Many have claimed that the internet has eroded testimonies and caused a mass exodus (estimated at ~100K members per annum). Others have noted the power of the internet to win new converts and to attract people through targeted campaigns like missionaries on Facebook, apostle pages, and the “I’m a Mormon” campaign. What do you think? […]
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It seems to be an especially tough year to be on a mission. This is from the Deseret News. CALI, Colombia — A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Colombia was shot and killed Saturday by a stray bullet, church officials confirmed Sunday. Jose Daniel Encarnacion Montero of the […]
If the church was suddenly dissolved and everyone was told to pick a new religion, which one would you choose? Or should I say, which one(s) would choose you (speak to you most)? Does size matter? The content of the teachings? Do you cling to tradition? Do you prefer more freedom? Does a community appeal […]
You’re for us or you’re against us. People are good or evil. We serve God or Satan. Many people prefer the simplicity of true/false and either/or choices to the subtlety of an essay question or even the slightly elevated risk of a multiple choice quiz. It’s easier to follow a checklist (which is essentially a […]
For my latest endeavor, I decided that instead of my typical talk-real-fast style, I’d try something wildly different–sing-real-fast. So, without further adieu, I give you The True Believing Mormon Dude. I hope you enjoy it. Now that you’ve seen that, you may be wondering–what exactly was I trying to say with this video? And the […]
What does it mean that the church is a restoration? As I grew up in the church, I always thought of restoration as implying stuff fell out that had to be put back in. Things that fit into this category included: the role of prophets and apostles, translation capabilities (including that pesky Urim & Thummim that someone mislaid a […]
“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain Every so often, the idea that there’s nothing new to talk about in Mormon internet discussions comes up. Someone will state that we’ve said all there is to say, the audience is waning, people have worked out their opinions, etc. What do you think? And […]
I considered myself unpopular at BYU. My hair was very short, kind of a punk rock ‘do with bleached bangs. I often wore tie-dyed jeans and a men’s thrift store blazer with a concert tee underneath. In Pennsylvania, I never had a shortage of guys who were interested in me, including lots I thought were […]
We’ve been cleaning the chapels in most areas (except where it is not feasible) for many years now, although most of us remember a day when the church employed professional janitors to keep the building sparkling. With so many people out of work, should the church change back to professional help? Discuss.
Pending the birth of Princess Kate’s baby, Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor is currently 24th in line for the British throne. Lady Cosima is the nearly three-year-old great granddaughter of a grandfather of the current queen. I didn’t know that, and I really wouldn’t care, but I did easily look it up, and I could do […]
Recently one of my online friends requested that I write about healing stories within the Mormon faith. My first thought was to share the traditional stories those of us who have been around the Mormon Church for awhile have all heard. I’m sure there are many bloggers out there who are well more versed on […]
How should leaders contact the youth? Through any means necessary? Are parents overprotective or rightly cautious in their desire to protect their kids from personal contact with leaders? Should we get with the times and use technology to perform our callings? Would your answer differ from how you think adults should contact each other? Discuss.