Is Judas a Son of Perdition?

Note: This article is currently being reviewed and edited. Feel free to leave feedback! Due to an interesting back-and-forth discussion in Sunday school today, I decided to consolidate some useful information to help our ward get on the same page about a topic that seems to come up every spring. What does “Son of Perdition” […]

Why I Liked “The Oath” & My Honest Critiques

A few weeks ago, I participated in the April 2022 FIRM Foundation Expo where I was able to watch an unfinished version of “The Oath,” originally marketed as “Reign of the Judges.” I’ve been following Darin Southam (Darin Scott) and the Reign of the Judges movie project since it first went up on Kickstarter 4-5 […]

Sealing Power Brings Hope

NOTE: I have not yet finished verifying all of the quotes that are used in this post. Parents of wayward children agonize over the choices and trials of their prodigal sons and daughters, and the fear of losing them deeply shakes their hearts. It’s unfortunate that one of the most profound teachings in the Church, […]

Orson Hyde’s Warning to the Jews

Orson Hyde served a mission to the Holy Land to rededicate Palestine for the return of the Jews. On his way to Palestine, he stopped for some time in Germany where he learned to read and speak German in eight days. He had already studied Hebrew extensively in Kirtland and was now prepared to preach […]

The Second Half of the Second Century by Jeffrey R. Holland (Transcript)

The Second Half of the Second Century BYU Annual University Conference August 23, 2021 By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Someone once told me that the young speak of the future because they have no past, while the elderly speak of the past because they have no future. Although it damages that little aphorism, I come […]

“Uphold the Hands of the President of the Church” by Harold B. Lee

President Harold B. Lee First Counselor in the First Presidency and President of the Council of the Twelve Before we announce President Smith as the next and concluding speaker of the conference, it seems appropriate to say one or two things. The President of the Church When the Church was first organized, in fact, the […]

Savior’s Appearance to Lorenzo Snow in the Salt Lake Temple

The Savior Appeared to Lorenzo Snow in the Salt Lake Temple For some time President Woodruff’s health had been failing. Nearly every evening President Lorenzo Snow visited him at his home. This particular evening the doctors said that President Woodruff could not live much longer, that he was becoming weaker every day. President Snow was […]

Hartman Rector Jr. – How to Know if Revelation is From the Lord (audio)

From BYU Speeches It’s a great honor and a privilege to greet you here this morning in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I look upon this University as being the Lord’s university. I understand some don’t, but I believe we should because it’s due to him that this University is here. I don’t […]

Liberalism and Conservatism

Many believe the political divide in the United States is quickly widening, and unfortunately, there’s data to back up that conclusion. Articles and publications from major research firms like Pew Research show a steady collapse of the middle of the political spectrum as America becomes more polarized. Here are some recent publications describing this division: […]

Inalienable Rights

I’ve developed a pretty unique perspective on rights over the past decade. We claim that rights come from God, yet few are able to draw clear lines between the things we have the right to do and the things we must not do. Some claim that we have the right to do anything we want, […]