Are Mormons Christian? What truly defines a Christian?

January 25, 2011

This post is a continuation of the series “Are Mormons Christian“. In the comments on the post “Are Mormons Christian? Do doctrinal difference define us“, the Pondering Pastor and I began a most crucial discussion that strikes at the very heart of this matter. The post was about the importance of having a commonality of […]

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Family Time

January 25, 2011

I’ve moved this post to my new Life-Engineering blog, dedicated to motivating people to achieve their goals and change their futures by taking control of their lives. You can now find this post here: http://life-engineering.com/family-time/

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A brief history of me – why I think we’re not limited by our past

January 25, 2011

I’ve moved this post to my new Life-Engineering blog, dedicated to motivating people to achieve their goals and change their futures by taking control of their lives. You can now find this post here: http://life-engineering.com/a-brief-history-of-me-why-i-think-were-not-limited-by-our-past/

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Conference Countdown – Ways to participate

January 25, 2011

As I mentioned here, General Conference is fast approaching, and we’ll yet again have the incredible opportunity to listen to a living prophet and apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ, along with many other general authorities of the church, and hear what specific instructions they have for us, knowing the unique trials facing us today. […]

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So many Mormon blogs

January 25, 2011

Today as I was looking through the recent search phrases people used to find my site, I found the following, which made me chuckle. “Is having a blog a Mormon thing?” I can answer that.  The fact is that it didn’t used to be.  But recently an apostle, Elder M. Russell Ballard gave a speech, […]

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Mormons Are Christians

January 25, 2011

As I posted to the question “Are Mormons Christian“, the answer, of course, is a resounding and emphatic yes, and I explain why that answer is so clear. The dictionary, used to determine socially accepted definitions terms, defines a Christian as “one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ”, and “one who follows […]

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Is there Biblical Precedence for Polygamy?

January 25, 2011

In the recent post “A quest for spiritual knowledge“, the comments quickly became centered around two distinct topics.  The one being blacks and the priesthood, which was thoroughly covered within the comments on that post.  The other was regarding the practice of polygamy early in the church.  It was to this point that Matt G. […]

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How often do you feel the spirit?

January 25, 2011

I’m a big fan of measurement.  I think that unless you frequently measure those things in your life that matter most to you, then you’re achieving less than you could.  Simply the act of measuring brings you to consciousness, wakes you up, and makes you refocus.  Measurement brings clarity, perspective, and awareness to life. In […]

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The covenants we keep…

January 25, 2011

… are kept and broken by degrees.  Let me explain. DISCLAIMER:  This is just a thought, not doctrine, just my humble opinion. First, let’s establish the concept that covenants are sacred contracts.  It’s where we say we’ll do certain things, and in return Heavenly Father promises to do certain things.  These kinds of solemn agreements […]

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Christianity explodes in China

January 25, 2011

In contradiction to my other post today about a decline in online searches for Christian terms (here), China seems to be one place where the public IS turning to Christ.  Since the Tianamen Square incident, a turning point in China’s history, the people are becoming increasingly bold, and the government increasingly tolerant in permitting Christianity.  […]

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Our power to overcome

January 25, 2011

This post is part of an ongoing series “What’s in the Book of Mormon”, to provide a taste of this sacred record. It is not meant to be a substitute for reading the Book of Mormon itself, however (you can get a free copy here). 1st Nephi in The Book of Mormon, contains a profound […]

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Swimming in the devil’s pool

January 25, 2011

The Devil’s Pool is a natural rock pool at the top of Victoria Falls in southern Africa near Zimbabwe.   During most months, the water surges down the river, shoots over the edge and slams into the ground 300 feet below, sending mist all the way back up. But from September to December the water levels […]

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The approach of fall – hints of change

January 25, 2011

Wednesday morning, I was walking out to my car to go to the gym, when suddenly I was stopped dead in my tracks.  There were leaves on the ground.  There were no leaves on the ground Tuesday night, when I went to bed, I was sure of it.  But this morning, they were all over […]

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It is not the critic who counts

January 25, 2011

I’ve moved this post to my new Life-Engineering blog, dedicated to motivating people to achieve their goals and change their futures by taking control of their lives. You can now find this post here: http://life-engineering.com/it-is-not-the-critic-who-counts/

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Nathan Sharp, inspiration through art

January 25, 2011

Last week, when I was creating the post about what President Monson said he wanted for his Birthday (here), I stumbled upon an incredible LDS artist, Nathan Sharp, who has an astounding array of religious (and other) drawings. I emailed Nathan to ask permission to use his remarkable portrait of President Monson in my post, […]

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