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Latter-day Saints need to tell their own stories + Today’s Digest

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Latter-day Saints need to tell their own stories

Barrett Burgin—Deseret News

I realize that no one can gate-keep Latter-day Saint cinema, but applying powerful rules of story and craftsmanship will yield the best results. Latter-day Saint filmmakers have something different, unique, and vitally important to offer.

Born This Way? The Rise of LGBT+ as a Social and Political Identity

Eric Kaufmann—CSPI

Researchers looking at rates of LGBT+ identity, find the data suggest that while there has been an increase in same-sex behavior in recent years, sociopolitical factors likely explain most of the rise in LGBT+ identity

Are Wars of Religion as Dangerous as Secularization?

Émile Perreau-Saussine—Church Life Journal

MacIntyre considers that the erasure of forms of belonging threatens the individual, whereas liberalism considers that forms of belonging threaten the state and tyranny. He considers that the same danger threatens faith and practical reason and that both pass through wisdom rather than calculation.

Christianity is Not Merely Another Identity

Ismail Royer—First Things

The petitioner and the Court accepted the premises of the contemporary grievance-oriented mode of the modern liberal order, rather than the premises of the American founding, which holds that truth should prevail over falsehood as the source of our political order.

A new ‘Jesus movement’? Evangelist Nick Hall says Gen Z is hungry for ‘something supernatural’

Ian M. Giatti—Christian Post

Today’s generation wants a movement of their own, and Hall believes it’s time to unleash them and commission them to see their friends come to know Jesus.

About the author

C.D. Cunningham

C.D. Cunningham is the managing editor of Public Square magazine. After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he studied religion at Harvard University Extension. He serves on the board of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association.
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