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…

‘Day of Defense’ reviewed in Deseret News!

June 18, 2013 Deseret News reviews ‘Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Days’  click image for full review “No matter a person’s faith, people are connected according to their belief in biblical teachings, he writes. Thormaehlen ends by encouraging continuing in pursuit of knowledge. Once people are able to civilly discuss beliefs…

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…

Why would God sacrifice his own son?

  http://www.credenda.org/index.php/Church/god-is-mocked.html “The cross of Jesus is the crux of human history, the deep revelation of the human condition.  At this crossroads, the Bible uncovers the bloody corpse of a righteous man, and twisted and crucified corpse of the eternal Son of the living God. Mocking God, killing righteous men – that is the human…

What are Apologetics and What is My Role?

The following article makes for a good introduction to the theme of my upcoming book ‘Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Days’ (Cedar Fort, May 2013). ‘Be Ready’ to Defend Faith By R. Scott Lloyd Church News staff writer Published: Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 LDS Church News “There are some who turn up…

Mormons & Race

During the 2012 Republican primaries, the Huffington Post reported on the topic of race and Mormonism while Mitt Romney campaigned for president. This particular excerpt sums up a paradox many in the faith may struggle with: “I think for many Latter-day Saints, being in most respects modern Americans, the tension between loyalty to past church leaders…

Stand for What You Believe

Welcome to the official website of author Scott Thormaehlen and the book Day of Defense: Positive Talking Points for the Latter Days. As the Church comes out of obscurity, members find themselves and their beliefs under a microscope. Day of Defense walks you through many of the stumbling blocks and confusing topics today’s saints encounter when discussing…