A Child of God, Of Infinite Worth

I am a Child of God. It’s one of the first songs I learned in Primary, and it’s one of the few things that I know with certainty. That Truth was reinforced as I repeated the words to the Young Women’s Theme (which has evolved quite a bit since my day.) WE ARE DAUGHTERS of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him. WE WILL “STAND as [...]

A Welcome Message

The recent announcement by LDS Church leaders in support of legislation banning discrimination against LGBT individuals in Utah is welcome, although as someone who has been involved in fighting for the rights of LGBT individuals for more than four decades, I couldn’t help but wonder why such a message has been so long in coming. Anti-discrim [...]

Unhelpful Analogies

  Part of life on the large college campus where I spend most of my days involves a constant bombardment of sidewalk graffiti advertising the latest political causes or fraternity parties. A while back I saw one particular piece of sidewalk art that grabbed my attention. Not due to any particular skill on the part of its anonymous artis [...]

051: Ezra Taft Benson Manual—Lesson 0...

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Jon, Sheri, Meg, and Brian discuss chapter five of the Ezra Taft Benson Teachings of Presidents of the Church lesson manual, entitled “Principles of True Repentance.” This episode is presented in conjunction with the Teachings of Presidents of the Church podcast, to whom we give our thanks.  Once you’ve listened to the podcast, don’t forget [...]


  Some experiences in life can leave you feeling profoundly alone and desperately invisible. Even when you are surrounded by people. Don’t believe me? Ask anyone who has waited to enter a Federal Correctional Institution on visiting day. So many times, we stood in line in this cold, grey hell, our shoes in our hands, the contents [...]

Stylometry and Forgeries, Part I

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below. << First     <Previous     Next> Jane Austen and the Other Lady “. . . the foundations of stylometry are habits shown not to change under the circumstances of the particular problem be [...]

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