A talk I gave in our Sacrament Meeting on May 20, 2012.
On a cold February Morning in 1910, Vincenzo di Francesca found a copy of a book that appeared to be scripture, but contained names of people he had never heard before. However, the name of the book was burned from the cover, and […]
A talk I gave in our Sacrament Meeting on March 18, 2012.
In His infinite wisdom, our Father in Heaven sent each of us here to earth to live in families. The idea of a family was no mistake. It wasn’t just some random set of coincidences that led man into families. Since the […]
I really am excited about the latest news. Okay, it isn’t really the latest. Lonsberry has been hinting at it for weeks, and he finally wrote about it on his own website today. So, in this crazy Internet world, I am a little slow in commenting on this. But I must share my enthusiasm.
I really wasn’t sure what to write about today. I have had a few ideas but couldn’t decide. Then as I read from the Book of Mormon during our family devotional time this evening, I knew what I had to write about. But before I offer my insights from the Book of Mormon, […]
It is an extremely rare opportunity for a member of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to visit a Stake Conference. In fact, President Henry B. Eyring told us in this meeting that as a general rule the First Presidency doesn’t visit Stake Conferences. However, he felt inspired to […]
Rather than giving you one Christmas card this year, I will share 14. I read about these wonderful cards in the Deseret News. And while watching it, I was touched, and reminded of the reason we celebrate Christmas. So, I am now sharing them with you.
Some of my favorites are the ones by: Boston […]
Our local ward is putting together a collection of Christmas stories to send to the missionaries who are presently serving missions from our ward. They specifically asked for Christmas stories from our missions. And when I heard that I knew that I had to share the following story:
In 1991, I spent my first Christmas […]
It looks like I am going to have to do some myth busting again. Even my favorite radio talk show host, Bob Lonsberry, got this one wrong. However, this isn’t to say I know or understand what Christ Buttars means by “divine design” either. But if Buttars’ divine design is similar to intelligent design, then […]
In our last Solemn & Sagacious Sunday, we used the scriptures to establish the connections between the Law, the Creation, the Fall, and the Atonement. And perhaps as we finished this discussion you felt that it was left incomplete. At the time that I was developing these thoughts, I didn’t have any thoughts of incompleteness […]
In a New York Times news article (subscription required) that was republished on the front page of the Deseret News, Sharon Waxman touts the wonderful job that the media is doing as portraying religion in the movies. She even cites what, in her mind, is an excellent example of this new religiosity in the media.