A new documentary follows the last year of Merton’s life, including conflicts with his abbot, his meetings with the Dalai Lama, and his untimely death at age 53.
“Many people think that God is like Santa Claus – I know I did,” says guest blogger Jared Brock. “I think we’ve missed the point of prayer.”
Movies aren’t just entertainment; they’re memories of life and love. When I see a movie a second time I am always thinking about where I was and who I was with the first time. And Mom and I aren’t making those memories anymore.
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.
The LDS Church is walking a tightrope, wanting to stand firm on its doctrinal opposition to same-sex marriage while also (a bit belatedly) affirming equal rights for LGBT persons.
Adam S. Miller says Mormons are doing a better job nowadays thinking about grace, but we need to stop seeing it as God’s backup plan to deal with human sin. To do this, he offers a fresh interpretation of Romans, a book of Scripture historically neglected in the LDS curriculum.
I just experienced a sad and ugly reminder of how far Mormons and evangelicals have to go in understanding each other.
In the LDS Church, counsel against porn has almost always been directed at men and boys, but the idea that this is a “men’s problem” is naïve. At the very least, it is out of date.