We need Mormon youth dances not just because they help teens learn to socialize, etc. We need them because we’ve lost nearly every organized activity that once existed in the Church purely for the sake of fun.
Has the Mormon definition of “modesty” become so impoverished that we buy into every consumer message of the surrounding culture with the single exception of the one about showing shoulders and cleavage?
Popcorn’s popping on the apricot tree, and 11 other lessons that bestselling novelist Mette Ivie Harrison learned in Mormon nursery. (My favorite: church lessons can be short. Also, let’s start using Playdough in Gospel Doctrine class. Please?)
Jared Brock felt a little burned out and uninspired in his prayer life, so he embarked on a 37,000-mile adventure to do something about it.
Talks like Sister Wixom’s are turning doubt into a legitimate topic of conversation in Mormon culture, and not a dirty word. Decriminalizing doubt and doubters is the first step. Our next task is much harder.
Hecklers in the Conference Center? Halfway through Mormonism’s semiannual shindig, here are three takeaway points on what went down.
The unsettling new book “3 Hours in Mormon Heaven” warns readers: get all your R&R in now, because there’s no rest for the righteous where you want to be going.
The independent Mormon movie “Freetown” is inspiring and well-told without resorting to heavy-handed preaching. Thumbs up! Filmmaker Garrett Batty talks here about making the movie, which opens in the US on April 8.
People often ask Mormon novelist Mette Harrison why she sticks with the LDS Church even if she has some problems with it. “I believe in the principle of conversation and compromise,” she says.
In a university that prides itself on its visible support for religious freedom, it’s ironic that its own students are not religiously free. It’s also unfortunate that something called an “Honor Code” implicitly encourages students who doubt their Mormon faith to lie about that fact in order to maintain their degree program, housing, and employment.