“The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” – Can we unite on our shared beliefs?

Actor Morgan Freeman and the Executive Producer, Lori McCreary, appeared on Yahoo in an interview to discuss the upcoming National Geographic series “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman.” Yahoo’s news and finance anchor, Bianna Golodryga, turned to this year’s  primary election season and the comments Trump made on banning Muslim immigrants “until we figure it…

8 Biblical Parallels to Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone

About a year ago, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a picture of Joseph Smith’s seer stone, the same stone that Smith used in the translation process of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. South Park’s infamous episode on the satirical portrayal of the prophet and founder of the Church…

Sensationalism and Realities of Early Mormon Polygamy

Below is an essay I wrote for a research assignment analyzing primary sources in my first semester of graduate school at Sam Houston State University. I chose personal statements, newspapers, and Mormon scripture as the basis of my research on the topic of early Mormon polygamy. This was also my final assignment under professor Dr. Terry Bilhartz,…

George Lucas asks, “Why are there so many religions?”

“If there is only one God, why are there so many religions?” -George Lucas In an interview with Charlie Rose (see video below), George Lucas explains what Star Wars “means” and makes an interesting conclusion on religion and humanity. As a child he asked, “Mom, if there is only one God, why are there so…

Are Biblical Values Taking a Backseat in America?

In light of a couple of shocking stories dealing with teens and drinking and the recent media frenzy over comments made from ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ patriarch, Phil Robertson, I wanted to give my two cents.   Quoting from IStandWithPhil.com, “Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family…

Audrie Pott Suicide – Avoid the Appearance of Evil

LA Times – Alleged attackers wrote on Audrie Pott’s body, lawyer says LA Times writer, Maria L. La Ganga reported a terribly sad story involving 15-year-old Audrie Pott, who committed suicide after an alleged sexual assault when she had become intoxicated at a party. In light this tragedy I feel prompted to share the following excerpt from…