What Is Faith? (To Those Who Doubt, Part 2 of 6)

By Michael T. What is “Living Faith"?  Now, one might argue that there is only “living faith,” in that faith (as the “principle of action,” in the words of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet) is either active or it doesn’t really exist. My goal is to bring comfort and hope to those among us who might be afflicted by uncertainty as to  whether or not God lives, loves us, and takes an interest in our existence; and • the truthfulness of the Restoration through the Prophet Joseph Smith an...
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Do Believers Doubt? (To Those Who Doubt, Part 1 of 6)

By Michael T. Doubt in a community of faith In a community of faith like the congregation of which I am part, it might seem that there is little understanding of, and allowance for, doubt or uncertainty.  Consequently, there are those among us who wonder if they are alone in the way they are feeling as they struggle with doubt. Admittedly, Mormons (at least many of us and our congregations) don’t typically do “doubt” or “uncertainty” very well or very publicly—making such experiences ev...
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Does Prayer Work?

My wife and (then) two-week-old son were settled in the taxi--meter already running--for the ride to the Budapest airport, the bags were stuffed in the trunk, and we were all set to fly to the States for grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins to see our first-born after a year of living in Hungary. All set, except my passport was nowhere to be found. My job required a lot of travel, so I used my passport all the time, but of course now as we were about to fly half-way around the world it ...
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