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September 25, 2018

Religion’s Profound Influence on Families and Society

For many journalists and cultural elites, religion is often seen as a relic of the past or a source of irrational, bigoted thought. Yet, ironically, more than at any other time, scientific research today provides evidence for the profoundly positive influence of religion in individual lives, families, and communities.  

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Shifting Our Expectations of God

One of the things I often write about is unrealistic expectations. Many of the promised blessings we pay the most attention to in the scriptures aren’t guaranteed in the short-run. I’m thinking of things like prosperity and peace, which are blessings that tend to come from righteous living but which are not guaranteed. But this focus can sometimes seem like nothing but lowering expectations, but it’s not true.

How Chiasmus Can Help us Unlock One of the Most Important Discourses Ever Given

I write this, not only to elaborate on one of the most important discourses ever given on the planet, second only to the Sermon at the temple/mount, but to add my voice to a growing discovery that ancient prophets and even the Lord used the poetry of chiasmus as a form of self-contained author-intended commentary and insight.

Is There Evidence for Highways in Ancient America?

When abridging the record of 3 Nephi, Mormon reported on several civic-related building projects that occurred during a period of “great peace in the land”. Along with the building of new cities and the repairing of old ones, “there were many highways cast up, and many roads made, which led from city to city, and from land to land, and from place to place”

Breaking News

Shifting Our Expectations of God

One of the things I often write about is unrealistic expectations. Many of the promised blessings we pay the most attention to in the scriptures aren’t guaranteed in the short-run. I’m thinking of things like prosperity and peace, which are blessings that tend to come from righteous living but which are not guaranteed. But this focus can sometimes seem like nothing but lowering expectations, but it’s not true.

How Chiasmus Can Help us Unlock One of the Most Important Discourses Ever Given

I write this, not only to elaborate on one of the most important discourses ever given on the planet, second only to the Sermon at the temple/mount, but to add my voice to a growing discovery that ancient prophets and even the Lord used the poetry of chiasmus as a form of self-contained author-intended commentary and insight.

Is There Evidence for Highways in Ancient America?

When abridging the record of 3 Nephi, Mormon reported on several civic-related building projects that occurred during a period of “great peace in the land”. Along with the building of new cities and the repairing of old ones, “there were many highways cast up, and many roads made, which led from city to city, and from land to land, and from place to place”

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