Ok, so we’re on a faith journey with our Latter-day Saint tradition. Somewhere along the way, we’ve learned things that put to question what we once believed about the Book of Mormon. And this year, in our Sunday School classes, we must, once again, confront our beliefs. I was listening to a talk last week […]
Dan Wotherspoon, “On the Death of Nephi,” Sunstone, March 2005 IN MY ROLE here at Sunstone, I am often asked about my own take on the Book of Mormon. Given my exposure to Book of Mormon controversies over the past couple of decades, especially the recent challenges from DNA studies, how has the Book of
I awoke this morning with an idea, what if “glorifying” or “giving honor to someone” as part of worship really means to “empower”? So I looked through the scriptures where “glorify” is mentioned, and John 12:23 stood out. As I thought about this, I decided to use ChatGPT to flesh out my thoughts. I’ve found
From our July 2023 FIresides, we have constructed a brief bibliography of books about worship the participants found useful.
Perhaps there we can find a deeper meaning of “be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth” beyond procreation.
As I enter this Monday of Holy Week, my mind and heart are drawn to a singular scene. It is just six days before the Passover feast. In the wake of the miracle of raising Lazarus, a prominent, perhaps wealthy follower of Jesus has set up a feast in Jesus’ honor. Lazarus is there, reclining
The week before Easter is “Palm Sunday”, celebrating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Whereas Christmas and Easter have many hymns in the LDS hymnbook, there is but one that celebrates this event: All Glory Laud and Honor 1. All glory, laud, and honorTo thee, Redeemer, King,To whom the lips of childrenMade sweet hosannas ring.Thou art
At some point in our lives, we all bump into the problems inherent in literalism. In most cases, our educational journeys will offer well-tried reframes for us to think out of, frames that open space for an ever-widening understanding of the world. And often we also will find in our teachers and others around good