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Take the Mormonism IQ Test–Answer 9 of 11 questions correctly and your Mormon IQ is 132!

By Eric Johnson How high is your understanding of Mormonism, including its history and doctrines? See how well you do on these 11 questions. To be fair, write your answers down before looking at the answers. No googling or looking at your scriptures! (That’s cheating and a definite breaking of celestial law!) Which doctrine is referenced […]

The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth & Corporate Power, by D. Michael Quinn (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2017)

Written D. Michael Quinn Reviewed by Eric Johnson Money makes the world go around The world go around The world go around Money makes the world go around It makes the world go ’round. –“Money,” from Cabaret When it comes to money, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has plenty. How much? Nobody except […]

The Gospel Topics Essays: The Dynamite Approach

By Eric Johnson Summary Written by LDS scholars, the “Gospel Topics Essays” are available on the official lds.org website. These articles cover a variety of topics and attempt to confront the checkered history of Mormonism while smoothing out the rough edges. However, instead of placating many questioning Mormons, these writings tend to chafe the souls of […]

Exploring Mormon Racism: The All-Are-Justified-the-Same Approach

By Joel B Groat Summary In June 1978, Spencer W. Kimball, the LDS Church’s twelfth president, lifted the church’s century-long ban on men of African descent holding the LDS priesthood. It wasn’t until 2013 that the church addressed the underlying racism inherent in that ban. Although this is not a topic to be used in […]

A proposal for your Christian school to travel to Israel Have you ever wanted to make it available to have your Christian high school travel to Israel? Would you like a Evangelical Christian minister/missionary serving full-time ministry in Utah who has previously led 8 groups to Israel (since 2009) do all the work and provide […]

When the Doorbell Rings: Another Missionaries-at-Your-Door Approach

By Bill McKeever Note: Before Sandra Tanner joined the team of contributors and wrote her chapter on sharing with missionaries at the door, Bill McKeever had written a similar chapter before he was reassigned. We thought you would like to see another take on dealing with missionaries at your door. Summary When Mormon missionaries visit their […]

Real People and Real Places: The Biblical Archaeological Approach

By Chip Thompson Summary When it comes to archaeology, there is a major difference between the support for the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Plenty of evidence shows that the Bible describes real people and real places, so most biblical events require very little faith. However, there is little to no support for anything […]

A proposal for your Christian retirement home to travel to Israel Have you ever wanted to make it available to have your Christian retirement home to travel to Israel? Would you like a Evangelical Christian minister/missionary serving full-time ministry in Utah who has previously led 8 groups to Israel (since 2009) do all the work […]