Christ at the well

Sunday Durfs

Sunday Durfs

Sunday Durfs is for all my thoughts and analysis on religious topics. Anything from questions I have, to things I learn from specific stories, to current religious issues and my opinions on them.

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and my posts heavily reflect my background. However, I do my best to make them understandable even if you aren’t an expert on the church.

Here they are in reverse chronological order.

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Annunciation as seen in the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth done by Australia. Color edited for Orthoeínai


Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy When studying the many religions in the world, it’s not uncommon to see publications categorize the many faiths as being either predominantly Orthodox (correct belief) or Orthoprax (correct action/practice). Writers and scholars often use ...
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Jephthah encounters his daughter on return from his conquest overlaid by a map of his movements.

Jephthah: A Judge Unrighteously Judged

I’ve noticed that many people associate the Old Testament with writings like Isaiah, or Jeremiah, often thinking of complicated, long, and confusing prophesies. Much of the Old Testament, however, is loaded with stories. We’re all familiar with stories ...
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Rameumptom image

Doing the Rameumptom

Rameumptom in Sunday School I have heard the story of the Rameumptom used to teach some interesting lessons in talks and Sunday School classes. This story in chapter 31 of Alma in The Book of ...
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Russell M. Nelson, All truth emanates from God, seeking truth

Seeking Truth

One of my duties at church has been to teach a class on Sundays to the Priesthood Quorum (which means teaching a class to a room full of guys age 18 to 50sih). One week I ...
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Decision to give by validness of decision for almsgiving


Giving of our substance to others (almsgiving) is a complicated issue. One subject that frequently comes up (among those of us that think and talk about these things) is the issue of giving to people ...
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Christ at the door on Faith and Questioning

Faith and Questioning

A post on faith and questioning deserves a little background as to why I decided to write it. I have a job evaluating survey data at BYU, which sometimes means reading through heaps of open responses ...
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Aaron being ordained by moses

Women and the Priesthood

The Problem If you’re reading this, you probably already know that I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormons.  In the church, God has given us ...
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