Public SquareIs Faith Rational, Irrational, or Arational?
Is faith a reasonable approach to reality or a blind leap? Here you'll find the ideas of children and believers and skeptics and philosophers. What do you think?
Benjamin the ScribeBoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32: Alma 53-63 “The War Chapters Part II”
Today we continue the war chapters, and get to read some military correspondence. I don’t have any overarching, connecting commentary here, so I’ll start with a rough outline and then individual verses. My very rough outline – Alma 53- Preparations for war. Helaman takes 2000 stripling warriors from Ammonites. Alma 54- Moroni receives letter from [Read More...]
Speaking SilenceDespised Members
Embed from Getty Images At one time or another almost every Christian will hear a sermon on 1 Corinthians 12, where Paul compares the church to a body and talks about the unity of the body’s members. Quite naturally the preacher will use the passage to urge his or her congregation to greater unity. Here [Read More...]
The Welcome TableHave You Forgotten? Part 2 – The Danger of Standing Ovations
No one is more hungry for applause than someone who questions their fundamental worth. One of my activities as a young teen was inventing schmaltzy dramas and acting them out–alone, of course. Oh goodness, it would have been a disaster if anyone had seen me! Many of my dramas ended in tears. It was a [Read More...]
Sic et NonWhy Utahns, Mormons, and others should probably NOT cast a protest vote for Gary Johnson
The 2016 presidential campaign looks ever more richly promising!(Wikimedia Commons) Sigh. As I’ve already said, while I harbor deep sympathies for libertarianism, I have a... [Read More]
Mormon FundamentalsWho are the real Mormons?
When the Mormon Saints began their departure from Nauvoo on February 4, 1846 with the intention of heading to the Rocky Mountains, the journey took them to places they... [Read More]
The Mormon TherapistShould I Stay or Should I Go?
Image found on Bing.com public domain. I do not understand how any sex positive person would choose to be Mormon. It is a battle. I am not going to be PC. I just do not get it.... [Read More]
KiwiMormonMoral Judgement and the Problem of Protecting the Church’s ‘Good Name’
Sadly, the church is the religious home of both victims and perpetrators of crimes and abuses. I don’t expect to never see these kinds of abuses in the church. Mormons are just... [Read More]
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