The Lord of Quantum Mechanics

As with the rest of creation, our God is Lord even of quantum mechanics. He created the space-time continuum, and physical barriers or geographical distances are no obstacles for his might. He can transport people (and their prayers) to any location in the universe—instantaneously. In him we live, move, and have our being (Acts 17:28). With all our concordances, commentaries, and investigations into Greek syntax, we often forget to sit back, relax, and…

Canned Food, Mama, and Me

Our family left the Mormon religion in 1983 after my mom had spent three decades as a member (and of my ancestry, nearly a century and-a-half). As a faithful Mormon family, we did all the things we were supposed to do: Sacrament Meeting, Family Home Evening, and even Family Home Storage. For the uninitiated, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches that all Mormon families should keep emergency food stored…

Escapism is not a Fruit of the Spirit

In every generation, and perhaps more frequently, there is a belief set forth within various corners of Christianity that we are living in “the last days.” Many examples are given to support such a claim, despite the fact that we are never given any indication of “timing” or “events” that will precede the end of this age, and the beginning of the new. But is it our duty within the Church to…