Contradictions in the Bible and Book of Mormon

My conversation has continued with my friend who I will call Jim. Jim asked, “How do you reconcile the contradictions of the Book of Mormon to the Bible? There should be no disparity in the Word of God. One Word, one God.” Jim, There are also many contradictions within the Bible itself. Here are someContinue reading “Contradictions in the Bible and Book of Mormon”

Why do we need the Book of Mormon?

I was asked this question yesterday by someone who I think was sincere in his asking. Many who believe in the Bible think that it is the complete word of God. “Why do we need the Book of Mormon?” I responded, very simply, if you believe in Jesus Christ, and you love His words, whyContinue reading “Why do we need the Book of Mormon?”

What does it mean to “bear your testimony”?

Someone asked this question yesterday, “What does it mean to bear your testimony?” I’m guessing they are not of my faith. I’ll call him Jim. Here is my reply. That is a good question Jim. As an active, practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would say that it meansContinue reading “What does it mean to “bear your testimony”?”

Sauveur d’Israël

There is something very poetic about the French language. I think all hymns just sound better in French. After having served a mission in France for 2 years in 1991-1993, I have a special place in my heart for these French hymns. I can’t find them in French on YouTube, so while I don’t haveContinue reading “Sauveur d’Israël”

25 Years is a Long Time!

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary. So happy 25th Anniversary Jen! I made this little video from our original wedding video which was over an hour long. We’ve had an incredible 25 years which has taken us from Provo, Utah, to Springville, Utah, to Almere, The Netherlands, to St. Ives, England, to Springville, Utah, toContinue reading “25 Years is a Long Time!”

The Bringhurst family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Here is a video we put together to share why the Gospel of Jesus Christ is important to our family. We live in Port Angeles, Washington. We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We were asked by the missionaries here in Port Angeles, Elder Kartchner and Elder Smith, to shareContinue reading “The Bringhurst family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ”

I Believe in Christ

We were asked to sing I Believe In Christ to share with our church congregation virtually on Easter Sunday since there is a stay-at-home mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Xavier was not too happy about it, but for the very first take, he did great. I would have re-recorded it once I saw thatContinue reading “I Believe in Christ”

Special day of prayer and fasting

I submitted this to the Peninsula Daily News but I guess they decided not to publish, so I thought I’d share it here. I’m 49 years old. In my lifetime, the closest thing that I can relate to today’s COVID-19 pandemic, is 9-11. The world as we knew it had changed. The loss of lifeContinue reading “Special day of prayer and fasting”

The Perilous Times of COVID-19

It sure seems like we are living in the last days.  A short time ago I had not heard of the coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is now called. We weren’t thinking of global pandemics. We were thinking about what to do for our 25th anniversary. A cruise? A trip whale watching? A getaway toContinue reading “The Perilous Times of COVID-19”

Joseph Smith’s First Vision

This video took way longer than it should have. Back in the October 2014 General Conference, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, invited everyone to consider recording Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision in our own words. I tried doing an audio recording of everyone reading it during aContinue reading “Joseph Smith’s First Vision”