25 years, man! Pass the doughnuts. Then settle in for these 5 “greatest hits” Simpsons episodes that feature religion in all its hilarious diversity.
The Church’s “Meet the Mormons” film, which will hit theaters on October 10, appears to take the popular “I’m a Mormon” campaign to a logical extreme, using half a dozen ordinary/extraordinary Latter-day Saints around the world as the calling card for our religion.
There is a healthy accountability in Mormon leaders standing up before the membership twice a year to go over the budget. Boring? Yes, certainly. But boring is kind of the idea.
Taking exception to Elder Nelson’s talk from yesterday. I can be a disciple of Christ and a supporter of nontraditional marriage. In fact, I can support nontraditional marriage precisely *because* I am a follower of that good shepherd.
Robin Williams is one who seized the day, who sucked the marrow out of life, who gifted the world with a barbaric yawp.
The overall argument that women (and children, and cats, and possibly guppies) can receive all the blessings of the priesthood just by having hands laid on their head and some lovely words spoken is, at best, only partially true. And without intending to, these sincere and well-meant justifications actually undermine the power of the priesthood.
“She cries herself to sleep at night, tears soaking on her pillow.” Is this a quote from Taylor Swift, or the biblical Book of Lamentations?
What did Albus Dumbledore write to teen shooting victim Cassidy Stay? This is the man who said, “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”
With the surge in very young Mormon missionaries, it’s likely we will see an uptick in early returns. This is an opportunity for the Mormon people, a chance to stop using language of failure when someone comes home early and instead show our admiration for their willingness to try something new and difficult.