Monthly Archives: February 2014

Disaffected Mormon institutes criminal proceeding against President Monson for fraud

Tom Phillips, Mormon“Think,” and the Criminal “Case” Against President Thomas S. Monson, leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for “Fraud”: A Conversation at Mormon Dialogue & Discussion  By Ken K. Gourdin Various corners of Cyberspace that … Continue reading

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Our Privilege to Revelation

Our Privilege to Revelation: Need We Wait for the Prophet to Get a New Revelation, or for Any Particular One to be Canonized – Or Are We Living Below Our Own Privilege to It? By Ken K. Gourdin Note – … Continue reading

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Warning Against Sin Without Destroying Hope

Reflections on The Dilemma of “Warning Against Sin” Without Destroying Hope and Motivation to Change  By Ken K. Gourdin Overemphasizing the dangers of sin, the difficulty in repenting, and the residual consequences that may remain even after one has repented … Continue reading

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Mormons and undue political influence

Stifled and Hogtied?  The LDS Church, the State of Utah, Non-Mormons, and Undue Political & Legal Influence By Ken K. Gourdin Often, people complain that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exerts too much control over the lives … Continue reading

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On Hearsay

“Hear” a Say, “There” a Say, Everywhere a Say-Say: The Hearsay Rule and Statements Against Penal Interest By Ken K. Gourdin Martin MacNeill, recently convicted of killing his wife, is attempting to have his conviction set aside because his attorneys … Continue reading

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No Thanks, I’m Fine

Are 911 Dispatchers at Fault if a Caller Who Initially Reports a Medical Problem and Requests Assistance Changes His Mind, Says, “I’m Fine” and Later Dies?  By Ken K. Gourdin  In a recent column, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Paul Rolly … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hoffman’s Passing

Another “Brief Candle” Goes Out: A Brief Reflection on the Passing of Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman  By Ken K. Gourdin Dan Peterson at Patheos just posted a reflection on the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.1  Here’s an excerpt: “Life … Continue reading

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