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Immigration, Refugees, and Faith Traditions

What does your faith perspective teach you about refugees? How do your politics and your religious convictions come together to inform policy and shape your attitude?

Benjamin the Scribe

BoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32: Alma 53-63 “The War Chapters Part II”

Today we continue the war chapters, and get to read some military correspondence. I don’t have any overarching, connecting commentary here, so I’ll start with a rough outline and then individual verses. My very rough outline – Alma 53- Preparations for war. Helaman takes 2000 stripling warriors from Ammonites. Alma 54- Moroni receives letter from [Read More...]

Speaking Silence

Despised Members

Embed from Getty Images At one time or another almost every Christian will hear a sermon on 1 Corinthians 12, where Paul compares the church to a body and talks about the unity of the body’s members. Quite naturally the preacher will use the passage to urge his or her congregation to greater unity. Here [Read More...]

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Have You Forgotten? Part 2 – The Danger of Standing Ovations

No one is more hungry for applause than someone who questions their fundamental worth. One of my activities as a young teen was inventing schmaltzy dramas and acting them out–alone, of course.  Oh goodness, it would have been a disaster if anyone had seen me! Many of my dramas ended in tears.  It was a [Read More...]

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