Faith and Reason
Why I Believe
I’m a Youtuber, attorney, husband and father, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
35 Creative & Meaningful Activity Ideas for Latter-Day Saint Youth
I wonder how many hundreds of hours I’ve spent either as a youth or as an adult in presidency meetings trying to think up ideas for weeknight activities with the deacons quorum, or helping my wife think of ideas for young women’s. I decided today to make the ultimate list of ideas for youth group…
Map of Prophets’ Graves in the Salt Lake Cemetery
Earlier today, I visited the Salt Lake Cemetery with my family. We found the graves of all of the Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are buried there among over 124,000 other graves. The other maps I found weren’t clickable, so I thought I’d make this handy version so you…
List of Beliefs of the Latter-Day Saints (“Mormons”)
Thank you for taking the time to learn about my religion. It shows great respect that you seek to understand another person’s faith. We are a very misunderstood people, so as you read this post, please set aside any preconceived notions of what others have said about us, and focus on what we actually believe….
From Atheism to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
If you would have told me 5 years ago that one day I would become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would have called you a liar. At the time, I was an unrelenting atheist. The bad, militant kind. I belittled religion and had far too much confidence in…
The Law of Sacrifice: A latter-day saint perspective
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints promise in the endowment ceremony in sacred temples to obey “the law of sacrifice.” And yet, little is explained about what this consequential law actually requires. The church’s General Handbook (section 27.2) says that the law of sacrifice means “sacrificing to support the Lord’s work…
Can I Be a Latter-Day Saint If I Have Tattoos?
As I first started investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I looked at the ink on my arms and felt pangs of anxiety. Being in my 30s, I already had more than one tattoo and worried that if the missionaries knew of them, the door of this amazing faith would be closed….