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 con­tact us to have it added!

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

I have always appre­ci­at­ed that LDS mem­bers are taught to val­ue intel­li­gence and truth. I want the church to be true. It has gen­er­al­ly been a pos­i­tive force in my life. I would appre­ci­ate dis­cussing this with any­one who reads through this document. 
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Tribe of Manasseh — North American Nephite Model

I have always loved apolo­get­ics. I enjoy dis­cussing doc­trine, scrip­tur­al ver­sus and evi­dence that sup­port or are seen as evi­dence against the Book of Mor­mon or LDS church. For that rea­son I have stud­ied the most com­mon com­plaints and evi­dence for and against the church. 
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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 actu­al­ly the “Church of Christ.” This was changed in 1834 to “The Church of the Lat­ter Day Saints,” and then changed again in 1838 to “The Church of Jesus Christ… 

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Recently Submitted Personal Stories

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

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… 

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Letter to Bishop & Stake President

This is my first post so I should intro­duce myself. I met my wife to be, in the last year of high school and mar­ried her when we were both 19. My wife came from an LDS fam­i­ly with her father serv­ing as Bish­op at the time. I was baptized… 

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I’m Still Angry

(orig­i­nal post found at www​.most​ly​mor​mon​.com) This is that angry let­ter you write and then tear up, only I’m not going to. Maybe instead I should go to the garage and beat on a punch­ing bag or go shoot some guns, but I don’t own a punch­ing bag and my new­ly devel­oped lib­er­al­ism has… 

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Recently Submitted Opinion

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

Navigating Death

One of the hard­est things to try to come to terms with — NOT know­ing. Is there life after death? Will we see our loved ones again? It was­n’t as scary when I ‘knew’. When I had my head in the sand. Feel­ing these fears is part of expos­ing myself,… 

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Carson Calderwood’s Leave And Leave It Alone

I’ve been fol­low­ing Car­son Calder­wood’s sto­ry from a dis­tance, and I find it to be such a sad exam­ple of the Church push­ing out peo­ple who are try­ing hard to con­tribute in a pos­i­tive way. I rec­om­mend all go and lis­ten to the Mor­mon Sto­ries episodes with Car­son and Marissa,… 

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Leaving the Church, Part 9 — Book of Mormon Witnesses

1. Overview: The tes­ti­mo­ny of the three and eight wit­ness­es to the gold plates is often con­sid­ered a key com­po­nent of the Book of Mormon’s cred­i­bil­i­ty. How­ev­er, the wit­ness­es, by their own admis­sion, seemed to have only seen the angel and plates in a vision­ary state in their minds (as…

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