Category Archives: Church History

Working Toward Zion

We’re not there yet. As much as we on the Wasatch Front believe that Zion is here at last, and even though we have one of the lowest poverty rates in the country, still one in ten people who live in our community is living in poverty.  Where Zion is a people who are of […]

Honesty Precedes Zion

I received this scripture and quote in my inbox today. And let every man deal honestly, and be alike among this people, and receive alike, that ye may be one, even as I have commanded you. (D&C 51:9) Brigham Young taught that honesty preceded Zion, and that when this was achieved by the Saints, there […]

Creed Haymond Story of the Word of Wisdom, in His Own Words

Since I was young I’ve often held as my claim to fame that I am distantly related to Creed Haymond (1893-1983, first cousin three times removed), the early 20th century track athlete, whose story about the Word of Wisdom has been told several times over the pulpit in General Conference. I thought that was pretty […]

Evolution? My First Impressions

For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth…  And out of the ground made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree, naturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man; and man could behold it. And it became […]

Temple Conference in Logan, Utah, next Monday

This is a reminder that there will be a significant conference about the temple to be held at Utah State University next Monday, October 29th, which I first noted here.  You can read more about this conference at the website for the Academy for Temple Studies website, which is TempleStudies.org.  Note, you must pre-register for […]

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