Sticks and Stones
I hate the word “controversy.”
It’s not that people use it incorrectly, unlike, for instance, the word “literally” (no need to break out Princess Bride memes).
Rather, I hate the word “controversy” because of the way people use it to manipulate a conversation. To say “controversy” suggests something sinister and appalling – it’s in the connotation (just like with the connotation of the word “cult,” which I also discuss on this blog). Don’t get me wrong – controversy absolutely, legitimately exists – but too often the word “controversy” is used to color a conversation and predispose us to a certain point of view.
It works, too. Be on the wrong side of a controversy, and folks are ready to literally burn you at the stake. Continue reading Objection!
Not Based on the Bible
Ross Baron, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, set up what he called Community Firesides in his community of southern California. Their purpose was to respond to anti-Mormon activities in the area. His firesides were so successful that he has boiled his method down to ten principles others can use to be successful.
He made a very important point in one of these firesides, a point that has great pertinence to the posts on this blog. There is a premise, he says, that members of the Church often accept incorrectly. He continues, Continue reading Revelation, through Prophets
There is seemingly no shortage to questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of my posts, particularly those in the “Apologetics” category, will represent my attempt to answer various questions about the Church and its’ doctrine or positions.
I have learned that, in regards to these questions, there is always a simple answer. I’ve also learned that the simple answer is almost always wrong. Continue reading Simple Questions, Complex Answers?