A discussion with a Faith Matters founder and executive director about their ongoing work and plans, highlighting the need to connect with today’s youth without compromising core teachings.
We wanted to draw your attention to a Faith Matters gathering that’s taking place October 7-8, 2022. The gathering will take place at the Salt Palace. Speakers will include professors like Terryl Givens and Patrick Mason....
A Friendly Rejoinder to Fiona and Terryl Givens’ “All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in Between,” in Three Parts.
We can appreciate the safety of a fortress church without going into “bunker mentality”— and while retaining warm and open relationships with goodness wherever we find it.
Most students of psychology embrace the prevailing assumptions of the field as a starting point towards examining other things in their lives, such as faith. What if we did the opposite?
The restitution of the gospel fullness through Joseph Smith has made waves for nearly 200 years now. Two important new texts spark a meaningful conversation about the scope and meaning of this restoration – and the nature of the God who ushered it in.
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.
Continued Restoration of Religious Freedom: Tanzin v. Tanvir and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
The recent Supreme Court opinion Tanzin v. Tanvir allows those harmed when their religious freedom was violated to seek monetary damages. This case plays a pivotal role in the effort towards restoring religious freedoms.
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.
In a climactic time of pandemic, maybe the simple fare of the gospel doesn’t quite do the job. Or maybe it’s exactly what we need?