Does “semper reformanda” mean that the church should always be changing?

SPROUL: Unfortunately, every heretic appeals to that mantra, “Semper Reformanda.” Always reforming. Whenever we want, we mistake novelty with Reformation. The point of that motto initially was, in the 16th century, not all of the errors in the church were reformed. Not all of the dirty linen was cleansed. There Continue Reading

Young Church Service Missionaries: Elder Wyatt

[MUSIC PLAYING] I’d say it’s a pretty normal life, you know, life with a huge family. We have six boys. All of them, except one, have muscular dystrophy. And two daughters that are right in the middle of that group of boys. The oldest is Sterling, then Christian, Lincoln, Jane, Continue Reading

Why We Pick Difficult Partners

Theoretically we are free to select the kind of person we love. We might have chosen someone else. We’re not being forced into this by social convention or match-making or dynastic imperatives. But in reality our choice is probably a lot less free than we imagine. Some very real constraints Continue Reading

Life at [email protected] Havasu | Arizona State University

I picked ASU Havasu because of this community and it’s small but it’s kind of like a good thing it’s small because you get to know everyone. The biggest thing I like out here too is everything’s close. Oh it’s beautiful. The temperature is always nice here. The sunsets are Continue Reading

I Smuggle Illegal Immigrants Into United States (I Am a Coyote)

Myself, and about a dozen young men and women from Guatemala, are sitting in the half-light of dusk, inside an old barn-turned-safe house somewhere in the northern part of Chihuahua, Mexico. We’ve just finished a small dinner of rice and beans as we sorted through documents and reviewed plans for Continue Reading

Judge Faith – Beetlejuice Bedroom; Love, Death and Taxes (Season 1: Episode #101)

ANNOUNCER: TODAY ON “JUDGE FAITH,” TWO BROTHERS SUE FOR THEIR SECURITY DEPOSIT.>>THE DAY THAT WE MOVED IN, NOTHING WAS CLEAN WHATSOEVER. NO PAINT, STOVE COMPLETELY FILTHY. IT WAS JUST A WRECK. ANNOUNCER: BUT THE LANDLORDS CLAIM THE BROTHERS CAUSED EXCESSIVE DAMAGE TO THE HOME.>>I WAS JUST IN SHOCK OF THE Continue Reading

Charles Capps – Concepts of Faith #157-The World That Was

(Music starts) ♪ The Word is working mightily in me ♪ ANNOUNCER>>Welcome to the Concepts of Faith Broadcast. This program is dedicated to teaching you how to put the Word of God to work so that it will make a positive difference in the everyday circumstances of your life. (Music) Continue Reading

Venice, Italy: Grand Canal and La Salute Church

ABOUT 25 MILES OF CANALS CRISSCROSS THE CITY, FLOWING LIKE STREAMS INTO THE GRAND CANAL. THE CITY IS ACTUALLY A CAR-FREE MAZE OF ABOUT 100 ISLANDS, LACED TOGETHER BY SEVERAL HUNDRED BRIDGES AND A VAST WEB OF ALLEYS AND CANAL-SIDE WALKWAYS. WITH A SHRINKING POPULATION AND IN A STATE OF Continue Reading