Mormonism has a so-so approval rating of 48% overall — but it’s notably lower among young adults, African Americans, and Democrats.
Why are there contradictions in the Bible? Why does the God of the Old Testament seem so different than the God of the New? “In science, better theories with more explanatory power eventually triumph over less effective theories,” says Emergent theologian Brian McLaren. “I think we have something very similar in the Bible.”
What will it take for Americans in general (and perhaps Mormons in particular) to stop the insanity and admit that there need to be reasonable limits on the availability of guns? How many children have to die?
It’s all too easy for a religious majority to overlook the presence or needs of religious minorities. But in Mormon history, we have enough examples of being religiously oppressed that we ought to remember a bit more clearly what it feels like.
Glen Stassen (1936-2014) didn’t just teach me about the importance of Christian ethics, but about being gracious in the face of change and hard work. He will be missed.
The Twible is free through Monday on the Kindle. Happy Easter, people! Please help spread the word, both about the sale and about that guy Jesus rising from the dead. There’s that.
Parents of children with disabilities are no strangers to heartache, even despair. How can they find God’s presence when they’re exhausted from sleepless nights and IEP meetings?
During Lent one year, Susan Vogt started giving a way one possession a day. But she didn’t stop after Lent.