“If we are going to do something as drastic as cut off fellowship, we had better have a darn good reason for it,” Mormon blogger Katie Langston wrote yesterday. “And someone pointing out the problems in our community is not that reason.”
Geoff Thatcher gets a little frustrated when Mormon teachers try to ban smart phones in church. Can’t they see the potential of social media?
While I’m always glad to see Mormons cooperating with other denominations, the unlikely alliance of Mormons, Catholics, and evangelicals against gay marriage is a sad example of the old adage, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
There is a healthy accountability in Mormon leaders standing up before the membership twice a year to go over the budget. Boring? Yes, certainly. But boring is kind of the idea.
We often hear the 2011 Pew statistic that only 13% of Mormon men and 8% of women support women’s ordination. But what if that figure is already out of date?
Seasons of doubt are not optional if we want to progress in faith; they are catalysts to growth and new understanding. But the LDS Church has not always addressed these natural doubts in a constructive manner.
A flurry of excitement has attended the Vatican’s April 1 announcement that newly installed Pope Francis will embark on an ambitious plan to wash the feet of every person on Earth.