Doctrine & Covenants

The order of the church in D&C 20 and the Book of Mormon

Mar 11, 2021
5 min read

Just a casual observation, nothing mind-blowing, but as I read through D&C 20 I was enjoying how much the order of the early church took from the Book of Mormon and especially the book of Moroni. Behold, elders, priests, and…

God isn’t looking for track stars

Feb 7, 2021
3 min read

What did it mean when the Lord told Oliver to not run faster than his strength and means provided? What does that mean for us and is there a deeper message?

Let earth and hell combine against you

Feb 2, 2021
1 min read

With all the craziness in the world lately, both real and manufactured, I wasn’t sure how I felt about both letting earth and hell combine against me any more than they already are. But then Jesus made a great point…

The image of his own god

Jan 24, 2021
1 min read

Idolatry isn’t just about little statues, at the core, it is a tiny and distorted view of who God really is.

Examining the Chiastic Structure of the Word of Wisdom

Feb 2, 2015
8 min read

Back when I was studying the Word of Wisdom in depth, I became aware of potential patterns in the text. I began to wonder if D&C 89 was structured in a chiastic form. I printed out a copy and began marking…

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

Jun 19, 2014
23 min read

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…

The Commandments of D&C 59

Mar 16, 2014
0 min read

There’s a beautiful version of the 10 commandments in Doctrine & Covenants section 59. I like to study this version from time to time whenever I feel like I need to get back to simplicity. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God…

How to Deal With Those in Error

Mar 14, 2014
0 min read

“If any are in error, try to reclaim them by kindness; if they have a bad spirit, show them a better one; if any do not do right, do right yourselves and say, ‘Come follow me, as I follow Christ.’…

Understanding the Justice and Mercy of the Degrees of Glory

Jun 15, 2013
7 min read

Today in church we had a lesson on the doctrine of the “three degrees of glory”. A comment seemed to indicate a feeling that inheriting a particular lower degree of glory as your eternal home with no chance of progression…