There’s a unique tension between faith and intellect. For example, believers sometimes struggle with nuanced terms such as certainty and doubt. And it can be hard to know when intellect supplements faith—versus when it supplants faith. In this interview, Terryl Givens shares quotes from Joseph Smith, and expounds on the relationship between intellect and belief.
President Oaks quotes cover topics like desire, repentance, and trust in the Lord. He has given 88 general conference talks—including 19 addresses as a member of the First Presidency. Similar to our article with Russell M. Nelson quotes, this piece includes Dallin H. Oaks quotes from every general conference.
President Nelson quotes have the special ability to make your burdens feel lighter. The Latter-day Saint prophet has given 103 talks in general conference, including 40 as a member of the First Presidency alongside Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring. These Russell M. Nelson quotes are taken from all of his general conference talks from 1984 to 2023.
Latter-day Saint Quotes About Faith
Joseph Smith echoed the words of Paul to the Romans in an 1839 discourse: “Faith comes by hearing the word of God.” Similarly, it was New Testament teachings about faith that led him to the Sacred Grove. These Latter-day Saint quotes on faith in Jesus Christ include selections from BYU Devotionals, general conferences, and the standard works.
Spencer W. Kimball kept many records throughout his life and ministry. While not as prolific as pioneer diarists like Wilford Woodruff, he wrote nearly every day after becoming an Apostle—including a detailed account of the 1978 priesthood revelation. In this interview, Latter-day Saint archivists Jeffrey Anderson and Brandon Metcalf discuss the journals of President Spencer W. Kimball.
Latter-day Saints and mainstream Christians differ in how they understand the natures of God and of Jesus Christ. For instance, the Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon doesn’t always align with the Savior in the Bible. But those differences might not be as extreme as is often assumed. In this interview, BYU’s Jason Combs discusses efforts by early Christians to understand the nature of Jesus Christ as both human and divine.
Who Was Mary Magdalene?
The account of Mary Magdalene in the Bible is only the beginning of her story, according to fictional accounts like The Davinci Code. But legend has a way of overshadowing history. In the case of Mary Magdalene, asking only if she was married to Jesus overlooks her contributions. In this interview, biographer Bruce Chilton tells the story of Jesus’ most pivotal female follower.