Sikhism’s “Five Ks” and Other Sacred Clothing and Artifacts

Apr 15, 2012
5 min read

A look into the “Five Ks” of Sikhism and how the practice of this tenet of faith relates to LDS theology.

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

Apr 2, 2012
13 min read

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?

From Gutenberg to Grandin: Tracing the Development of the Printing Press

Mar 30, 2012
28 min read

The story of the physical printing developments that culminated that memorable day of March 26, 1830, in Palmyra, New York, is a fascinating one.

The Meaning of the LDS Temple and its Ordinances

Mar 18, 2012
4 min read

In Denver Snuffer’s book, “Passing the Heavenly Gift”, he gives some great commentary on the meaning of the temple and its ordinances.

The Founding Fathers were Overwhelmingly Religious Men

Mar 12, 2012
9 min read

Some claim that the United States was founded by secularists, others claim that all of the founders were Christians that founded a Christian nation. Well what does all this mean? Are both these claims just opposite extremes?

Parting the Veil

Mar 6, 2012
4 min read

The veil was one of the core elements of the Hebrew temple. It was the dividing line between this world and the symbolic, or from time to time, literal presence of God. There are many meanings, doctrines, principles, types and…

A Powerful Message From Baptist Pastor Paul Washer

Feb 27, 2012
11 min read

Baptist Minister Paul Washer preaches a powerful sermon to a group baptist youth with some wise words on the topic of salvation.

The Book of Mormon Really Teaches This?

Feb 26, 2012
10 min read

Here are several teachings from the Book of Mormon concerning salvation through Jesus Christ that Latter-day Saints and the rest of the Christian world can appreciate together.

George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address

Feb 19, 2012
31 min read

Please take some time to go through and read the words of this great man, George Washington. May there yet be men like this in the world to lead and inspire us.

Of Parables, Symbols and QR Codes

Feb 12, 2012
7 min read

You’ve probably seen QR codes around and you may or may not know what they’re for, but God uses them, well, something like them to indicate that there are truths hidden in plain sight.

Our Strengths Can Become Our Downfall by Dallin H. Oaks

Feb 6, 2012
29 min read

Dallin H. Oaks warns: “The Lord warned the first generation of Latter-day Saints to ‘beware concerning yourselves’ (D&C 84:43). I seek to remind each of us of the mortal susceptibilities and devilish diversions that can unite to produce our spiritual downfall.”

Let Us Have Peace by J. Reuben Clark Jr.

Feb 5, 2012
10 min read

“I believe that moral force is far more potent than physical force in international relations…”

Challenging some peculiar ideas about peculiar people

Feb 3, 2012
6 min read

What is most peculiar to me is how we each have our own peculiar understanding of what the word peculiar means? Are you one of those who thinks peculiar means ‘odd’ or ‘weird’? Think again.

Moderation in all things: a useless phrase

Jan 23, 2012
5 min read

Chances are, you have been guilty of using this phrase; I know that I have in the past. Since the phrase has never felt quite right to me, I figured I’d better do a little research and see if I can find out what the deal is.

The Justified Slaying of Laban

Jan 8, 2012
11 min read

Was Nephi justified in beheading Laban? On the surface it seems that Nephi did something terrible, but in context of the crimes Laban had committed and the Law of Moses, we will see that justice was in fact done.

Sustaining the servants of the Lord

Jan 3, 2012
8 min read

What does it mean to “sustain” another? Most often we think of sustaining in terms of indicating our approval of an individual by an uplifted hand.

The Seal of Melchizedek?

Dec 26, 2011
59 min read

Alonzo L. Gaskill, an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU, brilliantly debunks the “Seal of Melchizedek” myth while sustaining the idea that, yes, we can create our own new meanings for symbols in our day.

Review: The Book of Mormon, A Reader’s Edition

Dec 19, 2011
5 min read

So I’m in love with my new “Reader’s Edition” of the Book of Mormon and I’ll explain why here in this review. First of all, I understand the value of the “official” scriptures the church puts out; they are brilliant…

A diamond sun and celestial worlds

Dec 12, 2011
2 min read

An interesting correlation between a somewhat recent scientific discovery and D&C 130

Persuasion vs. Force

Dec 4, 2011
16 min read

Too often lawmakers resort to the force of law rather than the power of persuasion to solve a problem in society. In this brilliant essay, Mark and Jo Ann Skousen proclaim a better way…