Today and Yesterday

Today and Yesterday

In Kirtland, Ohio the saints were too proud, foolish and vain for Zion to be established. In Nauvoo, Illinois the saints were too proud, foolish and vain for Zion to be established. In Salt Lake City, Utah the saints are too proud, foolish and vain for Zion to be established. Those who are thinking about
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Mormon In Context

Mormon In Context

Mormon, the abridger of the largest portion of the Book of Mormon, has an important context. He abridged the entire collection of prophetic and historic source materials. From Lehi to the time of King Benjamin, however, the abridgment was translated by Joseph Smith and then lost. That work was replaced by the Small Plates of
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Email Response “Second Time”

Email Response “Second Time”

I received an inquiry about my comment in the Ephriam talk about God’s hand “the second time.”  The inquirer referred to a letter Joseph wrote, directed my attention there, and asked about the “second time.” My response appears below: God may yet set His hand a second time in still another generation (or generations, depending
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Ephriam Transcript – Christ: The Prototype of the Saved Man

Ephriam Transcript – Christ: The Prototype of the Saved Man

The Ephriam transcript is now posted to Scribd. It is an expanded version and will read differently than the recording. It is linked on the blog under DS Talks.

Las Vegas and St. George

Las Vegas and St. George

Las Vegas Lecture Date:  Friday, July 25, 2014Time: 9:30 a.m.Place: Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino          777 West Lake Mead Parkway          Henderson, NV 89015Seats: Cancun Room A/B, seats 150 St. George LectureDate:  Saturday, July 26, 2014Time:  9:30 a.m.Place:  Lexington Hotel and Conference Center           850
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One Talk

One Talk

The series of lectures that began in Boise and will end in Phoenix are one talk. There are three left. Each one of the talks builds on earlier material. If you are interested in understanding, then it would be beneficial to rehear or reread the previous ones. The later talks will connect things that were
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Remember

Remember

“For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold, he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.” (D&C 88: 33.) From the moment Joseph Smith died, we have lost our
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Sunstone August 2 @ 2:00

Sunstone August 2 @ 2:00

The preliminary program has set my Sunstone paper (Cutting Down the Tree of Life to Build a Wooden Bridge) for Saturday, August 2nd at 2:00. The session will last until 3:30 and include my paper, a response, and Q&A from the audience.

Today Joseph and Hyrum Died

Today Joseph and Hyrum Died

This is the day Joseph and his brother Hyrum were killed. To be more accurate, it is the day Hyrum first, then Joseph momentarily afterwards, were killed. I spent some time speaking yesterday with a friend I baptized shortly after my own baptism just over 40 years ago. He was a member of the LDS
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Saturday June 28, 2014 Ephriam, Utah

Saturday June 28, 2014 Ephriam, Utah

This coming Saturday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m., I will speak at Snow College in Ephriam, Utah. The talk will take place at: Eccles Performing Arts CenterConcert Hall (seats 700)Center Street and 300 EastParking is available across the street Like the previous six talks in this series, admission is free. The talk will be on
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