Welcome to One Latter Day Seeker!
My old blog was Indie Mormon where I spent a lot of time deconstructing my previous faith. I have copied some posts over from that blog to here. Going forward I will be focusing on the things I’m learning and experiencing as I continue to be a seeker with a background in the Latter Day Saint movement.
Music is such a powerful way that I experience spirituality. Music has the power to overwhelm me with emotions that I can’t begin to describe. A favorite hymn of my church, Community of Christ, is “For Everyone Born.” I first … Continue reading →
At my congregation’s Easter service, I quickly picked up on the tradition that when any speaker would say “He is Risen,” the audience would reply “Risen Indeed!” It was a really lovely and powerful service today. The sermon talked about … Continue reading →
Tonight was my first time going to a Maundy Thursday service. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, and it commemorates the Last Supper, and Jesus giving the new commandment to his disciples to love one another. We went to … Continue reading →
Recently I attended an LDS fireside where Richard L Bushman, an acclaimed LDS historian and author, spoke on “Joseph Smith’s Gold Plates”. Here’s what I wrote on Facebook about this fireside: If I were to summarize his presentation: the gold … Continue reading →
July 16, 2017 was an important day in my faith journey. On that day I officially became a member of Community of Christ (formerly known as the RLDS church). My local congregation has been a wonderful place for me to … Continue reading →
I’m a big fan of Sunstone, both the magazine and the symposiums. We went to Sunstone in Kirtland in 2015, and this year we went to Sunstone in Nauvoo. Some of the Sunstone participants stayed in local rentals, but we … Continue reading →
After visiting many restoration-based churches in Independence, we headed east towards Nauvoo. Along the way we visited several other sites relating to the Latter Day Saint movement. Liberty Jail From Wikipedia: “Liberty Jail is a former jail in Liberty, Missouri, United States, where Joseph … Continue reading →
My wife and I recently visited Independence, Missouri on our way to Sunstone in Nauvoo, Illinois. There are a lot of interesting church history sites in Independence and in nearby locations. The most prominent is the 63.5 acre section occupied … Continue reading →
When I had my rapid de-conversion from Mormonism, I didn’t know what to think about God or religion anymore. Many ex-Mormons become agnostics or atheists when they lose belief in Mormon theology. When you’ve been told your whole life that … Continue reading →
I’ve been reflecting on different times in my life when I felt like I had a very strong prompting to do something. Logically I might not have been able to explain why I felt so strongly about a decision I had made, … Continue reading →