Renowned New Testament scholar and author John Dominic Crossan was featured in the Writ and Vision bookstore on Tuesday, July 28th, to sign copies of his new book, ‘How To Read The Bible And Still Be A Christian.’ In addition to book signing the event included oral reviews of Crossan;s Book from Eric Huntsman (NT scholar teaching at BYU), Kim Berkey (Philosophy of Religion student at Harvard Divinity School), and our own Colby Townsend (student at the University of Utah in Religious Studies and Comparative literature). Following the reviews, Crossan responds and then continues to take questions from the audience.
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Two Printable handout for bishops and stake presidents that talks empirically about LGBTQ suicides:
The LGBTQ Mormon Crisis: Responding to the Empirical Research on Suicide
Youth Suicide Rates and Mormon Religious Context: An Additional Empirical Analysis
The Barker Brothers’ Projects
“…we are asking our Church leaders to inquire of the Lord if the one year wait on the temple sealing can be changed…”
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"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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