On Hell, Aliens, and a Near Death Experience

On Hell, Aliens, and a Near Death Experience

Back in 1985, Rev. Howard Storm had a Near Death Experience (NDE) in which he was first taken to hell and dramatically rescued by Jesus. In 2000, Storm published a book entitled My Descent into Death recounting his NDE. He was featured on Oprah twice in the 1980’s,...
Tis So Sweet to Drink My Coffee

Tis So Sweet to Drink My Coffee

I have a confession to make…. I’m a Mormon convert and I drink coffee. Lots of it. I guess that makes me the worst sinner on the face of the planet because I don’t keep “the commandments” – or rather one of the commandments. Other than that I’m a pretty good person....
The Trump Soundeth Long and Loud at Liberty!

The Trump Soundeth Long and Loud at Liberty!

….in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump” –One Corinthians 15:52 Donald Trump was recently invited to speak at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia by Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., and his delivery wasn’t all that convincing, at least from a...
Petitioning Heavenly Mother and the Call to Faithful Agitation

Petitioning Heavenly Mother and the Call to Faithful Agitation

As I was reviewing the 1991 Ensign article “Daughters of God” by Gordon B. Hinckley, then First Counselor in the First Presidency, I began to see a correlation between Hinckley’s prohibition against praying to our Mother in Heaven and the later call...
You may be irreverent, but you’re no thug

You may be irreverent, but you’re no thug

You may be irreverent, but you are no thug. … and you already know this, but it hasn’t stopped ignorant behavior in the last two weeks on social media. It hasn’t stopped lots of Mormons who should know better but act like they don’t and instead want myself, and other...