Getting Jesus right

“Get Jesus wrong and you lose everything that matters; get Him right and you gain everything that matters.” – Rick Holland, Uneclipsing the Son, 2011

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Teton Dam Half Marathon

Today is the day of reckoning. In just a little bit of time, I am running the half marathon with my sister, Susie Lacy. I am doing an experiment.  I am eating a bowl of Bryers cookie dough ice cream before the race.

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Mitt Romney in Idaho Falls, June 20

It is a fundraiser.  Melaleuca CEO Frank Vandersloot in Idaho Falls, serving as the national co-chairman for Romney’s campaign, organized the event among all the other campaign stops.  You can have lunch and a photo with Mitt at the new Snow Eagle Brewery downtown for $1000 a pop.  Do you think that Mitt and Frank can […]

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Modern Pharisees in the I-15 Corridor?

Mogs is back! This is news. I just read her post, Pharisees, Scribes, and Modern Disciples. I have been thinking about Pharisees today, too, while reading Richard Neitzel Holzapfel’s book (and Gaye Strathearn), He Will Give You Rest (Deseret, 2010). The book is about trying to obtain rest in the midst of works righteousness, the Sermon on the […]

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Bodyguards for the LDS President

Larry Mullins wrote the book, Bodyguard to the Prophet (CFI, 2010).  CFI seems to always publish those books that are the most provocative for me as an outsider. Larry guarded President Spencer W. Kimball from killers. He writes, Satan had made a serious effort to put to death the president of the Lord’s church through a […]

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B.B.C.’s Grace & Glory Sunday – Atonement through Christ

Worship Through the Introduction & Prayer Good morning everyone!  Welcome to our first Grace & Glory Sunday.  These will be on the first Sundays of the month at Berean Baptist Church.  Every Sunday should be about the “Grace and Glory” of God.  But on these particular first Sundays, we will be making a special focused […]

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Apostle Boyd Packer’s atonement illustration

Perhaps many of you have heard how one of the modern, living LDS apostles famously illustrates Christ’s atonement?  Do you see the Lord as your creditor?  What do you think about this? Christ’s atonement makes it possible to be saved from sin if we do our part (emphasis according to LDS gospel principles).  

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LDS & Evangelicals & Politics

Warren Cole Smith asserts that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for the LDS Church. Today, Dave Banack claims evangelical incivility. Here is my question.  When the NAE board recently met in Utah for the first time in their history’s existence.  What did LDS Church leaders say to them?  Why is it that LDS Authority […]

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a Toni Sorenson talking point

She writes in her book, Defined by Christ (Covenant Communications, 2010): I was once invited to speak to a congregation in the deep South.  Apparently they didn’t know I was LDS until I arrived, because the minister seemed utterly shocked when he said some negative things about Latter-day Saints and I told him I was […]

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