Bill Reel published on his website a letter from his stake president informing him of a disciplinary court scheduled later this month. He is accused of acting in clear, open and deliberate opposition to the LDS Church. Bill stated in his web article that he expected this to happen eventually. Based on my observations the […]

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I’ve enjoyed the Middle Way Mormonism posts the last week. Kristine with a very nice post outlining some key issues related to Middle Way. Happy Hubby with his faith crisis and reconstruction journey. Andrew S weighing in with salient observations. I resonated with his observation of two attributes that long term Middle Wayers have: 1. […]

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    Wendy Watson Nelson, in a recent interview, shed light on the revelations her husband President Russell M. Nelson is receiving. Since Russell M. Nelson became the prophet earlier this year, the revelations have been coming fast and furious. Changed a long standing tradition of always retaining a First Presidency counselor in good health […]

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  This post is spawned by an interesting post from Mette Harrison on her suggestions for improvements for the Mormon church. https://religionnews.com/2018/10/15/10-ways-to-imagine-a-new-mormonism/   These posts come around from time to time, and it’s interesting to theorize what kind of changes we’d like to see. When I see lists like this, sometimes I come away with […]

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Greg Prince spoke at Sunstone in a talk titled “Own Your Religion”. I highly recommend paying $5 to get access to the audio at the Sunstone website. And hopefully Dr. Prince will release the transcript of the talk, but for those that weren’t in attendance, here is a summary of the talk with selected quotes. […]

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  This past Sunday, the LDS Church put together an interesting program, aimed for youth worldwide. The event was held in Nauvoo and featured Elder Cook with historians Dr. Matthew Grow and Dr. Kate Holbrook. I respect Grow and Holbrook as “straight shooters” when it comes to explaining LDS history and defending the tough issues […]

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  BYU professor Nick Frederick is doing excellent research on showing from a faithful perspective the how, what, and why of Book of Mormon and New Testament intertexuality. I highly recommend this excellent podcast interview with Laura Hales, which I will review here in this post. Dr. Frederick has found 650 phrases from the New […]

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John Dehlin shared a post to the ExMormon Reddit forum. Here’s the link to the original post and the replies. He prefaced it: As of late, I have been spending some time studying the core arguments of several Mormon neo-apologists including Richard Bushman, Terryl and Fiona Givens, Patrick Mason, Thomas McConkie, Spencer Fluhman, Adam Miller, […]

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  Happy Father’s Day. I love this day. Here are a few thoughts in my head this morning written to honor all the fathers out there but most importantly to honor my children who for me make being a father so great. The scripture from the Proclamation on Family might be my favorite in scripture. […]

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