Tag: mission

Every Good Gift: Looking On

By Thomas Kimball As a railroad bull working for Western Pacific, my grandfather was the dread of ride-hitching hobos. Until late in life, he wasn’t active in the Church. To my knowledge, he didn’t ordain his sons or participate in Mormon priesthood rituals. His cousin, then-apostle Spencer W. Kimball, corresponded with my father along with …

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The Persistent Impermanence of Memory

By Scot Denhalter Sculptures by Lia Hadley   The traditional model for human memory pictured the mind as something like a filing cabinet or an internal disk drive. To remember was akin to retrieving a stored file, a record of a past experience. To forget was merely to misplace a file or find its code …

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The Roots of My Faith–Part I

By Eric Samuelsen     Or right-click here to download the audio file: The Roots of My Faith     I grew up Bloomington, Indiana, a college town some fifty miles south of Indianapolis. Bloomington was torn between town and gown, between blue-collar locals and academics. From my house, we could hear stock car racing …

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A Mission—Really?!

As the chaos of the remodel drew to a close and the last of the carpet was laid, our two oldest children settled into their new basement bedrooms. We soon noticed, however, that the new screen on our son’s window was missing. Turns out he wasn’t up to anything sinister; it was just easier for …

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The Returning Missionary: Only a Dream?–Part II

Continued from Part I There was more More than the singing voices More than the upturned faces More than the shining eyes   But it’s more than the shining eyes More than the steaming breeze More than the hidden hills More than the concrete Christ     My flight home left at 11:00 P.M. Carlos and …

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The Returning Missionary: Only a Dream?–Part I

By Kenny Kemp Kenny Kemp is the author of eight books, all of which deal with the spiritual quest, including The Wise Man Returns, published in 2011. He lives in Salt Lake City.     Or right-click here to download the audio file: The Returning Missionary: Only a Dream?   More than a distant land …

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How Much Does Jesus Care about Doctrinal Purity?

In this regular column, Michael Vinson, a master’s graduate of the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge and a frequent devotional speaker at Sunstone symposiums, delves into personal and scholarly aspects of scripture . . . And I shall bring to light the true points of my doctrine, yea, and the only doctrine which …

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