Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Being Humble

Believe it or not, the idea of being humble is just as applicable now as it was in the times that the Book of Mormon (a religious text for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, inadvertently called the “Mormon Church”) was written. The Book of...

Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Being Made Strong Through God

In my Book of Mormon class here at Brigham Young University my professor often reiterates this plea to make it our story. He wants us to read these sacred scriptures and then find ourselves in them. I felt the power of this request in my life this week as I read 2...

Mormonism: A BYU Student Reflects on the Tree of Life

A prophet named Lehi from the Book of Mormon (a book revered as scripture by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the “Mormon Church by friends of other faiths) had a vision of the Tree of Life (see 1 Nephi 8). In this vision Lehi...

Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Trials

I am a freshman at Brigham Young University and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the Mormon Church). Last week in my religion class we studied about a story in the Book of Mormon. In this story an ancient prophet named...

Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Book of Mormon’s Purpose

The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ but rather than taking place in the Middle East like the Bible, it takes place on the American Continent. The Book of Mormon testifies of the divinity of Christ and emphasizes his ministry here on earth. In...

Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on Nature of Truth

In reading the introductory material that precedes the beginning of the Book of Mormon (which is the book of First Nephi), and after attending my Honors Book of Mormon class at Brigham Young University, I've decided to reflect upon the nature of truth and the...

Mormonism: BYU Student Reflects on the Love of God

My mother taught me a wonderful lesson while I was growing up. Whenever she was struggling with anyone—whether with one of her children, a member of our congregation, or a neighbor—she refused to gossip about or belittle that person. Instead she referred to them as...

My Mormon Family

Looking back over the past decades of my personal history, I am actually thrilled to be writing a piece with this title.  I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called the Mormon Church) at the age of 16.  Science was the religion in our home,...

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