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.
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.
A Mormon Primary president wasn’t happy last year with the Mother’s Day song options, so she gave her chorister an assignment: Go write something better.
“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.”
The Baltimore fast reminded me of two important truths, the first being that most Mormon people are eager to be mobilized for good. The second is that I need to reconfigure my own faulty understanding of the Church.