No Matter What They Told You, You Are Already Perfect: The Most Common of Errors—Grace, Works, and Mormons

Image by alshepmcr There isn’t a religion in the world that doesn’t agree that there is something wrong with us. Humanity is flawed, corrupt, and capable of great evil. Within each of us, a great capacity toward evil exists. How this evil is quenched and how our souls and bodies are redeemed is debated, discussed, and is the topic upon which so many disagree. But at the core of what the Gospel is and what Christ Jesus, God in the flesh,... Read More

Is God Really An Old, Glowing, Bearded Man? How We See God Defines Everything

Worship transports me. While books and lofty notions illuminate His character and reveal various intellectual qualities of God, nothing connects and moves me to see God than in worship and song. While in the middle of worship recently, I saw within my mind the heavens open and the entire congregation was transported to the throne room of God. There, we stood, kneeled, sang, and raised hands to the one sitting on the throne. He was an eternal light... Read More

Forget the Planet, Mormons are Taking over the Universe: Rethinking and Becoming a Missional People

Space. The final frontier. Stretching beyond their local gathering places, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is about to embark on their greatest missional journey. Their door-to-door mission on Schwinn bicycles with ties flapping to-and-fro as they spread their message with incredible vigor is a thing of the past. Their future: no, not world domination. That’s small potatoes. Galactic and planetary missions—now that is the goal... Read More

Are You Talking to Me?! The Art of Misunderstanding and Theological Double-Talk

Talking is a dangerous business. For those who have ever been in an argument, misunderstanding is usually the wellspring of conflict. Whether in body language or verbal communication, disagreements lead to friendships being split apart, marriages collapsing, and the church fracturing. Conflict as it arrises from communication is the result of the inability, and dare I say unwillingness, of people listening to one another. Not a courteous, hearing-what-one-is-saying—but... Read More

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