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, by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. August 30, 2003 153 Canemah Way Oregon City, OR 97045 President Gordon B. Hinckley The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 50 East…

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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 Latter-day Saints frequently emphasize brotherly love and charity to all. Consider this statement by Elder M. Russell Ballard: Let us reach out in friendship and love to our neighbors, including those of other faiths, thus…

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Problem Summaries: resources discussing LDS-truth claims

Problems with LDS truth-claims Very short summaries Five Key Facts (~ 1 page) 50 Problems with the Mormon Church (~10 minute youtube video) More significant summaries Mormon Primer (multiple perspectives: mainstream, critical, apologetic, and progressive) For My Wife and Children (almost all LDS approved sources) Letter From a Doubter (well-sourced narrative style explanation) The Mormon…

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Five Key Facts

This is a very short summary of what I view as the 5 most important facts in understanding alternative models for LDS truth claims. To the best of my knowledge, every point made in this document is accepted as factual by both LDS and non-LDS scholars (please correct me if I am mistaken and I…

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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 questions about church history and its doctrine. I went into this venture with full confidence that I would find the faith affirming answers that would help save my son’s eternal salvation. Because of this effort…

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Check Your Premises

The Shins will change your life. Spoken by a young Natalie Portman in the cult indie classic Garden State,  The Shins really have changed my life, providing a therapeutic soundtrack to my transition out of the church. They have always been a favorite band of mine (credit the impeccable music taste of my wife) but it…

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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 into the Post-Mormon portion of my life. The past two years of transition have been painful, terrifying, embarrassing, disorienting but ultimately liberating. I am an active, faithful, lifetime member of the L.D.S. Church. I was…

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An Evening with Zhenya

For the LDS Ventura California stake Relief Society on 17 March 1992 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Relief Society Written and performed by Eugene Kovalenko – Listen to the recording of the event using the play button below – https://mormonbandwagon.com/wp-content/uploads/mp3/AnEveningwithZhenya.mp3 Program notes for: A journey home to Liahonagrad In song, verse, and story [2015…

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