Jerusalem – Week 2

Well my second full week in Jerusalem is over, and I cannot believe that I still get to be here for 13 more! Honestly I really need to come up with a better way to keep track of sights and my thoughts during the week because by the time I can update my blog so … Continue reading Jerusalem – Week 2

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Jerusalem – Week 1

Although I haven't technically been in Jerusalem for a week yet, so much has happened that I just have to write about it! The BYU Jerusalem Center is one of the best places to live ever! The rooms are a bit small, but it doesn't even mater because all you do in them is sleep … Continue reading Jerusalem – Week 1

A New Year in The Old City

Yesterday I arrived in one of the world's oldest and most revered cities: Jerusalem. From January to April of 2016, I will have the unparalleled experience of studying at the BYU Jerusalem Center, located on the Mount of Olives and overlooking The Old City of Jerusalem. -- I can literally see The Dome of the … Continue reading A New Year in The Old City

One Nation Under God

I just recently finished reading 1776 by David McCullough. For those who haven't read it, it is an amazingly well written account of the beginning years of the American Revolution. The amount of respect and admiration I have for our founding fathers multiplied exponentially with each chapter, especially George Washington. One thought that constantly made an … Continue reading One Nation Under God

Why I Am Pro-Gay Rights but Anti-Gay-Marriage

I am writing this post because of a sad trend I saw on Facebook after the announcement of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize gay marriage in the United States: anyone who did anything other than celebrate the announcement was immediately targeted as an intolerant bigot who hates all gay people. The reason this upset me is … Continue reading Why I Am Pro-Gay Rights but Anti-Gay-Marriage

5 Myths about Mormons

For several years, Mormonism has been growing in popularity. From Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to Mormon celebrities like Aaron Eckhart, David Archuleta, and Glenn Beck, Mormons have been more and more in the public eye lately. Since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (commonly referred to as LDS or Mormon) was founded in 1830, there has … Continue reading 5 Myths about Mormons