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.
Articles tagged “LDS Church”
People often ask Mormon novelist Mette Harrison why she sticks with the LDS Church even if she has some problems with it. “I believe in the principle of conversation and compromise,” she says.
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.
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.
It’s unclear what the excommunication of Mormon Stories founder John Dehlin will accomplish for the LDS Church as an institution.
Paradoxically, Mormons improve our public image when we stop being so concerned with appearing perfect.
With regard to the BYU-Idaho dress code, it might be good for Mormons to remember that Jesus’ only words about clothes in the entire New Testament were an admonition for us to stop worrying so much about them.
The “don’t talk too much” injunction is not so much a random aside as a visible pattern. Elder Ballard has twice in one month told Mormon women to rein in their voices.
It’s clear from the picture Elder Ballard paints of ward councils that while many words of value might be applied to women there – assistant, helper, supporter, or deputy, for example – “equal” is not among them.