If you’ve been on the bloggernacle for long, you’ve probably seen some posts that note that growth in the LDS Church is flattening out, and these posts usually make the implication that this is simply an LDS phenomenon. Â However David French (a Presbyterian evangelical) recently pointed out that in America nearly all Christian religions are […]
Jesus was a social revolutionary. Â He gave women a much larger role in his movement than was traditional in ancient Judaism. Â In a previous post, I talked about the story in Luke chapter 7 about aÂ woman wiping Jesus’ feet with her tears and hair. Â Such behavior would have been considered lewd by first century Jews. […]
Michael Quinn gave a fascinating interview on a wide range of topics on Mormon Stories. Â There are a lot of topics I could discuss, but I was surprised to hear Quinn defend correlation. Â In response to a question about correlation, Quinn said (at about the 29 minute mark of Part 2), In correlation’s defense, it’s […]
There are 13 memorials similar to this one dedicated to Utah Highway Patrol Troopers killed in the line of duty.Â The Atheist Association Inc of New Jersey, sued to have the crosses removed because they claimed the crosses violated the separation of church and state.Â A federal court ruled for the Atheists.Â Last week, the […]
1 Samuel 16:7 says, “But the LORD said to Samuel, â€œDo not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.â€ Why do LDS leaders spend so much time […]
I posted this at Mormon Matters, but since I am not there any more, I wanted to preserve this on my blog. Â I loved Greg Princeâ€™s biography of David O McKay.Â Under the McKay Administration, correlation of LDS church materials made a great deal of headway.Â While correlation has cut down on duplication of church […]
I was driving to work this morning and saw a billboard titled “Remember 9/11″ with an image of the collapsed World Trade Center. Â In smaller print on the right, it said “”Stand up and be heard. Â No mosque at ground zero.”Â Â You can see the sign on a video at this website.
I came across this recent article at Christianity Today describing meetings between evangelicals and Mormons.Â Here are some interesting excerpts from the article: LDS president Thomas S. Monson and his two counselors permitted Standing Together, an alliance of 90 Utah evangelical churches, to use the historic Salt Lake City Tabernacle for a September 13 revival […]
I recently made the acquaintance of Morgan Deane, who runs a blog called Warfare and the Book of Mormon.Â Morgan is a scholar in Military History, and has used some of his expertise in analyzing some passages in the Book of Mormon as related to warfare.Â Here’s what he says about himself on his website.
Ok, it’s always nice to be creative when proposing.Â But hiding the ring in a milkshake, and then having a race to finish the shake is a really bad idea.Â Yep, she swallowed it!Â You can read more here.Â (Oh yeah, they’re LDS.)