(RNS) — Historian Kristin Du Mez says white evangelicals see in Trump the authoritarian leader who can conquer the threats to their dominance.
The LDS Church announced changes to its temple endowment ceremony, but has not yet specified what those changes are. One possibility is that they will remove or lessen physical touch in the ritual.
(RNS) — Instead of rejoicing that masks give us a safe, cheap and effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19, some Americans are resisting in the name of ‘freedom.’ Freedom for whom?
Fear and shame seem to be the most common tactics orthodox Mormons use to keep people in the church. There is a better way.
The 50th anniversary of "The Late Great Planet Earth" reminds me that the world is, once again, in dire straits as it awaits the Second Coming.
When Mette Harrison was an active Mormon, she found that many members of the LDS Church engaged in rigid, dogmatic thinking. Now she notices the same thing about the ex-Mormon community, just in reverse.
(RNS) — In this month's Ensign, an apostle says it's ‘simply not true’ that more members are leaving. Why, then, devote an entire issue of the magazine to discussing how to talk to members who leave?
(RNS) Trump is still likely to win Utah, but given the usual fantastical margins of GOP candidates in this reddest of states, a single-digit lead is a disaster.
Joanna Brooks's new book on the legacy of white supremacy in Mormonism could not have been published at a more significant moment.
In Sunday School lessons at church, if we talk about idolatry, the expected answers to the question of “what are our idols today?” are things like celebrities, money, power and sex. But the most powerful and consistent idol is the church itself.
In a world that now embraces "business casual," Mormon missionaries stand out for their 1960s Mad Men look of iconic white shirts and ties. As of today, that's changing.
"If there’s any aspect of ourselves that we do not give permission to belong, then the truth is that no part of ourselves can fully belong," says Enneagram teacher Christopher Heuertz.
Lives are at stake here. It’s time to get out of the 1980s and do the hard, hard work of listening to—and acting on—what people of color have to say.
Taylor Petrey's new book argues that gender identity in Mormonism is not fixed, but fluid and changeable. It only *looks* like gender essentialism.
(RNS) — People don’t use the battlefield phrase ‘the front lines’ for nothing. On Memorial Day, health care workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19 are our new heroes.