Rich Brown: Speak to the Bones
Richard Brown was kind enough to send me a copy of his book Speak to the Bones. Rich is a member of the Community of Christ (aka RLDS Church) and worked there as a publisher for several years. He has published this book himself, and the book discusses some of the less well-known stories from […]
Lectures on Faith: Science of Theology
“Lectures on Faith” is a set of seven lectures on the doctrine and theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, first published as the doctrine portion of the 1835 edition of the canonical Doctrine and Covenants, but later removed from that work by both major branches of the faith. The lectures […]
Waiting for the Brethren to ….
In the Book of Numbers, we are told that the reason the children of Israel had to wander in the Wilderness was because of a lack of faith in God. While Moses had led them out of Egypt, many wanted to return to Egypt instead of conquer the promised land of Canaan, the land God […]
Are we really a church of revelation?
We like to claim that we are a church led by revelation. In light of the last two posts (part 1 and part 2) by Guy Templeton, asking who among the current crop of apostles might give us a revelation, I thought it might be interesting to show a few graphs. It’s interesting to compare […]
Comparing 1978 to 1985
Continuing with the theme of Black History Month, I thought I’d reflect on changes in the past 30 or so years. In 1978, the LDS Church announced the lifting of priesthood restrictions. In 1985, the RLDS Church (now known as the Community of Christ) announced the lifting of priesthood restrictions on women. Not a single […]
MHA 2015 in Review
The Annual Mormon History Association meetings came to Provo last night. Last year it was in San Antonio, and next year it will be at Snowbird Resort in Utah. Sometimes I like it better when it’s out of town, because I can attend all the sessions. When I’m home, there’s just too much going on, […]
Posts Restored – Back to the Present
Many of you have noticed a blast from the past on my blog. Back in Feb 2013, my host server crashed and I had to back up my blog and try to restore it. I picked WordPress.com, thinking that was a good choice. Well, it didn’t restore all my posts–I was missing about 150 of […]
Impromptu Sacrament Meetings
When I was a kid (approximately 8-10 years old), I used to get up every Fast & Testimony meeting and bear my testimony. I was so obnoxious, my family told me I didn’t need to get up every month. So, I took a few months off. One day we had Ward Conference (and I still […]
What Should be the LDS Church position on Syria?
A somber-looking Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal before 100,000 people on Saturday to avert a widening of Syria’s conflict, urging world leaders to pull humanity out of a “spiral of sorrow and death.” Francis, who two days ago branded a military solution in Syria “a futile pursuit,” led the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics […]
FireTag, You are greatly Missed!
This morning around 9 AM, I received some terrible news. My good blogging friend FireTag (known to his family as Darryl Holliday) passed away Wednesday night following an illness due to diabetes related complications. I first became acquainted with him over at Mormon Matters where I learned he was a member of the Community of Christ (aka […]