700 American, Spanish-speaking LDS congregations

Kate emailed me the link to her article, today.

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Two catchy blog entries for LDS

(1) Monson Calls for Modesty, Tab Collars (2) Questions about the Nature of God I couldn’t resist clicking on both.

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Baptist Pastor Sidney Rigdon was a mess!

Lo and behold, I am surfing the internet, and I discover this Baptist pastor on the internet. And then to top it off friends, I am reading The Standard (July 22, 1899); and I discover within this newspaper article, “The Relation of Sidney Rigdon to the Book of Mormon” by W. A. Stanton, D.D. Whooaaa!  This […]

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The Proposal of Baptist/Mormon Civil Dialogue (1899)

Is this the seedbed of Baptist/Mormon evangelistic dialogue/conversation?

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Why Women are Led to Join Mormons

One man from Meadow, Wash. back in 1899 tries to answer Geistweit’s question . . .

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The Baptists and Mormons in America (quotes, post #5)

In The Standard newspaper (Chicago, April 1, 1899), W. H. Geistweit writes a stinging attack on his encounter with two Mormon missionaries.

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The Baptists & Mormons in America -110 years ago (quotes, post #4)

As I am reading The Standard  (the first American Baptist weekly, established in 1853, out of Chicago), I am deeply caught up in the historical tension between Baptists and Mormons back in 1899.

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The Preacher, Higher Criticism, and Scientific Scholarship

My great, great Grandfather associated himself with the University of Chicago Divinity School back in the late 1800s. The higher critical scholarship of Europe was making inroads in the seminaries in America, but I like what Pastor W. H. Geistweit of Chicago wrote in The Standard – A Baptist Newspaper (The Chicago Baptist weekly, March 18, […]

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A Revolution [may it be an American Baptist revolution] (quote #2)

“Conversion is something of such great importance that Jesus Christ told the people round about him that if they were not converted they would all perish. What Conversion is Not. It is not a change of religion.  A thief may change his overcoat, but he remains a thief.  The coat may have been changed, but not […]

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The Standard – A Baptist Newspaper (Quotes, post #1)

How many LDS like the religious American history of the 1800′s?  I really dig it. I find the Baptist history fascinating (especially the Baptist heritage in my family). I have stacks upon stacks of The Standard (A Baptist Newspaper) to read through.  I relish it. Here are some quotes from The Standard (Vol. 46, Number 24, Chicago, Illinois, […]

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