Category Archives: Current Events

Think of the Children – A Perspective on Same-Sex Marriage

Before I begin, I want to remind all that the purpose of this blog is to expose people to the various perspectives held by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). My view is not the … Continue reading

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Immigration Issues From an LDS Viewpoint

I can honestly say that I never really thought much at all about immigration issues at any time of my life prior to serving my LDS church mission. I served in the Texas McAllen Mission, which is the southernmost mission … Continue reading

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How Christians Should Feel about Politics

In the last two presidential elections I haven’t been totally satisfied with the outcome and I got a sick feeling in my stomach after the other candidate won. Things didn’t go the way I wanted them to go and I … Continue reading

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Finding Peace after the Boston Marathon Bombing

I did not know anyone who was injured or killed in the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013. I don’t think I even knew anyone who knew anyone injured or killed. Yet, because I live and work in Boston, the … Continue reading

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How to Respond to Acts of Terror

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Events like the Boston Marathon bombing make the woes prophesied in the scriptures seem all too real. The horror and tragedy … Continue reading

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Dear Boston, I Love You

Flies and old mattresses in Brighton—

Inauspicious beginnings.

You break and fix me.

Beautiful snow you come to hate

Until you learn the miracle of spring.

I came to terms with grief and depression.

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Peace

The shootings in Connecticut were a grim reminder that the world often lacks the peace that we seek. And in many cases, those who are most innocent and most deserving of that peace are the ones who are dealt heartache. … Continue reading

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The Right to an Education

Going through my morning routine of getting a five-year-old ready for school and juggling my own preparations for work, I heard the words “Taliban” and “education” from the television as I passed through the kitchen but didn’t hear much more … Continue reading

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Mormon Politics

The upcoming presidential election seems likely to be a close one.  Many have questions about whether or not members of the LDS church are obligated or asked to vote for Governor Mitt Romney. The answer is no. There has been … Continue reading

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Remember the Third Act

What I get out of this is that God doesn’t ?want? these bad people hurting his beloved children, but He respects his own laws–including the gift of agency. However, God is also just and by the end of the third act these people will have paid the reckoning for their actions (unless they’ve accessed the Atonement, in which case the Savior will have paid it for them). Continue reading

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