LDS Snowboarder: Jeremy Jones

The next in our series of “I’m a Mormon” video intros is Jeremy Jones, a Mormon professional U.S. snowboarder who might challenge one’s stereotypical view of what an active Mormon looks, sounds, and acts like. His story reminds us that Mormons come in all shapes and sizes (and attitudes) … and that being Mormon does not mean you have to live a stifled, closed-minded, or … Continue reading LDS Snowboarder: Jeremy Jones

Pics of Faith – Worth Thousands of Words

Occasionally, I can’t help but look back on the blog posts I’ve written and other content I’ve “curated” and think, “Man, we’ve shared a lot of great insights about the Church as we’ve explored what it is we Mormons really believe.” The pictures and videos I’ve shared really say it even better than the words, I believe, but the best thing of all is that … Continue reading Pics of Faith – Worth Thousands of Words

Why I Started TheDailyMormon.com

I started this blog to help people learn the truth about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons. There are a lot of differing opinions online about Mormons and a large number of them are misrepresentative, twisted, or just plain false. The “anti-Mormonism” movement, if you want to call it that, while really baffling and disrespectful/hurtful in a lot … Continue reading Why I Started TheDailyMormon.com

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

Salt Lake City, The Latter-day Saint Mecca

If it’s within your means or not too far away and you sincerely want to know more about the Mormons and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the best ways is to go to the historic (and modern) heart of the church, the LDS church headquarters, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had the opportunity to visit Salt Lake last fall with a … Continue reading Salt Lake City, The Latter-day Saint Mecca

The Testimony of a Living Prophet of God

Joseph Smith Jr. was called to be a prophet in Upstate New York in the Spring of 1820. He and his brother Hyrum Smith were martyred by a mob in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844. Joseph was followed by President Brigham Young, the so-called “American Moses,” and second prophet of the Church, who led the early members of the Church cross-country to the mountain … Continue reading The Testimony of a Living Prophet of God

Truth and Evidence # 1—The Pattern

  This is the first post of many I plan to make highlighting a variety of “proofs/evidences” confirming the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon, and with it, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first point is the simple fact that the manner in which Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet and the Restoration of the Gospel came about was … Continue reading Truth and Evidence # 1—The Pattern

The Secret to Lasting Peace and Comfort

Life isn’t easy. I’ve written a couple of times now about pain, loss, and death and it’s a recurring question and dilemma for a lot of good people: Why did this have to happen? How will I survive…? Is there anything anywhere that will ever make it right again? If you’re a Christian—and whether that’s a Reformed Christian, a Mormon Christian, or some other version … Continue reading The Secret to Lasting Peace and Comfort

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