Endings and Beginnings

As we come to the end of another year, it’s a good time to reflect on the past. Over the last ten years Mormon Coffee has been a busy place. Together we have discussed nearly 1,400 blog posts in an ongoing conversation comprised of over 52,000 comments. We’ve talked about Mormon history, Mormon doctrine, Mormon culture, and Mormon news — all within the blog’s context of a Christian/biblical worldview.

The goal has always been to speak the truth in love to the Mormon people, to come to a better understanding of the differences between Mormonism and Christianity, and to invite all to embrace God as He really is – to “love the RedHeartLord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27). By God’s grace, these goals have been realized here to one degree or another. By God’s grace, it has been a good decade at Mormon Coffee, and I am profoundly grateful for what He has done.

Ten years is a long time in the fast-paced and ever-expanding Internet world. When Mormon Coffee began, blogs were a relatively new forum; even YouTube was under a year old! Much has changed during this decade, and for our Mormon Coffee community, a big change comes along with this New Year.

Mormon Coffee is closing its doors (sort of). This is the last blog post for our favorite online coffee shop. The blog will remain accessible, but it will no longer be updated. Instead of the Mormon Coffee blog, Mormonism Research Ministry is beginning two new features on the mrm.org website: Mormonism in the News (where you will find me, and perhaps others, regularly contributing commentary in regards to the goings-on in Mormonism), and Mormonism Discussed (an evangelical forum for discussing Mormonism). I hope we will see all of you there.

Heartfelt thanks goes to the entire Mormon Coffee community. Thank you for reading, for commenting, and for encouraging one another to always seek God and His truth. That is, after all, what this blog has been about.

And so, as we move forward with Mormonism in the News and Mormonism Discussed, before we close the doors here at Mormon Coffee, I leave you with an excellent video. Though we have been saying all of this here for ten years, it’s good to say it again…and again…and again. Jeff Durbin presents The Gospel for Mormons. It is my desire – and the desire of all Christians here at Mormon Coffee – to plead with our Mormon friends once more: “Be reconciled to God.”

May God bless us all with ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart that yearns for Him.

About Sharon Lindbloom

Sharon surrendered her life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1979. Deeply passionate about Truth, Sharon loves serving as a full-time volunteer research associate with Mormonism Research Ministry. Sharon and her husband live in Minnesota.

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9 Responses to Endings and Beginnings

  1. jardim says:

    Thank you for dedicating ten years to this blog that was so helpful to me! Blessings to you!

  2. historybuff says:

    Vaya con Dios, my friends.

  3. Mike R says:

    Thanks Sharon and the rest of the MRM crew for providing this great ministry . Let’s hope 2016 sees many Mormons come out of Mormonism and to a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ . I’ve been here for over 6 years and it’s been a blessing . Thanks again .

  4. falcon says:

    Like I said on fb, what am I going to do with my time now? Thank you very much for the opportunity to contribute and learn so much from Sharon and the rest of the MRM crew. I made so many good friends here. It’s been a tremendous community; one that’s meant the world to me.
    May God bless you Sharon. Your contribution to the cause of Christ has been stellar. I consider it a privilege knowing you.
    I’ll contact you and we’ll go for coffee……………..and chocolate of some sort.

  5. Joshua Valentine says:

    Mixed emotions with this news!

    I’m so glad we have new continuing forums on MRM. MRM is a great resource and community.

    Sharon, and all involved with Mormon Coffee, thank you SO MUCH for all the work you’ve put in and trouble you’ve dealt with to make Mormon Coffee a success this past decade! I know enough to know that it takes a whole lot of effort. Thank you, thank you!

    I haven’t been commenting for a while, but I have been reading. Thanks to all the fellow commenters over the years! Your contributions have really added extra dimensions to this blog.

    To our LDS friends who comment or just read, please come on over with us to Mormonism Discussed and Mormonism in the News. See you there!

    Again, Thank you so much, Sharon.

  6. johnnyboy says:

    End of an era. Wow, can’t believe I have been reading this blog for a decade. Sad to see it come to an end.

    Job well done!

  7. Many thanks to all of you, for your kind words and encouragement, and for all you have contributed to Mormon Coffee over the years. I think of you all as friends. May our great God bless you and keep you (or lay hold of you) for His glory!

  8. Vax says:

    Thanks Sharon. I found your site about 2 years ago and I enjoyed checking it several times a week over the last 2 years. It’s really good stuff. I appreciate your time and efforts and keeping this going. Adios.

  9. TJayT says:

    Wow, the end of an era. Thanks for all the thought provoking post and comments over the years everyone, hope to see you around the new places!

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