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 To understand this site you may need to know a little about its creator. I am a former Mormon Elder who has been an evangelical minister, for the past 25 years. My wife, Margaretta, and I were married in the Mormon temple in 1966. I left the Church in 1974. How I came to that decision is the subject of the book Beyond Mormonism: An Elder's Story, published in 1984 by Chosen Books.

I entered full-time Christian ministry in 1980 and served a nine year call as pastor of an Evangelical church.During that time I was often asked to do seminars on Mormonism and on other so-called cults as well. In 1986 I published my book Have You Witnessed to a Mormon Lately? This is a "how to" book which has been used by a wide variety of denominations for training Christians to dialogue with their Mormon friends. In 1991 I published Hard Case Witnessing: Winning 'Impossibles' for Christ. By this time I was no longer able to both pastor a church and respond to the calls for seminars on the cults, the occult, and secularism—which was the subject of Hard Case Witnessing.

Several other books have followed in the mean time. I have conducted seminars throughout the United States and have done hundreds of radio and television interviews on these subjects. Many recognized Christian leaders have endorsed my efforts.

Which brings us to the key to understanding this site:
First of all, my ministry is a ministry of apologetics—which is jargon standing for ministry which addresses religious ideas contrary to what we in Evangelical Christianity call orthodoxy. I use another phrase to describe my ministry—"pop-apologetics." I use this term in an attempt to describe what I think my ministry role is. I attempt to present orthodox theology in layman's language.

I'll admit I have an agenda, but not a hidden agenda: I wish everyone would hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ—accurately and effectively delivered—and accept it! I know that lots of very sincere people struggle with understanding and accepting the Christian message. I want to help clarify it.

The watchword of my ministry, from its beginning, has been taken from the book of Ephesians—I want to speak the truth in love. But I want to present the truth clearly (and I hope powerfully).

Perhaps this explanation will help you understand why the site is top-heavy with information about Mormonism, while information on other sects and world views is skimpy. That will change as the site grows. I literally have volumes of information to upload.

I hope you find something helpful on this site, or at least something interesting. I would love to hear from you.

Thanks,

Jim

"Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love."--Reinhold Niebuhr, as reprinted in How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill.