The Mormon personal essay contest has been judged. Announcing the winner and the honorable mentions . . .
Do you have an unusual or compelling Mormon experience to share? Then we want to hear it. And possibly even pay you for it.
Dozens of Mormon bloggers have expressed their hope that the LDS Church will avoid excommunicating prominent activists and "consider other ways of maintaining boundaries, strengthening Church members, and encouraging them to grow spiritually within Mormonism’s large and embracing community."
I listen to the Mormon Matters podcast, get Primary ideas from Mormon Mommy Blogs, and learn about new books from the Association of Mormon Letters. But the LDS Church is making a stand about organizations and businesses like these that lay claim to the name "Mormon."
Seasons of doubt are not optional if we want to progress in faith; they are catalysts to growth and new understanding. But the LDS Church has not always addressed these natural doubts in a constructive manner.