The Future of Mormonism
explores 5 possible futures for the LDS faith and examines social, economic and technological trends affecting
them. It is not an attempt to predict the future of the
faith, but rather to explore alternative directions in which it could
Mormonism for a New Age
New Defense of the Faith
The author never thought he would be writing
a defense of the LDS faith even though he was born in a
Mormon family and went on a mission, because for a
significant portion of his life, he was either completely
inactive and argued against the faith. But now he has a new
understanding and has come to realize that the Church has
much to offer that is beneficial and good for mankind and
to Stay Active LDS
After Challenges to Your Faith
This essay is intended for LDS
Church members who encounter a major trial of their faith,
are contemplating leaving the church, or are trying to
figure out what options for church engagement are still
available to them given their circumstances.
leave the Church
This is a
personal account of how one young LDS man was sent on a
mission to Germany, but as a result, came to
doubt many LDS doctrines and eventually became inactive after returning home. Social statistics show that as
many as 25% or more of returned missionaries become inactive
within 6 years after returning home. This story shows why
this is the case for many of them.
in the future evolution of life
John Stewart (The Free University of Brussels) is author of
Evolution's Arrow. He argues that "a completely new phase in the evolution of
life on Earth has begun. It will change everything. In
this new phase evolution will be driven intentionally, by
humanity." The result, if true, will have a huge impact on
the future of Mormonism and religion.
Doesn't Need Us!
This fascinating article was
written by Bill Joy in 2000, co-founder and Chief Scientist
of Sun Microsystems, and published in Wired Magazine. He is
concerned that automation, robots and other coming
technologies may make humans obsolete.
where the LDS Faith is headed?
There is a growing movement in
Mormonism to merge theological concepts in the LDS faith
with growing scientific knowledge. "Our generation is not the first to question the compatibility of
religion and science, and our generation would not be the
first to reconcile the two." Here you can also watch recordings
of the 2015 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist
Association on topics at the intersection of technology,
spirituality, science, and religion.
Predictions about the
Future of Christianity
This series of papers and
comments explore a wide range of thought on the future of
religion in America. It includes the thoughts of such well
known writers as Harold Bloom, Rowland Croucher, James
Dobson, and Cardinal Francis Arinze.
World Network of
This site is dedicated to uniting people who want to explore
the future of religion. It not only suggests answers to some
of the most fundamental questions, but also proposes
meaningful ways to search for answers.