Mark Crego

8/19 & 8/21 Pastoral Care in an LDS Setting

This month’s fireside seeks to explore how we can both find and provide pastoral care. We hope to share our personal experiences, our needs, our hopes, our ideas as to how we can find peace in communion with each other.

The Divine Mother Within

The following is a talk I gave on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022. See the notes below the post for links to additional resources. Eighteen years ago, May 8th 2004, it was Mother’s Day, just like today. Except then, my mother had been in decline with dementia and a host of problems. On that day, …

The Divine Mother Within Read More »

Church and Authority

Church and Authority are tough topics for many Latter-day Saints. In our September/October fireside, we shared how we negotiate these tensions.

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 …

The Dark Night of the Soul Read More »

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 …

A God Has Died Read More »

Scroll to Top