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.
The LDS Church is walking a tightrope, wanting to stand firm on its doctrinal opposition to same-sex marriage while also (a bit belatedly) affirming equal rights for LGBT persons.
“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.
I just experienced a sad and ugly reminder of how far Mormons and evangelicals have to go in understanding each other.
This week’s historic compromise between LGBT leaders in Utah and the Mormon Church means that gays will be protected against most discrimination, with exemptions for religious conscience. What does that mean in concrete terms?
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 At the very least, it is out of date.
Today on Speculative Theology Day: Having Heavenly Mother and the Holy Ghost be one and the same isn’t some left-wing feminist program to empower women. It’s actually a brilliant conservative strategy. Here are five semi-serious reasons why.