Mor­mon Band­wag­on hosts a range of self-pub­lished con­tent from a vari­ety of authors, usu­al­ly on a top­ic rel­e­vant to Lat­ter-day Saints or Mor­mons. You can sub­mit your own sto­ry or opin­ion piece as well, just by first reg­is­ter­ing!

Featured Multi-post Articles

Some­times there is too much infor­ma­tion for just one post — each of these series approach their top­ic from mul­ti­ple angles for a more com­plete analy­sis.

Why I No Longer Believe

This essay was writ­ten in Fall 2012, dur­ing my inves­ti­ga­tion into my faith. Read about how I began to doubt …
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Introduction to Examining Church Claims

The Church was orga­nized in Man­ches­ter, New York, on April 6, 1830. The orig­i­nal name used on that date was …
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Leaving the Church: A Compilation of the Evidence Against the LDS Church

A Com­pi­la­tion of the Evi­dence Against the LDS Church Eric Nel­son Click to Down­load PDF of Entire 13-Essay Series “The …
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Tribe of Manasseh — North American Nephite Model

Intro­duc­tion and Pur­pose I have always loved apolo­get­ics. I enjoy dis­cussing doc­trine, scrip­tur­al ver­sus and evi­dence that sup­port or are …
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Recently Submitted Personal Stories

The fol­low­ing are more per­son­al accounts of how Mor­monism has impact­ed lives.

Joseph's Seer Stone

TRUTH RESTORED

For­mer LDS Church his­to­ri­an D Michael Quinn has quot­ed the fol­low­ing remarks giv­en to him dur­ing the course of an …
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Before the facts, it didn’t make sense

I’m new to this site and hap­py to share my expe­ri­ence. Five years ago my wife and I were very …
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It’s all about trust

There are hun­dreds of rea­sons to believe or not believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints is …
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The Book of Mormon Came in a Box

“There­fore speak I to them in para­bles: because they see­ing see not; and hear­ing they hear not, nei­ther do they …
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Knowledge and our younger generations

3Ne 26:11 “Behold, I was about to write them, all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi, but the …
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Accept all things in faith

Car­son, I am not raised in the Church but rather I am a “con­vert”. In decid­ing, through much prayer and read­ing, …
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I Desire to Understand

Years ago when my son left the church, I chose to dig deep and find the answers to the dif­fi­cult …
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Riding the Wake of 60 Years of the Good Ship Zion

It’s Christ­mas­time 2015. I’m 61 years old, a lov­ing hus­band, father of four, grand­fa­ther of nine and — eight months …
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Recently Submitted Opinion

Any oth­er top­ic is open for dis­cus­sion in these opin­ion pieces.

LDS Indoctrination and Retentive Socialization

LDS Indoc­tri­na­tion and Reten­tive Social­iza­tion Intro­duc­tion In A Mes­sage To The Most Ardent Crit­ic Of The Mor­mon Church, Ben Arkell …
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Book of Mormon parallels to 1800s thought

Book of Mor­mon par­al­lels to 1800s thought Richard Bush­man, well-known Mor­mon his­to­ri­an, recent­ly stat­ed: … there is phras­ing everywhere–long phras­es …
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Questions to Ask

Intro­duc­tion These ques­tions are designed to probe var­i­ous aspects of the LDS Church’s his­to­ry and truth-claims.1 The list was made …
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Swords and Spears

Swords and Spears For over a decade I’ve been hung up on the dearth of phys­i­cal evi­dence, par­tic­u­lar­ly Iron Age …
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Issues and Questions Regarding LDS Doctrine and History

Four­teen years down the road, the ques­tions and issues raised in this let­ter remain sub­stan­tial­ly unan­swered, to my knowl­edge unad­dressed, …
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Too Big to Fail

I con­sid­ered titling this “Too Big to Fail?” But no, with bil­lions in assets, mil­lions of Saints tithing ten per­cent, …
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The Shunning Key

The Shun­ning Key: Whom Mor­mons shun and why Intro­duc­tion The lead­ers and man­u­als of The Church of Jesus Christ of …
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Problem Summaries: resources discussing LDS-truth claims

Prob­lems with LDS truth-claims Before read­ing about the prob­lems, you may want to first con­sid­er the pros and cons of …
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