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Imagining Jesus

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How many families will recreate the Nativity in their living rooms on Christmas Eve? Impossible to even gue...

A Modest Proposal: Making More Hymns “Familiar”

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A few weeks ago, I was asked to lead music for the dedication of our new Stake Center. As usual, I was aske...

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What if They’d Had Facebook in Kirtland?

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Church history would be so much easier to understand if we had a social media record to look back on… ...

Mormon Hero

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Allow me to make a prediction: by 2030, if not much sooner, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada wi...

Ritual

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I was listening to a talk show and the host, who is Jewish, was telling about his experience sitting shiva ...

Mormon Migration Database: Blacks and Mormonism

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Dr. Fred E. Woods at BYU has recently made available an online database of migration primary sources. This ...

Heber J. Grant on politics

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Perhaps not unlike our current Church President, Heber J. Grant was fond of telling stories in Church meeti...

On these three things hangs my testimony

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Mormon testimonies tend to be small-t trinitarian: 1. I know that God lives. 2. I know that Jesus is the Ch...

In praise of baptism

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Although I have attended many baptisms for eight-year olds, today I attended my first adult baptism.  As an...

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Why I Disagree with Doomsayers

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One of the benefits of having lived so close to the edge for so long is not taking things for granted. I kn...