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Father’s Day and Naming the Book of Mormon

Why is the Book of Mormon called the Book of Mormon? Why not the Book of Moroni or Newest Testament or some other name? [Newest Testament = joke] As he writes, Mormon calls his writings “my record” several times, not only in his self-titled book near the...

Dehlin, Kelly, Cantor and Peculiar People

My calm little world was shaken Wednesday when I saw the NY Times story that John Dehlin, founder of Mormon Stories, and Kate Kelly, organizer of Ordain Women, had been charged with apostasy by their local church leaders within a day of one another. This is the first...

Hands of Man, Hands of God

“Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” ― John Paul II Who am I?...

I’m a Member of a Colt – Part II

Read Part I Part I summary: All my life I struggled to understand why others would assign an unusual label to my chosen religious preference.  An honest exchange with a good friend last week convinced me I had to do more to get to the heart of this allegation and...

I’m a Member of a Colt – Part I

As a Mormon, I’ve found that most people are somewhat curious about my religion. Every now and then, however, an intrepid soul will ask what it’s like to be a member of a colt. By now, my knee-jerk reaction is defensive, almost robotically explaining that...

Modern Mormon And Early Christian Sacrament Meetings

For a few years I blogged at Altura as sporadically as I do here. It is a site that deals with thoughts I have about my faith. Wanting to write about more than faith, I started this site with the tagline, “thoughts on God and man,” to bring the Altura...
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