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Month: February 2011

Why All Church History Is Faith Promoting For Me

Why All Church History Is Faith Promoting For Me

A few months ago, I brought a PDF file of the 1837-1838 Church newspaper The Elder’s Journal to a local print shop in order to have a hardcopy made and bound for my ease of reading –  and to put on my bookshelf.

When I picked up the final product, the employee asked me, very tentatively, if I was a Mormon. I answered , ‘Yep. Sure am.’ This was followed by a sigh of relief from the employee, who then said, “Good. I saw what you were printing, and figured you were probably an Anti-Mormon … or maybe a member.”

Yes, the employee was a Church member. Now keep in mind that the response, including the assumption that there was a good chance I was an anti-Mormon was because I printed a copy of an old yet official Church Newspaper that was edited by Joseph Smith himself.

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Parley’s Elastic Creed: A Key to the Science of Theology

Parley’s Elastic Creed: A Key to the Science of Theology

Included with the new Grandin Press Forgotten Classics edition of A Voice of Warning was Parley P. Pratt’s work of nearly two decades later, A Key to the Science of Theology. As I promised in my review of A Voice of Warning, here are my initial thoughts on reading Parley’s Key.

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