What do Mormons believe about works?

January 25, 2011

Many have asked me what Mormons believe about “works”, and how we reconcile those beliefs with the notion of being saved by grace, through the mercy of Christ and His atonement. Indeed, Mormons believe that our salvation is made possible by the mercy of Christ, and were it not for his everlasting Atonement, we could […]

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WordPress problems, missing posts

January 25, 2011

There was a problem tonight with WordPress, where many WordPress users, using the system during a certain period of time, had all of their custom sidebar code dissapear.  Unfortunately, I was a beneficiary of that bug. I’ll work to restore that code as quickly as possible, since it is what granted access to all my […]

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Is “anti” contrary to Christianity?

January 25, 2011

You can be “non” without being “anti”.  I’m not a protestant (I’m Mormon), but that doesn’t make me anti-protestant.  The two are mutually exclusive.  And there’s a big difference from being “non” (like being non-Mormon), and being anti.  One is innocent, without malice, while the other is focused upon criticism and destruction. I recently commented […]

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Advice From Bill Gates?

January 25, 2011

This has come to me in email a couple times.  It’s apparently an extract of a speech given by Bill Gates at some school.  Looking online, that appears to be in question, but regardless, the principles are worth reading… Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it! Rule 2: The world won’t […]

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Sacramental cleansing

January 25, 2011

At my nephew’s baptism this last weekend, my brother in law spoke and used a wonderfully vivid analogy I’d like to expound upon. He lives in Hawaii, and as you might expect, regularly visits the beach with his family.  He explained that each day, hundreds of people would come to the beach.  They’d spend hours […]

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The Plan of Salvation – Love leads to action

January 25, 2011

As I mentioned in my prior post “Pondering the Plan of Salvation”, I mentioned how I thought that in nothing was the love of God more plainly manifest than in the Mormon doctrine of the Plan of Salvation.  The deeper you understand and appreciate of the Plan of Salvation, the more convinced you are, and […]

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Beck’s $53 trillion asteroid

January 25, 2011

Today, CNN posted an article (here), where Glenn Beck discusses some frightening realities that we’re soon going to have to face.It’s worth a full read, but if you’re only interested in the summary, here it is… $14.1 trillion is the size of the entire U.S. Economy $53 trillion is the approximate size of the U.S. […]

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Testimony of the First Presidency – Conference Highlights

January 25, 2011

In the wake of the magnificent 178th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, many highlight videos have been posted to YouTube, successfully leveraging this new media to proclaim the gospel, and teach the truth, that a whole new generation, intimately familiar with this style of on-demand communication, might be […]

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Of Royal Birth

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/of-royal-birth

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If – by Rudyard Kipling

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/if-by-rudyard-kipling/

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The things of God are of deep import

January 25, 2011

Joseph Smith once said the following… “A fanciful and flowery and heated imagination beware of, because the things of God are of deep import, and time, and experience, and careful, and solemn, and ponderous thoughts can only find them out.  Thy mind, oh man, if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation must stretch as […]

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What every parent should know about the new Google browser.

January 25, 2011

Last week Google released a new browser, Chrome, making its foray into the browser world, and already it has generated a lot of buzz, and substantial downloads (for an initial beta release).  Google Chrome’s entry is bound to raise the bar for browsers everywhere, is remarkably fast, refreshingly simple, and sports a solid set of […]

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I love to see the temple, I’m going there someday

January 25, 2011

We just recently had a Stake Conference.  For Mormon’s, stake conference is when the whole area gets together for one large-scale meeting where we often hear from a general authority and the stake presidency.  During this conference one of the counselors in our stake presidency (President Green), made a comment that really resonated with me. […]

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Escape Velocity

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/escape-velocity/

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Picking the lock of salvation

January 25, 2011

For those of you who weren’t aware, last week was the national HOPE conference in New York.  No, this isn’t a self-help conference teaching us how to increase our capacity to hope (I wish it were).  Rather, it’s a gathering of some of the most talented and well-known hackers around the planet.  HOPE stands for […]

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