Tonight I am going to talk about the challenge or the cost of discipleship. It is an aspect of discipleship that we might gloss over or might be blasé about. This challenge of discipleship is alluded to in The Book of Mormon: And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we … More The Golden Thread of Discipleship
In Luke chapter 15 the Saviour give three parables: the parable of the lost sheep; the parable of the lost silver; and the parable of the lost or prodigal son. All seem to a variation on a theme- that which is lost can be, and should be, found. The prodigal son is the parable that … More Reconciliation and the Prodigal Son
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online When I was twenty years old I returned home from two years of missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was beginning university, a part time job and life seemed full of opportunity. I took … More What’s in a name?
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online A couple of years ago I was in a meeting of RE teachers and consultants where I was delivering the training. Most of the time I do this I try and stay in the third person- I strive to be … More Christianity
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Perhaps Easter is the most sacred as I reflect on the sacrifice, death and resurrection of the Saviour Jesus Christ, but Christmas has always been a time where I feel the … More Christmas
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online There is a line in my favourite musical that says: Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you. I have been changed for good. Every time I hear this line, it makes me … More Influences and relationships
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online As a Latter-day Saint I partake of the sacrament every Sunday. The sacrament is the term that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints use for the eucharist, or the bread and water that we eat and … More The Sacrament