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Marriage

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(This is a talk I gave in church a couple of weeks ago.) Not too many years ago, I attended an “All Employee Meeting” at BYU-Idaho. Toward the end of his remarks, the President of the University, Kim B. Clarke, made a comment that I thought was very interesting. He said: “We need to teach our children that marriage is…

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A Death in the Family

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Today my Father-in-law passed away from complications following surgery. I did not know him extremely well but I found him to be a thoughtful man deeply interested in his community, culture and the mysteries of this life. It is of one of these so called mysteries I wish to write about today. Years ago I attended a seminar in which…

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A God supportive of choice that belies man-made constructs.

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Part 2 in a 3 part series on Religion Warning, heavy religious content.   Jeff Porterfield started an interesting discussion on LinkedIn. Entitled; “Can there ever be a binding code of ethics without God?” In supporting his point of never finding a “workable moral code without religion,” Jeff brings up two issues; modern religious organizations being man-made constructs and a…

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God’s witnesses.

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(Part 1 in a three part series on God and Political influence.) Warning, heavy religious content. The earliest evidence of God, comes from the Old Testament. Adam spoke with God in the Garden of Eden. Enoch walked and talked with him man-to-man. Noah was instructed of him. Moses met and was instructed of him at the burning bush on Mount…

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Reconciliation of Science and Religion

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Fossils of man in his present form are dated as being 150,000 years old. What we refer to civilization has existed for about 6,000 years. Assuming that the genealogies laid out in the Bible are complete and that modern scientific dating practices are valid, then Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden not at the advent of man on this…

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Homage to Pahoran

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Recently some questions about the story of Captain Moroni and Pahoran came up in our conversations at home. It was wondered why Moroni was so forceful with Pahoran and why Mormon felt the story needed to be preserved for our benefit today. As you recall, Captain Moroni was not getting the support which he needed to successfully prosecute the war with the Lamanites.…

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Death and memoriam

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Just over a year ago, my mother passed away at the age of 79. She had been sick for about 3 months. Having visited several doctors she was unable to find the cause of the weakness and difficulties that she was experiencing. A three time cancer survivor she started to notice a similarity between the way that she was feeling…

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Of Light and Life

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“Let there be light,” Genesis 1:3 Most of us will recognize this as the declaration from God at the beginning of the creation. Yet in John 8:12, Christ said; “I am the light and the life of the world. So, in Genesis 1:4 “And God saw the light, that is was good: and God divided the light from the darkness;”…

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This Easter, My Different Jesus

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Many years ago; I believe it was in “Lichtenrade,” a suburb of Berlin, I had a religious discussion with a young man in his late 20’s. At the end of our visit, as we were leaving, he pointed to a crucifix hanging above his door and said “there is your loving God.” The implication was harsh and the intended meaning…

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The Real Reason Mitt Romney Ran and Lost in 2012

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(Warning, this article contains extremely religious content and may cause considerable discomfort to atheists, agnostics and willing sinners. Some Christians may even experience incredulity and anxiety. Nevertheless, this is the real reason behind why Mitt Romney lost the presidential election in 2012.) Mitt Romney is a righteous person. I can say that because I understand the nature of his service…

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