Church Historian compares his dive into historical narrative of the LDS Church to learning Santa Claus wasn’t real

By: The Mormon Discussion Team Published: August 19, 2018   Steven Harper, a employed Historian for the Mormon Church, compares his dive into Historical Narrative of the LDS Church and its Historical documents to learning Santa Claus wasn’t real. This happens in a video titled “How to Answer Questions about Church History” which is published both […]

Cognitive Dissidents: 009: Doubt and the Internet

Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast, Host Bill Reel tackles the religious mechanism of faith leaders discouraging research into their faiths claims and history from outside sources.  Whether that is asking a church member to not trust the internet, not trust unauthorized sources, or even asking them to disassociate from friends and family who ask […]

279: Rabbit Holes and Upcoming Events

The episode starts with sharing upcoming events we are planning then dives into the episode “Rabbit Holes” Alice was encouraged into the rabbit hole but once she entered there was no turning back.  In Mormonism too there are rabbit holes and they too never end where we expected.  As we look at the question of […]

Stages of Faith & Building Bridges

This audio program is hosted by Bill Reel, an active faithful Latter-day Saint who has himself gone through a difficult and painful faith transition and has remained active in the Church.  This program is for the loved ones of those struggling in hopes for understanding and a safe space to have conversations. You likely received this […]

One Family’s Letter to a Leader

For a Formatable Copy – https://mormondiscussions.org/discussion/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/Letter-To-Leader-Format.rtf Otherwise the letter can be read in it’s entirety below Dear Church Leader,   Spouse XYZ and I have discussed at length the conversation you had with us at our house Tuesday night as well as the follow up texts the next day and the three hour conversation you and I had on Father’s Day.  […]

264: Gone Are The Days….. (Version 2)

I was broken.  I was mad.  I was frustrated.  I was sad.   I was at an impasse and I prayed for the Church to create real space for truth seeking.  Please….. Please……  Make a safe space…….  I need you and hope for you to truly honor my questions by having a vulnerable conversation about them.  Please hear my heart. […]

Mormon Primer On Belief: The Examination Of The Controversial Issues Of Mormonism From An Objective Position

CLICK HERE FOR MORMON PRIMER Introduction: The major aim of writing this article is to display various perspectives on Mormonism’s most controversial issues.  Herein, we share the Orthodox, Apologetic, Critical, and Progressive viewpoints together with resources helpful to the reader at the end of each chapter, that the reader may explore each issue further.  This […]