Sabbath Day Observance

May 18, 2012

I had a conversation recently with a fellow student at Chico State who is a Seventh Day Adventist. He wanted to know why it is that the LDS church (and many others) observe Sunday, the first day of the week, as the Sabbath instead of Saturday, the seventh day. My first thought was that the […]

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Listening to a Prophet of God

March 31, 2010

This upcoming weekend (April 3-4), Mormons everywhere will take some time to listen to the prophet of God, Thomas S. Monson.  Each year, during the first weeks of April and October, Mormons have a special meeting called “General Conference.”  This is where we can hear from living apostles and the prophet. Yesterday, I was thinking […]

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Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon–An Apostle’s Testimony

November 23, 2009
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The addresses delivered at the most recent general conference (a world-wide meeting of church leaders and members) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were fantastic, as Jan pointed out in her most recent post. Today, I want to share with you a talk given by Jeffrey R. Holland, one of the 12 […]

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General Conference Synopsis: More Diligent and Concerned at Home

November 9, 2009

The Church’s General Conference (a meeting that is broadcast from Salt Lake City to all over the world) was in October.  It is in October and April every year.  Maybe you are thinking to yourselves “what, exactly, do the prophets and apostles have to say in our day?”  Well, here is a snippet. Elder David […]

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Does God still speak to us today?

October 26, 2009

While preparing for a class, I came across this talk given by Hugh B. Brown, a member of the First Presidency of our church, who passed away some years ago.  It details a conversation that he had with a member of the British House of Commons and a former justice of the supreme court of […]

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