Tag Archives: LDS Church

Following the Holy Spirit & Happily-Ever-After Endings

On Following the Holy Spirit, and on Tidy, “Happily-Ever-After” Endings By Ken K. Gourdin Another poster at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion asks, essentially, what if someone follows a prompting that he perceives to be from the Holy Spirit, and doesn’t … Continue reading

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In Honor of Richard I. Norby

En l’honneur de mon frère Richard Norby, Coeur d’lion By Ken K. Gourdin Notwithstanding the fact that some of my roots extend back to France, nonetheless, while I speak passable Spanish, alas, I have never learned French. Thus, I am … Continue reading

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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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On First Chances, Second Chances, and More

On First Chances, Second Chances, and More: Or, Am I Simply Throwing My Own Pity Party?  Probably By Ken K. Gourdin The Deseret News’s Doug Robinson has a fascinating feature story on Salt Lake market media personality and former BYU … Continue reading

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On Being Led By Living Prophets

Note: I delivered this address in my congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints on April 19, 2015. On Being Led by Living Prophets By Ken K. Gourdin My subject today is being led by living prophets. … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with slights and tragedies

A Word to Bitter, Disaffected Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (and to Anyone Else Having Difficulty Coming to Terms With Some Other Slight or Tragedy By Ken K. Gourdin Many people cannot resist the urge, … Continue reading

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Why Mormons Revere Joseph Smith

Do Mormons Worship Joseph Smith?  No.  But We Rightly Sing “Praise to the Man” for How He Brings People to Jesus Christ (Whom We DO Worship) By Ken K. Gourdin I recently responded to criticisms of Joseph Smith, the founder … Continue reading

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