Mormonism’s Wobbly Foundation of Fickle Feelings

Written by Mark Cares Mormons believe that Holy Spirit communicates through a person’s feelings. The latest issue of the Ensign (August, 2... (more)

Giving Us Piano Lessons or Making Us Pianists?

Written by Mark Cares Giving us piano lessons or making us pianists? What is a better description of what God has done for us? I ask this be... (more)

I Believe the Same Thing

Written by Mark Cares “I believe the same thing.” This is how many Mormons responded as we went door to door in Utah sharing God’s Wor... (more)

Be A Proactive Witness

Written by Mark Cares It happens almost every time I make a presentation to a group of Christians. When I encourage them to witness to Mormo... (more)

It’s true: The Bible does teach two ways to heaven

Written by Mark Cares (I’m reposting a blog that I originally posted early last year. I’m doing this because this week I have been respo... (more)

Mormonism’s Version of Chinese Water Torture

Written by Mark Cares Chinese water torture involves restraining a person and dripping drops of water slowly and steadily on the person’s ... (more)

Are Christians Spoiled Children?

Written by Mark Cares Without saying it in so many words, this is the perspective more than one Mormon has shared with me. They have put it ... (more)

Revelation above Reason or Reason above Revelation?

Written by Mark Cares This is a question many haven’t considered, but one everyone, consciously or unconsciously, has answered. What takes... (more)

The Just Shall Live by Faith – LDS Style

Written by Mark Cares “The Just Shall Live by Faith” is the title of the First Presidency’s message in the current issue (April, 2017)... (more)

Celebrate Easter by Being Guilt-Free

Written by Mark Cares I have often wondered if guilt is a God-pleasing emotion for a believer. Let me explain. I’m using the word “guilt... (more)

Getting on the Same Wavelength or Should We Pray about the Book of Mormon?

Written by Mark Cares Christians and Mormons often end up talking past each other. A huge contributor is that Mormonism defines many importa... (more)

Deadly Encouragement

Written by Mark Cares Jesus reserved his harshest words for false teachers. This is all the more striking because he treated blatant “sinn... (more)

Eager to Have Your Day in Court

Written by Mark Cares C.S. Lewis once stated that believers should view Judgment Day as defendants with airtight cases. If you had absolute ... (more)

The Fatal Attraction of Genealogy

Written by Mark Cares Genealogy is being emphasized this month in the LDS Church. A couple of weeks ago, it held its annual RootsTech confer... (more)

Finding Peace in Imperfection

Written by Mark Cares Finding Peace in Imperfection This is the title of an article for young adults in the February 2017 edition of Ensign,... (more)

Address the Heart or the Head?

Written by Mark Cares The respected Christian historian, Philip Schaff, once said that unbelievers “are seldom convinced by argument, for ... (more)

“The Not Even Once Club” – Really?

Written by Mark Cares The Not Even Once Club is the title of a children’s book published and promoted by Deseret Books. It is written by W... (more)

In the New Year, Be a Living Commercial for the Good Life

Written by Mark Cares If you watch any TV, you can’t avoid them. I’m talking about commercials for weight loss. Most have people talking... (more)

Mormonism’s View of Jesus, the Only Begotten Son

Written by Mark Cares Here is how Mormonism explains why Jesus is called the Only Begotten Son of God. “Jesus was the only person to be bo... (more)

A Friendly December Challenge

Written by Mark Cares The month of December is unique. What other month is so devoted to holidays and preparing for them? Even before Decemb... (more)