One of the reasons people reject religion is that it requires things of its adherents. Some of those requirements appear strenuous, especially when compared to contemporary popular cultures. They even seem strange, and to those immersed within those popular cultures, wrong and harmful. How you see the requirements of religious adherence depends on your worldview. … Continue reading Why does God make demands of us?
I read this very good article today, and want to share it, since it’s better than a blog post I could write. Many things are! The subject of the article is so important right now, as the ‘expressive individualist’ worldview is ascendant in power, and threatens to smother everything else. Here is the link: Continue reading Worldviews and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
I’m re-posting this entry from about a year and a half ago, since it’s continually relevant. Where do you think we are in this process? What is our role, as disciples of Jesus Christ? The rise and fall of the perfect Nephite civilisation in 4th Nephi: it’s always wonderful and kind of magical to read … Continue reading Secrets of a happy society… and how to lose it.
Belief is a choice. We choose what we believe, whether we’re aware of those moments of choice, or not. I taught a Relief Society lesson today, and based it on Elder Soares’ talk from General Conference (since these talks are what all our RS lessons are now based on), In Awe of Christ and His … Continue reading “Will ye also go away?”
“The miracles are in fact a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” Continue reading Miracles