Cameron Staley

April 27, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
As a child, I counted down the days until I would turn 12 and graduate from Primary. The worst part of Primary for me was the singing. I hated to sing. The only exception to this rule was when we sang: “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission.” I always knew I would be a missionary—only a few simple things stood in my way. I never imagined one of those barriers would be my parents.
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February 01, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Few legends in scripture capture our imagination more than the three Nephites. We’ve all heard the tales in testimony meeting or from our Great Aunt Suzie about mysterious, kindly, old gentleman appearing out of nowhere on a deserted stretch of highway, then suddenly disappearing after helping change a blown tire.
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January 11, 2017 10:00 PM MST
My training as a clinical psychologist has forever changed how I see the world and even how I read scripture. I can’t help but wonder about the personal lives of the people in the Book of Mormon. What was it like growing up with Nephi for a younger brother? What was Alma involved in that led him so far astray? How unbearable was it for Moroni to watch as all the people he loved died? Would the Book of Mormon sound different if it was written from the Lamanites’ perspective instead of the Nephites’?
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November 16, 2016 10:00 PM MST
What words come to mind when you think about the Lamanites? If you are anything like me, you probably thought of words like wicked, unrighteous, stiff-necked (whatever that means), or maybe even bloodthirsty. But we forget that even though there are Lamanites in the Book of Mormon that fit this description, there are also many Nephites that fit that description, too. If we look a bit closer, the stereotypes we have given the Lamanites and Nephites may not only be untrue but also unhelpful in our efforts to love our neighbor and “liken the scriptures to ourselves.”
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