I recently watched an excellent Chinese TV fantasy drama called Love Between Fairy and Devil, or Cang Lan Jue (‘Separation of Cang and Orchid’). If you haven’t heard of it – it’s hugely popular in China and very popular overseas, airing back in August – it’s a truly beautiful, wonderfully-produced show with a great story, … Continue reading What are we here for?
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 was reading Alma 42:3-7 the other day for my morning scripture study, and pondering the meaning of these elements: the tree of life versus the tree of knowledge – why it was important to separate man from the tree of life once they’d partaken of the fruit from the tree of knowledge, why giving … Continue reading ‘A time granted unto man to repent’: the mercy of mortality
What does the Atonement of Jesus Christ mean for me, daily? How does His work most help me? Well, besides giving me everything, it gives me grace – the power to overcome the world. Continue reading Power to overcome: how Christ’s Atonement saves me in and from my circumstances
Here we are nothing, but here we want everything, because we think this is our only chance. ~ Hugh Nibley When I read this recently, I thought it was excellent, because it describes perfectly what people do in this world so much of the time. Either not knowing or forgetting that this is one act … Continue reading This is not our only chance