Category Archives: Philosophy

Conceit of LDS (and Other Christian) Churches

Carolyn at bycommonconsent.com makes the following assertion concerning the basics of Christianity: When I study the Gospel of Jesus Christ, this theme is pervasive.  God calls us to first believe – and then to do the difficult, soul-searching work of … Continue reading

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My Personal Concept of God

I’m not much of a theist, I’m more of an agnostic.  But if there is a God, this is a description I could believe in: [Prominent Process Theologian] John B. Cobb Jr. has not shied away even from re-imaging what … Continue reading

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Book of Ecclesiastes Misinterpreted (by Me)

For years, one of the guiding principle in my life has been the Book of Ecclesiastes 11:1 (King James Version or KJV): Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. I took the passage … Continue reading

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Can “Big Tent” Mormonism Really Work?

It’s been suggested that “Big Tent” Mormonism is a good thing.  That the Church is stronger if its members have a diversity of doctrinal and political opinions.  However, recent events have brought this idea into serious question. The Church today … Continue reading

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Joseph Paul Vorst Exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum

The current exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum needs to be supported.  It presents the works of Joseph Paul Vorst (1897-1947): Vorst presented sharecroppers, black laborers and farm families as destitute and downtrodden, but also ennobled by faith and … Continue reading

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LDS Church as an Automobile, Enhancing the Analogy

In a recent podcast, John Dehlin analogized the LDS Church to a car (the below quotes are taken from wheatandtares.org): Let’s just say that the Mormon church in the 21st century is kinda like an automobile…it drives around; it gets … Continue reading

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Ammon Hennacy: Catholic Anarchist in Salt Lake City in the 1960s

By Jeremy Harmon, sltrib.com, 24 Sep 2017 Dorothy Day, easily the most prominent figure in the Catholic Worker movement, sent Ammon Hennacy to Salt Lake City to open a homeless shelter. Raised by Quaker parents in Ohio, Hennacy had become … Continue reading

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