Letter to a CES Director

Letter to a CES Director

“…everything in the Church – everything – rises or falls on the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and, by implication, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s account of how it came forth…It sounds like a ‘sudden death’ proposition to me. Either the Book of Mormon is what the...

What the Journal of Discourse Says about Polygamy

What the Journal of Discourse Says about Polygamy

I’ve been receiving e-mails asking if I could publish a list of excerpts of what the Journal of Discourses says about polygamy. Well, today is the day I’ve listed some of them! Unfortunately, the JD doesn’t have an online index…one of these days… For now I just...

Domestic Violence in Mormonism

Domestic Violence in Mormonism

Yesterday, February 8, 2018, headlines in the Salt Lake Tribune told an all too familiar story of what really takes place in true Mormonism – “Mormon bishops told ex-wives of former Hatch, White House staffer to consider his ‘career ambitions’ when they reported his...

According to Mormonism Quiz

According to Mormonism Quiz

 How well do you know Mormonism? Test your knowledge with a handful of basic facts we’ve gathered about its history, beliefs, and contemporary happenings! We’ll be posting a new ‘quiz’ every week or so – which means be on the lookout for our next edition. Here we go!...

The Legacy Smith Left in Nauvoo

The Legacy Smith Left in Nauvoo

 Regardless of which side you’re on in the Joseph Smith saga, historical facts can’t change the outcome of the wake he left behind. Nauvoo, Illinois laid in shambles as the Saints departed for the Rocky Mountains. Gone was the illustrious ideal of a Mormon utopia, and...

Worshiping the Wrong God

Worshiping the Wrong God

A Word about Berlin and the Shooter at SPU Psalms 125:1-2; “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for...

Losing Track of the Real Jesus

Losing Track of the Real Jesus

 2010 First Presidency Christmas Devotional, ‘Seeing Christmas through New Eyes,’ December 2010; “The more commercialized and busy the Christmas season becomes, the easier it is for the sublime message of the Savior’s life to get lost along the way. If we notice that...