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.
Defending the priesthood ban as a righteous doctrine just so we can protect our need for to worship an idol that’s predictable and in keeping with our own expectations is a violation of the first commandment.
The LDS Gospel Topics statement about race should have laid to rest the folk doctrines that once propped up Mormonism’s racist priesthood ban. But convert Bryndis Roberts says racism still exists, and asks the Church to help more Mormons get the memo.
“I don’t know if my visiting teacher literally saved my life, but she very well may have,” says novelist Mette Ivie Harrison. Now, she gets to return the favor.
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.
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 At the very least, it is out of date.
My heart goes out to John, Margi, and their children. I know that in the last weeks people on all sides have made accusations and counter-accusations, not always with the most charitable voices. I am not at all surprised by the Church’s decision, and I’m sure John isn’t either. But it’s a loss nevertheless.
Peter Manseau’s new book suggests that Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon may have been influenced by a Seneca religious prophet who died 200 years ago.
On the one hand, good for TLC reality show star Melinda Bird, who seems to embody the optimistic can-do spirit that is the best of the Mormon religion. On the other hand, have the rest of us not yet graduated from the seventh grade, that we are so interested in watching her be romantically rejected?