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Acts 10:38

Mar 15, 2013
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“…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38) I love this verse on…

Video: The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

Feb 1, 2013
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Yes! I’m glad that someone has finally uploaded to YouTube a decent version of Bruce R. McConkie’s last testimony in General Conference. I don’t quite know the full story behind this talk, but I do know that he did, in…

His Grace Is Sufficient

Jan 20, 2013
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Brad Wilcox was serving as a member of the Sunday School General Board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as a BYU associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay…

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

Dec 31, 2012
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This Christmas I had some thoughts about the gifts that were given to the young Jesus by the wise men. I haven’t had time to really dig down deep and see what I can unearth concerning gold, frankincense and myrrh…

Symbols of the Sacrament

Nov 28, 2012
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How Cockroaches Taught Me About the Atonement

Nov 19, 2012
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To some of you, this article might just be the most disgusting parable that you’ve ever read, but please, bear with me. When I was a teenager, I volunteered to sit at a booth for our city zoo at a…

Don’t worry about tomorrow

Nov 12, 2012
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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…

Churches, Terms, Covenants and Joy

Sep 20, 2012
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Churches In the battle of churches, everyone is promoting their church as the gate that stands between you and your salvation. Other say that you don’t need a church, you can just go to God himself. There are many other…

Ever knowing but never changed?

Sep 20, 2012
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I’d like to expound a little on some thoughts that were expressed in an email exchange with a friend of mine this morning (Thanks, Chris!). Attend any LDS sacrament meeting on the first Sunday of the month and I can…

Is there a God and can he be known?

Sep 16, 2012
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Some are so sure that God exists while others are so sure that he doesn’t and then there is a vast spectrum of those in-between. Over thousands of years, where has all of the debating got us? If God does…

Justice and Mercy: A Unique Teaching Moment With my Kids

Aug 26, 2012
7 min read

Meet “Peter” the Lego Friends character who also happens to be the object of the latest source of contention in the Reed household. I’m going to try my best to accurately capture a discussion that just transpired minutes before writing…

Salvation: Where does one begin?

Aug 19, 2012
25 min read

I have felt lost at various points in my life; for different reasons and in different ways. I would like to focus specifically on the question of “Where does one begin?” in the context of finding the point in which…

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.

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.

Challenging some peculiar ideas about peculiar people

Feb 3, 2012
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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.

Restoring the pentagram to its proper place

Nov 21, 2011
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Most people today associate the pentagram with evil, but why? The truth may cause you to see this ancient symbol in a totally new light.

Discovering sacred teachings in LDS Chapel architecture

Nov 14, 2011
9 min read

Is there an amazing host of rich symbolism contained in the architecture of LDS chapels? I’ve put together some information that suggests that there is more than meets the eye; you might never look at you local chapel the same way again.

When Did Jesus Visit the Americas? by S. Kent Brown

Apr 24, 2011
21 min read

Conflicting views exist about when Jesus appeared to his New World disciples. Did he appear directly after his ascension to the Father? Some believe that his appearance followed the forty days with his disciples in Palestine, while others believe that an entire year had passed after the resurrection when he appeared in the Americas.

The “Face of Jesus” on the Lead Plates and more…

Apr 3, 2011
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The plot thickens in the story of these lead plates. Are they real? Are they fakes? More evidence on both sides of the argument.