Author: Jeff Spector

Jeff Spector is a 1st generation Mormon who converted from the Jewish Faith in 1982. He was born in Hollywood, Ca and grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. He was a Bar Mitzvah at age 13. After graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Engineering, he moved to San Jose, California and went to work for the Hewlett-Packard Company, where he has been for over 30 years. He met his wife, Debbie, also a convert, on a cruise ship (no, not the Love Boat!) and they were married in February of 1982. Jeff joined the Church in June of 1982. They have 5 children. They were sealed in the Oakland Temple in August 1983. Jeff’s interest in all things Mormon began when invited to participate in a Mormon computer bulletin board (pre-Internet) which discussed Mormon doctrine and history. Because of the heavy involvement of people critical of the Church, Jeff did a significant amount of research to learn the truth about the claims they were making. In the process, he acquired a ton of books and other materials. Jeff’s love for the Temple and his travel for work has enabled him to visit 40 different Temples on every continent except Africa. Jeff and family left San Jose after 24 years and now reside in Colorado Springs. Jeff is also an award winning television show producer, noted author, University Lecturer and Religious Educator. In his spare time, He is a percussionist and Principal Timpanist with the Little London Winds.

Giving Back His Name

“Have they not read the scriptures, which say ye must take upon you the name of Christ, which is my name? For by this name shall ye be called at the last day; And whoso taketh upon him my name,…

Mormons and Dr. Laura

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio talk show host, heard in the United States Monday-Friday all across the country.  The bio from her website is here and the Wikipedia entry, which probably has more information than she would want you…

The World of the Self-Absorbed

Definition self-absorbed: /ˌself.əbˈzɔːbd//-ˈzɔːrbd/ adj usually disapproving . Only interested in yourself and your own activities (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/) I don’t know what it is, society, the culture, the sign of the times, whatever. But people seem much more self-absorbed these days. Now,…

A Baptism for the Dead Dilemma

Last January 2009, I wrote a piece “Stop Baptizing Our Dead.” I spoke about groups who objected to the LDS Church baptizing the dead that identified themselves with their own religious group, mainly Catholics and Jews. I faced my own…

“Ich Bin Ein Pioneer”

This post was originally scheduled to appear on Pioneer Day, but I had a bit of an accident and had knee surgery the day before, so I was not able to post it.  Since we’ve been discussing pioneers in Sunday…

When the Spirit leaves……

We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, repentance; third, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the…

The Power of Choice

One of the most important doctrinal points of the LDS Church is the power of choice, called agency or free agency in the Church.  In many ways, the entire Plan of Salvation hinges on the power of choice.