It’s no secret that those of us who claim to follow Jesus Christ consistently fall short of living up to the way of life of our Rabbi. Being a disciple of Jesus is a lifelong journey towards conforming ourselves to the image and way of life that Jesus taught. However, so often, followers of Jesus… More 4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously | Brandan Robertson
Here is a really good article regarding how we may learn from those men of renown in scriptures. When God Makes You Wait – The Praying Woman.
A speech given in October 1976 General Conference by Ezra Taft Benson. Humbly and gratefully I stand before you this afternoon. As president of the Council of Twelve Apostles, I want all to know that we as the Quorum of the Twelve are pleased and in full accord with the action taken this morning in… More Our Priceless Heritage | Ezra Taft Benson
To strengthen our testimonies and protect ourselves from error, we must constantly nourish and fortify our faith We are in a unique time period of human mortality. The days seem to be growing shorter and shorter. Hearts of men are beginning to fail. News reports are full of human tragedies and events that leave us… More Let us nourish and fortify our faith in these last days
Want to know the four secret ingredients to a happy and sustaining authentic Christian life? Sure you do, especially if one is struggling with a crisis of faith, doubt, or moderately curious as to what the Christian life has to offer them. These four secret ingredients are simple and practical. Want to boost your faith… More How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life
Could a man (or woman) have same-sex attraction and still remain faithfully married, raising a family and be a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or a Christian? The answer is not as simple as a yes or no. However, and regardless of the complexities such an individual would face,… More In their own words: Same-Gender Attraction and the Christian Faith
When we set our foot on the path of righteousness, when we set our eyes on the Savior and redeemer – Jesus the Christ – and when we comply in fulfilling our priesthood duties, we inevitably strive to become a righteous man. Not a man that meets the standards of the world today, but a… More What manner of men ought ye to be?
Today’s lesson comes from an old Melchizedek Priesthood Manual Come to Me Priesthood Personal Study Guide 1983/1987. The purpose of this lesson is to increase your commitment to regularly studying and coming to know the scriptures. This lesson is presented as part of our ongoing understanding, and journey, of what it looks like to live an authentic… More Know the Holy Scriptures
Reader’s Note: The following articles are from a small book “Imitation of Christ.” Published by H. M. Caldwell Company. Written by a monastic monk, Thomas A. Kempis. The copy I possess has no publication date, however, has an introduction by H. C. Beeching, M.A. These articles are presented here as a devotional for continued meditation… More Admonitions, useful for an authentic spiritual life in Christ
Addiction is an appetite of desire. It’s powerful grip holds the individual captive. Our most inner drive moves us to hunger and thirst after alcohol and/or drugs. The greater our hunger and thirst, the deeper we sink into the abyss. In order to recover from this hold our addiction has on us, we must begin… More Hungering and thirsting after sobriety
There is continued outpouring of celebration of Gay marriage and marriage equality. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded to the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court. Along with this, there is a link to the Divine institution of marriage. Modern Christian Evangelicals also have responded to the supreme court ruling… More How love did not win in our generation today
The United States Supreme Court has pronounced the constitutional right of all individuals the equal stature of marriage. This decision is flooding social media networks and the blogosphere. On the one hand, it is a time of celebration and liberation. On the other hand, it is causing some consternation among many evangelical Christians. Throughout the… More SCOTUS, Marriage Equality and the Apostle Paul
What does it mean to be religious? What does it mean to be Spiritual? And, can a Christian be both religious and spiritual individually and collectively? Within the modern Christian church, today, there is a statement that floats around regarding religion and Christianity. For the most part, it is as such: Christianity is not a religion,… More Religion, Spirituality and Christianity
Scripture doesn’t skirt tough issues like suffering, struggling to believe in God’s goodness in tough times, and God’s silence. Biblical authors often didn’t find resolutions to their struggles, but lived in tension, destruction, and bereavement. The Psalmists’ doubts, despair, and depression; sorrowful books such as Job, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations; Habakkuk’s complaints; John the Baptist’s questions… More Why is God on mute?
Christianity Today has a wonderful cover story for the month of June. PTSD and Moral Injury many of our veteran’s experience. It addresses the need for compassionate services to those members of the Christian community who have served in combat. Reaching out to them and working with them through the hope and reality of… More Addressing Moral Injury and PTSD in the Church