Peculiar

Peculiar

The gentiles seem determined to end their reign. According to an announcement from the Church this week, missionary work is being shifted from European and North American populations into Latin and South America, Africa and Asia. I’ve thought for some time that the failing conversion rates are the inevitable result of the “marketing” system being
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Who can be a Seer?

Who can be a Seer?

I was asked recently. “Who can become a seer?” I answered this: You could probably substitute “seer” for “prophet” in Moses’ lament: “Would to God all men were [seers]”. The purpose of seership is the same as any other gift of the Spirit: to acquire knowledge of truth. And, assuming “God giveth liberally to all
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After the Gold Rush

After the Gold Rush

I’ve been a Neil Young fan since his Buffalo Springfield days. Among his acts of kindness over the years, he saved Lionel Trains from bankruptcy in 1995, because he is a model train fan. That affection grew from his relationship with his autistic son. In any event, here is an A Cappella version of his
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Second Anointing

Second Anointing

I’ve gotten numerous questions this last week on the subject of the “second anointing” or “second sealing.” This is not a subject which I think invites a lot of open discussion. I’ve intentionally avoided it in my books. Here’s what I think is appropriate to explain:The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord Through the Veil
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BYU Visit

BYU Visit

I need to preface my remarks below with this: My son attended a Catholic High School for a year and had the wonderful experience of being in the minority there. I have lifelong friends who are Catholic. My family was Baptist and my sister remains a devoted Baptist. I have friends of many faiths, or
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Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility

I have tried to lessen the burden imposed upon Church leadership in the books I have written.  The Saints need to be more accountable for their own progress and understanding.  The books impose responsibility upon the reader to establish their own communication with God, and then to assume responsibility for their own progress. Whatever intelligence
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Salesmanship

Salesmanship

Recognizing a problem is not solving it in the same way that a diagnosing an illness is not treating it.      It is always the first step, however, to recognize a defect.  We don’t solve a lot of problems because we fail to acknowledge their existence.     Then there are those who will argue
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Infidelity

Infidelity

If a man is unfaithful to his wife, he will be dishonest in his business dealings and in his other relationships. Hence the saying: “an adulterer is a liar.” The two go together.

In Response to a Critic

In Response to a Critic

In response to a critic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: I believe Joseph Smith was a prophet, and you do not.  I’m content to let you disbelieve.  Why are you not content to let me believe?  One of us is clearly mistaken, but I am content with both my belief and
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Two  Women

Two Women

TWO WOMEN  A Parable by Denver C. Snuffer, Jr.   Once there were two women.One was born to privilege, whose family had great wealth.The other, named Martha, was born poor.   They both grew up and at length Martha married, but the woman of privilege never did marry. As adults both women felt the need
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