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Latter-Day Saints: The Conclusion

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We are here again at the end of yet another month. Each one is radically different from the next, with new challenges, new lessons, and new family members. The end-of-month post is bitter-sweet, the one I dread the most. Let’s see how […]

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Our Mother, Who Art In Heaven…

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Nope, that isn’t a misprint. In general, members of the LDS Church believe in the existence of a divine momma, however if you ever ask a member of the church about her, well… The concept of God the Father being […]

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Saying Goodbye to my LDS Home

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Well, I promised I wouldn’t cry when I left my local Latter-day Saints home on Sunday and–it was tough–but I stayed strong. Months like July are rare for Project Conversion. Not only did I get a local faith community (the […]

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Pioneer Day: The Cost of Religious Freedom

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Imagine a mob waiting to beat and expel you everywhere you go. Imagine fearing for your life, liberty, and family all in the name of faith. Imagine being hated, scorned, and ridiculed…all because of your faith. How long would that […]

For the Love of Missionaries

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If my heart and mind are clean sheets of glass for the year, my experience with each of Project Conversion’s Mentors is a unique fingerprint left upon the glass. No two are alike and each leaves an indelible mark upon my […]

Wanted: U.S. President. Mormons Need Not Apply.

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I began Project Conversion to combat ignorance and fear of the religious unknown we harbor for our neighbors. There is a chance for healing among the homes, streets, and neighborhoods where we live, but is there hope for religiously blind […]

The Testimony of Sister Laura Bradbury

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I would like to introduce Sister Laura Bradbury, an LDS member who volunteered to share her testimony and experience with the Church. Thank you for sharing with us, Sister Bradbury! —————– Hi there! My name is Laura Bradbury. I am […]

Marriage In The Temple…Members Only

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Growing up, my family lived on a few acres out in the country with a field we rented out on our right and a patch of woods on our left. The woods had a small slope on all sides, making it perfect for a fort. […]

Field Guide to Exploring Religion:

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Expect to get dirty… Yesterday’s post received a lot of tense comments–and rightfully so. Social Issues Week here at Project Conversion is always a test, like walking a tightrope, because there are times when it’s hard to present such issues […]

Multiple Wives: A Divine Right?

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When I turned 14 years old, I started working summers with my dad. He delivered bags of ice to the beach out of an 18-wheeler and, as it was with the Army, he spent a lot of time away from […]

Headin’ to the Temple.

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Temples are sacred places. We all have them in various shapes and forms. For some of us, they are the corporate office. To others, a dark, slithering river in southeastern North Carolina. Temples are the places where the veil between the […]

Reaching for Infinity

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I cannot shake what happened to me last Monday night. What’s strange is that, looking back, the experience–those simple words, “Good. Now keep going…only harder,” were a seed. I feel the tendrils of the roots from this event spreading through […]

The Word of Wisdom: An LDS Guide to Health

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…And also one of the hardest things accomplished this month. In a nutshell, the Word of Wisdom is a health guide for members of the LDS church. The Word of Wisdom is found in The Doctrine and Covenants (one of […]

Chillin’ with the Family

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I didn’t see my dad much growing up. He was an Army Ranger with the 82nd Airborne Division. Rangers “Lead the Way,” and the 82nd goes “All the Way,” so with American forces perpetually engaged in some operation around the […]

Interview with Arthur Hatton, Creator of Linescratchers

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Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to chat with the movers and shakers of each faith. This month I ran into Arthur Hatton, the creator of Linescratchers, the largest music blog and nexus for LDS musicians in the world.

Playing Chicken with the Missionaries.

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July is the only month so far where my Mentor(s) and members of their faith community actively solicit my conversion. It’s okay, I don’t mind, so please don’t bash my new friends and spiritual family. And although the first few […]

How to Restore a Gospel…

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I remember the day like it was 10 minutes ago. It was a hot, sunny day in August, right before the start of my senior year in high school. A mechanical roar echoed throughout the neighborhood. Something was rolling up our driveway. […]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

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The slander began about two weeks into June once people found out I would be an LDS member in July. “You know Mormon is only one letter away from ‘moron’?” “So you’re going to be a Mor-man…does that mean your […]

The Testimony of Sister Geddes.

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One unique aspect of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that, among most if not all Christian branches, they do not have a paid clergy. Every leadership and priesthood position in the church is volunteer. This means all […]

Who Was Joseph Smith?

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While watching television a few weeks ago I saw a commercial for a television show about General Sherman, a Union general during the Civil War. General Sherman masterminded “Sherman’s March,” a slash and burn campaign which cut through Confederate Georgia. […]

Happy 4th of July!

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I dedicate this post to my country and those who, for the last 239 years, stand the line every day to protect the freedoms we enjoy. I come from a long and rich history of military service, so with every neon burst […]

The Sabbath Day

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“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” -Exodus 20: 8 Wow, that sounds familiar. Anyone remember my experience with Judaism in April? In the great Judeo-Christian tradition, Latter-day Saints keep the Sabbath on the seventh day of every week, namely […]

How to Fall. How to Rise.

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It’s my second day as an honorary Latter-day Saint, and I’ve already screwed up.  How often do we find ourselves on a spiritual high, when the world is ripe and ready for our pleasure, only for a storm to rain […]

Becoming Brother Bowen

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Every relationship thrives on trust. Within Christianity in general and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in particular, this trust, honesty, and integrity is not only paramount for a true relationship with Jesus Christ via repentance of sins, but also to the […]

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The Path of Immersion: An Introduction and How Entering the Path Leads to a Deeper Sense of Self
Today marks my official declaration of fidelity and discipleship to the Path of Immersion. Along with that declaration, I also invite you to join me in whatever capacity feels the most suitable. The Path of Immersion is not one which demands ...

posted 6:00:19am Jul. 09, 2012 | read full post »

Farewell, Project Conversion: The End of an Adventure
When I converted to Christianity at the age of 15, I assumed the faith with a passionate resolve. Despite the positive instruction from my pastor and others, I (for reasons I cannot explain) transformed into a fiery evangelist, launching ...

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