Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fostering a Dialogue

More old news, but I was browsing the Mormon Newsroom, and found this gem from LDS Public Affairs.

I'd love to see more interfaith dialogue between the LDS church and other religions, especially the Catholic church. Despite several theological differences, there are several similarities between Mormons and other Christian faiths. Even beyond that, there is too much good that needs to be done in this world — by people of all beliefs and creeds, even Christians and non-Christians.

Good on you, Bishop Wester. Well done.

First Temple in Indiana Breaks Ground

I've got some friends from Indiana. This one's for you, @NephiJay.

LDS Church breaks ground on a temple in Indianapolis. It's a great day for Saints in the Midwest.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mormon Blogger in Hot Water

I'm not sure what to think of this next story, but it may be credible enough.

Apparently, a Mormon blogger in Florida is claiming he's been summoned to an LDS church disciplinary council because of posting "his right to free speech" online.

David Twede is the managing editor of, had a date to appear before his Stake President and High Council (the local lay leaders of the church who generally president during disciplinary hearings). The blogger has been in hot water with some Mormons because of his website, which advocates "historical accuracy in our church and how it is being taught to its members and perceived by the media."

Twede has been in hot water before, according to the article, presumably for discussion of non-doctrinal topics and potential flirtations with apostate notions. The fifth-generation Mormon recently returned to full church activity, but he has said his position as editor of the depends on his activity as an active Mormon.

Twede later posted on his website that his disciplinary hearing was cancelled at the final minute, but is expected to be rescheduled soon.

He has also apparently been in trouble before for posting information related to LDS temple ordinances on his site. Official statements from LDS church public affairs are adamant that Twede is not being investigated in council for his political beliefs, which include several anti-Romney sentiments.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Just in time for October Conference: New Pass-Along Cards

It's almost General Conference time, so I think that means it's time for another post.
In conjunction with this October's "fall Mormon classic," the LDS Church is introducing a special section in its October 2012 issue of the Ensign and English Liahona magazines — FREE QR-CODE CARDS.
The supplemental section will include a series of recently redesigned "I'm a Mormon" pass-along cards, with a special QR Code to take smartphone users to specialized Web sites at, including sections on Jesus Christ and families.
It's a great way to share the gospel, and extremely unobtrusive. Use them however the Spirit may inspire you to do so.
"We encourage you to be as creative as you wish in using these new cards," said Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the church's Quorum of 12 Apostles.
You can also buy these new pass-along cards in bulk at, or here.