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December 13, 2007
Announcement: All-Blog Symposium on “Mormonism and Modernity”
As you may know, I am an advanced student at a local VCR repair school...
November 25, 2007
LDS Zeal for Law
While some of my fellow bloggers here at FPR conclude their probably ecstatic SBL experience,...
November 09, 2007
The DeMcConkie-izing of the Church
Elder McConkie, I think, made large contributions to the Church. He systematized and provided the...
November 08, 2007
Which Rule is More Golden?
1) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 2) Do not...
October 24, 2007
If All is Sacred
If all is sacred, is nothing sacred? This is related to a previous discussion here...
October 23, 2007
Offenders for a Word
The classic Daniel Peterson/Stephen Ricks historical defense of LDS doctrine, Offenders for a Word, has...
October 17, 2007
A discussion I had recently with a friend of mine reminded me of one of...
October 16, 2007
Have We Been Praying to Her All Along?
Submitted from an anonymous reader: If "the song of the righteous is a prayer" (D&C...
October 08, 2007
Jesus Christ: Inspiration and/or Aspiration
Are we morally creative agents? A distinction that I've given some thought to lately is...
October 08, 2007
Holiness and Housework: The Sacred and the Mundane
One of the most influential theories for explaining religion over the last 50 years has...
October 08, 2007
The myth of applying all scripture
An argument that I occasionally see floated in blogs is the argument that ideas are...
October 06, 2007
The Excommunication of Father Feeney
In 1953, Pope Pius XII excommunicated Father Feeney for refusing to submit to ecclesiastical authority....
October 04, 2007
Julian of Norwich and the Atonement
I don’t know if you have ever heard of Julian of Norwich. She’s a 14thcentury...
October 03, 2007
Is the “Family” the problem?
It is evident that the LDS church has made the institution of the nuclear family...
September 25, 2007
The Informal “You” In European Missions
Everyone knows that missionary work in Europe is a massive failure. The church has need...
September 20, 2007
True or False?
Religious truths are more like the truths of poetry than the truths of physics.
September 18, 2007
As Mormons can we talk about "salvation" in the plural? It seems that part of...
September 06, 2007
(Anti-)Intellectualism in the Church
A very good friend of mine, MantiHigh, wrote me recently to suggest that I include...
August 22, 2007
Learning to Love Apostate Christianity
One sign of our institutional and historiographical maturity is the increasing attention that the “Great...
August 21, 2007
The Divine Council and its Doctrinal Implications: an EV-Mormon Discussion
Several months ago, I mentioned Mike Heiser's paper, " You've Seen One Elohim, You've Seen...
August 12, 2007
The Mark of the Bar Code
A recent comment prompted a post for discussion and speculation on the new bar coded-temple...
August 08, 2007
Playing Fast and Loose?
The recent Ensign article by the Hafens has already seen discussion at T&S and FMH....
August 02, 2007
Is Jesus a God in the NT?
The short answer: not really. The long answer: There are two texts that might say...
July 27, 2007
In my understanding of the GHI, there is no answer to the question that I...
July 27, 2007
When Did We Stop Being Christians?
I have a historical question that hopefully someone out there can help me figure out....
July 21, 2007
Spontaneous Sacrament Meeting Talk
Last Sunday, before Sacrament meeting, one of the counselors approached me and my wife with...
July 13, 2007
The Nature of Jesus’ Suffering
I've been pondering the Atonement lately and I recently had some inspiration that I'd like...
July 12, 2007
There is a recent movement in a stake that I am aware of for Bishops...
June 26, 2007
The Joy of Suffering
The Gospel is a strange thing sometimes. Often, it challenges our most fundamental conceptions of...
June 19, 2007
Ancient Justification for Modern Practice
Kevin Barney's post over at BCC has me thinking about the ramifications of female Apostleship...
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