My Favorite Prophet Quote of All Time

It’s late and I have a very early morning tomorrow so I’m going to just, quick, share with you my favorite quote of all time this evening, then possibly add to the topic tomorrow or maybe later this week. My post yesterday was so long I promised I’d keep my thoughts short today, so here they are. One of the most gratifying things about being … Continue reading My Favorite Prophet Quote of All Time

Dr. Roger Keller and Real Christianity

I attended Brigham Young University from 1988 to 2001, completing a bachelor’s degree in English … with multiple interruptions including work, a mission for the Church to Italy, and 9 years in the Army (during the U.S. Desert Storm invasion of Kuwait). It took me a long time to finish, in large part due to this pesky freshman math class that took me three expirations of … Continue reading Dr. Roger Keller and Real Christianity

LDS NFL Football Player: Chad Lewis

I’ve got to tell you a funny story which is also pretty inspiring. I went to high school in Orem, Utah. I played on the varsity soccer and basketball teams and on the b-ball team I played with a guy named Jason Lewis. He had a younger brother named Chad who, as I remember him, was this scrawny, pimply faced, redheaded kid who more often … Continue reading LDS NFL Football Player: Chad Lewis

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

Healthy Dialogue vs. “Civil” Debate

I’ve talked off and on about the “haters/naysayers”—those who fight against the Church and “kick against the pricks,” as they say, decrying the good and tearing down the beauty that the Church stands for worldwide. I have a hard time with them, I’ll admit. I mean, I don’t “crap on your porch” and ask you to like it. I would ask you not to do … Continue reading Healthy Dialogue vs. “Civil” Debate

How Gladys Knight Became a Mormon

Most of us aren’t famous or even significant in the eyes of the world. The majority of us will never be celebrities, let alone see our names up in lights or, likely, even be recognized outside of our own small circles. But, for a few, this is part of their walk in life. Grammy award-winning singer, Gladys Knight, is one of these. She’s also a … Continue reading How Gladys Knight Became a Mormon

What To Do About Haters (Just Love ‘Em)

Call today’s post a “two-for-one,” if you will—first, a story of a man who left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 25 years, became an outspoken anti-Mormon critic, then finally returned and, second, a guest post about how to handle “haters” (i.e. those who may be struggling with their own faith, their views of the Church, or as is usually the case, … Continue reading What To Do About Haters (Just Love ‘Em)

Guest Post: A Tale of Two Cool Churches

I had a visitor to my blog so I visited her blog, BeautyBeyondBones, in return and just read the most insightful and well-written post, I have to say. She’s an accomplished writer, a devout Catholic, and a cool person who offers a perspective I think we could all benefit from. I thought I’d share with you the post. Here’s one clip to show you what … Continue reading Guest Post: A Tale of Two Cool Churches