How SpaceX Could Help Spread the Gospel

The entrance to SpaceX headquarters. SpaceX is a company that "designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets."[1] The company has two current projects that have lately received a lot of media attention: … Continue reading How SpaceX Could Help Spread the Gospel

Self-Appointed Arbiters of Prophetic Revelation

The first six presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the time of Adam to the present, God has spoken to certain men, called prophets, who are specially designated as His approved representatives to His people. God revealed to these individuals His will and the work for them to do; they … Continue reading Self-Appointed Arbiters of Prophetic Revelation

Does God Hate?

Back in February, the United Methodist Church affirmed its teaching that same-sex activity is contrary to God's commandments.[1] Last month, the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church met to discuss the affirmation, as many Methodist members and ministers in the United States want to change the church's teachings to permit same-sex activity. During … Continue reading Does God Hate?

Keeping Climate Change in Perspective

A friend has recently been watching Netflix's new nature documentary called "Our Planet," and we have both noted the show's heavy environmentalist spin. While I fully believe we should be wise stewards of our natural resources, I also don't think people are aware of Earth's climate history and how current climate change fits in with … Continue reading Keeping Climate Change in Perspective

Church Leaders and God’s Authority

Yesterday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change to when children of same-sex couples may receive a name and blessing or may be baptized, and also how same-sex marriage will be treated for purposes of Church discipline. The change has generated substantial commentary on social media. Among the comments is a … Continue reading Church Leaders and God’s Authority

Hymns Sung in General Conference

As we prepare for another exciting general conference, I thought I would share some research I did on what hymns have been sung in recent general conferences. (By "hymns" I mean any song sung, either from the hymnal, the Children's Songbook, or other hymns not in those books.) As you read through these lists, consider … Continue reading Hymns Sung in General Conference

Older and Still Available Church Resources

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it seems that new material is constantly being produced by the Church. We receive the monthly Church magazines, general conference twice a year, Mormon Messages on a regular basis, new aspects to the Church website (such as suicide.lds.org), and a constant flow of Church … Continue reading Older and Still Available Church Resources