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James Faulconer

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James E. Faulconer (Jim) was born in Missouri and raised as the son of an Army officer. Because of his father’s work, he grew up in Japan, Arkansas, Germany, Texas, Korea, and Massachusetts. Faulconer joined the LDS Church as a teenager in San Antonio, Texas. After serving as a Latter-day Saint missionary in Korea from early 1967 to late 1969, he returned to Brigham Young university. While a student he met and married Janice K. Allen of Herlong, California. They have four children and eleven grandchildren.

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My Responsibility for Pain: The Bully Within

Every being is inexorably part of the lace of life and creation. Every other person is my grandchild. I am every grandchild's potential bully. Read More »

Living with Fallibility

The documents recently released by the LDS Church are important to me because I hope that they will help Latter-day Saints rethink what it means to recognize authority and to have a living prophet. Read More »

Certainty and Trust: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

God seems to prefer that we trust him than that we have objective, scientific facts about him. Read More »

Sealing the Living and the Dead: The Eternal Family

Why do we seal spouses to each other, children to parents, and living persons to their ancestors? Why do we baptize our ancestors who have passed on by proxy? Read More »

Asking the Humility Question: Is It I?

It's always easier to point the finger and be satisfied with our own righteousness, but the stories I read in scripture are not about someone else. They are about me. Read More »

Living Into Eternal Progression

Recognizing our humanity, they teach us that we can be more, and the "more" that we can be is an eternal more, qualitatively eternal now in the hope of post-mortal eternity. Read More »

Recent Articles

Living with Fallibility

The documents recently released by the LDS Church are important to me because I hope that they will help Latter-day Saints rethink what it means to recognize authority and to have a living prophet. Read More »

Certainty and Trust: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

God seems to prefer that we trust him than that we have objective, scientific facts about him. Read More »

Sealing the Living and the Dead: The Eternal Family

Why do we seal spouses to each other, children to parents, and living persons to their ancestors? Why do we baptize our ancestors who have passed on by proxy? Read More »

Asking the Humility Question: Is It I?

It's always easier to point the finger and be satisfied with our own righteousness, but the stories I read in scripture are not about someone else. They are about me. Read More »

Living Into Eternal Progression

Recognizing our humanity, they teach us that we can be more, and the "more" that we can be is an eternal more, qualitatively eternal now in the hope of post-mortal eternity. Read More »

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