A God that Must be Bound

A while ago I decided to seek out common temple phrases and words in the scriptures. The first word I studied was “sealing.” I thought I knew what I would find, but it seemed like a good place to start since I knew for certain that it was discussed … Read more

The Purpose of Life

I’ve​ ​spent​ ​a​ ​good​ ​deal​ ​time ​thinking​ ​that​ ​God​ ​had​ ​my​ ​life​ ​mapped​ ​out​ ​for​ ​me,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​if​ ​I​ ​was faithful​ ​He​ ​would​ ​tell​ ​me​ ​where​ ​to​ ​go​ ​and​ ​what​ ​to​ ​do.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​certain​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​truth​ ​to​ ​that,​ ​but it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​paralyzing​ ​and​ … Read more

Why I’m Glad I Left

In my last interview I promised my mission president that I would write out a letter explaining why I’m glad I served a mission. I never did because the thought of explaining it was overwhelming. However, five years ago today I entered the MTC and therefore embarked on this … Read more

Women and a Male Priesthood

I have personally never been bothered by the fact that men hold the priesthood and women don’t, but I recently started to wonder, “Why doesn’t this bother me?” I could see arguments building up around me for why women should hold the priesthood, and I couldn’t adequately explain why I … Read more

The God that Makes Men Free

Imagine God on Mount Sinai, waiting for Moses to come that last 100 yards to receive the 10 commandments. This is, of course, the omniscient, omnipresent God of the Bible. Even before the tablets are carved He knows how fundamental the Ten Commandments will be for mankind, and you … Read more