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Revelations to Build Temples

Professor Daniel C. Peterson wrote a column in the Deseret News today about temples.  In particular, he focuses on how temples have anciently been revealed through prophets of God, and how that pattern continues in these latter days.  Examples include: Kirtland Temple as was revealed to Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams Salt Lake […]

Living The Law Of Consecration – Part 4: What is Tithing?

(Continued from Part 3) This is a continuation of a series of posts that I started a few years ago.  Of course, it could easily fit within the series very recent posts on the same subject of the law of consecration, including Hugh Nibley quotes from Approaching Zion, “Are we required to live the law of […]

Are We Required to Live the Law of Consecration, Now?

I hear this a lot from members of the Church.  In fact just two days ago, I had someone ask me this very question after reading some of the quotes from Nibley in Approaching Zion:  ”So then are we required to live the law of concecration now?“ To that question I would pose a counter […]

The Rise and Fall of FARMS

I’m sure many of you are by now aware of what happened this past week at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at Brigham Young University.  I don’t want to rehash everything again here (you can read about it here, here, here, here, here, and here).  Suffice it to say that I am extremely disappointed, […]

The Importance of Temple Work

Last week I was asked by our bishop to present a 10-15 minute portion of a lesson today on the importance of temple work in our combined priesthood/relief society meeting. Our stake is preparing for a “temple month” theme for January, and our meeting today was meant to inspire us to be thinking about family […]

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