I want to share a few sections from the text that we read: A CONVERSATION OF ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV WITH NICHOLAS MOTOVILOV CONCERNING THE AIM OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ((Treasury of Russian Spirituality, ed. George P. Fedotov (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1948), 266-79, 496-97)). There are some very insightful teachings in this that I think LDS… More St. Seraphim and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit | Heavenly Ascents
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This is in response to Bruce Charlton’s post, “The problem of Mormonism (for mainstream Christians)” at Junior Ganymede, and is adapted from my comment thereto. The “problem” Bruce discusses is how non-Mormon Christians can account for Mormons as a group bearing “good fruit”, while adhering to what they consider…
Some time ago, a conversation ensued. This conversation focused on the idea of separation of Church and State. Originally, this conversation was posted as a note on my personal Facebook profile. I am reposting it here as it is always an ongoing discussion between Christians and non-Christian believing folk. The following is a discussion I… More A Discussion on the wall of separation of Church and State
This is a commentary and review of a speech given by Dr. William E. Mayer on January 4, 1960 to the Brigham Young University Student Body. Given our social climate today, this article is even more significant for us today. Never before in history has it been possible for so many people to get so… More Communism Brainwashing and Christian Principles – Then and Now!
The following devotion comes from Stand a Little Taller: Counseling and Inspiration for each day of the year by Gordon B. Hinkley. A short commentary follows to expound on the thought and principle truths of each devotion. July 15, 2015 A Believing Heart Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things,… More A Believing Heart
His last interview, Ted Bundy recounts his addiction to pornography and the role it played in his life. What follows are some resources available for those addicted to Pornography: 1. Overcoming Pornography – LDS Church 2. Every man’s battle – Christian Ministry 3. Porn Harms 4. Pornography Harms – Facebook Group
Throughout scripture, we read various accounts of individuals encountering God, or in the midst of a trial of their faith in God. In each account, one thing becomes noticeable. The act of stepping out in faith to see what God will do. This thought occurred as I started re-reading Jim Cymbala’s book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. Pastor… More Stepping out in faith to see what God will do
To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompasing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of… More The greatest commandment – the need to love God
Huffington Post – Religion published a recent article by Robert Crawford titled America is Not a Christian Nation. Curious, reading through the article has raised some concerns and a need to correct misinformation about America and how our great nation was founded upon Christian principles. It is an important subject matter to discuss because of… More Is America a Nation Founded upon Christian Principles?
Came across this on my facebook news feed. A post in the Facebook Group Christian Support and Encouragement. Posting it here with the video and comment from the author: ..but we tried..Someone needs to say what needs to be said. There are so many people who have been rejected and have never gone back to… More Why we don’t go to Church
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Exodus 7:6: And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they. (KJV) Human beings think that they are wiser than God. That was what happened in the Garden of Eden where Eve thought it was better that she eats the wrong fruit against God’s commandment (Genesis…
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