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.

On Crash Theory and Navigating Inevitable Change

Please take the opportunity to watch this TEDTalk from Benay Lappe. https://youtu.be/WTdeIFK7VSc We are all approaching inevitable Crashes during our lives.  How will we choose to respond? My story: When I found myself in Faith Crisis about 27 months ago after stumbling across the LDS Church History Gospel Topics Essays, and I recognized that I … Continue reading On Crash Theory and Navigating Inevitable Change

Resources (Facebook Support Groups, Podcasts, YouTube Channels, Books)

This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources, but they are among the things that I found helpful in my faith journey. Facebook Support Groups: A Thoughtful Faith Support Group (Mormon / LDS) - For people seeking to remain productively engaged in Mormonism from either the inside or from the outside. Thoughtful Transitions - … Continue reading Resources (Facebook Support Groups, Podcasts, YouTube Channels, Books)

I was reminded about blending Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, as I watched the Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

A couple weeks ago, my wife and I took the opportunity to go see the documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" about Fred (Mr.) Rogers. The movie was outstanding, and I recommend all to view it.  It helped me understand how and why Fred Rogers' program was so impactful for so many. It seems to … Continue reading I was reminded about blending Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, as I watched the Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”