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 28: Alma 32-34
First, the structure of the text. Alma 30-34 are really one unit, which we break up. In the 1830, they constitute one chapter (Alma XVI). Presumably, we’re breaking these up because of their doctrinal nature. Today we cover Alma 32-34, which looks like thisin the rough big-picture outline. 32– Alma continues preaching at Antionum; “faith sermon” [Read More...]
Speaking SilenceGiving God Counsel?
Larry Walters, my home teacher, stopped by the house Sunday evening for a chat. We talked for at least an hour on our front porch, though I know that Larry was anxious to get back to his family. He had grandchildren coming in from out of town last night, but he made more than a [Read More...]
The Welcome TablePrejudice–thou Ugly!
A few years ago, I wrote this account of some experiences I had with Darius Gray. I must share it again. Prejudice, which President Kimball called “thou ugly,” mattered deeply to President Gordon B. Hinckley. He was troubled to hear about anyone being mistreated—and particularly when the excuse for mistreatment was race-based. Darius Gray was [Read More...]
Sic et NonRichard Bushman and the fundamental claims of Mormonism
The Manhattan New York Temple (LDS.org) As I indicated earlier today, some have taken a recent remark from the distinguished Latter-day Saint historian Richard L.... [Read More]
The Welcome TableRace and Mormonism–2016 Edition (the less coy version)
I won’t be coy. I am disturbed by the upcoming Doctrinal Mastery (New Testament) manual for Mormon youth. This is a sample of what disturbs me. The teacher is asked to divide... [Read More]
The Mormon TherapistHow can I go to the temple if I’m still masturbating?
So, I just made a donation and am really only looking for an answer via e-mail, unless you think it isn’t beating a dead horse to keep talking about it. I am a single, LDS woman,... [Read More]
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