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On the Death of Nephi

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

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The Anointing of Jesus

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

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A Palm Sunday Contemplation

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

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The Power Of Symbolism

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

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