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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.

Feeling It

Things began to really hit home when I listened to and read the transcript of a recording of a phone call with a woman being held in the Otay Mesa Detention Center very close to the California-Mexico border. During my junior high and high school years in Chula Vista, California, I lived less than fifteen …

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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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