My Mormon Easter

Easter is coming and I’m almost as excited as when I’m waiting for Christmas. I have family coming (Annie and Josh and their friends) for Easter weekend, which is, in itself, something to celebrate because our families are spread across the country these days. AND, it’s General Conference weekend. For those of you who don’t know about Conference Weekend, it’s going to sound dreadful, but trust me, for Mormons, it’s one of the best weekends of the year. Conference weekend is … [Read more...]

Does Truth Exist?

Last week we went to the beach in North Carolina.  Annie invited a group of her high school friends to join us. Every night after dinner we asked each other probing questions and talked about the big concepts of life. Is there a God? If so, what is He like? Does God have a plan for us or are we in complete charge of our lives? What beliefs and values shape your life? Where do you want to be in 10 years? What is faith? Why do some people have faith and others … [Read more...]

A visit with the Lutherans

In my assignment as a public affairs director for my church, I was asked to attend a Holy Cross Lutheran meeting Sunday morning. One of our local congregations was holding a three-week Bible study course on Mormons and what we believe. Prompted by the presidential election and the possibility of having a Mormon as the Republican nominee, many members of the congregation were asking the pastor questions -- could they support a Mormon? Are Mormons Christian?  What would it mean to have a … [Read more...]