"Written by Taylor Halverson"
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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...

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How My Work as a Doctor Transformed My Understanding of This Frequently Used Scripture Phrase

by Scott Haines, MD and Taylor Halverson, PhD | Makes You Think

In the scriptures, blindness is a metaphor for disbelief and vision is figuratively or literally a descript...

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The Real Dates of the 12 Days of Christmas That Most of the World Has Forgotten

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think

The 12 Days of Christmas is a beloved tradition in the Christian world. But because we live in the Christia...

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One Significant Way Our Savior Used Numbers to Create Meaning That Might Have You Rethinking His Teachings

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think

Jesus, the Master Teacher, taught in unexpected ways, capturing the attention of His audience to draw their...

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How One of the Most Common Phrases in the Book of Mormon Is Also the Most Meaningful

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think

Mark Twain famously quipped that if Joseph Smith would have left out the phrase “it came to pass,” the Book...

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What We May Have Missed in Jesus's Loving Response to a Despised Man in the Bible

by Taylor Halverson, PhD, and Scott Haines, MD | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Not far from the ancient remains of Jericho stands a large and solitary sycamore tree. Undoubtedly old, thi...

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"Son of man" or "Son of God": Two Crucial Names for Christ We Keep Misunderstanding

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think

In October 2017 general conference, Elder Christofferson gave a talk entitled “ The Living Bread Which Came...

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2 Things Distracting Us from Hearing the Voice of God in Our Lives + How to Tune Them Out

by Dr. Taylor Halverson and Doug Witney | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a jo...

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The Surprising Meanings Behind "Enos" and "Noah": Insights into Book of Mormon Names

by Taylor Halverson & Brad Wilcox | Makes You Think

Ancient scripture writers often used the literary pattern of paronomasia (word plays and word puns) to conv...