Tag Archives: LDS Church

Tom Christofferson: The Strange Odyssey of a Gay Mormon

Tom Christofferson is the brother of LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson.  He is gay and 60.  When he and his partner moved to Connecticut, Tom started to renew his interest in Mormonism.  (He had previously left the Church feeling he … Continue reading

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Pat Bagley’s Take on Coca Cola at BYU

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To Elder Bednar: It’s the Message not the Delivery Method

In a recent press release, the LDS Church leadership (or at least its PR staff) acknowledges the growing problem of Millenials dropping away from organized religion.  Not necessarily from spirituality, but from the formal institutions. The release proposed one possible … Continue reading

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Aren’t There Any Black LDS Members in South Africa?

A recent article in the Deseret News proudly displayed a photograph of Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visiting the construction site of the new Durban South LDS Temple.  Of the 8 individuals in … Continue reading

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LDS Church Donations

According to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article: On behalf of the Mormon church, four female leaders donated $120,000 on Thursday to community centers in Utah to expand medical services for children who have been abused. Also, according to a … Continue reading

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Good Works, but Little Faith

Since I find religious faith so difficult, I found the following quote from Jonathan Malesic on religiondispatches.org interesting: Going back to Christianity’s origins, Paul taught that it was . . .  faith, not deeds, that made a Christian worthy of … Continue reading

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Pay LDS Tithing or Feed Your Family?

General Authorities need to be careful about the advice they give members during General Conference.  Suggesting that tithing should be paid before feeding your family is NOT good policy. In April 2017 General Conference, the following advice was given: After … Continue reading

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