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Why Columbus Matters

Some thoughts about Christopher Columbus and the Restoration October 12, 2015, marks the 523rd anniversary of the an event that changed the world. Three small wooden sailing ships from Palos, Spain, dropped anchor in a bay on the westward side … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Castile

After four days in Andalusia, we took the AVE to Madrid. Our primary focus was to meet with former missionaries – more on that later – but we also rented a car and drove north to visit Medina del Campo, … Continue reading

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“This was the fire that burned within me”

My Obsession with Columbus I was in my early teens when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. That first reading was more an effort to understand the story lines and the geography than to learn doctrine, … Continue reading

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