Hold Your Peace

April 13, 2013

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This is the seventh of a 7-part series, A Compound in One, originally published at Real Intent. In March of 1839, after months of incarceration in his prison temple at Liberty, Joseph wrote the following: For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait […]

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Homosexuality, Feminism, and the Intelligentsia

April 13, 2013

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This is the sixth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One, originally published at Real Intent. Twenty years ago this year Elder Boyd K. Packer taught precious doctrines of submission in a beautiful talk to the All-Church Coordinating Council (the whole talk is worth a read). These gentle teachings would make him a target for three increasingly […]

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Family is the Plan of Salvation

April 13, 2013

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This is the fifth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One, originally published at Real Intent.  Understanding that Satan’s best, most successful efforts are going to be focused on causing us to fail to keep our Second Estate just as he failed to keep his First, naturally the divine destinies of men and women in creating celestial […]

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Sex as a Sacrament

April 13, 2013

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This is the fourth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One, originally published at Real Intent.  The gospel of Jesus Christ is phenomenally respectful of the capacities of the very young. Children are revered as models for our spiritual growth; at the tender age of eight one is considered sufficiently aware to be held accountable for sin; and […]

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Gifts (Estates) Precede Callings

April 13, 2013

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This is the third in a 7-part series, A Compound in One, originally published at Real Intent.  As I studied the Doctrine and Covenants in November and December of last year, I was overwhelmed with the consistency of a theme: people who came to the prophet for further light and knowledge were told of gifts they had been given for […]

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Know Ye Not That Ye Are the Temple of God?

April 13, 2013

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This is the second in a 7-part series, A Compound in One, originally published at Real Intent. Latter-day saints are familiar with the central role of temples in our theology of work that crosses realms. From the earliest time, God’s children were commanded to build temples. Altars were constructed to turn the hearts of Old Testament believers to […]

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Dualism, Pythagoras, and Philosophical Curiosity

April 13, 2013

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This is the first in a 7-part series, A Compound in One, originally published at Real Intent. In a former life (30 years ago), I was a math geek. I loved the perfect structure of shapes, the laws of number relationships, and dabbled in the ontological possibilities of mathematical philosophy (the study of being, becoming, and reality through […]

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