When many consider the Temple Recommend Interview “apostasy” question, we automatically think of Ordain Women and other “apostate” groups, or perhaps even holding opposing (political) views from that of our Bishop. But this is not the only possible interpretation....
In a recent article in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, John Ferguson, Jana Riess, and I share results from the 2016 Next Mormons Survey regarding observance of the Word of Wisdom among self-identified American Mormons. We find that there is a high degree of...
http://media.blubrry.com/rationalfaiths/p/rationalfaiths.com/podcast/220-Ask_A_Mormon_Lesbian_10_Gs_Question.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat if a majority of the members wants everyone to receive the blessing of...
“God runs this church!” It’s as if these words are the final say in any disagreement about church policy or leadership. No matter the issue, if you have a problem, well tough, “God runs this church!” All thinking, deliberation, and dialogue must cease in subjection to...
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LGBTQ Mormon Crisis
Two Printable handout for bishops and stake presidents that talks empirically about LGBTQ suicides:
“…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)