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A New Approaching Justice

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After a year at Patheos, I am moving Approaching Justice to a new home.I am very grateful to the owners and staff at Patheos for the privilege of blogging at their site. I have made a lot of friends, especially with other bloggers at the various Patheos faith channels. I look forward to continuing those relationships.Please read about my new venture at the new Approaching Justice. … [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert’s Tribute to Pete Seeger

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Last night, Stephen Colbert bid farewell to Pete Seeger by sharing a clip from Seeger's last appearance on the Colbert Report.The clip, which had not been previously aired, shows Colbert and Seeger leading the audience in singing "If I Had a Hammer."Take a look and sing along:Check some of our tributes to Pete Seeger here at Approaching Justice.I need a hammer. … [Read more...]

Faith and Nibley

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I am doing a few guest posts over at Times and Seasons.My first post looks a bit at the idea of defending the faith. Oh, and I talk a little about Hugh Nibley.Here is a glimpse:The thing that most impressed me from that conversation, now over a decade ago, was how much I liked the sound of being a defender of the faith. Today, while I am not an apologist is the sense of FAIR or The Interpreter, I find myself regularly, both with myself and in my writings, arguing for the value … [Read more...]

Will You be Watching Mitt?

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The Documentary Mitt opens online tomorrow on Netflix. I am planning on watching it.I did not vote for Mitt Romney in 2012 or in any prior caucus or primary. While I am not a Romney supporter or fan, I also have nothing against the guy personally.I disagree with him politically. However,  I see no reason or justification for having any negative feelings towards him. I especially feel this way since he lost. Anything he said or did during the campaign didn't work when it came to his goal … [Read more...]

Are the Sister Wives Mormon?

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Absolutely.While they are not "mainstream" Mormons, as the Brown family refers to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Christ of Latter-day Saints based in Salt Lake City, they are very much Mormon.The thing that has intrigued me about the Brown family as I have observed them over the years is how mainstream Mormons react to them. The Browns, and other polygamists, make mainstream Mormons uncomfortable. This is partially because most Mormons want to get away from polygamy. They … [Read more...]

Sister Wives: Trading Anonymity for Tolerance

On Mother's Day, Kody and the kids prepare a big breakfast for their moms and grandmothers.

While many mainstream Mormons are uncomfortable being associated with polygamy and polygamists, the Browns of TLC's Sister Wives similarly do not want to be associated with all polygamists.(The Browns call members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints based in Salt Lake City "mainstream" Mormons)"We were tired of Warren Jeffs being the poster child of plural marriage," Janelle Brown told me in an interview.Warren Jeffs is the former head of the Fundamentalist Church of … [Read more...]

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” A Little #MLK on His Birthday

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was on January 15, 1929.To commemorate his birthday, I wanted to share with you the above clip from his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. This speech is his last. He delivered it on April 3, 1968. He would be gunned down on April 4, 1968.In the speech, he acknowledges that he might not see the completion of the work. This clip is a glimpse at an American prophet in action. Note not only his keen awareness of what is to come, but also his call to … [Read more...]


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