In their own words: Same-Gender Attraction and the Christian Faith

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

Know the Holy Scriptures

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

Admonitions, useful for an authentic spiritual life in Christ

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

How love did not win in our generation today

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

SCOTUS, Marriage Equality and the Apostle Paul

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

Why is God on mute?

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?

Authentic Christian Conversations

The benevolence of the Gospel has no limits, it is of necessity subject to no exclusiveness. But it has its preferences, and ought to “abound in all wisdom and prudence.” Charity to the soul is the soul of charity. The greatest evil – and the greatest blessing we can bestow upon a fellow-creature is godliness because “godliness is profitable to all things,” saith the apostle, “having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” While the tendency of the gospel is to minister relief to every kind of misery, its chief blessings are “spiritual blessings in heavenly places.” What is the body compared to the soul? What is time compared to eternity? … More Authentic Christian Conversations

Just breathe

Today, frustration availeth much. A simple advice lingered in my head. Something my former spouse and I do when our five year old seems upset, angry, or cranky. “Just breathe and blow out some candles.” Taking in a deep breath and blowing it out is a simple act of bringing her to calm. Closing my … More Just breathe

The Bible, Christian living and Homosexuality

Normally, a response is necessary in order to provide a more accurate context of understanding. Nothing is more truer to this principle than the ongoing attack against Christianity and the Bible. Specifically when it comes to the nature of Homosexuality. Recently, an Olympic Gold Medalist had a gender reassignment surgery that flooded social media, the … More The Bible, Christian living and Homosexuality

He That Is Without Sin

Originally posted on Ernie's Musings:
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.  (John 8:7) This week the story grabbing the headlines exposes the past sins that of Josh Duggar, eldest son of…