Mission

Mormons Being Proselytized

Mormons are know for proselytizing other faiths, rather than being the subject of being proselyted.  I hadn’t considered why Protestants get upset at Mormon missionaries, or even why Mormons get so upset when evangelicals try to proselyte during General Conference weekend.  I also didn’t considered Mormons proselyting or getting upset as being a double standard.

Sister Zone Leaders

Well, that’s not exactly the right term, but for those who have served LDS missions previously, that’s what the new announcement from the LDS Newsroom amounts to.  The term “Zone Leader” is out, and the new term “Mission Leadership Council” is in, and it will include sister missionaries.  It wasn’t announced in General Conference, but […]

Facebook Proclamations

I am amazed at how much time people spend on Facebook.  I post rarely, though it is nice to stay in touch with people growing up, even if I don’t comment.  A few years ago, I noticed on Facebook an announcement from one of my Facebook “friends.”  He posted his resignation letter from the LDS […]

Mormon Missions in Islamic Countries

Many of you have read Lengthen Your Stride by Edward Kimball.  It’s a great book in an of itself, and it includes a CD with a treasure trove of material.  Included on the CD is a much longer version of the book, but few people read the “long version.”  Edward Kimball and Deseret Book disagreed […]

Bushman: "The Church Should Stay out of the History Business"

This is the conclusion of Part 1 of the Richard Bushman interview (there are 5 parts–about 5 hours total).  I’ve previously talked about Growing Up as Richard Bushman, and How he chose to become a Historian.  In this last section of Part 1, Bushman talks about the important, major biographies of Joseph Smith, his experience […]

John Hamer Interview-Part 1

In January 2010, John Dehlin Interviewed John Hamer on the Succession Crisis following Joseph Smith’s death.  I posted part of this a few days ago when I posted about dissolving the First Presidency.  One of the things I love was the discussion of the Presiding High Council. JD, “Today we’re going to be discussing a brief history of […]

The Next Lebron James Might Serve a Mission

Jabari Parker, a 17-year old junior in Chicago has been touted as the next LeBron James.  Sports Illustrated has him on their cover, and has discussed his choice to serve a mission, as well as other high-profile athletes that have/have not served missions.  Jabari says there is more to his life than basketball: his faith […]