Holiday

New Theories on the Crucifixion

With Easter upon us, I wanted to talk a bit about the death of Christ.  Traditional images of the Crucifixion look similar to this one (pictured on the left.)  National Geographic has put together 10 videos in a 3-DVD set called Science of the Bible that looks into various aspects of the life of Jesus. […]

Who was St. Valentine?

That’s a really good question, because very little is known about him.  He seems to be a real person, because archaeologists have discovered an ancient catacomb in Rome and church dedicated to him.  In 496 Pope Gelasius set up his feast day as February 14 (along with other martyrs) “… whose names are justly reverenced among […]

Thanksgiving and Happiness

I just finished a book called Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom.  Mitch is asked by his rabbi to deliver his eulogy, and the book details his efforts to get more acquainted with the rabbi.  There is a wonderful message about gratitude and happiness that I wanted to share for Thanksgiving. The rabbi was […]

The Week of Holy Days: Palm Sunday, Passover, and Easter

Today begins is an interesting week of Holy Days:  Palm Sunday, Passover, and Easter.  Today is Palm Sunday.  Passover begins Monday night at sunset, and of course Easter is next Sunday.  I thought I’d do a post which ties all of these related holidays (or stated better–Holy Days) together. Palm Sunday

Cool Mormon and Hannukah Videos

BiV over at Mormon Matters posted a link to the Mormon Song from the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.  Apparently, Senator Orrin Hatch wrote a Hannukah Song, which I found really catchy, and Conan tried to follow suit, even including his on Tapper-nacle Choir to help him out.  This is my first video ever, so […]

What are you thankful for Part 2?

Inspired by Hawkgrrrl’s post over at Mormon Matters, I decided to write a post asking what you’re thankful for.  It doesn’t have to necessarily be Mormon-related.  I realize I asked this question last year, and I talked about the First Thanksgiving last year, but I think we don’t talk about our thanks as much as […]

Memorial Day Jack Mormon Alexander Doniphan

Michael Quinn’s book The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power talks about many incidents which led to the “extermination order” by Missouri Governor Boggs.  These events are often referred to as the Mormon War in Missouri.  While there were some armed struggles, it seems more like vigilante and frontier justice than an all out war.  But […]

My Mom is Awesome

I often try to put up a post commemorating holidays.  So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, I just want to let you all know how much I appreciate my mother.  She is the most patient person I know, and she has a way of making me always try to do my best.  She is one […]

Academic and Mormon Views of Easter

So, I’ve been checking my blog stats, and with Easter upon us, it seems my post from last year about why Mormon’s don’t celebrate Easter is getting the most hits.  While last year’s post was a little negative-that I think Mormon celebrations of Easter are lacking compared to other Christians’ Easter celebrations, I hope to […]

The Story of St. Patrick

With St Patrick’s day being here, I wanted to tell the story of St Patrick. Mormons love good missionary stories, and I think the story of St Patrick is a wonderful missionary story. The information below comes from a DVD titled, Christianity-The First Two Thousand Years.  (It was originally aired on A&E.) If you want […]