8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.

(I promise this is my last CNN link for at least a little while) CNN has a Summer Travel series and they recently posted about 8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.. I don’t know if it is any particular order, but the Salt Lake Temple is listed as number 6. There is a […]

A 48-year long experiment of faith?

I taught the Gospel Doctrine Sunday School class this past week and we were covering Alma 32–35 (lesson 28). We spent a majority of the time discussing faith and the experiment we are to do. One thing that has always frustrated me is that people are willing to “experiment” with all sorts of things… drugs, […]

Study: People tweet more about church than beer

Here is another quick one from CNN… In an effort to look at cultural differences across the United States, a data analysis company selected two words that it felt exemplified an American cultural divide and analyzed their usage on Twitter. The words: “beer” and “church.” And according to the study by Floatingsheep.org, Americans tweet more […]

Tattoos and piercings: How young is too young?

CNN has an article talking about “whether young people are too vulnerable to make permanent (or potentially scarring) decisions about their bodies”. Obviously the debate can get rather heated. On the one hand, I’d say that any age is too young to get a tattoo or piercing (other than ear). However, we do let people […]

When numbers acquire the significant of language

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a baseball fan. When the book Moneyball came out in 2003, I read it shortly afterward (I haven’t seen the movie yet). Basically, Moneyball is about how the Oakland A’s, a small-market team, used statistics to acquire the right players and build a winning team. At the time I was the […]

“The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life”

This is one of my all-time favourite quotes. We sometimes can get into a debate about the “spirit” of the law and the “letter” of the law. Which is better? Which is right? Which do we follow? Apparently this was written to one of Joseph F Smith’s sons who was on a mission. He had […]

The Lord’s Baseball Game

There are a lot of “faith-promoting” stories, poems, and analogies out there that just don’t do anything for me. However, occasionally I come across something that is quite excellent, or something that I just generally think is “cute”. This is one that I thought was cute (I’m a baseball fan, so I guess I was […]

What Church RSS feeds to I follow? (3 and a half years later)

I was looking through some old posts and saw one from January 2009 about what feeds I follow that are Church-related. I have a much shorter list than I used to. Many of the blogs that I used to follow haven’t been updated in a long time. Many others are coming to me through the […]

Brick of Mormon Stories — LEGO-Illustrated Book of Mormon Stories

It is hard to keep small children interested in reading the scriptures. You can only read the scripture story books so many times. A few years ago I was looking around, and found Brick of Mormon Stories. It is a book that has a short story about many of the events in the Book of […]

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