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Gospel Doctrine 2015 - Lesson 22 - “Inherit the Kingdom Prepared for You”

Each of the three parables in Matthew 25 sets out the different attitudes of and the different consequences for the faithful and the unfaithful. In the parable of the ten virgins, the faithful are waiting for the bridegroom, prepared with oil in their lamps and they are admitted to the feast. 953 more words


Mormon History Association Conference weeks away

In a couple of weeks, the Mormon History Association will be hosting its annual conference in Provo. It is $170 for the multi-day conference per person if you register by Tuesday. 372 more words


What my mother's marriage to my "non-member" dad taught me

Until I was about seven years old, my dad was a “non-member,” meaning that he was not a baptized member of the LDS Church.

This might not sound like too big of a deal to those of you who are not LDS, but for those of you who are, you can imagine the gossip and harsh words that were spoken about my mother’s choice both when she was engaged and when she was married. 697 more words


The Church and Same Sex Marriage: The Pastoral Question

“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another.”—John Henry Newman…

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why pay tithing?

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, members are encouraged to keep the commandment of tithing; which is consists of donating 10% of one’s income to the Church.   543 more words


Seasons of my imprecise, ambiguous, unfinished faith (a prayer)

The last few months of my mission changed my relationship to God in a very unexpected way. That’s when it seemed to me God decided to go home early while I finished my full two years. 590 more words


The Atonement: Christ's Advice on Fasting

This blog post is part of a series of posts that will explore the Atonement by studying Christ’s life in the New Testament. If you want to find the assignments, you can download my eBooks for… 2,057 more words