LDS Discussions Blog

We are still working on getting more content up and covering more issues beyond the LDS essays and basic truth controversies, and we wanted to launch a blog to make quick posts about topics that are either in the news or due to releases from the LDS church.

Come Follow Me: The Curse of Dark Skin (January 19, 2020) -  A look at how the church changed their Come Follow Me manual after printing to avoid discussing the literal text in 2 Nephi that the Lamanites were cursed with a "skin of blackness" in order to "not be enticing" to the "white and delightsome" Nephites, and what church history and past prophets say about this very painful belief.

About That Joseph Smith and Masonry Video (January 17, 2020) - A review of the church's new "now you know" video on Joseph Smith, the Masons, and the endowment ceremony. We look at what the church isn't telling members in this video, and why that matters.

It's Not Blind Faith, It's Big Faith (January 16, 2020) - A quick write-up about the devotional where BYU-I president Henry Eyring discussed doubts with students, and why they should not have blind faith, but big faith to problems with church history, doctrines, or leaders.

About That Joseph Smith Video (Response to new LDS video on Joseph Smith; October 29, 2019)

Thank You, President Nelson (BYU Speech on LGBT policies; September 18, 2019)

Doubts Are Not Dangerous - They're Necessary (September 17, 2019)

The Book of Abraham in 1,000 Words (August 26, 2019)

Our Favorite Podcasts on Mormonism (List of Recommended Podcasts; August 25, 2019)

About That Word of Wisdom Video (Response to new LDS video on the WoW; July 18, 2019)

The New Survey On Interviewing 8-11 Year Old Children (July 11, 2019)

About That Seer Stone Video (Response to new LDS video on seer stones; June 26, 2019)

Unintended Consequences (LDS Civil Wedding Rule Change Announcement; May 7, 2019)

The Larger Implications of the LGBT Policy Reversal (Revelation and Spiritual Confirmations; Apr 4, 2019)

The Sixth Sense and Studying LDS History (How the Sixth Sense mirrors Mormon studies; March 27, 2019)

What D&C 132 Tells Us About Revelation (Insights into Joseph Smith's revelations; Mar 13, 2019)

Please Don't Look Under the Hood (Elder Colbridge's BYU Devotional on Issues with Church History; Jan 23, 2019)

Navigating Doubts in the LDS Church (Elder Renlund's Youth Devotional: January 16, 2019)

I Cannot Read a Sealed Book (Charles Anthon visit and historical differences: November 18, 2018)

Announcing Our Upcoming Articles on the Book of Abraham (Nov 13, 2018)

It's OK To Let Go In Search of the Truth (Nov 9, 2018)

Looking at the 2013 Report: "LDS Personal Faith Crisis" (Oct 30, 2018)

Rebranding Revelation (October 9, 2018)

"Am I True" (September 19, 2018)

Abuse in the LDS church and Sam Young (September 12, 2018)