Flash Reviews, Pt. 5

26 June 2015-30 Sept. 2015 Welcome to another installment of Flash Reviews, where I share brief snapshot reviews of the movies I’ve watched, books I’ve read and occasional other entertainment I’ve consumed since the last time I did this. Usually once every two months or so. WARNING: Spoilers lie ahead, so just watch out. Not […]

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Authenticity, An Eternity of Cats, and Big Tents

We’re gonna start off in an intentionally weird, bizarre place courtesy of Brother Brigham: “…he thought that all the cats and kittens were let out of the bag when brother Pratt went back last fall, and published the Revelation concerning the plurality of wives: it was thought there was no other cat to let out. […]

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Am I a Murmurer?

Part of BYU’s Devotional this past week struck me (not the beard bit, as my less than totally clean shaven and thus eternally wounded soul of a face attests). Pres. Kevin J. Worthen presented on building character and included a discussion of murmuring. The idea of murmuring is one frequently referenced in Church, but I […]

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Hymns: Seeking Soulful Delight

  “12 For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.” Doctrine and Covenants 25:12 I guess this is meant to be about the hymns, but honestly, there are many instances when […]

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I Love You, But I Don’t Like You

Love’s a pretty big part of the Gospel in a variety of senses, central to the first two commandments: “30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the […]

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