Etymology

With Sudden Violence

Nov 18, 2013
8 min read

The scriptures often talk about having a broken heart, but what does that mean? Does God want us to be sad? I believe that many of the problems we experience in understanding the ancient concepts contained in the scriptures is…

What are Doctrines, Principles & Applications?

Aug 1, 2013
3 min read

Ever find yourself thinking “I’m not quite sure I really know the definition of that word”? If not, then you are amazing and I applaud you. I’ve found it to be valuable to quiz yourself continually as to your knowledge…

Taste

Aug 5, 2012
3 min read

In Sunday School today, I was browsing through Alma 36 and the word “taste” caught my attention again so I decided to do a little digging.

Jacob’s usage of the word “adieu” in the Book of Mormon

Jun 19, 2011
7 min read

I have often heard critics of the Book of Mormon make a big stink over the word “adieu” in the Book of Mormon. Was a huge error found in the Book of Mormon or are a lot of people making a mountain out of, well, thin air.

The Meaning of Meekness

Mar 28, 2011
5 min read

The word “meek” as used in scripture seems to have a lot of importance placed on it, yet in modern society I am used to hearing the word meek used in conjunction with “weak”. So where is the disconnect?

Holocaust

Nov 15, 2010
3 min read

To most living today the word ‘holocaust’ is not a very pleasant word. But like many words today that make up our vernacular, this word has very ancient origins that take us far beyond World War 2.

A Simple Etymological Study Method That Anyone Can Do

Aug 23, 2010
12 min read

There is a simple but powerful method that I find myself using more and more for studying the doctrines of the gospel and I would like to share it with you.