March Mormon Doctrine Madness: The Championship Game!

Here it is. Your votes have determined that these are the two most influential forces in Mormonism today. 1 – The Book of Mormon vs. 11 – Restoration of the Priesthood Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?The Book of MormonRestoration of the Priesthood  Free polls from Pollhost.com Vote and Comment below! Read more

March Mormon Doctrine Madness: Final Four winners!

And the winners are: 11 Restoration of Priesthood Authority 21 1 Joseph Smith 17 1 The Book of Mormon 26 6 Sacrament Meeting 10 So, the championship game tomorrow will be 1 The Book of Mormon vs. 11 Restoration of Priesthood Authority Maybe this means good things for George Mason. Read more

March Mormon Doctrine Madness: Final Four

1 Joseph Smith vs. 11 Restoration of Priesthood Authority Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?Joseph SmithRestoration of Priesthood Authority  Free polls from Pollhost.com 1 Book of Mormon vs. 6 Sacrament Meeting Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?The Book of MormonSacrament Meeting  Free polls from Pollhost.com Vote and comment! Please! Read more

March Mormon Doctrine Madness: Final Four announcement [corrected]

The Elite Eight results are: 1 – Joseph Smith 23 9 – Gordon B. Hinckley 22 11 – Restoration of Priesthood Authority 24 12 – Saving Ordinances 11 1 – The Book of Mormon 31 8 – The 2nd Official Declaration 4 6 – Sacrament Meeting 26 10 – Relief Society 7 The final four matches are: 1 Joseph Smith vs. 11 Restoration of Priesthood Authority 1 Book of Mormon vs. 6 Sacrament Meeting Wow! That Joseph Smith/Gordon B. Hinckley… Read more

March Mormon Doctrine Madness: We need your votes

The Joseph Smith/Gordon B. Hinckley race is a tie. Do not let it be so! The race is extended until tomorrow. Read more

March Mormon Doctrine Madness: Elite Eight

1 – Joseph Smith vs. 9 – Gordon B. Hinckley Which is the more influential force in Mormonism todayJoseph SmithGordon B. Hinckley  Free polls from Pollhost.com 11 – Restoration of Priesthood Authority vs. 12 – Saving Ordinances Which is the more influential force in Mormonism todayRestoration of Priesthood AuthoritySaving Ordinances  Free polls from Pollhost.com 1 – The Book of Mormon vs. 8 – The 2nd Official Declaration Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?The Book of MormonThe 2nd Official Declaration  Free… Read more

Free will, rocks, and Camus

Since we are all in an uproar regarding free will (see here, here, and here), I’ll toss my idea into the mix. Hypothetically, I am a compatibilist. In this I mean that, hypothetically, I could see the material aspects of our selves and the world in which we find ourselves as sufficiently influential as to determine some or all of our actions. I am willing to see this as being the way that the God has established the world (or… Read more

March Mormon Doctrine Madness: Sweet Sixteen wrap-up

I am writing up proposals and applications at the moment, so things have been too hectic of late to keep every thing straight at MMDM headquarters. As a result, I forgot to close the polls yesterday. So, today is the break between the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight. Friday will be the Elite Eight games. Monday will be the Final Four. Wednesday will still be the championship game. Are you all with me? Yesterday’s results: 9 – Gordon B…. Read more

Six Easy Steps to Becoming an “Expert” Anti-Mormon

1. Don’t read the Book of Mormon. Indeed, this can only inform the anti-Mormon about its true content. Doctrines will be discovered, insights will be obtained, and most importantly, the spirit might be felt while reading it. If one does feel something divine within its pages, put the book down immediately, fight the feelings inside, and do something else. Make a loud noise, clap your hands, kick the dog; anything to avoid seeing something divine before you. Instead of reading… Read more

More On What God Knows and When He Knows It…

Ben S has a great piece up over at M* on openness theology and the question of how the OT presents God’s omniscience, but he didn’t use (didn’t need) an example of the same sort that is a favorite of mine. Since I had been meaning to write a bit on this, I’ve decided to dash off a little something on the matter, just to complement his remarks. (more…) Read more