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‘We come over, and sit’

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I have a been a Bishop now for 18 months and though I don’t like to talk about it online I think that it is...

I Was Raised to be a Cannibal–but I Got Better

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As my family and I drove home from our brief vacation in Arches National Park, we heard this strange ad on ...

How to Sincerely Enjoy Working in Nursery

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A friend of mine was recently called to be Nursery leader and solicited advice on how to run a successful n...

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Mormon Architecture

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For bold new ideas in ecclesiastical architecture, the world might well look to the Mormon Church where the...

Where have all the Lamanites gone?

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So here’s how this started: a Mormon friend of mine had never heard living people referred to as Lamanties,...

The Sacrament of Grief

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Merear, Domine, portare manipulum fletus et doloris… [1] Both too early and too late, the phone rings. It i...

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The Limits of Self Reliance

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The popularity of the term “self-reliance” goes back to 1841, when Ralph Waldo Emerson published his book o...

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The Why of Obedience

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In a previous post, I wrote in praise of what I call the discipline of Mormonism. I love that we have high ...

Reducing the Carbon Footprint: LDS Church Debuts Green Buildings

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Actions speak louder than words, or so they say. In which case the actions taken by the LDS church to green...

Oil of gladness

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The Elders’ Quorum president held up the quart-sized bottle for everyone to see. “For anointings we use oli...