The absence of public confession creates a false culture in which Mormons are trained to hide their true selves.
Articles tagged “Mormonism”
Mormons are 14% more likely to be obese than other Americans. Guest blogger Jane Birch argues that full adherence to the Word of Wisdom would solve the problem of the “Fatter-day Saints.”
Cincinnati Mormons take a positive approach to the “Book of Mormon” musical now playing in our city.
Friday’s surprising decision that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional has resulted in an unsurprising flurry of political debate in Mormondom, from Meridian Magazine’s complaint about activist judges to a clever spoof of Gov. Herbert as the Grinch Who Stole Gay Marriage.
Let me join my voice to the chorus of joy to say I am feeling heartened and hopeful by this surprising news from Utah. I have many friends whose lives will be easier and better because they will be able to receive equal treatment under the law.
Why is the story of one Mormon bishop disguising himself as a homeless man for an hour or two captivating the public imagination?
Some American evangelicals have engaged in vociferous hand-wringing about the spiritual dangers of Halloween. By contrast, Mormons seem to adore the holiday. What gives?
Mormon Studies books tend to perform as well as, or often better than, other academic books. How dramatic is that difference, and what accounts for it?
Some readers know that there is a history of mental illness in my family, as I’ve written about before. This includes but is not limited to my father, who died in 2010. Without going into specifics, I would say that there is no getting around the pain that mental illness can bring into a family’s […]