By most standards of the Slow Church movement, Mormonism is a terrific success. By others, though, we’re failing craptastically.
Why are there contradictions in the Bible? Why does the God of the Old Testament seem so different than the God of the New? “In science, better theories with more explanatory power eventually triumph over less effective theories,” says Emergent theologian Brian McLaren. “I think we have something very similar in the Bible.”
In all the swirling accusations last week over Kate Kelly’s excommunication, several people saved my heart from despair, their voices rising up on both sides to remind me of the kindness of the Savior.
With at least a dozen Mormons now facing church discipline, it’s logical to take a step back and ask ourselves what Jesus would do. Here is an in-depth look at all the people Jesus excommunicated.
The LDS Church says its decision to stop overseeing adoptions is not due to a refusal to place children with same-sex couples, but an overall decline in the number of babies available.
Dozens of Mormon bloggers have expressed their hope that the LDS Church will avoid excommunicating prominent activists and “consider other ways of maintaining boundaries, strengthening Church members, and encouraging them to grow spiritually within Mormonism’s large and embracing community.”
Rob Lowe’s new memoir isn’t deeply philosophical, but as a Father’s Day gift you can’t go far wrong. Bonus points if your dad is a fan of The West Wing, votes Republican, and still has a childhood crush on Melissa Gilbert.
What will it take for Americans in general (and perhaps Mormons in particular) to stop the insanity and admit that there need to be reasonable limits on the availability of guns? How many children have to die?