A New Year, a New Beginning

  I have a friend who is suffering. Here is the prayer I wrote and prayed for her today: I pray she will awaken and say today, “This sorrow is a little less acute, the spiny edges of it have worn down a bit, and I know a new thing. I can feel something as I see a beauty that God is holding up in His hands as a peace offering to me, a beauty that has been unnoticed, now just at my elbow, waiting for me to turn and to...

The Sodom book: Archaeology or Junk?

Come on, admit it. You’re afraid that a new book on an archaeological discovery that validates the Bible is going to be some kind of pseudo-science junk, right? So read these endorsements (click on the link below):   Discovering the City of Sodom Release

New Comment from a Reader

Recently a reader was unable to post a comment here. I offer it on his behalf, below: Latayne, I really do appreciate the work you do in informing people on Mormonism.  I hope Mitt Romney gives an answer to this letter.  We have quite a choice in presidents this year.  Do we want four more years of a Islamic president who is destroying our country, or do we want someone who gives his allegiance to the Mormon church.  I look forward to hearing more from you in this area.    –Johnny Moore

An Open Letter to Mitt Romney, Respectfully Submitted

Before I print the text of the letter I have written to Mitt Romney, I want to lay out the situation.  The problem is that conservatives want to support a conservative presidential nominee. But they are distrustful of someone who practices a religion which has in the past claimed that all other religions are wrong, and whose faithful adherents make secret vows. So here is my letter: An Open Letter To Mr. Mitt Romney:  The Elephant in the Elephant Room Dear Mr. Romney, First of all, let me congratulate your successes as your party’s nominee for the Presidency of the United States. You may not remember me—but perhaps you will. I was a freshman and wrote for Brigham Young University’s award-winning weekly publication, Monday Magazine, during your senior year...

A Wonderful Letter from a Reader

I recently received (and responded to, as you will see below) the following letter. At the letter writer’s request I have changed the names: Thank you so much Latayne. I live in (place withheld) and a friend down the street from me  and I were in conversation and she didn’t know I was raised as a devout Mormon, was Seminary President in high school, did Baptisms for the Dead, and went to BYU.  I told her for the past 12 years I haven’t set foot in a Mornon church mainly because I just didn’t believe in the prophet Joseph Smith’s teachings and I don’t believe he was a prophet.  I also believe we are saved by grace and not by works.  My husband (who was never raised in any faith and only goes to the non-denominational...

The Principle of Contravention

This is an excerpt from a lesson in a series, and “drills down” to some of the principles that we must adopt if we are to have the mind of Christ. Specifically, we must factor into our thinking the fact that, without our knowledge, God contravenes or prevents circumstances in our lives that would overwhelm us. My conclusion:  No matter how bad things are, God has trimmed away or precluded everything that would swamp my fragile faith. The text under consideration in this lesson is Psalm 105. Teachers must read the psalm repeatedly during the week before the lesson. You must also be familiar with the life of Joseph as depicted in the book of Genesis. This is a lesson that requires study and leadership. You must feel confident and comfortable with the...