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Benjamin the Scribe

10 Things for Understanding the Old Testament

My semester has ended, and now I enter into a busy summer of reading, writing, travel, research, and some public speaking. I do hope to be writing posts a little more often than I have in the last few months; at least, I have some posts on the back burner I’ve worked on sporadically, to [Read More...]

Benjamin the Scribe

My MHA Presentation and Reconciling Science with Scripture

First, Zondervan has a Kindle sale on their Counterpoints series, where (mostly conservative) Evangelicals write different perspectives on a topic. In this series, I’ve only read Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither, which is quite good. (I think Sparks makes the most persuasive argument and avoids special pleading.) The Historical Adam volume has some respectable authors, as [Read More...]

Mormon Therapist

Forced to Look at Our Straight Privilege

A 12-year old young woman forced us, as an LDS membership this past week, to look at our privilege as heterosexual members straight in the face.

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On Cruises, Cash, and BYU Religious Education

Gaskill is not the most egregious case of trading on one's official and unofficial standing in the LDS community for free cruises and extra income.

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Mormons Adopt Empathetic Tone Towards LGBT Members, But No Doctrinal Shift
Mormons Adopt Empathetic Tone Towards LGBT Members, But No Doctrinal Shift
Mormon leaders told gay and lesbian members that attraction to people of the same sex is not a sin or a measure of their faithfulness, but having sex violates fundamental doctrinal beliefs that aren’t going to change.