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"There’s a damnable shortage of gratitude in the modern academy. And that’s based on a naiveté or a resentment and a willful blindness to the reality of history that’s so deep that it’s almost incomprehensible." So declared Jordan Peterson in an interview by Dennis Prager. Lots to think about...

Monday Wars

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Here's a thought for the Monday morning preceding Memorial Day. (Wow! An actual post! Yeah, well, I've been busy with a new career and winding down our business of 20 years. More on all that later. My apologies for the gap in posts. I'll do better.)

Authority and Choices

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Much discussion can be found regarding the current status of "authority" in the modern LDS institution. Some say this and others that; each making a case for their stand, making related decisions very difficult for those not studied in either scripture or church history. My task here is to simplify and clarify.

Think vs Feel

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A dear friend of mine is learning about the sacrifices necessary to follow the Lord and the truths of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is learning about the conflict between those whose eyes are opened, who follow Christ and Him only, and are becoming more like rational and intelligent beings, and those who, instead, have become emotionally dependent on the mother ship.

Removing The Condemnation

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A variety of Joseph Smith, Jr. references from the book Removing the Condemnation by Denver Snuffer. This valuable work was compiled by my good friend Kjell Larson.

Rational and Intelligent Beings

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(With MP3) The Third Lecture on Faith asserts an important prerequisite principle we often miss but which is essential to the process of gaining faith.

The Question, Part 4

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This is the fourth of a 4-part series. In our analysis, we don’t have to have a set of blueprints of the Nauvoo temple. We don’t have to understand all the details of the plans by which we can judge whether or not the Nauvoo saints finished it. All we have to do is observe which of the two sets of promises the Lord fulfilled.

The Question, Part 3

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This is the third of a 4-part series. Knowing the Lord’s propensity for warning us, there must be a scripture somewhere that definitively describes our day and our folly—a scripture so plain that its meaning is unmistakable.

The Question, Part 2

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This is the second of a 4-part series. There is a question being asked both by those whose study has led them to ask it and also by the Lord directly to those who are ready to hear it.

The Question, Part 1

General Musings

This is the first of a 4-part series. Engaging in meaningful and unemotional discourse has become rare and nearly impossible in today’s world...

So Much Has Changed--Has God Changed?

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 Is there something missing in the way we think about baptism?

Still Alive And Well

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"Every now and then I know it's kinda hard to tell, but I'm still alive and well."


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