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The Maori Mormon Prophecies & Apostasy

January 29, 2013
The Maori Mormon Prophecies & Apostasy

I must admit, before my trip to New Zealand over the holidays I had never heard of the Mormon Maori prophecies.  I knew that there are many Polynesian church members.  I was aware that the most popular religion in the island of Molokai (the spiritual center of Hawaii) is Mormonism, and that there are many […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, History, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 32 Comments »

Sorenson, Siberian DNA, and Book of Mormon Directions

November 26, 2011
Sorenson, Siberian DNA, and Book of Mormon Directions

Like many people who consider the Book of Mormon as scripture, I am fascinated by questions about where it has a setting in ancient historical events. I know, of course, that many other people hold it as Scripture, but are content to see it as having no origin prior to a set of 19th Century visionary […]

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Posted in Faith, Mormon Belief, Science and Religion | 48 Comments »

The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 4 of 4)

October 25, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 4 of 4)

Foreword This is the final post of a 4 part series.  Context for this post is provided in part 1, part 2 and part 3. Concluding Observations The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has wisely taken no official position on Book of Mormon geography,89 despite the clear presence of americentric sentiment throughout the Church as […]

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Posted in America, Holy Land, Mormon Belief, Science and Religion | 33 Comments »

The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 3 of 4)

October 18, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 3 of 4)

Foreword This is part 3 of a 4 part series.  Context for this post is provided in part 1 and part 2. Moroni and Cumorah Often the first protest directed at the Malay Hypothesis is the issue of Cumorah, New York, and the irreconcilable distances and settings it would require to get the plates from Asia […]

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The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 2 of 4)

October 11, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 2 of 4)

Foreword This is part 2 of a 4 part series.  Context for this post is provided in part 1. Geographic Correspondence At first glance the Malay Hypothesis’ most striking strong point is the peninsula’s correspondence to geographic features mentioned in the Book of Mormon text. The size and relative distances between various points are commensurable […]

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The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 1 of 4)

October 4, 2011
The Legend of the Lost Book of Gold (Part 1 of 4)

Prologue In 1827, Christian missionaries travelled into the jungles of Burma to bring the gospel to an indigenous group known as the Karen people. As the missionaries began teaching the Karens from the Bible, they were astounded to discover that the Karens already worshipped a deity they called “Y’wa”, had a detailed creation story with […]

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Science & Religion #15: Was Adam Part Neanderthal? (A DNA Primer)

September 28, 2011
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Several recent studies suggest that there is a good chance that Homo sapiens (us) mated with Neanderthals in the past?  Did Adam have Neanderthal DNA?  Do we?  What does this mean?  The next few posts in this series will discuss evolution, different species, time lines, etc.  In order to understand this better, this is a […]

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MHA 2011 Recap

May 30, 2011
MHA 2011 Recap

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Mormon History Association meetings in St George this weekend.  For those who enjoy Mormon history, this is a truly refreshing, wonderful conference.  I can’t recommend it enough.  I gave a longer version of highlights from Days 1, 2, and 3 from my blog, but thought I would […]

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Mormons and Hypocrisy: A Personal Experience with Cognitive Dissonance

November 11, 2010
Mormons and Hypocrisy: A Personal Experience with Cognitive Dissonance

Today’s guest post comes from Cornponebread. I started this out as a “Mormons vs. Latter-day Saints” article.  There had been a few things lately which bothered me about those who practice the “Culture of Mormonism” as opposed to those humble seekers of truth;  the followers of the true doctrine of the restored Gospel.  What I […]

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