Yesterday, the church that invested millions in its Meet the Mormons movie and exports its Mormon Tabernacle Choir as its ambassador to the world asked us all to stop using the word “Mormon.”
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It turns out that prayer and scripture study do in fact seem to help Mormons feel closer to God. Avoiding coffee and Game of Thrones? Not so much.
Mormonism's new guidelines about youth being interviewed by bishops are a step in the right direction but don't go far enough to protect children and teenagers from the potential for sexual abuse.
Mormonism's "white horse prophecy" is bogus, except when it's not.
As more Mormons leave the LDS Church, others draw on "cafeteria spirituality" in their quest for a way to stay, supplementing their Mormon identity with meditation and practices from other traditions.
After Sunday's LDS Church shooting, isn't it time for Mormons to take a closer look at the role of guns in our culture?
(RNS) — Parker Palmer, now approaching 80, wants to remind readers of his new book that death is coming — and that aging brings unique gifts.
What effect do clergywomen have on girls? A great one, it turns out: women who grew up with female clergy as role models do better psychologically and educationally than those who did not.
Will 2019 be the year for the two-hour block of LDS Sunday meetings?
(RNS) — Why the uptick in interest in the Enneagram, especially among Christians? Next week, I'm attending an international conference to find out.
Writer Rachel Marie Stone has dealt with anxiety since childhood. Sometimes her faith made it worse with a he-sees-you-when-you're-sleeping Jesus. In her new memoir, she talks about an adult faith that calms her fearful heart and helps her shift the...
(RNS) — Eighty-one percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, but why? Especially when there were three experienced evangelical candidates in the primary season? Historian John Fea traces a legacy of fear, power, and nostalgia among white...
Women's ordination has an effect on women in the pews, a new national study finds. Congregations that give women the potential of gender equality in leadership can increase women's trust in, and commitment to, their religious communities.
(RNS) — If the political alienation theory fully explained what’s going on in American religion, millennials would be leaving conservative religions in favor of ones that are liberal and LGBT-affirming. Instead, they're just exiting religion...
Mette Harrison just sat out a Mormon temple wedding for the first time in her adult life, remaining outside while the rest of her family celebrated a sealing ceremony within. Why does the LDS Church exclude so many loved ones from a couple's big day?