The Surprising Lesson My Muslim Friends Taught Me About Scripture Study

I was surprised to learn from my Muslim friends about a simple act of prayer that draws me into greater supplication to God and faithful expectations of receiving his blessings, I was similarly surprised to learn from my Muslim friends how I could enhance my scripture study.

The Surprising Lesson My Muslim Friends Taught Me About Scripture Study

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Build the Future of Scripture Study. Incredible Opportunity!

Project Name: Interactive LDS Scriptures App with Book of Mormon Central (BMC)

Project Description: Web, desktop and mobile multi-lingual software app that will help users navigate, read, study, ponder, memorize, hear, annotate, bookmark, copy, share, and understand God’s word in the LDS Standard Works.

Location: Utah County, UT

Start Date: September – October, 2017

Duration: Minimum 5-year commitment

Salary: $100,000 per year with benefits

Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience developing high quality web and mobile apps

Book of Mormon Central (BMC) seeks an experienced engineer to lead an international software development team that will create a new Interactive LDS Scriptures App taking cues from the best Bible apps currently on the market. This will eventually be an open source project that runs on the web, Windows, iOS, and Android devices.

Duties will include:

  • Work with the content team leaders, consultants, management, developers, volunteers, the server admin, quality control staff, end users, and other stakeholders
  • Design and manage supporting infrastructure
  • Develop and support app architecture
  • Define content type specifications
  • Define and enforce standards
  • Manage development life cycles
  • Resolve inefficiencies in the code, automated and human processes
  • Help the team stay current with best practices and tools

The successful candidate must be authorized to work legally in the USA

Required skills are:

  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Storyboards, prototypes, flow charts, diagrams, layouts, functionality descriptions
  • Analysis, design, documentation, programming, testing, process management, teamwork, coaching
  • Experience with Scrum, Agile, or similar development methodologies
  • Sense of mission

BMC realizes the salary on offer is below market. As a non-profit with limited financial resources, we expect the successful candidate will be motivated by the chance to lead the development of a transformative app.  This will not be your most lucrative job, but it may be your most fulfilling.

Interested candidates, please send a current resume and an essay describing why you want to work with Book of Mormon Central to create the next generation LDS Scriptures App to: Magleby.k@bookofmormoncentral.org

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What My Muslim Friends Taught Me About Prayer: Surprising Insights from a Mormon

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Middle East. The Middle East is one of the most fascinating though deeply misunderstood regions of the world. Every time I’m in the region I learn something new about people, culture, history, civilization, language, food, or religion.

On a trip to the region a few years ago, I learned a surprising lesson about prayer from my Muslim friends.  Read more here.

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Let It Grow

Need some encouragement and perspective? Check out my new music video, a fan based creation of Let It Grow).

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Why We Need a Modern Day Tyndale Moment

Centuries ago, a brave man stood against the traditions of his time. He saw the desperate need millions of humans had for access to the word of God. He lived in a society where the word of God was safely stored away in books, inaccessible except to the few who had access to libraries or church repositories.

Today, we are awash in access to the scriptures. At a moment’s notice, and thanks to modern hand-held technology, we can access the Bible without so much a thought.

Excitingly, however, we are in living in a tremendous time, what I call the modern-day Tyndale moment.

Just as Tyndale worked to make the scriptures easily accessible to everyone, we live in an age where everyone has easy access to scriptures.

Read more at http://www.ldsliving.com/Why-We-Need-a-Modern-Day-Tyndale-Moment/s/86301

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Recreating the Book of Mormon World. LDS Perspectives Podcast

LDS Perspectives Podcast.  Episode 47: Recreating the Book of Mormon World with Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin. (Released August 2, 2017)

http://www.ldsperspectives.com/2017/08/02/book-mormon-geography/

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Do You Want to Understand the Modern Middle East? Don’t Read the Book of Revelation

Do You Want to Understand the Modern Middle East? Don’t Read the Book of Revelation

Though an important book of scripture in our accepted, authoritative canon, the Book of Revelation was not written to be a guide book for understanding the modern Middle East. The Book of Revelation was not written to provide political insight, social understanding, ethnic empathy, religious recognition, linguistic familiarity, or historical context to the modern Middle East. The Book of Revelation was primarily written to give comfort to Christians living 2000 years ago under Roman imperial power. Christians at that time were faced with tremendous persecution and were seeking relief as they expected the immediate return of Jesus who would overthrow the Roman Empire.

We are far more likely to experience the peace, stability, and tranquility promised in the scriptures if we repent, forgive, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ while making ourselves proactively informed global citizens, with optimism and perspective, not fear.

(Published on Meridian Magazine)

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