(RNS) — The LDS church's growth may be slowing, but research shows that 2019 saw more missionaries, more temples and more reactivating of lapsed members around the world.
From vaping (and green tea!) restrictions to a $100 billion nest egg, 2019 was a big year in Mormon news.
(RNS) — What the LDS curriculum attempts to do with Revelation reflects our own me-centered, therapeutic era: The Bible’s most controversial book becomes a road map for each person’s very own spiritual growth.
(RNS) — The East German secret police used a network of Christian pastors and theologians as informants. Forty years later their stories are coming to light.
(RNS) — It’s easy for me to believe that the LDS church is guilty of hoarding its wealth; it's harder to believe that it has been intentionally defrauding its members and the federal government.
(RNS) — A gift to offer the Christian book lover on your list. You’re welcome.
(RNS) — Liberal Mormons aren't clamoring for women's rights or LGBTQ equality because we oppose the church; we do so because we took the church at its word.
(RNS) — A weekend trip to my hometown makes the statistics more personal (and painful): Only about 1 in 5 young adults were Protestant in 2018, compared with twice that when I was in high school.
(RNS) — I don't mind being held accountable in my giving, which I view as an important part of a Christian life. But I want the church to be accountable too.
(RNS) — 'It’s likely at this point that my sabbatical will simply become permanent, a new way to interact with Mormonism and Mormons.'
(RNS) — 'We are grateful for the feedback we have received' is a new model for LDS leaders when it comes to reversing obvious mistakes.
(RNS) — Terryl Givens says that without the Pearl of Great Price, Mormonism would just be 'warmed-over Protestantism.' So why is this book of scripture largely ignored by the faithful?
(RNS) — If young Mormon boys were to explicitly acknowledge Heavenly Mother every week in a devotional way, like the girls now do, that would be an attribution of power — to a woman.
(RNS) — Polygamous Mormons didn't go to Mexico in the late 19th century in defiance of the church; the church sent them there with its blessing.
(RNS) — The families who were victimized in Monday's shooting were not involved in Ervil LeBaron's violent cult. In fact, they have been his targets in the past.