I’m in New York to read the Book of Mormon: a single chapter, over and over again, for two weeks. And the slow, careful pace has been exhilarating.
Missy McConkie recently convened a Relief Society event about the Mormon Heavenly Mother. She says that if we don’t start teaching about her and asking questions, we won’t add to whatever knowledge we already have (though we actually know more than many Mormons think we do).
Mormons believe that if we are to become like Christ, one thing we must learn to do is to die and be reborn. Fasting is that lesson for us, month in and month out.
With changes in the English language over the last fifty years, for the LDS Church to hold on to the use of “mankind” almost feels like a deliberate political statement. And a strange one, at that.
This is by no means the first Mormon nastygram I’ve ever received, and it’s not even close to being the worst. After five years of blogging, I’ve become downright philosophical about them. But several things struck me about this one.
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.
The Mormon-evangelical dialogue group, led by BYU’s Robert Millet and Fuller Theological Seminary’s Richard Mouw, handles the tough questions between two religions that have often been at odds.
“About the only time it’s appropriate for you to ask someone whether they have a temple recommend is if you’re working the desk and they’re walking in the front door,” says guest blogger Mitch Mayne.