Mark Crego

12/3-12/5 RETREAT: Spiritually Surviving/Thriving as a Latter-day Saint

A Latter-day Faith Retreat LED BY:DAN WOTHERSPOON, Ph.D.JANA SPANGLER, IPC JODY ENGLAND HANSENMARK CREGO December 3-5, 2021, Salt Lake City Within an energetic, high-demand, service-oriented religion like Mormonism, it is so easy for us to lose sight that the key to joy, including in our church lives, is spiritual and personal self-transformation, coming to (re-)discover …

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The Theological Content of the First Vision

I believe we should take the first vision, in both versions, as a personal call to holiness and a prophetic call toward open truth-seeking. Understood this way, the First Vision becomes accessible to us all, as we seek discernment in our spiritual experiences. It becomes a call to relationship with God as we seek truth in all things.

The Dark Night of the Soul

The Journey of Faith is often equated with the phrase “The Dark Night of the Soul.” It’s a time of struggle in order for us to rediscover our relationship with God. Yet the phrase itself refers to a poem by St. John of the Cross entitled “On a Dark Night,” and very much reflects the …

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The Path is Not Always Easy

Sometimes the Path before us is harder than we expect. This morning, walking along a trail, I became stuck, and the Way became more clear as a result.

A God Has Died

Let the same mind be inthat was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with Godas something to be exploited but emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,being born in human likeness.And being found in human form, he humbled himselfand became obedientto the point of death—even death …

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Relational Prayer: Falling in Love with God

Prayer can be difficult, especially when we pray transactionally and don’t get results. When we realize that God is here with us, suffering, and our friend, then prayer becomes relational, and we fall in love.

Praying Through Our God-Mind Within Us

How, do we pray? How does prayer work if we are praying to ourselves? How can prayer to a being within me result in a divine intervention on behalf of those for whom I pray? This article explores how we can deepen our intimate contact with God, praying through our God-mind within us.

The God-Mind Within Us

This past week, Dan Wotherspoon’s discussion with Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen on psychology and spirituality triggered something within me. I realized, as I listened to Lisa’s understanding of how our brains work, that there is something very divine within us. When I consider how “revelation” has occurred throughout history, it seems clear to me that each …

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