Category Disaffected Mormons

On John Dehlin and Asking Questions

I’ve watched with interest the conversations happening among Mormon-interested people and media over the last few weeks centering, and now culminating, in the disciplinary action taken by the LDS Church against John Dehlin.  While some good and some new understanding have come from these discussions, it’s also quite clear that these events have deepened schisms […]

The Truth About Mass Defections

On Sunday morning, I went to Church.  People in my congregation gathered in our local chapel and taught lessons on the words of early church prophets, participated in discussions about Book of Mormon teachings, and then gathered in one large group to take the “sacrament,” the Mormon version of communion, where bread and water are […]

Why Readers Are Fleeing Newspapers

Former LDS member Carrie Sheffield wrote an op-ed in USA Today provocatively entitled, “Why Mormons Flee Their Church.”  I know op-ed writers don’t get to write their headlines, so I’ll assume Ms. Sheffield wasn’t responsible for this one, but sheesh.

The Dangers of Personal Accounts

I read with great interest the following piece by Maren Stephenson in Salon, in which she details the process by which she and her husband lost their faith in Mormonism. (You will note that Ryan just wrote on this same piece here. If the fact that two Mormon brothers who blog together can’t coordinate posting […]