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About faith crises


Last weekend I was asked whether I had ever had a crisis of faith. This wasn’t the first time, but I had to ask for some room to define, to interpret the question. I will write about my chain of

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Rise (and fall) of rational Theology


When I mentioned King James Bible in an earlier post, I deliberately left out the turmoil of Continental Europe. The 17th century brought on wars that have somewhat falsely been called religious wars, but are generally the 30 years war.

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Celebrating King James Bible


Some others may have read the August Ensign, and noted the pages dedicated to celebrating 400 years of King James Bible. I was sort of inspired to put my 2 cents about the Bible in ordered bits as if someone

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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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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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What does Christmas mean to me?


First, a disclaimer; while I don’t claim to represent the Church or the official standpoint of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (what I usually incorrectly call “LDS Church”), I consider myself a faithful Latter-day Saint, and I

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Just What Is Moral Courage Part 2


Just in the case that someone got the wrong impression from my first edition of this. I’m presenting things in a little bit different manner, but essentially I’m saying the same thing: There are times when we need to go against the social pressure if we wish to obey the commands of our conscience.

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