Latter-day Commentary is much more to me than just a blog. It has been my catalyst for studying the gospel and a home for my essays on the signs of the times in the last days. It started on Blogger in 2007 and enjoyed a fairly decent following as far as solo LDS blogs go. I am a small part of the Bloggernacle community, although my focus has changed considerably since those first blog posts. I feel no need to remove or revise them.
I moved to WordPress in 2012 as it provides me greater admin flexibility and a clean look that I believe improves the reading experience. I occasionally change themes and like that it works better with mobile devices. I leave the comments open for sixty days after each new essay. I read every one. While this is my forum for expressing my views, yours are also welcome but please read the guidelines.
Over the years, I have found three major areas about which I tend to write often in my essays:
1. The last days – I am a catastrophist and ardent believer that we are in for some worldwide, planet-shaking cataclysmic events sometime in the near future. Yes, I’m talking about a cosmological view that includes meteors, comets and planets with which we will soon have close encounters. I believe this will bring a fundamental change to our way of life here upon the earth, especially to the stability of our civilization.
2. Marriage and sexuality – So much of the human mortal experience involves the God-given sex drive. It is a huge motivating factor in this mortal experience. I am grateful for this gift and for the blessings of married life. Some of my most read and contested essays in my early blogging experience were about pornography and homosexuality. Today, I leave those topics to others to discuss on their blogs and Facebook groups.
3. Answers to anti-Mormons – I have always been interested in reading opposing interpretations of LDS doctrine and history. With the Internet, these viewpoints have received much greater exposure. Many members of the LDS Church are exposed to it before their own testimonies are secure. In spite of the fact I have left the church, my desire is to provide encouragement to those who enjoy fellowship there still.
You can read About-Tim to learn more about me personally.