Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Book of Mormon Translation

This is the next in our podcast episode discussions my friends Bill Reel and Allan Mount regarding how we each experienced the Church History Gospel Topics Essays. Episode 3 is a review of the Essay titled:  Book of Mormon Translation Hope you enjoy it. Here is a link to the Mormon Discussion Podcast page with … Continue reading Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Book of Mormon Translation

Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Are Mormons Christians?

This is the next in our podcast episode discussions my friends Bill Reel and Allan Mount regarding how we each experienced the Church History Gospel Topics Essays. Episode 2 is a review of the Essay titled:  Are Mormons Christians? Hope you enjoy it. Here is a link to the Mormon Discussion Podcast page with links … Continue reading Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: Are Mormons Christians?

Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: First Vision Accounts

Together with my friends Bill Reel and Allan Mount, we are recording a series of how we individually experienced the Church History Gospel Topics Essays. Episode 1 is a review of the Essay on the First Vision Accounts. Hope you enjoy it. Here is a link to the Mormon Discussion Podcast page with links to … Continue reading Podcast Episode on the Gospel Topic Essay: First Vision Accounts

Faith Crisis Report Presented to Elder Uchtdorf in 2013, and Also Presented in a 2016 BYU-Hawaii Symposium

Greg Prince and Travis Stratford, members of the team that led this project, have granted permission for release of the following reports: Faith Crisis Report Faith_Crisis_Report_R24B The above linked report was prepared to be presented to Elder Dieter Uchtdorf in 2013.  It was presented to him by Elder Marlin Jensen (emeritus member of the First Quorum … Continue reading Faith Crisis Report Presented to Elder Uchtdorf in 2013, and Also Presented in a 2016 BYU-Hawaii Symposium

How local Church leaders might better minister to and support people with changed beliefs.

I have an opportunity to represent our local Mormon Spectrum Support Group and offer feedback to local leaders of how they might best be able to minister to and support us. Brainstorming some thoughts, I narrowed it down to 5 basic things: 1- Respect, honor, and trust requested boundaries. Ask us our preferences for frequency … Continue reading How local Church leaders might better minister to and support people with changed beliefs.

A Closer Look at the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays (guest post)

I’d like to express my appreciation to my friend, Jason N. Harris, MD, for this guest blogpost contribution where he explains his perceptions of minimization, distortion, deception and spin in the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays.   Among the most difficult conclusions to which I personally came as I studied the Church History Gospel … Continue reading A Closer Look at the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays (guest post)