I want to apologize for last week's "dumpster fire" column. While I stand by much of the content, I can now see problems with the tone and the way I approached it.
While we’re taking out the racist part of the manual that everyone is rightly complaining about, could we just burn down the entire "Come Follow Me" curriculum and start from scratch?
(RNS) — I started out this year by overindulging at an all-you-can-eat cruise buffet. And now, according to a new book on Christian fasting, it's time to pull back — spiritually.
(RNS) — 'I’m not trying to excuse the church’s massive nest egg here, just point out a reality of what I see happening,' says guest blogger Mette Harrison. 'Which is that it’s not about the money, stupid. It’s about loyalty.'
The LDS Church plans to simplify the ritual clothing Mormons wear inside the temple, starting March 31.
(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.'