Category Archives: Religion

Singing with the Men’s Chorus

I know it has been forever since I last posted anything of note, but hopefully I can make up for it with exciting new posts over the next few weeks. There is something extremely powerful about the music of the human voice. Though I never had any formal training in singing, my exposure to church choir along with studying the violin since I was six resulted gave me confidence in any sort of vocal endeavors.

This past weekend, I was able to participate in a Stake Conference, singing the 1st tenor part in the Men’s Chorus for an intermediate hymn and the closing song. While these are raw recordings, I really enjoyed the a cappella introduction to God Be With You ‘Til We Meet Again. Great music with inspirational speakers made for a good  weekend overall. Enjoy!

Come, O Thou King of Kings:

God Be With You ‘Til We Meet Again:

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The Impact of Parents on a Son

As my mother and father are nearing their 50th wedding anniversary, I decided to write about my parents’ impact on my life. There is no relationship outside of marriage as special as the one between a parent and child. The upbringing a child receives not only shapes the rest of their life, but the lives of every one that child touches as well. It’s a ripple effect and huge responsibility for parents.

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Meaningful Mentions from LDS General Conference

For those of you who might have missed it, last weekend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its bi-annual General Conference. The weekend consisted of five 2-hour long sessions from various leaders in the organization speaking on a variety of moral topics relevant to our time. To understand how big a deal this is for the membership, check out this infographic. Whether or not you’re a Mormon, there are many great  messages that are applicable your personal life. Here are some of my favorite nuggets of wisdom that I captured on my twitter stream:

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A short thought on the clashes between science and religion

I personally think scientific discovery and religious revelation aren’t mutually exclusive. Both have incredible merits when examined in the context of their own paradigms. Difficulties only seem to arise when religion attempts to perceive science in context of its own paradigm and vice versa. Continue reading

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