Social justice has become a point of aching division in America, and even among Latter-day Saints—with different sides claiming Jesus’s message as justifying their own view. Could that same gospel, however, offer some ways to find vital common ground instead?
Category: Church & State
Those who wrestle are not a separate category of humans. That describes all of us. If so, the key question is not whether we are “willing to wrestle,” but rather, where that wrestle ultimately takes each of us.
Many commentators feigned shock with the recent Huntsman lawsuit. They shouldn’t be. Similar “publicity stunt” lawsuits have been going on for a long time.
The Huntsman lawsuit is all fluff and no substance. The Church should move for dismissal.
“Murder Among the Mormons” highlights how Mark Hofmann perpetuated a narrative about transparency in The Church of Jesus Christ. Though Hofmann was stopped, that problematic narrative lingers.
Since the publication of “Latter-day Saint Radical Orthodoxy: A Manifesto,” a number of questions and concerns have arisen. I respond here to a few of the more prominent ones.
Recent attempts to identify a “radical orthodoxy” may risk creating disunity among
Latter-day Saints. Is it worth it?
A recently released so-called “Radical Orthodoxy Manifesto” has made some waves. But what exactly does it mean?
A new “manifesto” on radical orthodoxy has been widely discussed. Where did its ideas originate? One author explains.
Many young believers feel the only options they have are to be rigidly dogmatic to the point of being fundamentalist or to reject the Church’s teachings in favor of progressive political doctrines and intellectualism. This statement encourages intellectual engagement with the Church of Jesus Christ in ways that are faithful and flexible instead of either rigidly dogmatic or heretical and doubting.
Two years since President Nelson requested discontinuation of the term “Mormon” to describe the Church, some journalists still opt to use it. Why?
Those who accuse Christians of focusing too much on devotional worship, rather than the sick and poor – seem to forget that Jesus Himself did both.