Month: January 2017

“Remember the New Covenant, Even the Book of Mormon

The Smith Family Cabin In 1816, 45-year-old Joseph Smith Sr. and 42-year-old Lucy Mack family moved from Norwich, Vermont to the 600-person village of Palmyra, which was on the announced but not yet-started Erie Canal, the 8th wonder of the world that connected the Atlantic to the Great Lakes. About a year later, the family …

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I delivered the following 10-minute speech at the Orem Canyon View Stake General Priesthood Meeting at 7:00 AM on January 8, 2017. Scholars believe one of the oldest books in the New Testament—if not the oldest—is the epistle of James. It is widely believed to be written by James, the half-brother of Jesus, the oldest …

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I am an organ music lover. Whether I’m listening or performing sacred or secular material, I am constantly amazed at the king of instruments and the ability it has to move my soul. While I’ll never be an excellent organist (because I don’t practice for hours and hours every week), I try to be non-offensive …

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Organ 101

Lessons from the New LDS Organist The New LDS Organist is a course developed by Dr. Don Cook of the Brigham Young University School of Music to help LDS pianists adapt their skills to the organ as soon as possible. You can visit the course at However, I have taken his lessons, documentation, audio …

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