Plan 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.

Temple Square Monument: The Law, Governments, Liberty, The Way

Aug 22, 2011
0 min read

Until recently, I had NO idea that this was at Temple Square. It is amazing to me that there it is, right in front of the Salt Lake Temple and I’ve never seen it.

Video: Joseph Smith’s Last Dream

Jun 26, 2011
4 min read

Here is a great video that was produced that presents an account provided by William W. Phelps of what he allegedly heard Joseph Smith tell him about the last dream he had before he was martyred.

Thoughts on the Origins of the Universe, God and our Existence

Jun 5, 2011
12 min read

I often find myself pondering the order and organization in the cosmos and in the microscopic world. Some see coincidence, some see a divine hand; here is just another person’s perspective.

Video: My Heavenly Father Loves Me

May 20, 2011
0 min read

I love this song and especially this particular rendition. @davidkat99 has produced a great video that pulls it all together. Just kick back, watch, listen and remember the simple truths that make existence possible.

The Sower, the Tree of Life and the Degrees of Glory

Dec 27, 2010
6 min read

There are several similarities between the the parable of the sower, Nephi’s vision of the tree of life and the LDS doctrine of the degrees of glory, I’d like to point out a few.

Defining and understanding “Charity”

Nov 29, 2010
4 min read

Have you ever wondered what “charity” really is and what it means? Have you ever wondered how you can ‘get it’ and why it is so important?

Sacrament: The Witness of the Willing

Nov 8, 2010
21 min read

I’ve been thinking about how we refer to the sacrament as an ordinance that “renews” our baptismal covenants, but is that all there is to it or is there more? Of course there is more! The more I learn about any gospel topic or doctrine, the more I find incredible depth and richness.

Understanding the atonement by understanding the body

Nov 1, 2010
6 min read

There is something unique about our bodies that can give us insight into the workings of the atonement with incredible implications.

How are we “Saved”?

Oct 3, 2010
26 min read

What is salvation? What does it mean to be ‘saved’? I think if you asked a thousand people, then you would get probably a thousand different answers. Is it really that complicated, or is it really simple? Where do we go to find the answers?

The Two Trees

Sep 20, 2010
33 min read

In her 2010 FAIR Conference presentation “The Two Trees”, Valerie Hudson discusses the relationship and differences between men and women in the gospel with insights into the two trees in the Garden of Eden.