Although I am as comfortable with my testimony of the Church of Jesus
I recently read an article about those who question or leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was especially struck by this poignant thought that the article contained:
"I worry that many younger Mormons are going through a very difficult and at times traumatic break from the Mormon church without resources and support that might have better informed their decision about staying or leaving or anything in between. "
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
I listened to almost all of the interview with Jeremy Runnells the other day on Mormon Stories. The following comment was submitted, but was not accepted by the blog editor. I include it here.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
As Mormons, perhaps under the influence of Enlightenment thinking, we seem to subconsciously accept the idea that nothing good occurred during the "Great Apostasy" or the Dark Ages. That's not really correct.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Was it ever an LDS doctrine that blacks were less faithful in pre-mortality? NO.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
A friend of mine recently claimed that leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ didn't have much to say about peace in the world during the last LDS General Conference. From a political perspective, that's right, they didn't. But they had a great deal to say about how lasting peace comes to us.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I recently had yet another conversation with yet another friend about
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Monday, November 04, 2013
Sunday, November 03, 2013
We often called Native Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, and others "Lamanites", but does the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teach that all such modern-day peoples descended exclusively from Book of Mormon ancestors? One of the most common misconceptions of Mormonism is to think so. But in fact, this is not the case. There is a great deal of LDS scholarship and pulpit teaching that says quite the opposite.