Walking Arm in Arm with Others

Mitch Albom wrote a book titled Have a Little Faith.  Mitch grew up Jewish, but as he left for college and started a career in sports writing, he left many of his Jewish roots behind.  Years later, his rabbi approached him with a special request.  From page 1 of his book, “Will you do my […]

Religious Archaeology and Evidence

I don’t ever think I’ve done 2 posts in one day before, but I want to address this other issue that we have been discussing in the Strangite post.  I’d like to discuss both Biblical and Book of Mormon archaeology.  Most people believe the Bible is on solid archaeological footing, but that isn’t actually true. […]

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 […]

50 Best Blogs About Mormon Living

I have to thank Ray for sending me an email with this link from a website called Online Christian Colleges.  They listed a  post on their blog titled, 50 Best Blogs About Mormon Living.  Ray let me and Clean Cut know that our 3 blogs were list.  I hope Ray doesn’t mind me sharing his […]

Biblical Justification for Exaltation

I received a pingback from my previous post on Theosis from someone at Christian Forums.  I have another post on President Lorenzo Snow’s famous couplet, “As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be.” I’ve had a few exchanges with people over there.  Since I spent so much time, I […]

A Mormon View of ‘The Lost Symbol’-Dan Brown

For my birthday, my wife gave me Dan Brown’s newest novel, The Lost Symbol.  I don’t typically read novels–I prefer sports, history, religion, or biographies–but I read The DaVinci Code and loved it.  Angels & Demons was pretty good.  I had heard rumors that Dan Brown’s book was going to deal with Masonry and Mormonism, […]

Most Improbable Meeting

I came across this recent article at Christianity Today describing meetings between evangelicals and Mormons.  Here are some interesting excerpts from the article: LDS president Thomas S. Monson and his two counselors permitted Standing Together, an alliance of 90 Utah evangelical churches, to use the historic Salt Lake City Tabernacle for a September 13 revival […]

The Documentary Hypothesis

The 8th Article of Faith for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints states: 8 We believe the aBible to be the bword of God as far as it is translated ccorrectly; This has to be one of the most oft-quoted articles of faith by members of the LDS church.  In one of my […]

What if Christ’s Bones Were Found?

I don’t know why, but I love to learn about archaeology, especially religious archaeology.  A few years ago, Simcha Jacobovici came out with a documentary and book called The Jesus Tomb.  In it, he makes a claim that the bones of Jesus may have been located in a tomb unearthed in Jerusalem.  Of course, the […]

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Platform

So, I came across an interview of Richard Bushman at the Pew Research Forum, about both early and modern Mormon politics.  I’ve also been reading a book called The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power by D Michael Quinn on the early leadership of the church.  I want to combine the 2 sources, and talk about […]