Nietzsche’s Hammer

This is part book report and part ‘what I learned’ while reading Friedrich Nietzsche’s book Twilight of the Idols. You'll see references represented by chapter acronyms throughout (see list in the references section near the bottom). The subtitle is illustrative of the subject of the book: How to Philosophize With a Hammer. It is a … Continue reading Nietzsche’s Hammer

Mormon Theory of Evolution – My First Crack

The purpose of this post is to distribute a compilation of Latter-day Saint (Mormon) positions on organic evolution from the days it was introduced by Charles Darwin to the the present day. I can point to this topic as the one that began my faith transition. As I read more and compared what was said … Continue reading Mormon Theory of Evolution – My First Crack

Maintaining Order at the Expense of Relationships

In recently months it has become apparent that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been shifting their ministry toward those that have doubts about the truthfulness of the church. Why are we seeing so many talks about how to handle doubt and concerns as it relates to difficult questions about church history? … Continue reading Maintaining Order at the Expense of Relationships

Misquoting Jesus | From a Mormon Perspective

Bart D. Ehrman is a distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Ehrman completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. An expert on the New Testament and the history of Early Christianity, he has written or edited thirty … Continue reading Misquoting Jesus | From a Mormon Perspective

Truth, Postmodernism, Neo-Apologists

What is truth? Does utility, goodness, and flourishing equate to truth? What is real? How do we know something? Is there a scale of belief, from orthodox fundamental to ‘nuanced’ but believing that is 'valuable’ to work out? It has been a little over a year since my spiritual awakening. My views of the Mormon … Continue reading Truth, Postmodernism, Neo-Apologists