Monthly Archives: October 2016

Power of Covenant-Keeping II

On Obedience, Covenant-Keeping, the Word of Wisdom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Ability to Participate in the Church’s Highest Ordinances  By Ken K. Gourdin In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, observant … Continue reading

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How to Handle Trials

Martin & Willie Hand Cart Companies: Evidence of Uninspired Prophets and/or Leaders, or Stellar Examples to Us of How to Bear Up Under (Much Lesser!) Trials? By Ken K. Gourdin In a thread started at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion leveling … Continue reading

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Alleged Anti-Gay Slurs at BYU

“Anti-Gay” Sign Causes Stir at BYU By Ken K. Gourdin The Big 12 athletic conference (which is actually composed of ten teams, but no one said jocks could count) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently declined to expand. … Continue reading

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On Accidents vis-a-vis God’s Will

Is Unfortunate Accident [Y] Necessarily Evidence That God Does Not Want Humankind to Engage in Activity [X]? Why I Doubt It By Ken K. Gourdin In response to the contention that space exploration disasters which, tragically, have led to loss … Continue reading

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Trump the Victim of a Smear Campaign

How Donald J. Trump is the Victim of a “Smear Campaign” By Ken K. Gourdin Mr. Donald J. Trump has claimed that he is the victim of the largest smear campaign in the history of United States presidential electoral politics. … Continue reading

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Man Surprises Family With First Word

Man Surprises Family By Uttering the First Word He’d Ever Spoken at Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple Open House By Ken K. Gourdin Salt Lake City’s Deseret News commemorated the 20th anniversary of the dedication of American Fork’s Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple … Continue reading

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Of Former Fervency and Subsequent Disaffection

On Fervent Testimony and Subsequent Disaffection By Ken K. Gourdin An on-line acquaintance at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion described how a former missionary companion of his daughter, who bore fervent testimony (how Mormons describe sharing our witness) of the truths … Continue reading

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Losing’s Not Funny

The NFL’s San Diego Chargers Lost, Their Kicker Laughed: How Serious? By Ken K. Gourdin There is a story at NFL.com outlining the unhappiness of some (many) with San Diego Chargers kicker Josh Lambo’s comportment after a loss (for some—many—Lambo’s … Continue reading

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Of Prodigals and Popularity

Of Prodigals and Popularity: Thoughts on Retention of Youth, of Young Adults, and Indeed, of Prodigals and Lost Sheep of Any Age in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Why the Church Should be Wary of Fundamental, … Continue reading

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Exploitation by Underlings?

Are Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott’s Underlings Exploiting Him?  By Ken K. Gourdin Salt Lake Tribune political columnist Paul Rolly questioned some goings-on in the Salt Lake County Recorder’s Office.  Questions have arisen regarding the health of Salt Lake … Continue reading

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