Posts Tagged ‘ converts ’

“Aviva Levine”: The God of Her Fathers

April 16, 2009 | no comments

”Aviva Levine” is the pseudonym used by a woman who told of her conversion to the Church almost 50 years ago. Because I do not know her real name, I cannot update the story she told in 1964, and can only hope that her new life continued as it began. Aviva was born in Hungary in 1932, the daughter of an observant Jewish father and a non-religious, possibly Gentile mother. Read more »

The Implied Statistical Report, 2008

April 6, 2009 | 54 comments

Every General Conference, the LDS Church releases a statistical report that gives a brief window into how the Church has changed over the past year. With my accounting background, I’m a bit of a statistics wonk, and I’ve long thought that there is a lot that can be gleaned from these statistics and from the additional information published in the Deseret News Church Almanac. So this year, I thought I’d put together some statistics calculated from the figures that the Church gives out each year — a kind of report of the implications of the Church’s statistical report. Read more »

Joseph Smith, Again for the First Time

January 12, 2008 | 29 comments

Sometimes I have suffered from convert envy. Read more »