Where Mormon leaders once spoke at length about the end of the world and being victims of persecution, sociologists say now it's all about Jesus and the nuclear family.
Here I try to explain to a reader why I stay Mormon even when I sometimes disagree with or question the LDS Church. Good changes are happening, even if they are slower than I would like.
Mormons need to think carefully when there is such a growing discrepancy between the beautiful racial and international diversity that characterizes our religion around the planet and the much narrower range that is evidenced among our most visible leaders.
Will Mormons get an apostle of color this weekend, someone who represents the broadening international base of the LDS Church? And four other possible themes of General Conference.
Throwing around language about religious freedom means Mormons had better be prepared to cast a much, much wider net than protecting one minority religion (which, surprise, is ours!) on one issue in one nation.
Talks like Sister Wixom’s are turning doubt into a legitimate topic of conversation in Mormon culture, and not a dirty word. Decriminalizing doubt and doubters is the first step. Our next task is much harder.
Hecklers in the Conference Center? Halfway through Mormonism's semiannual shindig, here are three takeaway points on what went down.
It’s ironic that a talk about how Mormons should be more civil to those who are different closes with a story about those differences being magically erased when the person who was regarded as being in error simply decided to stop being different and become Mormon instead.
Some LDS conference talks in the past have gone out of their way to hammer home the point of obedience, but today's morning session gave equal weight to how Mormons choose to use their own agency.
A black woman prayed from the pulpit! References were made to Heavenly Mother! So why are some Mormon feminists saying the progress is too little, too late?
Mormon feminists think globally and act locally as they prepare for next month's LDS General Conference.
Moderate Mormon feminists like Neylan McBaine are taking flak from both sides -- those who think they go too far and those who criticize them for not going far enough. But small changes are never, ever nothing.
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