Category: Gospel

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On Rites and Rituals

Mormonism places a large amount of emphasis on rituals and rites of passages. When you’re a baby, you’re blessed. At age 8, baptism is expected. If you’re male, you’re ordained to the priesthood; but...

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Zion Mormonism

Guest post by Mie Inouye.  I spoke these words during my ward’s fast and testimony meeting on December 6, 2015, in the wake of the LDS handbook change that excludes the children of parents...

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Good Doctrine Tastes Good

One of my favorite things that Joseph Smith taught, is that truth tastes good. I especially love this part in “The King Follet Sermon“: This is good doctrine. It tastes good. I can taste the...

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Sacred Music: The Ninety and Nine

As the daughter of a Jazz musician, I often struggled to like church hymns when I was in my early teens. The funerary pace at which most hymns were played, and the (un)written rules that...

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That’s how prayer works

A few months ago, I saw the above meme circulating on Facebook, and I immediately loved it and went to find the full text of his remarks.  The only problem is that I can’t...