The Danger of Blaming Muslims

  Here is a wonderful and short article on why we as Christians need to reach out to our friends and neighbors who are Muslim. This is especially true given that there are some who utilized Islam to bring terror and fear in the hearts of men. Also, we ought not to ever forget the … Continue reading The Danger of Blaming Muslims

“Early Christian Monotheism” | Larry Hurtados Blog

Larry Hurtado provides insight and commentary on the New Testament and Early Christianity. His latest article provides some interesting discussions on the nature of Monotheism as it was understood among Ancient Jewish and Christian believers verses Christian believers of today. His article is here: “Early Christian Monotheism” | Larry Hurtados Blog. Hurtado begins the examination that … Continue reading “Early Christian Monotheism” | Larry Hurtados Blog

Apostasy | A personal and social epidemic

One of the very fundamental teachings of the LDS Faith is that of a Universal Apostasy. Meaning the original authority of the Church of Jesus Christ, the priesthood authority, became corrupt due to heresy and man's own philosophy and understanding. Unfortunately, this post is not about the understanding of the universal apostasy of First Century … Continue reading Apostasy | A personal and social epidemic

Baptist Press – Mormonism’s cultural rise likely to continue – News with a Christian Perspective

According to Aaron Earls article, found here Baptist Press - Mormonism's cultural rise likely to continue - News with a Christian Perspective, one cannot escape the flawed statements made. At first, one reads and finds some congruence with what Earls is saying, and the informational statements made by Tal Davis and Ant Greenham, about Mitt Romney … Continue reading Baptist Press – Mormonism’s cultural rise likely to continue – News with a Christian Perspective

The Resurrection and Baptisms for the Dead

The Resurrection and Baptisms for the Dead How Paul Taught I've often heard many people criticize the LDS Church for doing proxy baptisms for our deceased ancestors and claim that there's no Biblical basis to do so.  Using the resurrection and 1 Corinthians 15, however, Paul strongly alluded to the fact that there is a … Continue reading The Resurrection and Baptisms for the Dead

Mormonism and the Christianity Police

This comes from the patheos blog Peculiar People and the article is titled: Mormonism and the Christianity Police by Taylor Petrey. Petrey begins with the reality that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is continually criticized and the members informed that they are not Christians: If one were to rank the issues about which the Church of … Continue reading Mormonism and the Christianity Police

Inspiring thought for couples – October 24, 2012

Overlook Weakness Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband – Ephesians 5:33 Happiness in marriage involves a willingness to overlook weaknesses and mistakes Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand a Little Taller, p. 311 After all, we are human. Marriage … Continue reading Inspiring thought for couples – October 24, 2012

Critics and the Hate-blogging mentality

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted … Continue reading Critics and the Hate-blogging mentality

Forthcoming features

In a previous article, I mentioned that there are going to be some new changes and a redesign for Mormon Apologetic Research Studies. One of those changes is deciding upon a more appropriate and shortened name. One name is Mormon Apologia, however, am also considering The Strait and Narrow as an alternative. This latter would … Continue reading Forthcoming features

Updating the M.A.R.S Blog

The Mormon Apologetic Research Studies blog will be undergoing significant changes. These changes are going to be specific to new directional goals that will be implemented to achieve greater impact and develop a broader audience. The first changes have already occurred, and after the few years M.A.R.S has been in existence, where a more user … Continue reading Updating the M.A.R.S Blog

Mormon critics and criticism: A perception of extreme ideology

  Information cocoon is what Cass R Sunstein, the Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard University, wrote in his column on Bloomberg View[1]. This same article also appeared in the Sunday edition of the Everett Herald, bearing the title: “How disagreeing can bring us together”[2]. Geared more toward political extremist viewpoints on the Conservative … Continue reading Mormon critics and criticism: A perception of extreme ideology