Meet the Mormon Nerd

Hi, I’m Derek. And I’m a Mormon Nerd.

What does that mean? It means I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also called Mormons. It means I am really passionate and geeky about all things related to my Mormon faith. Just like a sci-fi/fantasy nerd (of which I am also one) might debate the most powerful Sith Lord in Star Wars or a sports nerd (also guilty) might get excited about OPS and WAR in baseball greatness, I get really excited about the Joseph Smith Papers, BYU Studies, FAIR Conferences, and Terryl Givens’ lectures.

But I’m a Mormon nerd not just in studying about Mormonism but also trying to live as a Mormon—which means living as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Although I fall short every day, I am trying to learn, live, and become a better follower of my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

This blog is devoted to all things Mormon…through the eyes of a true Mormon nerd.

Please be aware that all thoughts and opinions on this blog are completely my own and in no way officially represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You should definitely go enjoy or to get lots of officially great stuff about Mormonism.

If you have any questions about this blog, my faith, or anything I write feel free to comment or email me at

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