Long ago I prepared myself to be a sort of expert on what we called cults. Prime among them was the Mormon Church. I read voraciously and was ready to engage in debate. At the same time I had a number of good friends who were Mormons. I strongly opposed the theology, but they were my friends. Well, that was a long time ago. I still find the Mormon faith fascinating and have my differences, especially theologically, but I'm no longer interested in becoming the next "Walter Martin." In any case, Martin Marty, American Church Historian, takes up conversation centered around recently released videos of presentations made to senior LDS leadership. Nothing earth-shattering here, but apparently they reveal that the Mormon church faces similar institutional concerns as the rest of us. Anyway, take a read and reflect on the state of institutional religion!