Tag: Perspective

A man investigates a church ignoring the infestation around him, symbolizing the fixation on the Church of Jesus Christ’s transparency.
News Media

The Latter-day Saints The Washington Post Forgot

While the Washington Post sheds light on the Church of Jesus Christ’s finances, it overlooks key perspectives, instead allowing our critics to speak for us.

Ben Pacini with Joseph Addington on Georgism
Radical Civility

Georgism: What is it and how could it help?

Tired of our current tax structure? I visit with my friend Joseph Addington about Georgism. We nerd out over what it is, what problems it could solve, and possible areas of application.

Ben Pacini with Dallin Crump on Student Loan Forgiveness and the State of Higher Education
Radical Civility

Student Loan Forgiveness and the State of Higher Education

I discuss President Biden’s recent student loan forgiveness policy with a good friend, Dallin Crump. We uncover the ins and outs of the policy, the implications it has, and other potential solutions to the deeper issue.

Ben Pacini on Men Policing Men and the Sexual Revolution
Radical Civility

Men Policing Men and the Sexual Revolution

I get together with my friends Thomas Stringham and Meagan Kohler to discuss their opinions on the sexual revolution and what role men play in teaching men proper sexual ethics.

Ben Pacini on Brad Wilcox' Recent Comments
Radical Civility

Brad Wilcox’ Recent Comments

I get together with some friends to discuss Brad Wilcox’s recent comments–and the strong response they received. We talk about intent and circumstances, but also the reason the comments were hard for so many.

Note: we tried to get this right. I guarantee we didn’t manage perfectly. A group of thoughtful people talking it out helped me though. There were some really good moments and insights, and if nothing else, I think we modeled what it looks like to grapple with something hard in as faithful a way as possible. That sounds me as worth doing.

Persuasion

The Parable of the Lenses

A modern-day parable for a world of competing interpretations, and very little patience for attempting to understand these differences.

Ben Pacini on the Politicization of History
Radical Civility

The Politicization of History

I discuss the politicization of history and how it applies in education with a couple of history educators. We also consider Christopher Columbus with historical

Education

Independent Thinking, Conformity, and Democracy in Education

It’s a good thing to aspire for truth and “correct” thinking. But when the immediate aim of education is to ensure students think in the right way, it’s far too easy to begin infringing on the democratic ideals that make true education joyful and life-changing.

Ben Pacini on the New Texas Abortion Law
Radical Civility

New Texas Abortion Law

I sit down with several friends to discuss Texas’s recent abortion law. We break down common stances, how to maintain a civil dialogue, and the details of the new legislation.

Radical Civility

Conference Review

Ben chats with a couple great friends about our favorite talks, lessons, and miracles from General Conference!

Ben Pacini and Marian Edmonds-Allen on Covenantal Pluralism
Radical Civility

Covenantal Pluralism

Marian Edmonds-Allen and I discuss “covenantal pluralism” which can fix LGBTQ+ and faith divides. We review her history, and religion helping LGBTQ+ rights.

Climate & End Times

Tales of the Texas Blackout

Messages of light emerging from darkness are so common as to be almost cliché. Until you experience it yourself. Like I did in an unusually cold, isolated Texas in February.

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