Many believers have distanced from sacred conviction in order to be “neutral” researchers – without recognizing the alternative worldview they are embracing. There is a better way.
It’s important to raise our voices to defend truth. But especially in confusing and difficult moments, it’s also important to come together to seek a better understanding of the full truth of a matter.
The problem with HB 11 was not its failure to reach compromise on the question of transgender athletic participation, but limiting its scope to a single question, where only one set of competing interests could be served in the end.
The ongoing disaffection of educated church members in North America can’t be understood apart from the recent emergence of an appealing alternative religion.
Beware those who would use your good heart to deceive you into accepting bad arguments.
Part two of a series exploring differences in conservative and liberal approaches to faith – with a focus on competing ways conservative and liberal-leaning believers tend to approach authority and belonging.
A modern-day parable for a world of competing interpretations, and very little patience for attempting to understand these differences.
It’s understandable why we take for granted that our national conversations about all sorts of things are orienting us towards the truth of the matter. But what if they’re not?
Does religious commitment by a scientist or university corrupt the neutral scientific process? Only if you’ve come to believe a popular myth about science itself.
Many appeals for peace center on various ways to bring people into greater cognitive alignment. But as highlighted in recent addresses, modern prophets are pointing towards a deeper pathway to peace centered on orienting our hearts collectively toward the great Parent of us all.
In Faith Matters’ podcast, “Elusive Unity at BYU,” Church teachings about sexuality and the family are characterized as in profound conflict with the “real experiences” of Latter-day Saints identifying as LGBT+. In what ways might unexamined assumptions about identity be contributing to this same divide?
In demanding activities we don’t always know exactly what we’re getting into. Thank goodness.