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The Quality of Mercy: Lessons on Anger and Revenge from the Sermon on the Mount

by James and Judith McConkie | May 3, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Many may recognize that the first part of this article’s title is a line from William Shakespeare’s The Mer...

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The Deeper Meaning Behind One Beautifully Profound Symbol in the Rome Temple

by James and Judith McConkie | March 9, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Making a pilgrimage is to undertake a journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion.  Anci...

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What Jesus Can Teach Us About the Why of Suffering and Our Response to It

by James and Judith McConkie | February 2, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

As part of an essay we wrote several years ago exploring what the four Gospels have to say about Jesus and ...

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3 Details That Add Meaning to Jesus’s Declaration, “I Am the Light of the World”

by James and Judith McConkie | Makes You Think Mormon Life

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk...

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A Miracle of Our Savior Worth Remembering This Holiday Season

by James and Judith McConkie | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Professor Obery M. Hendricks Jr., a scholar specializing in the historical context for the world of Jesus, ...

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The Seeming Contradiction Between Jesus’ and Joseph Smith’s Teachings on Marriage in the Next Life: How Early Christian Sources Add to Our Understanding

by James and Judith McConkie | Makes You Think Mormon Life

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is a paradox that in the four Gospels it...

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3 Lasting Truths Jesus Taught About Families

by James and Judith McConkie | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In our last essay we wrote about the definition of families in the world where Jesus ministered in order to...

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2 Ways Jesus Put the Broken Family Back Together

by James and Judith McConkie | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In New Testament times, family life centered on households rather than on what we would call the nuclear fa...

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Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well: 3 Questions That Will Transform Your Understanding of This Beloved Story

by James and Judith McConkie | Makes You Think

In the decade it took for us to research, pray over, write, and re-write 18 essays about the Messiah , we r...

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The Resurrected Jesus: 3 Profound Lessons from Christ's Teachings After His Death

by James and Judith McConkie | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Jesus made numerous visits to His followers—both to crowds and to individuals—after His resurrection. Exami...