What is the Difference Between the Latter-day Saints and the Community of Christ?

Latter-day Saints

One of the most successful sects of Christianity is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called Mormons) founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. in the nineteenth century. Probably as a result of that […]

Heresies: Now and Then


Heresies have been connected to Christianity from the beginning. Because this is a historical more than theological blog, I’m defining a heresy as a smaller group breaking off from the main group with significantly different […]

Historical Timeline of Religion in the 19th Century


I am especially interested in the development of new religions in the 19th century, including the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. I taught a course on this for Tyndale University College. As a part of the […]

Prophets and Bible Teachers in New Religions

I just finished teaching a course on Contemporary Religious Movements at┬áTyndale University College. One of the things that I enjoyed about the course was seeing the connections between the different groups. We focused on groups […]