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Hi I'm Micah Joseph

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an art historian and writer who has lived an worked around the world. The most important work I do is with my wife and two sons. (You can learn more about me on my personal website: micahchristensen.com)

Why I am a Mormon

I have a Jewish father and a Mormon mother. Growing up, I was taught about each religion and became enormously proud of both. By being Mormon, I feel that I am true to both my Jewish and Christian heritage. After reading the Book of Mormon, I prayed to find out if it was true and had a strong, undeniable, even supernatural feeling–what I have come to know as the Holy Ghost–that it was true. I have read the Book of Mormon and Bible several times since, and the feeling has only increased. I am Mormon because of thousands of moments in my life when I have been given strength, perspective, comfort in ways that confirmed my faith. But, it all began with reading the Book of Mormon and prayer.

How I live my faith

I am always trying to be a better follower of Jesus Christ. There are the things that keep me on track every day and week: reading the scriptures, personal and family prayer, attending Church. And, when life has become difficult for me or those I love, my faith has become a source of power and perspective.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Micah Joseph
I think we fear what we don't understand. The term "cult" comes from the Latin work for "hidden" and has a negative connotation. Also, like any other religion, Mormons tend to spend time with each other. That can sometimes make us seem mysterious or clannish without us trying to be. I'd like to think that Mormonism is less a club for the Saints and more a hospital for the sinners–a place and people that are not trying to exclude by to include others. Show more Show less