Interview with Arthur Hatton, Creator of Linescratchers

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. ———   Andrew: What was the inspiration behind Linescratchers? And what is a Linescratcher anyway? Hatton: The short […]

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Playing Chicken with the Missionaries.

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 meetings were pretty heavy in the proselytization department, things have chilled out for the most […]

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How to Restore a Gospel…

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. I turned the corner of the house and there it was, a 1968 Ford Mustang […]

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

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 wife will be a Mor-maid?” “Plan to get a few more wives?” “Why would you […]

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The Testimony of Sister Geddes.

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 talks and teaching on any given Sunday Sacrament Service are provided by various members of the […]

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