Posts by Brad Jones

On Obedience

[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

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

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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