LDS Apostles

A Professional Logo Designer’s Analysis of The Church’s New Symbol

Apr 5, 2020
4 min read

Ok, all joking aside, I was really intrigued by this new “symbol” or logo that was introduced at the Saturday evening session of General Conference. I can see why they did this though. The Moroni statue has become the de…

The Symbiosis of Faith and Hope

Oct 6, 2017
1 min read

In Neal A. Maxwell’s 1984 general conference talk Brightness of Hope he said the following: “In the geometry of restored theology, hope has a greater circumference than faith. If faith increases, the perimeter of hope stretches correspondingly.” Elder Maxwell points…

Critical Principles for Vetting Revelation and Avoiding Deception

Feb 1, 2017
17 min read

We talk a lot about receiving and following revelation, but I’ve learned in my experience that the process itself is not as simple at it may first seem. There are real dangers involved because not all revelation that crosses our path…

How to Obtain a Knowledge of God – Lectures on Faith

Jul 18, 2015
4 min read

What testimony have men, in the first instance, that there is a God? Human testimony, and human testimony only. (2:56) What excited the ancient saints to seek diligently after a knowledge of the glory of God, his perfections and attributes?…

Mormon perspectives on science and religion

May 13, 2015
27 min read

I found this wonderful collection of quotes here. For those interested in learning more about the latest contemporary studies on the subject of Science and Mormonism, click here. True science True science is a discovery of the secret, immutable and…

Faith, Fiction and Going Beyond First Impressions

Mar 29, 2015
13 min read

“I had the same good feeling while reading scriptures and while watching a fictional movie, how is that possible?” I have heard this question or something like it asked time and time again. I’ve heard this example used to illustrate how ’emotions…

David O. McKay Temple Address

Feb 16, 2015
16 min read

An address on the Temple ceremony by President David O. McKay given Thursday, 25 September 1941, at 8:30am, Salt Lake Temple Annex (Manuscript in BYU Library Collections.)

Freedom of the Mind

Jan 27, 2015
1 min read

“One of the most important things in the world is freedom of the mind; from this all other freedoms spring. Such freedom is necessarily dangerous, for one cannot think right without running the risk of thinking wrong, but generally more…

Lectures on Faith.com is now LIVE!

Jul 8, 2014
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Well, today was like Christmas for me when I noticed that a domain that I have been wanting for quite some time had dropped! I’m now the owner of “LecturesOnFaith.com“! You can find the Lectures online, but the websites are pretty…

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…

Awesome Quote From Joseph Smith on the Power to Become

Mar 26, 2014
1 min read

We consider that God has created man with a mind capable of instruction, and a faculty which may be enlarged in proportion to the heed and diligence given to the light communicated from heaven to the intellect; and that the…

“In this Church, you don’t have to believe anything that isn’t true.”

Mar 14, 2014
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“I dunno why you always have to be judging me because I only believe in science.” – Esqueleto, Nacho Libre I love this video, I came across it the other day and it is awesome on so many levels. It was put up on…

Overcoming Traditions and Preconceived Ideas

Mar 12, 2014
2 min read

“The Latter-day Saints are in many respects like other people who are not Latter-day Saints. We are apt to entertain views which are not very correct, and which may be the result of our traditions and preconceived ideas. This is…

Why President McKay was “Disappointed in the Temple”

Mar 10, 2014
2 min read

President David O. McKay once said that he was “disappointed” when he first went through the Temple and he explains why. I think this could be helpful to any who are preparing for the temple, or who are still trying to…

Our Earnest Prayers in Their Behalf

Mar 6, 2014
1 min read

“Do our spouses, children, and other family members likewise feel the power of our prayers offered unto the Father for their specific needs & desires? Do those we serve hear us pray for them with faith and sincerity? If those we love…

The Greater and Lesser Arches

Mar 1, 2014
5 min read

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…

LDSLiving.com Encourages Starting Your Own LDS Blog

Feb 4, 2014
3 min read

Link to the article Posting here at oneClimbs.com for over 3 and a half years has led me to the conclusion that every Latter-day Saint should keep a blog of some kind. We talk about keeping journals and/or small plates,…

The Struggles of Approaching Symbolic Learning

Dec 3, 2013
8 min read

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…

How Prayer, Creation, Returning and Reporting Can Make Life Awesome

Aug 31, 2013
6 min read

What if there was a doctrinally-based way to make every single day of your life significant, meaningful and amazing? Well, there is and it is so simple. I’ve only been doing this for a few days now and am still…

Elder Bednar Wishes We Would Get Rid of the Word “Meeting” And I Agree

Aug 8, 2013
1 min read

The following is a really interesting excerpt from a 2010 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting panel discussion. I really like Elder Bednar for his very clear approach to gospel doctrines and efforts to force out useless traditions from the Church while he reorients…