Young Men Must be 18 to Receive the Priesthood
I would like to revisit a subject on which I may have inadvertently given bad advice a time or two. The question is regarding the age in which young...
- July 11, 2014
Setting Apart Missionaries
We believe that men and women “must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel” (Article of Faith 5). When a...
- June 16, 2014
1978 Revelation on the Priesthood
This Sunday marks the 36th anniversary of Official Declaration 2 of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known by many as the LDS Church’s 1978 Revelation on...
- June 4, 2014
Missionary Service for Members with Physical, Mental, and Emotional Challenges
I am often asked about the possibility of missionary service for young people who face physical, mental, or emotional challenges. These members can sometimes serve full-time or church-service missions,...
- May 28, 2014
Archaeological Evidence of The Book of Mormon
This is another in my series of article on challenging questions that missionaries will likely face. Today we will talk about some common criticisms of The Book of Mormon...
- May 23, 2014
The Church’s Statement on Race and the Priesthood
Since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new statement on Race and the Priesthood in December 2013, there has been a lot of discussion on...
- May 16, 2014
Answers to Challenging Questions
Missionaries frequently get asked challenging questions about beliefs and practices (current and past) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Questions like: Do Mormons believe in polygamy?...
- May 16, 2014
Forgiving: The Crowning Expression of Christ’s Love
The bishop called me early last week and asked me to speak on love. As I was doing my research for the talk, the theme of forgiving others as...
- May 10, 2014
Funny Stories from General Conference April 2014
Funny Stories from General Conference April 2014 including President Monson’s comment to President Uchtdorf “Don’t even think about it” and Elder Bednar’s story that if the couple bought a...
- April 14, 2014
Mission Prep Quotes From General Conference April 2014
Daughters in the Covenant – President Henry B. Eyring In missions across the earth, sisters are being called to serve as leaders. The Lord created the need for their...
- April 10, 2014