On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther initiated discussion by submitting 95 theses for the Roman Catholic Church to consider. Today, 490 years later, as one who was born and has lived in Mormon country for most of my life, I earnestly submit my 95 theses for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) […]
I went to the headquarters of our local newspaper, the Post Register. I wanted to pay for a small 2 x 4 advertisement to be placed tomorrow. It would have these words: On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther issued his 95 theses to the Roman Catholic Church. Today, 490 years later, a Bible pastor is […]
I have been sick today. So while sitting in bed, I decided to read this book, The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine(Intervarsity Press, 2007) by Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath. I read some things that were interesting. And I reacted to some things that I thought to be a sloppy, […]
On October 31, 1517, a fiery, fearless, tempestuous, monkish man by the name of Martin Luther decided to issue 95 theses in addressing the corruptions he saw within his mother Holy Roman Catholic Church. He despised the selling of indulgences. And he hated the manipulation of the Catholic doctrine of purgatory for the robbing of […]
Most of you know that our church family has been studying John’s Gospel on Sunday mornings. A number of you recognize that John’s Gospel quotes Isaiah in powerful ways. Many of you have observed that our church family is also working through an inductive study of Isaiah on Wednesday nights. But listen to this uncanny […]
Now, wouldn’t that be a wild example of those serious in their religious faiths and yet acting in political co-beligerance? If this ever happened, it could be turned into an epic LDS movie. It would be the firestorm film of the century for delving into the American religious experience. Hands down.
First, I sat in a breakout session with John Thomas of Brigham Young University-Idaho, who basically lead a group discussion on “Dealing with Difficult History.” He recommended for us all to pick up the latest book, written by three LDS scholars on the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Secondly, I briefly sat in to listen to the […]