Farmington, Connecticut will be the home of the state’s first Mormon temple. Mormon is a nickname sometimes applied to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple is expected to be completed in about two years. It will be 25,000 square feet in a single story and be built of white granite. The design is a traditional New England style that enhances the character of Read more
It was just two years after the Mormon pioneers had reached Utah. They had been forced from their homes multiple times, sometimes in the dead of winter. They had seen loved ones murdered. They had been the subject of an extermination order by a state government and the federal government had not intervened, despite the obvious unconstitutional nature of the order. They had been forced to flee Read more
Jabari Parker, who is considered the best high school basketball player in the United States, appeared on Good Morning, America recently. Katie Couric was impressed by the young man’s dedication not just to basketball, but to his faith. She followed him into an early morning religion class he attends three days a a week at his church and learned that he considers himself defined not just Read more
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing on the subject of knowing God. There are three aspects of this topic that consistently stand out for me. First, to know God, you must receive that knowledge through the Holy Ghost, not from other people. Secondly, you have to spend time learning about and talking to God. Third, to know God you have to obey Him.
I read a wonderful talk this Read more
A new study published in June, 2011, suggest that children whose parents practice homosexual behaviors may have more problems than children in traditional families. This contradicts previous studies that showed no difference. The study found twenty-five differences out of forty measured, including lower income and more social and emotional problems. As is standard in social-science studies, it Read more