COVERING THE COVERAGE

Making Peeping Toms of Us All

Painful and terrible things happen every day in our communities and nation. And when we check out the news, we’ve all become accustomed to exploring their circumstances in often lurid detail.   Compared to the appropriate sorrow we might feel when another instance of...

Those Ultimate Christian Fighting Words

Is he going to hell?  Will I make it to heaven?  Threats of hell, alongside tremulous aspirations for heaven, have been so common throughout religious history that many people in contemporary America can hardly conceive of a Christianity without angst as a dominant...

EDITORIALS

Asking to Not Say “Mormon” is as American as Pilgrims

In mid-August of 2018—weeks before the Church’s semi-annual October General Conference—President Russell M. Nelson released a public statement. It reads: “The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of...

Why We Need Joseph Smith’s Ecumenical Spirit

The world is teeming with voices of men and women who point people to light and truth. Joseph Smith acknowledged this in 1843 when he spoke of the value of entertaining strangers and sectarians. Promising them a listening ear, he said, “they shall have my pulpit all...

The Expanding Language of Revolution in America

It is no longer news anymore the degree to which American politics have become inflamed. From mutual perceptions of the monstrosity of our opponents, to the choice of language in responding to the grave threat their unfortunate existence means for our nation, these...