Missions of the Church

January 22, 2009

As a teenager, one of the things we were taught over and over was that the Church had a three-fold mission: Perfect the Saints, Proclaim the Gospel, Redeem the Dead. This is the basis of all of the programs, lessons, ordinances, callings and everythingness of the Church. As I taught the gospel in Russia, however, […]


The Holy Garment

March 16, 2009

Q. What are magical Mormon underpants? We Mormons are usually pretty understanding and thick-skinned when it comes to questions about our faith, but it is offensive to us when some of our most sacred concepts are treated lightly.  The holy garment is one example. When I hear it called “magical underpants” I cringe.  I realize […]


Life After Death – Part 1

March 23, 2008

What happens after we die? What do Mormons believe about the afterlife? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes that there is a time after death in which souls await judgment and resurrection.


Responses to Questions

April 18, 2008

There have been many thought-provoking comments made, which stem from the polygamy article that I posted earlier this week.  However, the discussion has moved away from polygamy to prophets, authority, faith, trust and so forth.  I feel that I should post my answers to these questions where all can see them easily.  These are in […]


The Green Tea Question

April 9, 2011

We occasionally get the following question: Is green tea against the word of wisdom? A simple yes or no question, right? Here are a couple more in the same vein: Do you have a statement that has been issued by the First Presidency regarding the usage of decaffeinated green tea either as a drink or […]