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
The Book of Mormon
History or Metaphor?
A comparison of ancient
writing and numerical systems in the Americas to those of
other world civilizations with a special focus on beliefs of
the Mormons and includes a commentary on how the Church can
move away from seeing it as a historical document and yet
still accept it as a revelation.
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.
The Meaning Of Life
|This is a
short article written by an elderly LDS gentleman who thinks
back about his life and its meaning in the context of what
he has learned over a lifetime.
What is Reality?
||This short paper explores the
nature of reality and how the Mormon concept of God compares
to that of other Christian and world religions, as well as