Monthly Archives: June 2018

Why did Jesus expect the fig tree to be producing fruit when it wasn’t even in season yet?

I was recently asked a question about Jesus cursing a fig tree as found in Matthew 21:18-22 and Mark 11:12-14, 20-25. Perhaps this had to do with the fact that the tree had leaves and appeared as if it would … Continue reading

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Where did Jesus Christ get his authority?

This question has been asked a few times in classes that I have taught over the years and I thought it would be good to share Joseph Fielding Smith’s thoughts on this question. The following is from Answers to Gospel … Continue reading

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Internet safety and phones

My wife recently wrote a short paper on internet safety in the home specifically as it relates to the iPhone. I wanted to share her post here: I am very passionate about this, so I hope this long explanation isn’t … Continue reading

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The fisherman and the old beat up boat

Today I was in a meeting listening to Elder and Sister Renlund. They both shared a wonderful parable about a man who was stranded in the open ocean, 30 miles from land. I tried to reproduce the parable the best … Continue reading

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Tamma Durfee

Tamma Durfee was the daughter of Edmund Durfee, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was murdered by a mob near Nauvoo in November 1845. Edmund Durfee has always been someone I have been interested … Continue reading

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