I’m enjoying Don Bradley’s new book Lost 116 Pages. I’m just getting to the good part where Don describes what’s on the lost pages. I wanted to highlight an excerpt from the book and a bit of explanation from his podcast interview with Bryce Blankenagel from Bryce’s podcast Naked Mormonism. from the book: Joseph’s […]

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  This blog post is a follow up from a previous blog post review of the book Bridges, by David Ostler. This post considers some of the criticisms of the book or pushback on some of the ideas from the book that I’ve seen from the conservative LDS perspective. That conservative LDS perspective I’m speaking […]

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    This is my first blog post in about three months. That’s the longest dry spell since I first put up my personal website and started blogging in September 2015. I have huge motivation and ambitions related to making a positive impact in the LDS faith crisis world, but that motivation wanes, and combined […]

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The Maxwell Institute is producing fantastic work, exploring LDS scripture and theology from a scholarly perspective. They are patterning the work B.H. Roberts invited us all to do.   “I believe ‘Mormonism’ affords opportunity…for thoughtful disciples who will not be content with merely repeating some of its truths, but will develop its truths …The Prophet […]

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    Last week, I posted about Scott Gordon’s presentation at FairMormon on the CES Letter. I’ll repeat that here, but I want to focus on my thoughts prompted by a comment in that thread. Scott got emotional and choked up while talking about the effectiveness of this document as an “anti-Mormon” proselyting tool and […]

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  I missed the FairMormon conference last week but caught the streaming. You can still purchase the streaming option for $30 and watch all the presentations. https://www.fairmormon.org/store/conference-streaming/conference-streaming-2019   Here is a summary of selected presentations. Don Bradley — Joseph Smith’s First Vision as Endowment and Epitome of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (or Why I […]

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  David Ostler’s book Bridges, covering the topic of LDS faith crisis, published by Kofford Books is released tomorrow Aug 7, 2019. After presiding in the Freetown Sierra Leone Mission in West Africa, he was assigned a special assignment in his stake as a service missionary to minister to 1,000 single adults, 80% of whom […]

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  I was tagged in a post on a Facebook thread by Bill Reel where he asked: For believers, how do you solve the Lucy Walker conundrum. Do you choose to believe Joseph Smith lied to Lucy about what God told him OR Do you believe God encouraged Joseph to get sealed/married/Have sex with a […]

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