Monthly Archives: November 2012

Orson Pratt in later years

Orson Pratt: The Gage of Philosophy

Recently, I asked many of my friends and associates to name five general authorities from the Church in the 1800’s. The most-mentioned men were Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Parley P. Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, and John Taylor.  Not one mentioned Orson Pratt. This apostle, known by some in the Church (mostly just as one of the […]

“Behold, the Lord hath created the earth that it should be inhabited; and he hath created his children that they should possess it” (1 Nephi 17:36)

One Mormon’s Views on Ecology

Once, someone asked the Prophet Joseph Smith “what was the first miracle Jesus performed?” They probably were expecting to hear about water being turned to wine, but I can imagine a twinkle in his eye as caught them off guard by answering: “He made this world, and what followed we are not told” (Young Women’s […]