November 2 Talk, and another review

November 2 Talk, and another review

The next talk will be Saturday, November 2 at 9:30 a.m. Canyon Park Technology Center – J Auditorium – Map1401 North Research WayOrem, UT  84097 Also, here is another review of Passing the Heavenly Gift. Enjoy.

Part 2 of Passing Up The Heavenly Gift

Part 2 of Passing Up The Heavenly Gift

Here is a second installment of a reviewer’s criticism of PTHG. Enjoy. [The contrast between his attributions to me and the text I wrote is remarkable.] The very odd thing about those who are busy damning the book is that:1. My book is a defense of faith in the restoration. I’m actually on the “same
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Understanding How To Read PTHG

Understanding How To Read PTHG

If you are going to read PtHG, then read the words in the text rather than overlaying your own fears and conclusions. Your reaction to the book is not indicative of what I wrote. There is very little of me in the book. Nor does the book represent all of what I think or know
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Daymon Smith’s Cultural History of the Book of Mormon

Daymon Smith’s Cultural History of the Book of Mormon

I have written reviews of the first three volumes of Daymon Smith’s planned five volume set titled “A Cultural History of the Book of Mormon.”  It is available on Amazon.com for those who are interested. It is not easy to navigate your way through the first volume, but it gets easier in the two which
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Centerville Transcript – Covenants

Centerville Transcript – Covenants

Blogger links are broken right now. Here is the Scribd link to the Centerville talk. UPDATE: Blogger links are fixed. The transcriptions of all the talks are now linked in the sidebar on the blog.

Logan Transcript – Repentance

Logan Transcript – Repentance

Here is a link to the Logan lecture on Repentance. I will link it to the blog soon.

Yet Another Review of PTHG

Yet Another Review of PTHG

Here is another link to a review done by The Association of Mormon Letters of Passing the Heavenly Gift. Enjoy.

Another Review of PtHG

Another Review of PtHG

Another review of Passing the Heavenly Gift. Enjoy. [My wife noticed this and put it up yesterday. I’ve now skimmed the review. Wasn’t worth really reading. Doesn’t look like the reviewer actually read the book. Seems like he collected comments from others and put a patchwork together as a response. Committees always tend to bungle
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I Will Not Start A Church

I Will Not Start A Church

Apparently the reason the church is now interviewing and discouraging some of those attending the talks I have given is driven by the false expectation that I intend to start a church. Let me be clear: I will not start a church. Period. Won’t. Not now. Not later. Never. There is nothing about starting a
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Priesthood Talk

Priesthood Talk

The next topic will be priesthood. This will be November 2nd. I will not take time to give all the background information from the scriptures and history to lay out the many problems we have in the traditions taught by the mainstream LDS culture. I will simply assume you are already well enough informed to
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