temple Preparation”. We do a great job of teaching “that the teaching in the temples is done in…

Above is a window at the London School of Economics, it was commissioned by Bernard Shaw in 1910 in reference to the Fabian Society. This was an organization created in the 1800s to subvert the existing order and create a…

This is a really interesting take for a number of reasons. I’m planning on doing a podcast about some of this and the relationship between patterns and meaning.