“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?
Mormonism has a so-so approval rating of 48% overall — but it’s notably lower among young adults, African Americans, and Democrats.
By most standards of the Slow Church movement, Mormonism is a terrific success. By others, though, we’re failing craptastically.
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.