Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me: Becoming Disciples of Christ

By: Alejandro Rodriguez “Do I have a testimony?” As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints our discourse and our reunions revolve around this question. It’s understandable that the topic of belief is continually brought up while participating in an organized belief system. However, as we view the gospel through those lenses,Continue reading “Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me: Becoming Disciples of Christ”

Victimhood, a Rational Trap

Being a victim without victimhood The Search for Oppression and the Siren Call of Self-Pity Foundations: Let’s get one thing straight, everyone is a victim of something. Some people have a terrible disease, some people have experienced prejudice, some people have experienced hate for things they never did, and everyone was born into situations thatContinue reading “Victimhood, a Rational Trap”

China’s Social Credit System

By: William Burnett   As a full-time missionary in Australia I had the privilege of serving with five companions from mainland China. We all became friends and often the topic of our conversations would drift to attitudes and policies the Chinese government has towards the church. My friends would talk about needing to travel to HongContinue reading “China’s Social Credit System”

Opinion Exclusivity – Protected Classes

By: Luke Harmuth There is a phenomenon happening where people say “I as a <insert class here>, have <insert opinion>”.  This assumes the heightened legitimacy of the opinion based on the perceived class of the individual. This is commonly used in discussions relating to topics and issues surrounding protected classes. A famous sentiment that wrapsContinue reading “Opinion Exclusivity – Protected Classes”

Undermining the Foundation of the Nation – Future Consequences

(Image Credit: https://www.kxl.com/george-washington-statue-vandalized-on-22nd-night-of-protests/) In recent weeks, we have seen the defacement and desecration of statues of the founding fathers, namely Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. This isn’t the only instances where persons have tried to cancel the founding fathers out of discourse. In 2016, UVA (University of Virginia) president Teresa Sullivan quoted Jefferson after theContinue reading “Undermining the Foundation of the Nation – Future Consequences”

Bednar Speaks on COVID-19 and Religious Liberty

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">On June 17, an <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsulKdU9vYo&feature=youtu.be">online</a&gt; session of the 2020 Religious Freedom Annual Review was held with two keynote speakers: Dr. Alaa Murabit and Elder Bednar. On June 17, an online session of the 2020 Religious Freedom Annual Review was held with two keynote speakers: Dr. Alaa Murabit and Elder Bednar. Continue reading “Bednar Speaks on COVID-19 and Religious Liberty”

Universities: The New Religious Order

By: Luke Harmuth Who has the monopoly on truth? Clearly it is the universities, who have been more and more advent on propping themselves up as the bastions of truth and legitimate ethical analysis. There is an elitist class of persons in academia who view themselves above the masses. They perpetuate the idea that theContinue reading “Universities: The New Religious Order”

Rising Tide of Safety-ism

In 2016, Dallin H. Oaks gave a devotional at Brigham Young University. In his speech, he pointed out the dangers in the arena of speech. Read this excerpt and think about what it could mean for the future of the Church and its doctrine (or the ability to teach it freely): “A more common andContinue reading “Rising Tide of Safety-ism”

Rioters and Trump Take U.S. a Step Closer Towards Authoritarianism

By: Luke Harmuth In response to the riots and looters (as opposed to the peaceful protests resulting from the murder of George Floyd by a police officer), President Trump announced on June 1 that he would mobilize military forces to assist in halting the spread of violence. “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time.Continue reading “Rioters and Trump Take U.S. a Step Closer Towards Authoritarianism”