Christianity and the presenting problem of poverty in America today

Along with the rise in housing cost, the lack in affordable housing, there is also the increase in the lacking of gainful employment. Even in the City of Seattle, a person working full time (approximately 30 hours per week) at 15.00 per hour may not be able to afford the "necessities" earlier referenced. Additionally, factor in the cost of health care (including the Affordable Care Act), health premiums and insurance rates have dramatically increased.

Effective strategies for member missionary work

Members of the Marysville Washington Stake are highly encouraged to adopt a family mission plan, read through and study the Preach My Gospel manual, and to prayerfully find ways to share the message of the Restoration to family, friends, neighbors and even strangers. It is quite the challenge because many of us (from young and … Continue reading Effective strategies for member missionary work

New curriculum for 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will engage in new curriculum for Sunday School and Priesthood/Relief Society. For the Sunday school curriculum (14 to Adults), our study will focus on Doctrine and Covenants and Church History. Members should receive - or already possess - the following copies: Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class … Continue reading New curriculum for 2013

Apostasy | A personal and social epidemic

One of the very fundamental teachings of the LDS Faith is that of a Universal Apostasy. Meaning the original authority of the Church of Jesus Christ, the priesthood authority, became corrupt due to heresy and man's own philosophy and understanding. Unfortunately, this post is not about the understanding of the universal apostasy of First Century … Continue reading Apostasy | A personal and social epidemic

1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site

NEWS RELEASE —  14 NOVEMBER 2012 via 1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site. 1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site SALT LAKE CITY — The earliest known baptistry of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah County, located 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, was discovered recently on … Continue reading 1870s Mormon Baptistry Uncovered on Provo City Center Temple Site

Mormonism, Blacks and the Priesthood

Between the time of American Slavery, the Abolition Movement, the subsequent Civil War that divided a nation, and the southern segregation of blacks and whites (as well as other parts of the United States) and the final movement of the Civil Rights of 1950’s to the 1980’s; blacks were considered an inferior race, as well as treated as second class citizens. Through this predominate social dilemma, and those that had come to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, carrying with them their already established presuppositions of the African Race, the idea of black men having the same priesthood authority as those of European and Anglo-Saxon races would elevate the black man.

Yellow Journalism and modern Anti-Mormon Rhetoric

  Yellow Journalism is a term used to define the type of journalism that relies on sensationalism and lurid exaggeration to attract readers[1]. The Online Etymology dictionary provides additional information as to what yellow journalism refers to: “Sensational chauvinism in the media,” 1898, Amer. Eng. From newspaper agitation for war with Spain; originally “publicity stunt use of colored ink” (1895) in ref. to the popular … Continue reading Yellow Journalism and modern Anti-Mormon Rhetoric

Book of Mormon Mobile App to Share with Friends | LDS Media Talk

A free Book of Mormon mobile app is a new, easy way to share a copy of the Book of Mormon with a friend. What a great missionary tool! This is not the full-featured version of the scriptures available in the LDS Gospel Library app. It is a simple digital version of the Book of Mormon without footnotes … Continue reading Book of Mormon Mobile App to Share with Friends | LDS Media Talk

Reading Talmage – Introduction to a new study series

If there ever were a true and forthright apologist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, James E. Talmage would be the individual that has provided much published work in defense of the Church, the doctrines, and the teachings of Mormonism: James Edward Talmage was born on September 21, 1862 in Hungerford, Berkshire, England, … Continue reading Reading Talmage – Introduction to a new study series

Mormonism in the News: Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Mormonism

This is definitely something that is very interesting. Here is a quote from the article: When asked about Graham's beliefs about Mormonism, Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross said in a statement that "Through an inclusive evangelistic ministry spanning more than 60 years, Mr. Graham was called to preach the transformative message of the Gospel to … Continue reading Mormonism in the News: Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Mormonism

Parents: Raising up a righteous generation

The previous articles – Facing a deteriorating society and Spiritual Apathy + Spiritual Atrophy = Spiritual Drought – are based off Elder Quentin L. Cook’s talk given at the 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference of October 6, 2012. This third article will explore how parents have the privilege, and obligation, to rear up a righteous generation … Continue reading Parents: Raising up a righteous generation

Facing a deteriorating society

Are you able to answer the question – can ye feel so now? It is a question that Alma asked those present and is contained in Alma 5:26. It follows after this comment – if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I … Continue reading Facing a deteriorating society

Spiritual Apathy + Spiritual Atrophy = Spiritual Drought

The 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference of October 6 – 7, 2012 carried a particular theme to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This theme centers around being courageous and rising up to proclaim the simplistic message of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, as it is restored in these last days. Upon … Continue reading Spiritual Apathy + Spiritual Atrophy = Spiritual Drought

A message some Christians wouldn’t hear at General Conference

On a counter-cult ministry blog – Life after Ministry – we read the following opening statement: For the past five years I’ve prayed for the salvation of those who are trapped in the Mormon Religion. I’ve thought about what it would be like for the prophet to get up and deliver a message like the … Continue reading A message some Christians wouldn’t hear at General Conference

Morning Devotion: Go Forward in Faith

Go Forward With Faith is the title of today’s devotional from Stand a Little Taller by Gordon B Hinckley.     Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come Forth among the children of men. Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see That ye serve him with all your heart, … Continue reading Morning Devotion: Go Forward in Faith

Introduction: Survey – Apostasy to Restoration

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is restored in these latter-days. Critics ask how the Mormon faith can proclaim to be a Restoration since there never was a need of restoring Christianity. Either side of the discussion, the central pillar that must be investigated is whether … Continue reading Introduction: Survey – Apostasy to Restoration

A recently published article about Mormonism and the priesthood ban

    In the NBC Rock Center program of Mormon in America, a statement was made that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints treated blacks as second class citizens. In her segment that focused on a typical Mormon Family, Kate Snow stated this:   Remember as late as 1978, Black Mormons were second class citizens. … Continue reading A recently published article about Mormonism and the priesthood ban