Burning Bosom

Theology, History, Culture, Politics & Life from a LDS (Mormon) Perspective


Q:  How did you come up with the name “burning bosom”?

A:  “Burning bosom” is a hopefully catchy, somewhat humorous, distinctively Mormon term derived from the following scriptures: “Did not our heart burn within us, while [Jesus] talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” (Luke 24:32) “But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.” (D&C 9:8)  In short, a “burning bosom” represents a confirmation of truth from the Holy Spirit about something.

Q:  Who are the operators and authors of this blog?

A:  We are all active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who met through work, church, and family connections.  We do not officially represent the Church; our views are our own and may be incorrect.  We prefer not to post our full names, partly to avoid the appearance of self-promotion, but mostly to save ourselves from embarassment.

 Q.  Why does it ask me to enter an email address when I want to post a comment?

A.  The blog requires an email address to post a comment because it prevents automated spam comments (we already have all the blackmarket prescription drugs and male enhancement pills we want, thank you).  When you provide your email address to post a comment, we cannot see your email address, we cannot keep it, and we cannot provide it to anyone else.  So in other words, what happens at Burning Bosom stays at Burning Bosom.

Q:  Can I submit a post for publication on this blog?

A:  Yes.  Email your proposed post to admin@burningbosom.com, and if it meets our stringent quality-control standards (haha), we’ll publish it on the blog.

Q:  Will you post a link to my LDS blog on Burning Bosom?

A:  Yes, so long as yoru blog is pro-LDS and you follow the Golden Rule and do the same by posting a link to Burning Bosom on your site.  Please email your proposed link to admin@burningbosom.com.

Q:  Why on earth do you invest your time in this blog? (Or in other words) Do you not own a television?

A:  Because blogging is a fun and interesting way to learn something new and get perspectives from people you otherwise might never meet in your lifetime.  Also, Mormons have been encouraged by their leaders to participate in the “new media,” including blogs, in a constructive manner, even where the audience may be small:

“While some conversations have audiences in the thousands or even millions, most are much, much smaller.  But all conversations have an impact on those who participate in them.  Perceptions of the Church are established one conversation at a time.”  -Elder M. Russell Ballard.  (Source.)

Or in other words, “Thou shalt blog!”


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