Sounding out the Word (1)

Here is a snippet from Sunday’s message.   Jesus shares with us: He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal (John 12:25). He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me:  and he that loveth […]

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From the hymn: One in doctrine

I noticed this phrase in the hymn, Onward, Christian Soldiers. All one body we:  One in hope and doctrine, One in charity. When LDS friends sing this from the LDS hymnal, I am curious how they interpret the “one doctrine” part.

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A Hymn written by a U.S. President

Check it out here. This would never fly in enlightened America today.

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LDS Shaken Faith Syndrome

Now, I must admit as a man anchored to biblical fundamentals, post-LDS Runtu has me chuckling with this comment on his blog. He has got a point. Browse through your local Deseret. I think the head of the living LDS apostles, Boyd K. Packer, breathes, writes, teaches, and leads like a man rooted in black and white LDS fundamentals. And for a […]

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The 1st Stanza of the 4th Servant Song missing from the Book of Mormon?

I just noticed this for the first time last night. I don’t think the discoveries of edited hymns bother me nearly as bad as this. Why is the first stanza missing in Mosiah for our community?

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Catholicism in Parma, Ohio

Leaving the house where I was staying, I took an evening walk.  I tried to take some pictures of what I saw: Beautiful pictures.  Catholic churches everywhere. What is “PYROHY”? What is the significance of the three cross bars on this steeple?  The Trinity? Marys on church grounds and Marys in house yards – do […]

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Did you catch the Utah article yesterday?

After speaking to a men’s group in Northern Ohio, I am back in town. Tomorrow, I have a “Heart Issues for Catholics”. ;) But did you read this yesterday in USA TODAY? There aren’t many states on a political map redder than Utah.  The state’s voters gave George W. Bush 71.5% of the vote in […]

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Bruce D. Porter & Gerald R. McDermott

The discussion:  “Is Mormonism Christian” at First Things HT:  Julie M. Smith at Times & Seasons I am happy to see a GA speaking up.

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A WordPress Triad on Isaiah’s Message

Yes, people are thinking about the message of Isaiah – sundry stripes of people – even this week. Atheist Leo – The God Challenge LDS Rusty – Discussing an open canon Reformed Christian Shane – Ye are Gods: Does the Bible teach polytheism? The book of Isaiah is an excellent text to discuss.

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KJV translators see the “restauration” of the Church

No wonder founding LDS prophet Joseph Smith liked the KJV Isaiah chapter title notes so much . . .

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