Sacrifice

Talk: Pioneers and Principles

Jul 21, 2019
8 min read

This is a talk I gave today (July 21, 2019) in my ward. Being a member of the Church in the 1800s had its perks; there were revelations and miracles, but it also involved people mobbing you and setting your…

Can you have sacred without sacrifice?

Jul 20, 2019
0 min read

Can you have truth without sacrifice? Can you have empathy without sacrifice? Can you have happiness without sacrifice? Can you have love without sacrifice?

Jesus’ Teachings Concerning Stumbling Blocks

Apr 24, 2019
4 min read

If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast…

The Course Which They Pursue

Aug 4, 2014
5 min read

Of the seven Lectures on Faith, Lecture Sixth is perhaps my personal favorite. It is the only lecture that has this footnote: This lecture is so plain, and the facts set forth so self-evident, that it is deemed unnecessary to form a…

The Holy Priesthood After the Order of the Son of God

Jun 6, 2014
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Churches, Terms, Covenants and Joy

Sep 20, 2012
2 min read

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…

The Mountain and the Climb

Sep 3, 2012
2 min read

The symbol of a mountain is a common archetype in religious traditions and is it any wonder? Their everlasting stability, their untouchable heights and the way the light paints them in quiet mornings and sets them afire in evenings have…

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.

Atonement and the sacred thou at the center of Joseph Smith’s Revelations by Blake T. Ostler

Nov 22, 2010
64 min read

This is a great paradigm-shifting article that I discovered years ago by Blake T. Ostler. There is some really great stuff in here ranging from the atonement and our private relationship to God and then some fascinating insights on sacred rites, sacrifice and even plural marriage. This is not a casual read, so make sure that you set aside the time!

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.

Cut a Covenant

Aug 11, 2010
11 min read

We usually think of the word ‘covenant’ as simply meaning ‘a promise’ or ‘a promise between two people’, but a deeper study of the word reveals that there is much more happening when we speak of covenants and their implications.