Thursday, September 30, 2010

Are You Always Honest? Yeah, Right. Me, Too!

A funny thing happened to me on the way home from a seminar at the Sutherland Institute today--a seminar on the topic of integrity.  It illustrated quite clearly to me how difficult it is to be completely honest all the time.  I probably wouldn't have given the incident a moment's thought, however, if I hadn't just attended that excellent seminar.

Friday, September 24, 2010

No, We Are NOT #1: A Modern-Day Nephite vs Lamanite Story

For the bulk of Book of Mormon history, the Nephite nation was more righteous, and resultantly more prosperous, than their Lamanite counterparts. During at least one period, however, the Lamanites came to exceed the Nephites in both righteousness and prosperity.

It's starting to look that Americans are the modern-day equivalent of the decadent Nephites. Who are their Lamanite equivalents?  Here's one example...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Destruction of the Family deja vu: Soviet Style

The nuclear family was enemy number one for the Soviet Communists of yesteryear.  Ironically, many of the same tactics applied by the Bolsheviks are being employed in modern-day America.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Imagine an American Foreign Policy that Included God

Bombs Over Hanoi
Would American foreign policy be more productive if Americans and their leadership thought more about how God would want us to act among ourselves and toward the other nations of the world? Absolutely--because if we turned to him, he would bless us with peace.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

How Did the Universe Come to Be? You Have to Take It On Faith

Has the universe always existed?  Rather, did it have its beginning in a big bang?  Or did God create it?  Interestingly, no matter what your opinion is on the matter, it cannot be scientifically proven.  Every finite human opinion about the origin and purpose of the universe must rest on faith.