Where are the women in LDS church history? Their achievements are recounted as the history of women in the Church, but not as the history of the Church. Ardis Parshall’s project aims to change that.
When this Mormon guest blogger was asked to rank various sins as a kid, she put drinking alcohol and coffee at the top — ahead of murder and fornication. Dozens of church lessons in dietary legalism had already sunk in.
Every time my church does something that appears to diminish the humanity of LGBT persons, our reputation as a religion takes a hit. Now there is some statistical evidence of just how much.
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.”
Seattle Mormon Celeste Carolin wants to marry the love of her life. Under current LDS policy, that means her options are to either be excommunicated or to voluntarily resign from the Church. “I will choose neither,” she says. “I choose to stay.”
Has the Mormon definition of “modesty” become so impoverished that we buy into every consumer message of the surrounding culture with the single exception of the one about showing shoulders and cleavage?
Popcorn’s popping on the apricot tree, and 11 other lessons that bestselling novelist Mette Ivie Harrison learned in Mormon nursery. (My favorite: church lessons can be short. Also, let’s start using Playdough in Gospel Doctrine class. Please?)
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.