Tag Archives: Mormon Church

Mormon Ordinances for Deceased Ancestors, DNA, and Crime

Interested in Genealogy? Have an Undiscovered, Violent Criminal Past? [Reformed] Criminal, Beware! By Ken K. Gourdin At Mormon Dialogue and Discussion, there is a discussion of a link to a story about cops mining genealogy sites such as Ancestry.com in … Continue reading

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Controversial Monson Obituary

New York Times Makes Monson “Obituary” a Platform for Grievances of LDS Church Dissidents; Surprising—or Par for the Course? I Say It’s The Latter By Ken K. Gourdin Following the recent passing of Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church … Continue reading

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Utah Mormon, Through-and-Through

Yes, I Am a “Utah Mormon,” Dyed-in-the-Wool, True-Blue, Through-and-Through: Why I’m Proud to Call Myself a “Utah Mormon,” Even if Some of My Brethren and Sisters Among My Fellow Saints Who Hail From Points Hence Do, It Seems, Misguidedly Use … Continue reading

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Worshiping In Buildings, Not Worshiping the Buildings Themselves

Along With Others of the Devout (of Various Religious Stripes) Latter-day Saints Worship In Buildings, We Don’t Worship the Buildings Themselves: We Worship Jesus Christ By Ken K. Gourdin Some time ago in my cyber-travels, I happened upon LDSdaily.com (a … Continue reading

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Revisiting Coming to Terms With Slights and Tragedies

Revisiting Coming to Terms With Slights and Tragedies By Ken K. Gourdin Someone who uses the screen name “David” who says he’s a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has talked to many people who … Continue reading

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Fiction: Deanna, Chapter 10

Deanna: A Story of Love and Change © 1997, 2017, All Rights Reserved By Ken K. Gourdin Ten June 11-August 1 Deanna and I had all but decided we wanted to be part of each other’s lives for more than … Continue reading

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Fiction: Deanna, Chapter 9

Deanna: A Story of Love and Change © 1997, 2017, All Rights Reserved By Ken K. Gourdin Nine May 29-June 10 My philosophy about final exams is that I haven’t learned it in the first nine weeks of the quarter, … Continue reading

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