Tickets for Friday

Tickets for Friday

I forgot to mention, Confetti Books is handling the event. All I do is show up and speak. You need to contact Confetti about tickets (which they are requiring). That allows them to keep it organized somewhat.

Friday October 14th

Friday October 14th

I’ve previously posted notice here about the events on Friday of this week. There is the Sacred Geometry event (see below) and the Benchmark Books event where Terryl Givens will speak. But I have not mentioned that I will be speaking at Confetti Books in Spanish Fork. I do not like to speak at events, and
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Repentance

Repentance

The first step for repentance is always to recognize something is wrong and needs changing. Oddly, that is a more difficult challenge than it ought to be. We all like to think of ourselves as being in the right way. It makes people mad to suggest otherwise. Membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Some Random Updates

Some Random Updates

There are two events on October 14th of note.  The Sacred Geometry matter announced below will begin.  Yvonne Bent has organized the event and several interesting speakers are coming.  For those interested in the subject it should be delightful. The same evening Benchmark Books will be hosting an event in which Terryl Givens and Matthew
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Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

 I was asked to put up this announcement.  ________________________________________ What do you know About Sacred Geometry? October 14 & 15, 2011, at the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Ut.A multitude of questions regarding sacred geometry are about to be answered. An in-depth conference will be held to address the age-old quandary over the purposeof symbols
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Controlled Revelation

Controlled Revelation

Joseph Smith did not attempt to control or limit people’s revelations except in only one regard. When it came to revelation involving governing the church, that was limited to him alone, as President. (See, e.g. D&C 43: 2-5; 21: 4-5; 28: 2.) Reading The Joseph Smith Papers, however, it is clear that for Joseph,  it came
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Response to Question

Response to Question

When you write something, a reader can put into what you’ve written something that is not there. Some of the questions I get asked result from misreading the information, rather than confining the things I’ve written to the writing itself. I got one this morning which I thought was worthwhile enough to put on the
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Surfing for Gossip

Surfing for Gossip

I don’t read other blogs or follow what’s happening in the blogosphere. But my wife, who maintains this site for me, does. She has the ability to track stuff all around the ‘net, and also has traffic information given her through the site itself. And from time to time she updates me on what she
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Joseph Smith’s Limited Plural Marriage Sealings

Joseph Smith’s Limited Plural Marriage Sealings

Yesterday, while at a college baseball game, I got an inquiry from David C. asking the following: A few people have contacted me and told me of “apparent errors” in your book… primarily that Joseph Smith performed a lot more plural marriages.   This in part of an email I received from a friend: Under
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” . . . speak unto us smooth things . . .”

” . . . speak unto us smooth things . . .”

There is a false notion that is so invidious it precludes us from emerging from our current widespread spiritual slump. The false notion is that anything from God will invariably be “lovely” or “of good report” as implied by the 13th Article of Faith. This false mantra however, is so wrong it alone empowers the darkness
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