Look at some recent comments

I’m so happy that so many readers are posting comments.  There are some really insightful observations by John L. Carter, Greg Rice and Bruce MacArthur that have been posted recently.  Scroll down and look at the “comments” listing (in really light-colored type font) under some recent postings. These were supportive, but one recent comment was not.  However, I am very, very happy to address the Mormon who responded to Reason #22 of Why I Won’t Return to Mormonism.  Please give a careful reading to his comment.  I’ll respond to it soon.

New Radio Interview

I was interviewed recently by Steve Bonenger for his show on Business TalkRadio Network. Click here for a link to the brief interview. For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading...

Author Cloud

Do you know what an author cloud is?  A site called librarything allows readers to list the books they have on their bookshelves.  I’m listed here. Check it out.

Names of Jesus

I read the daily newsletter by Given O. Blakely.  Today he had an insightful and fresh look at some of the names of Jesus.  Read it here. If you would like a consistent “diet” of only-Biblical teachings, Given O. is your man, so to speak.  I’ve subscribed to his daily messages for years now.

Reason #22 Compartmentalized gods

One of the difficulties involved in leaving Mormonism is that you leave a view of the Godhead that is very compartmentalized.  Mormonism’s depiction of what it says is the completely separate nature of God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit — these are easy to grasp and very hard to leave behind. But such compartmentalization of the Godhead brings with it its own set of difficulties when a Mormon wants to try to reconcile Biblical teachings with those of the early LDS Church.  In early Mormonism (and even today in splinter groups) it is taught that Jesus married and had children while on earth. That mirrors the concept that most all Mormon or Latter-day Saint groups teach:  the concept that God the Father literally begat all humans in the...