- Doubting, disbelief
- Disagreeing with a church policy or guidance
- Negativity, cynicism
These things are not necessarily apostasy; they might just indicate that a church member is going through a hard time.
So, what is personal apostasy? What are some of its common manifestations and how can we discern it?
This is the subject of our latest presentation. YouTube narration below:
Continue reading “Discerning Personal Apostasy”
C.S. Lewis’ book The Great Divorce is not about divorce; it’s about the irreconcilable split between Heaven and Hell. Hell simply cannot abide Heaven.
The Great Divorce is a very impactful book that has transformed many people’s understanding of the gospel and the afterlife. We were joined by Allyson Flake Matsoso of the Philosophy of Motherhood blog in a discussion of The Great Divorce that we hope can help people understand and share its insights.
YouTube discussions below:
Continue reading “Book Club Presentation Series: The Great Divorce”
Why does there seem to be a steady stream of bad headlines about the church?
Has it always been this way?
How do we process allegations and bad news without losing our minds?
Continue reading “Why I Don’t Panic Over Controversies Involving the Church”
Are miracles part of the Latter-day Saint experience?
What determines how and when miracles miracles take place?
What is the value of miracles?
Are there warnings to accompany the experience of miracles?
These questions are explored in this presentation. Slides below:
Continue reading “On Miracles”
What do we mean by the phrase “spiritual experiences?”
Are spiritual experiences self-generated emotional phenomena?
What meaning can we attach to spiritual experiences?
Continue reading “Spiritual Experiences or Frenzied Minds”
People look at the Gospels and claim a lot of conflicting things about how Jesus would approach today’s issues.
Why is that? Is there a better way?
Yes, there is.
Presentation slides below:
Continue reading “Imaginary Jesus or The Revealed Christ”
Can we be our “authentic selves” at church?
What does it even mean to be our authentic selves?
Slides available below:
Continue reading “On Authenticity”
Why are some Latter-day Saints consumed with questions around prophetic fallibility, while others aren’t?
This presentation explores that question .
Slides below for download:
Continue reading “Fallibility Doesn’t Matter.”
How can we tell the difference between God’s influence and other things like emotion?
What are signs of good versus evil spiritual energy?
What are signs of demonic influence?
We discuss these and other questions in this presentation; slides here:
Continue reading “Presentation on Spiritual Discernment”
What do we mean when we affirm that President Russell M. Nelson is a prophet of God?
In this presentation, we have resources to answer that question.
Slides for viewing and download here:
Continue reading “Yes, Russell M. Nelson is an Authentic Prophet”