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?
The eligible widower, the plucky heroine, the superiority of life in a small town: Marilynne Robinson’s novel “Lila” has all the usual tropes, but she manages to make all things new.
“NO red and green, NO Christmas trees, NO Santas appear in my house before at least December 20,” says author Sybil MacBeth. “I guess this is extreme.”
New research suggests that every time Mormon leaders emphasize the fragility of womanhood, they undermine the notion that femininity is innate.
Despite Brother Facer’s objections to the stake’s buying a pig farm, “the train for hog heaven was leaving with or without him.” Read Eric Facer’s winning entry about his dad in the New Mormon Voices blog contest.
Mormon missionary Craig Harline was sure he’d be able to convert 84 people on his mission to Belgium in the 1970s. The reality was more like zero.
The Church’s “Meet the Mormons” film, which will hit theaters on October 10, appears to take the popular “I’m a Mormon” campaign to a logical extreme, using half a dozen ordinary/extraordinary Latter-day Saints around the world as the calling card for our religion.
Robin Williams is one who seized the day, who sucked the marrow out of life, who gifted the world with a barbaric yawp.
What did Albus Dumbledore write to teen shooting victim Cassidy Stay? This is the man who said, “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”