616-617: Thirteen Years of Silence – Matt Elggren and Clay Christensen’s Story of Family, Faith, Doubt, and Hope
January 22, 2016
In 2003, Matt Elggren and I met while working at Microsoft. Together, along with others, we discovered troubling things about LDS Church history.
For most of the past thirteen years, Matt has not attended church and has more or less quietly supported his believing wife and children. For fear of losing his family, Matt chose silence….as did his extended family. It was basically thirteen years of “don’t ask don’t tell” with no hope of resolution for Matt.
This changed in October of 2015 when Matt’s brother-in-law, Clay Christensen, began a 6-week slide into total disbelief after 51 years of devout membership, which included 7 years as a high-level LDS Church employee. (For a link to the “Lost Book of Abraham” video mentioned by Clay, that was the impetus to his loss of faith, click here: https://youtu.be/hcyzkd_m6KE)
After losing his faith, Clay didn’t choose silence.
This is Matt and Clay’s story of family, faith, doubt, and hope.