Welcome to Of Prophets and Apostles. Here I will be writing about my own investigation of biblical Christianity and how it compares to other faiths with a focus on Mormonism and Islam. I am not an expert on any particular field, but rather a sort of armchair theologian with an interest in comparative religion studies and a lifelong fascination with the teachings of the LDS church. Recent changes in my own life as well as current events have broadened that interest to include Islam and Hinduism, though I admit that I know very little about either.
Posts here will include my own reflections on studies in the bible, the Book of Mormon, the Quran and other works as well as book reviews on relevant topics. In addition, I may write to defend, clarify or expound on traditional Christian doctrines. I may even ask you some questions to clarify what exactly it is that you, as a [whatever you are], believe. Despite the prevalence of Islam in the news, it is unlikely that I will be spending much time on current events or political questions since, very often, I find questions about evolution, Trump, Hillary, immigration, abortion, transgender bathroom policies, etc. to be infuriating rather than interesting. Furthermore, these are questions I find irrelevant to my own studies. I believe that the key questions are these, "What is the nature of God?" and "How are we reconciled to Him?". Everything else is secondary.
I do not believe that there are many ways to God and I will not espouse any sort of religious pluralism here. However, I also do not believe that disagreement is synonymous with hatred or bigotry. We can disagree with civility and respect.
Be sure to check out the About page for more information on me or the Resources page for links to websites and books that I have found helpful and relevant.
Writer, artist, lay theologian, student of comparative religion.