This is one of our few guest re-run appearances on Catholic Vitamins. The subject of getting along with or listening to Mormons came up in our community where we live. In fact, Arizona has many Mormons – and the further north you go (towards Utah), the greater the percentage of Mormons you’re likely to find. When the question came to my attention, I quickly thought of our guest for a previous Catholic Vitamins, Thomas Smith.
Thomas was born into a sixth generation Mormon family. He was devout and sincere in his faith walk until he finally came to doubt the Mormon teachings. And so, in his early adulthood, Thomas became a Baptist. Continually growing in his love of Scripture and truth – he became a minister, and eventually was received in the Catholic Church in 1996.
Bringing a wealth of experience and insight on the Word of God to audiences across the U.S., Thomas is a repeat guest on EWTN and Catholic radio as well as a sought after parish mission and conference speaker. He is the co-author of “Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come” and an international presenter for the Great Adventure Bible Timeline. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the St. Francis School of Theology in Denver, and is the former Director of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and the Denver Catechetical School. With Dolly Banzon and Dr. Amy Ashmann, he cofounded the Philippine Catholic Biblical Mission Foundation which has trained over 3,500 lay leaders and catechists in the Philippines and provided thousands of scriptural materials to dioceses, parishes and adult faith formation programs in the islands. Thomas lives on his family ranch in southeastern Idaho where he continues to explore the riches of our faith.
You can find Thomas and some of his writings and contact information at his website: www.gen215.org