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After the MHA Convention: A Very Schismatic Day 4

All trip long, I have been looking forward to attending the Community of Christ Devotional at the Independence Temple.  The meeting began at 8:30 AM, and was a wonderful hour of singing and spoken word.  Professor Alex Baugh of BYU, and Apostle Susan Skoor of the Community of Christ gave background on many hymns written […]

Day 3 at MHA

John Hamer, Mike Karpowicz, and Vickie Cleverly Speck gave a very interesting history of the Strangite movement.  What’s a Strangite you say?  Speck filled in many details: she said that James Strang was baptized into the LDS church just 4 months prior to the death of Joseph Smith.  Strang claims to have a letter from […]

Highlights of Day 2 at MHA: Trouble in Zion, Bushman, Gordon, and Bringhurst and the Awards

It’s the pits when you have to choose between sessions, and I made a difficult choice in the morning.  I had wanted to attend Kathleen Flake’s session on LDS Adoption Theology, but instead attended Ken Ballentine’s documentary, Trouble in Zion. (Saints Herald has already blogged about it, and there is a Facebook page.  I also […]

Pres Veazey and John Hamer: Highlights of MHA Day 1

I thought I’d give a quick rundown of my first day here at the Mormon History Association meetings here in Independence, Missouri, and tell you of some of the cool people I’ve met here.  The first activity we had was to go to the Harry S Truman Library.  I didn’t realize President Truman grew up […]

Mormon History Association meetings

It’s been a busy week.  Last week, Summer semester started, and I am teaching 2 online math classes at the local community college, so I apologize for no post on Sunday.  I am currently in Kansas City, Missouri for the Mormon History Association meetings over the next few days, so I hope to make up […]

MH Can Now be read on your Mobile Phone

Ok, I did some blog changes recently, and now I have a plugin so you can read my blog much easier on your mobile phone.  I used the MobilePress plugin (see this page for more info).  I’m also looking for a good widget or plug in so I can be notified when someone makes a […]

Can Non-LDS Obtain Salvation? Of Course!

I’ve been having a heated discussion over at Christian Forums.  Someone there linked to my article on Theosis.  I was a bit nervous, as these types of forums can be not only heated, but strongly biased against our church.   I decided to jump into the fray, and while there are some people there with some […]


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