This is an important article about current issues. It primarily focuses on macro issues. I think the author overlooked the impact on conversion and retention rates presented by historical and doctrinal issues (including M2C and SITH), but he provides an insightful analysis along with specific recommendations.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
I have a blog that features highlights from Twitter.
Here are some recent good ones relevant to the topics I discuss on this and my other blogs. I made brief comments on some of the ones below.
Everyone interested in Book of Mormon historicity/geography should act on the information we have, specifically the New York Cumorah, before seeking more information. The teachings of the prophets should be the foundation of the analysis, not an obstacle to be repudiated and ridiculed. Overlooking and rejecting what the prophets have taught has led certain LDS intellectuals into the thickets of their own speculation and confirmation bias.
M2Cers and SITHsayers are highly defensive about their theories, to the point that they don't want to discuss the teachings of the prophets in Church history and they don't allow fair comparison charts with alternative faithful interpretations.