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One Way We Might Misread the Gospels + How Understanding How They Were Written Adds Depth

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | March 16, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following has been republished with permission from  taylorhalverson.com. The stories of Jesus (th...

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Women in the Scriptures Who Have Seen God

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | March 11, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following has been republished with permission from  taylorhalverson.com.   Reading the KJV t...

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Jesus’s Revolutionary Teaching About Prayer That Might Influence How You Pray

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | March 7, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following has been republished with permission from  taylorhalverson.com.   On the symbolic M...

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One Latin Translation That Will Deepen Your Understanding of the Church's "Come, Follow Me" Curriculum

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | January 8, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

What does spending, sacrifice, responsibility, and learning have to do with each other? I learned during Su...

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How the Sacrament Ties Into Thanksgiving and Why This Holiday Should Remind Us of Our Covenants

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | November 22, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

This is the time of year when we turn our hearts more fervently to gratitude, contemplating the acts of ser...

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The Surprising Meanings of "Abish" and 5 Other Book of Mormon Names

by Dr. Taylor Halverson, Brad Wilcox, and Matt Bowen | Makes You Think

In ancient Israelite storytelling, the meaning of personal names was used to enhance the memorability of a ...

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Why Suffering Is Good for Us and How It Can Make Us Happy

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think

We all have difficult, challenging, painful experiences in life. Though never pleasant, these experiences c...

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The Greek Meaning of Conversion That Will Deepen Your Understanding of What It Means to Come Unto Christ

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think

During Jesus’s last earthly meal, the Passover, He said to Peter: "I have prayed for thee, that thy faith&n...

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Why Is Jesus the "Beloved" If We Are All Children of God?

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think

One of the titles for Jesus is “Beloved Son.” In the New Testament gospels, the only time the word "beloved...

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The Surprising Christian Origins of Santa Claus

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Fun Makes You Think

Santa Claus is, perhaps unfortunately, the most recognizable character during the Christmas season. But did...