My Favorite Scripture

(Upated from an original post made in 2014) I have a number of favorite ‘books’ of scripture. Picking just one from each volume of the scriptures (minus the Doctrine and Covenants since it’s really just one ‘book’, and including a Gospel, because they are a category unto themselves) those that top my list are (in no particular order): The Book of Isaiah The Gospel of St. John The Book of Mormon (the book within the book) The Book of Moses The Book of Revelations It’s a bit of an ecclectic mix, though I doubt many people would dispute their quality.

About La Estrella Medianocturna

La Estrella Medianocturna is a blog about Latter-Day Saint Christian belief, opinion, and practice. Its name (which is Spanish for “The Midnight Star”) is an allusion to the early Church Publications “The Evening and The Morning Star” and “The Millenial Star”. It also makes reference to the “Bridegroom” of the Wedding in the Parable of the 10 Virgins, who appeared at midnight.

Socially Acceptable Stoner-Music

As Latter-Day Saint Christians we are regularly counseled to avoid inappropriate and degrading music. The exact definition of which has been left rather vague with only the extremes easily identifiable as one or the other. However, this does not change the fact that it is important for Latter-Day Saint Christians to be sure that they are only listening to the right kind of music. The reason for this is well-known in the church, since music undoubtedly has an effect on our emotions and thoughts.

The Book of Mormon Musical

Ever since the Book of Mormon Musical took Broadway by storm, I have tended to think that “any press, is good press.” I believe that there will be a silver lining to this, and that it will have the positive effect of raising the interest which people have in the Church, as well as that of opening a dialogue for increased understanding. Yet that does not mean that I’m thrilled that the musical exists.