When it comes to Mormonism, one of the questions I’ve been asked about recently has to do with the role of women in the Book of Mormon. Specifically, why are there so few named at all? This is a very good question. Personally, I think it is to focus more on the ones that are mentioned, of which there are six – Eve (Adam’s wife), Sarah (Abraham’s wife), Mary (mother of Jesus), Sariah (Lehi’s wife), Abish (a Lamanite), and Isabel (a prostitute). These women each have very special rolls that teach us a great deal. I will talk about each just enough to highlight why they were exceptional enough to be mentioned by name. More »

One thing I really dislike about Mormon McConkieism (the ideology that treats Bruce R. McConkie’s book “Mormon Doctrine” as if it were real doctrine, rather than what it really is – his opinion) is the idea that other Christian Churches are the “Church of the devil” and that only we, LDS Mormon Christians, are the true Christian Church. Yet it is true that there are two churches, one of God and one of the Devil (1 Nephi 13: 5-9)More »

Some are upset, some are thrilled. The Boy Scouts of America may soon be rejecting its ban on homosexuals. While this is great news for freedom lovers, I cannot see why members of the LDS Church care one way or another. The BSA is a man-made organization, not one inspired by God. God has called an openly gay man as a counselor in a bishopric, so there is no reason one could not be called by man as a “volunteer” Scout leader. More »

I stumbled on a video on YouTube video recently that stated it had questions “every Mormon” should answer. I wanted to know what these questions were, as I love questions. The video interviewed a handful of ex-Mormons that are now Protestants. Each of the people in the video started out stating how active they had been in the Church and they listed their callings. Some grew up in the religion, some were converts. More »

This week is Father’s Day, and while we will be celebrating our Earthly fathers, we too should remember our Heavenly Father. So too should we remember Adam, the father of human salvation (Luke 3: 38). While Christ is the author of our salvation, it was Adam that first accepted God’s grace (Genesis 2: 7) and is our father as the first human we know of to join and create an Earthly version of the Church of Jesus Christ (Moses 5: 4-5). More »