Vocabulary Richness and Joseph Smith ...

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below. << First     <Previous     Next>   In the previous post, we saw how David Holmes statistically separated LDS scripture from Joseph Smith’s personal writings based on various m [...]

On betrayal, forgiveness, and faith c...

I sensed my husband was spiraling out of control long before state investigators knocked on our door that Autumn evening. It was clear that some major life changes had triggered a stress response in him and that he had deteriorated to, what appeared to me, a state of clinical depression. We’d been married long enough that it was eviden [...]

Intensive Care Unit.

I see you. I saw that shirt you wore, those pants, that dress, those shoes. (Those shoes!) I see your black skin, your brown skin, your tanned skin. I see your white skin. I see your kinky-curly hair, your bleached blonde hair, your mouse brown hair. I can see that you are bald. I see that scar. I can see your tattoo(s). I see your painted n [...]

Loving Thy Gay Neighbor

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, [...]

Part I: Failing at Faith

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This is Part I of a three part series about using non-Mormon sources to help understand the Mormon view of faith. I’ve been working on this blog post for weeks. I guess I was thinking that if I did enough reading and exploring I would find the answers; that I could tell you exactly what faith is and how to get it. Silly me. Faith isn’t answe [...]

Christlike Love

Jesus said two commandments were the greatest of all: …Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22: [...]

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