Only Truth

Real kindness is our closest approximation of truth. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.John 8:32 Some people choose a word to inspire them in the New Year. Last year, as I pondered that idea, I instead chose a...

The Question of Absolute Compliance

There's an old humorous saying: Catholics claim the pope is infallible, but no one believes it.Mormons claim the prophet is fallible, but no one believes it. It's more true than it should be. (Perhaps on both counts.) What we claim to believe and how we behave should...

Spring 2020 General Conference Open Thread

Saturday Morning Session Russel M. Nelson Please note that he was surprised about the world events that mark this conference session. He isn't claiming that his, “Eat your vitamin pills. Get some rest. It's going to be exciting.” was a prophecy of COVID-19...

Autumn 2019 General Conference Open Thread

Given that this is the first post since last conference—and my general ambivalence about blogging anywhere the past few years—I realize no one may even see this. But, just in case, here is the usual thread. I will be live-blogging Sunday notes, but not Saturday. I'm...