Who is This Daily Mormon Guy Anyway?

Warning: this is a longer post than usual and may take a couple of sittings to get through it. I hope you will, though. It’s from the heart and shares some good insights into what makes me tick. I thought you might like to get to know me a little better … Patrick Laing, the author of this Daily Mormon blog, since we’re becoming good friends … Continue reading Who is This Daily Mormon Guy Anyway?

BYU: A College Experience Like No Other

If we’re going to speak of Salt Lake City as a priority destination (as part of your search into and study of Mormonism), we should also mention the Church’s University, BYU—Brigham Young University—an hour south in Provo, Utah (and also in Rexburg ID and Laie HI), mostly since they’re owned by the Church and are affectionately referred to as The Lord’s Universities. (We in the … Continue reading BYU: A College Experience Like No Other

An Atheist and a Mormon Go Fishing

Are Mormons allowed to laugh? This is a common question I get, along with others like … “So, can you guys dance, watch sports, play sports, drink soda, go to the movies, get in the water, etc.?” Oh, and the classic: “How many moms do you have anyway?” (Just one, in case you’re wondering at all … the best one, in my personal opinion; I’m … Continue reading An Atheist and a Mormon Go Fishing

That Which Is of God is … Light!

One of my favorite scriptures comes from the Doctrine and Covenants, the collection of revelations that the Prophet Joseph Smith (and others) have received over the years since 1820 when Joseph was first called as a prophet at 14 years of age. The two verses go along with the reference I made the other day to the “seed of faith” that grows (or doesn’t grow) … Continue reading That Which Is of God is … Light!