Okay, the little books are out of the way. Isaiah is behind us. Smooth sailing on through Mosiah. ∙ Existence Does Not Equal Veracity ∙ King Benjamin's advice to his sons contains some oddities: ∙ O my sons, I would that ye...―
In another experimentation with non-linear storytelling, Joseph Smith inserts a little aside from Mormon, who wouldn't live for another few hundred years after the Book of Mormon's current events. ∙ Mormon mentions that King Benjamin had to...―
Here we have one of the more memorable standalone stories in the Book of Mormon. Enos, son of Jacob, demonstrates a truly epic example of the power prayer after the words of his father causes his soul to "hunger." ∙ Enos Finds a Cheat Code...―
I've been thinking about the Articles of Faith lately. ∙ More specifically, I've been thinking about the hypocrisies and fallacies contained in the LDS Articles of Faith. Mormons still present them as the basic tenets of their faith ...―
Now that we've gotten some boring preaching out of the way, let's get back to some story. In this chapter, we meet Sherem, the first in a series of silvertongued, anti-church, anti-Christ demagogues. The illustrious Jacob, prophet of God and...―
"Shhh! Bring your voice down!" ∙ I hear this a lot. I'll get really excited about something, or simply talk, and as I go on I can hear it. The volume of my voice raises (sometimes gets really squeaky) and I know people are noticing. But I...―
Jacob Mixes his Metaphors ∙ Jacob just got finished relating a very complicated vineyard allegory in which the prophets were servants in the vineyard and the people (both Israelites and Gentiles) were represented by various branches of ...―
This chapter is a beast. ∙ It's seventy-seven very verbose verses about trees and vineyards, Lords and servants, roots and branches, digging and pruning, grafting and burning, wild fruit and tame fruit and a whole lot of symbolism. But ...―
The Book of Mormon, the musical satirist that is touring the United States, still winning and reviews, day after day, since the project began its career on Broadway on Feb. 24, telling the life of the founder of the Mormons. ∙ If there is a...―
My third 20 miler for the Bayshore marathon is done. Painful and hard, and my training has been such that I had no idea what to expect, but then again, that's kind of why we do this. The run was at a slow pace but some of my faster miles were in...―
Commanding the Elements ∙ Jacob overstates the power of faith in verse 6: ∙ ...and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very ...―
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