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.
I just experienced a sad and ugly reminder of how far Mormons and evangelicals have to go in understanding each other.
Rumblings in various pockets of Mormondom suggest I’m not the only Latter-day Saint who finds our cheerful omission of Christ’s suffering strange, even theologically impoverished. More Mormons are giving Lent a try.
After 20 years, one of my favorite spirituality books has been refreshed for a new generation of readers. Author Marjorie Thompson explains why.
In the person of Jesus, the sacred and the secular fused in a new and powerful way. Why should our celebration of Christmas be any different?