I happened to read an article yesterday in the SL Tribune about the history of men wearing & then not wearing beards in the LDS church (of which I am an active member). Interesting article, but it was actually one of the comments that caught my attention. A woman was responding to a faithful LDS man who had said something to the effect of, "Whatever the prophet tells me to do, that's what I will do." To this woman that comment was very scary. She responded by saying "That's insane, I wonder if you realize how dangerous that attitude is".
I'll post up here any development advice or help I can give - particularly to new developers who want to start learning how to write code to create custom modules in Drupal. I might also post some modules I've developed if they can be useful in a general way. A lot of the custom modules I write are pretty particular to the needs of the site they are targeting, but every once in a while I come up with something that I think others can use.
Tips and some examples for Drupal Theming, including how to get started.
I don't like to compartmentalize my life. My faith and religion are a huge part of who I am, and I'm crazy enough to seek out opportunities to share what I believe. I'm just hoping you might get curious and spend a little time in here. A few years ago I started this project to write about the Latter Day Saint (Mormon) faith. This is an introduction to some basic beliefs of the church, and my attempt to answer some frequently asked questions and correct common misconceptions. These essays represent my personal opinions, understanding, and faith. They are in no way endorsed by the LDS church.
Lessons I've learned about life, my journey, how to find happiness..
A few random thoughts on working with PHP, mostly targeting beginners and anyone who wants to learn..
The Old Testament is replete with references to temples. I’m not a scholar and certainly don’t pretend to understand everything about ancient temple worship, but being an active temple-attending member of the LDS church, when I study the Old Testament, I notice a great many temple references and similarities between what they practiced anciently and what has been revealed to our modern prophets today.
Old Testament Support of LDS views, part 4 - Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, a Latter-day restoration
4 And thou [Israel] shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
A vast amount of historical time is covered in the small book of Genesis. The first eleven chapters skim over roughly two thousand years of history, until we come to the story of a certain man, Abraham, and his family. Then the book slows down and gets micro-focused. Through Abraham comes Isaac and Ishmael, and then Jacob who’s name was changed by the Lord to Israel. In a very real sense, we could say that bible is the story of the people of Israel, the Lord’s chosen people, the descendants of Abraham.
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. (Gen 5:24)
This past year as a Seminary teacher I taught the Old Testament. I thought it might be an interesting and helpful exercise to list and comment on many scriptures from the Old Testament (OT) that reference in some way a latter-day restoration of the gospel, or that seem to support or lend validity to the claims of the Latter-day saints. Where an understanding of the OT verse may be aided by scriptures from the other LDS standard works I will draw on them as well.
This is my Power Point presentation from the 2010 WebVisions conference, which I updated a bit to make more sense with Drupal 7. I need to update a few of the file structure screen shots, but most of the information is still good.
A lot of students get stuck trying to figure out even just how to start with creating a custom theme for Drupal. Totally understandable.. I started with Drupal many years ago but I remember being stuck a lot! So here's my tips for you to get you started, based on my own experience with building tons of Drupal sites.. Hope this helps you!
Drupal ships with a user login block, but it's a little heavy for a lot of projects I work on. It includes the login form itself, and that's kind of a pain to style and might not have been considered in the initial design phase of the project. What I often need is just a more simple "Hello [user], Logout" link, or - in the case that user hasn't logged in yet, a simple "Login or Create Account" link.
Most Christian churches accept the biblical idea of a holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Confusion and mysticism has surrounded this conception of the Trinity for over a thousand years however. Some hold the view that these beings are a mystical combination of one-in-three and three-in-one. Others say that God is only a spirit. Many believe that Jesus and his Father are one and the same being.