Imagine your four favorite meals. Now imagine them cut into bite-sized pieces and combined into one dish.
The Greek word translated as “parable” means, basically, a comparison. A parable compares one thing with another.
As every tween knows, a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another.
Previous posts: January and February.
The real reason that polygamy was restored was to decrease the number of children each woman would have, which was necessary in order to
See this for the introduction to this series.
A guest post from former guest blogger Eric Huntsman:
So this column was definitely the digital equivalent of kicking over an anthill.
FHEs have been somewhat pathetic in the Smith household of late;
Well, this will keep bloggers busy for a good long time.
This is interesting stuff.
Go here and either listen to or read (I love transcripts! Thank you!) this episode and then return and report.
The time when it feels like I spend most of Gospel Doctrine translating the scriptures into modern English instead of actually teaching them.
I thought I would ape this post.
I don’t have any statistics for you, just a hunch that we now usually say “the world” where twenty or more years ago we would have said “Satan” or “the devil.”
Your latest editorial shows a disturbing lack of integrity.
I used to worry that my kids weren’t listening to a word of General Conference. Now I worry that my kids are listening to every single word of General Conference.
Apparently, you can’t say polygamy was not God’s will. But you can say that a male-only priesthood is not God’s will. Go figure.
I got a Kindle a few weeks ago, and my affection for it is quickly approaching idolatry. But we aren’t going to talk about that right now; we’re going to talk about how to Mormon-Studies-geek out your ereader. Here’s what I have found so far; I expect you to add to the fun.
I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but on more than one occasion, I have seriously considered stealing scriptures from the temple.
A dear friend–who is a single, never-married, 40-something, extremely faithful LDS woman–emailed this to a few friends. I share it with her permission, having edited out identifying information:
ST. GEORGE–AP–August 10, 2010– Verna Watkins sits on her threadbare couch clutching a wrinkled tissue. Between sobs, she says, “I consider it the most sacred spiritual experience of my life . . . when the Three Nephites–divine beings–helped me change the tire on my Suburban. I spent two hours writing the story up to post to my Church’s website, and later I found out that they wouldn’t approve it. My own Church rejected the event most important to my faith.” Ms. Watkins is one of many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–commonly known as Mormons–who feels betrayed by their church after it launched a website earlier this summer, but then took it down after only two months. While LDS Church Public Relations officials claimed that the site was removed in anticipation of a redesign, many Church members felt that the real problem was that the website solicited personal religious feelings–what Mormons call a “testimony”–as well as…
According to this, Mormon Doctrine will no longer be published.
I know the relationship between the Church and BSA has been discussed to death in the bloggernacle, but I want to share two recent experiences anyway.
The Church Newsroom’s blog has a link to a post by Michael Otterson, Head of Public Affairs, on the recent social justice issue.
BYU philosophy professor David Paulsen presented a paper titled “‘I’ve a Mother There’: A Historiographical Study of Portrayals of Heavenly Mother in Mormon Discourse” at the recent BYU Studies Symposium.
Gospel Principles Lesson #7: The Holy Ghost
My fav parts of GC: