Paradoxically, Mormons improve our public image when we stop being so concerned with appearing perfect.
Articles tagged “Mormonism”
New research suggests that every time Mormon leaders emphasize the fragility of womanhood, they undermine the notion that femininity is innate.
“Inactive people like me don’t need cookies and a half-hearted note,” says guest blogger Alexandra Michelle Rucinski. “We don’t need letters telling us the light is missing from our lives. We need you Mormons to do the thing you sang about in Primary. We need you to try to be like Jesus.”
These YouTube videos show us a Mormonism that’s fun, spontaneous, and caring — a religion that’s out in the streets, helping the world reunite its many lost baby ducks.
Despite Brother Facer’s objections to the stake’s buying a pig farm, “the train for hog heaven was leaving with or without him.” Read Eric Facer’s winning entry about his dad in the New Mormon Voices blog contest.
Some LDS conference talks in the past have gone out of their way to hammer home the point of obedience, but today’s morning session gave equal weight to how Mormons choose to use their own agency.
I feel uncomfortable when Mormon teachers and leaders suggest that greater health and happiness will follow when we pay tithing. But a new sociological study says it’s at least partly true.
It’s true that some R-worthy movies, books, and music have little to offer, either in artistic value or moral strength. But others absolutely do. For Mormons to close ourselves off to those cultural truths sight unseen is ridiculous.