Category Archives: mormonism

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. It appears that … 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 and Guns

Guns are banned in LDS places of worship.  According to the lds.org website: Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world.  The carrying of lethal weapons, concealed or otherwise, … Continue reading

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Christian (Including LDS) Theology: Who Is Your Neighbor?

Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, in a recent LDS General Conference talk related the following story: Sister Linda K. Burton told the story of a stake Relief Society president who working with others, collected quilts for people in … Continue reading

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What Is an LDS Spiritual Experience?

Even on “liberal” Mormon blogs, it is not uncommon for posters and commenters to mention that they have had deeply spiritual experiences.  Experiences that reaffirm their faith in the Church.  Occasionally, making it difficult when they start to question church … 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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LDS Miracle in Ethiopia?

Elder M. Russell Ballard, an LDS apostle, recently retold one of his personal spiritual experiences, proof to him of miracles.  His talk is summarized in wheatandtares.org: Elder Ballard relates an experience he had in 1984 visiting Ethiopia during the terrible ’83-’85 … Continue reading

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