Pain, Loss, and The Purpose of Life

This is a topic that will likely take more than one post to address. There are a lot of insights, opinions, and revealed truths I can share, but it will likely take more time than today to do so (my wife tells me I should consider making my posts shorter which I plan to do, at least as much as possible; that was already a … Continue reading Pain, Loss, and The Purpose of Life

Are Latter-day Saints Allowed to Laugh?

If you read my post yesterday I spoke of the really lovely day I had fishing, discussing religion and life, and hanging out with a good friend and mentor of mine. I actually spent much of the time answering his questions about the Church, which I, of course, enjoyed … especially because he wasn’t critical or skeptical at all. He was quite “intellectually interested,” despite … Continue reading Are Latter-day Saints Allowed to Laugh?

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

The Testimony of a Real Prophet of God

Three things you’re probably starting to come to decipher about me by now: (1) I’m not a great writer. I mean, I try and I do alright. I do enjoy writing and think I have a bit of talent. (Like many, I have aspirations of writing the Next Great American Novel someday). But, writing takes talent (of which I have little) and, even more so, … Continue reading The Testimony of a Real Prophet of God

Five Reasons Not to Quit Mormonism

It’s been a long day … made even longer by several emails and Facebook messages back and forth between the friend I mentioned earlier who commented negatively about my recent post on Gladys Knight joining the Mormon church. It’s another whole discussion that I’ll save for another day—the question of passages found in The Book of Mormon that some feel are racist and whether the … Continue reading Five Reasons Not to Quit Mormonism

LDS Comedian: Jenna Kim Jones

You saw her if you watched the epic documentary I wrote of last week, Meet the Mormons. Comedian Jenna Kim Jones was the narrator of that film and she did a great job. She’s a New Yorker, a talented comedian, and also a Mormon. Thought you might like to get to know her a little better. Click Below to Watch Jenna’s “I’m a Mormon” Video: … Continue reading LDS Comedian: Jenna Kim Jones

What Do Latter-day Saints Really Believe?

I talk a lot about what people believe about the Mormon church … the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in-between. But, what do Mormons really believe? This video does a great job of answering this question. It’s way better than anything I could try to say. Click Below to Watch This Short Video: If you’ve ever walked, ridden, or driven by a Mormon … Continue reading What Do Latter-day Saints Really Believe?

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

Joseph Smith the Prophet’s Own Testimony

I talk often about “going to the source” when you’re seeking information/truth … talking to Mormons (vs. anti-Mormons) about Mormonism, reading The Book of Mormon for yourself if you want to know if it’s true, not just taking someone else’s word for it, etc., etc. Along this same line of thought, you really can’t do much better than to read Joseph Smith’s own testimony of his … Continue reading Joseph Smith the Prophet’s Own Testimony

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