Greater Magic than Harry Potter

These words in the book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007) by J. K. Rowling, are recorded on the white marble tombstone of James and Lily Potter: The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death (p. 328). So who destroys death? Tomorrow night in our inductive study, we will be meditating on the […]

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Monday Highlights

1.  A great synopsis for a short family vacation in Utah. 2.  An obnoxious picture discovered in Utah. 3.  An important question raised in bloggernacle. 4.  The central passion of any Christian sabbath. 5.  The prime work of elders:  the ministry of the Word and prayer.  Here is a worshipful prayer for this new week.

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Amid American interfaith dialogue, a terrible question

Gary Burge in his commentary on John’s Gospel: In my academic community, the Jewish/Christian dialogue is predicted on the notion that together we will find religious commonalities that do not offend the other party.  To speak otherwise is to “blaspheme” the process of interfaith discourse (cf. John 5:18).  In the university marketplace of ideas, Christian […]

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The discussion is ongoing

Is this LDS authority?  Follow your heart.  This brand-new blog author is on popular ground for “authority”.  There have been many young LDS missionaries that have expressed, “Follow your heart.”  But I know the Spirit in scripture has expressed to me that I can’t trust my natural heart.

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Do You See This Idaho Shack?

This picture of an Idaho shack is a good illustration of our present earth (Isaiah 24:20). Morally polluted, the earth is on its last leg, swaying like a drunk before the judgment of God. Al Gore is leading a crusade to save it. But we definitely have bigger problems like mankind’s lack of acknowledging and […]

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The Antidote to External Creedal Christianity

“Today we have substituted creedal belief for personal belief, and that is why so many are devoted to causes and so few devoted to Jesus Christ.

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More Blogspotting Questions

Are there any more blog stories by Sahar or others in Turkey?  I realize it has been a while. Do Latter-day Saints believe we are saved by faith or works?  Is this the contemporary LDS Church answer?  Because it dwarfs the power of Christ’s atonement and robs the promise of glorification freely given.  Does Geoff […]

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How was your worship this Sunday? Using your mind.

I have been reading J.P. Moreland’s book, Love Your God With All Your Mind:  The Role of Reason In The Life of the Soul (NavPress, 1997).  The book is in our Idaho Falls public library.  Take a peek at it sometime. He writes: “Theologians describe God as a maximally perfect being.  This means that God […]

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LotoJa Training

Today, my buddy and I did our second 100-mile run in our training for the LotoJa classic (Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming) coming up September 8, 2007. Not too far from Heise along the South Fork of the Snake River, we parked our van on Highway 26. Around 6:00 a.m., we put the pedal […]

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Dead Sea Scroll Scholar on Mormon Fundamentalism

Lately, I have been devouring books on the Dead Sea Scrolls. The topic is of immense interest to me, in light of the Ink & Blood exhibit currently showing at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls.   Last night, I just finished reading the book, What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do […]

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