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.

Excommunication: Shame or Fame?

We’ve all seen the headlines: Excommunicated: LDS Church boots creator of ‘Men on a Mission’ calendar Local gay Mormon faces excommunication LDS author facing excommunication Note: The links are all active Where do these headlines come from? The Church or…

Proof Texting for Fun and Prophet

Recent articles got me thinking about the practice of Prooftexting, which Wikipedia defines as follows: Prooftexting is the practice of using decontextualised quotations from a document (often, but not always, a book of the Bible) to establish a proposition rhetorically…

Which Church Activities Do You Miss?

Over the years, the church has cut back and eliminated activities that, in some cases, were long-standing traditions. Which ones do you miss the most? Speech Contests Stake Dramas and plays Talent shows Concerts Roadshow Dance Festivals Monthly ward activities…

Nepotism in the Church

As I watched the press conference last week between the Sunday sessions of General Conference, I found out that the new 2nd Counselor of the Young Women General Presidency, Ann Dibbs, is a daughter of President Thomas S Monson. It…

The Purpose of the Church

As members of the LDS Church, we recognize that the Gospel was “restored” to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that he founded the Church on April 6, 1830. A question we might ask ourselves is: what is…