Those interested in understanding or exploring the Hebrew Scriptures need to listen to Sheldon Greaves’ podcast called Discovering the Old Testament, if you haven’t already. It is a project he has been working on for about two years and is now complete with it final episode. With his podcast all wrapped up we thought it would be fun to take some time discussing what motivated Sheldon to start the project, how going through the text this time around affected his understanding of the scriptures and other projects he is involved in (which includes a forthcoming collection of essays on the Old Testament).
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LGBTQ Mormon Crisis
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…”
These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.
“Cogito!” (“I think!”) follows the intellectual adventures of a recovering academic outside the walls of academia.
Quote of the Month
"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)