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Crisis, Choice and Commitment


So a theme I’ve been reading about lately is the crisis of faith phenomena in Mormon circles. It seems that there are endless numbers of people who 1) have been brought up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

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Oh, Mother!


So, I am being “inspired” to write this partially (a big part, I must confess) by an article/podcast discussion about the issue at MormonMatters.org. Not plagiarizing, but just tossing out some thoughts to consider. I encourage you to get familiar

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The Other Major Spiritual Tradition from Middle East


I am going to discuss different spiritual traditions. First of all, it is good to get the idea across, that for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints it’s an article of faith that: “…we believe that He will

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Rachel vs. Leah


I’ve been reading the Old Testament, and one of the things that have caught my eye is the rivalry between Rachel and Leah. The basic setting is, that Jacob is more fond of Rachel, but Leah is the one who

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Women in The Priesthood


Now and again I hear someone ask when women will receive the Priesthood, which I spell with a capital P to denote that I mean the Priesthood expounded in the D&C as a whole package, including all the covenants. The

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Hierarchy


What is “hierarchy”? Let me answer in the words of etymology dictionary: c.1343, from O.Fr. ierarchie,  from M.L. hierarchia  “ranked division of angels” (in the system of Dionysius the Areopagite), from Gk. hierarchia  “rule of a high priest,” from hierarches

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What Is Spiritual in Everyday Life?


Have you ever run into this question before? Perhaps not as directly put, but I’m pretty sure you have your own ideas of what is and isn’t spiritual. What actually started me off on this train of thought was that

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Misconceptions, Testimony etc.


[Edited for some glaring grammatical mistakes, and begging for your understanding regarding the remaining ones.] I’ve been thinking–and of course reading–about the so-called shaken faith thing. What I’m about to say, is given without documentation, just some personal observation. Look

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About Orthodoxies


I wanted to digress more into this when writing the science/religion post, so I decided to do a post on it,  a short one. Because it doesn’t really require that much room to say, that I don’t see that Orthodoxy

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Are Science & Religion At War?


For some reason this is the age of fundamentalism. There are groups in Christian, Muslim and Jewish (and some other) circles, who interpret their scriptures very literally. What they say in essence, is that the Bible/Qur’an/Younameit is literally true word

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