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Jesus Wept. But Why?

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John 11:35 of the New Testament is one of the shortest verses of scripture: “Jesus wept.”  The scene was one where his dear friend, Lazarus, had died. Two days earlier, word had come to him from the town of Bethany where Lazarus and his sisters--Mary and Martha-lived, that Lazarus was on the verge of death, but for much of that time, Jesus pretended to no urgency to go to minister to Lazarus.


Strait is the Gate of Baptism, But Many Can Find it in the Next Life Through Temple Service

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Many Christians use Matthew 7:14 in the Bible to claim that few people will make it to heaven.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a different perspective on this issue.

How Blacks and Other US Minorities are Systematically Disadvantaged: A Compendium of Articles

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I put a lot of these articles into a Facebook post.  I'm putting them all together here, so that they'll be easier to find.

How Nephi's Hatred of His Brothers May Have Affected Entire Nations

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We usually think that because Nephi in the Book of Mormon was the gallant Nephi that he never did anything wrong.  For example, we take at face value that his claim of having been inspired by the Lord to take the life of Laban, when in reality his passion may simply have overcome him.

The Other Side of the Story: The Disenfranchisement of Muslims in the West

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A lot of what you hear from Islamophobes in the United States and the West.  They give only one side of the story, and it's not usually very accurate.  In this article, I will explain, based on a video interview of Sheihk Hamzi Yusuf by Chris Hedges, some of the fundamental ideas that many Americans don't understand about the world as it relates to Islam.

PBS Frontline: Terror in Europe

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In this article are the important points that I gathered from watching "PBS Frontline: Terror in Europe".
"As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top security officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium."

Mormon, Moroni, Human Sacrifice, and Infant Baptism

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Because infant baptism was a topic of discussion in the prophet Joseph Smith's day, critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Book of Mormon claim that revivalist America is where Smith got the idea to discuss infant baptism in the Book of Mormon.  I think that's a short-sighted claim, and in this article I explain how opposition to infant baptism likely came from the prophet Mormon, and why it could just as easily have been a topic of discussion in late Nephite society.