Current Header for, a photo I took of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem in 2019.

I've been wondering how to abandon the name "Mormanity" for a while. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I understand how important it is to reflect the proper name of the Church, but finding a good approach was difficult. Finally, after overcoming some of the technical problems in moving from Blogger to a new domain, I'm ready to make the switch to "Arise from the Dust" at This new name for the blog reflects my passion for the Book of Mormon, where the theme of arising from the dust permeates the book, and my deep testimony of the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ, who invites all of us to arise from the dust and follow Him in a covenant relationship. 

Nearly all past posts, including comments, have been transferred to my new domain at There is still work to do in adding categories and developing the design and layout of the blog, and your suggestions are welcome. Meanwhile, I'll be seeking to redirect traffic from this site to the new one Wish me luck as I'm quite an amateur in such matters. 

Thank you to my readers for your support and comments over the years. This blog began in 2004 and has been a fascinating journey for me. I've enjoyed the ability to get rapid feedback, from foes and friends alike, as I pursue various issues and lines of thought. I'm grateful for your insights and guidance, and hope that will continue.

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