Posts by Brad Jones

On Obedience

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[This is a slightly abridged version of a talk that I gave in sacrament meeting a few years ago. Now that I think about it, I haven’t been asked to speak since . . .] Introduction My topic is 1 Nephi 3:7. The scripture reads: “And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath comman [...]

Conference by Some Numbers

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Much has been written about the content of General Conference. As one commentator put it, it was a “sweet-and-sour” dish. In this post, I’m not going to spend much time on substance—at least, I will stay away from the fine-grained discussion of individual talks in favor of a broader view of this conference overall. How does it fit in with ea [...]

Looking for Jesus

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The apocryphal Acts of John contains the following passages (from 1924 translation available here). From the context, the words are supposed to be from John himself (emphasis added): Men and brethren, ye have suffered nothing strange or incredible as concerning your perception of the [Lord], inasmuch as we also, whom he chose for himself to [...]

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