Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's been awhile since I updated this, because I wasn't going to bother without something to say.

Probably more details in the future, but I want to start adding more stuff to this and some sort of historical bringup is in order.

The last chapter chronicled my joining of a Protestant church and the non-event that was with my leaders.  We were mostly focused on trying to get settled in that church and accordingly scaled back our LDS activity, although we had home teachers and went every few months.

I'll write more about this later, but the executive summary is that our Protestant church had a change in leadership and direction.  One of the new pastors offered the opinion that I wasn't really a Christian unless I could accept some specific doctrinal things, and I really reject that opinion.  I really have no intention of being exposed to an arbitrary inquisition  about my Christianity, so I resigned my membership in this other church, although we still contribute and attend.

After that they closed down the campus we were attending, and the new facility and situation is much less appealing.  Really it was like getting started in a new church, and I'm not sure I have the energy for that again when it seems like we were basically pushed off the ship and provided with a lifeboat with a capacity for ten people with about fifteen in the water.

From a doctrinal standpoint I still hold onto the First Vision story as my model for Mormonism, and believe the BoM to be the best articulation of what I believe doctrinally, even though I don't think it's historical.  So if I have to belong somewhere I guess I may as well accept that I am a jack Mormon and get on with it.

We are back to partial attendance at our ward and I have a home teaching assignment and a calling, although it doesn't involve much.