I recently had an unusual opportunity to read a book before the publishing date. The book, which goes on sale Feb. 19, was the latest by Peter Enns, a controversial Christian writer known for challenging the traditional evangelical concept of … Continue reading A Latter-day Saint reflects on a Protestant rebel’s wisdom approach to studying Scripture
On the cover of his newest book, Peter Enns — a former evangelical religion professor who has been accused of heresy by his traditionalist critics — promises a “revolutionary way of understanding the mission of the Bible.” He delivers. Although … Continue reading Enns’ newest book takes Biblical ambiguity to higher level
One minor family Christmas tradition I’ve had for several years now is to share a Christmas song video on Facebook with Terrianne each day during the few weeks preceding and including Christmas. I don’t know how many of the songs … Continue reading ‘He sees a brother where there was only a slave’
This is for my Latter-day Saint friends. I don’t really expect those unfamiliar with my church to understand the context, but of course all are welcome to read this. Anyone else feel like [Elder Dieter F.] Uchtdorf’s talk was … Continue reading Thoughts on that talk at General Conference
No Facebook for seven days? I’ll take the challenge! Details later this week about why. Sunday (Day 0) evening: I’ll admit it, even though I never expected this to happen: I’m a Facebook addict. No, I don’t have it as … Continue reading No Facebook for a week? Let’s go for it!
The newest book by Fiona and Terryl Givens may be the most radical work ever published by LDS-owned Deseret Book. I’m not using hyperbole. The book, The Christ Who Heals: How God Restored the Truth That Saves Us, persuasively presents … Continue reading Givenses’ newest book challenges prevailing LDS paradigm of Atonement
I can’t help but reflect on two conversations I had one day last week. The two persons I talked with have almost nothing in common — except that they are the type of people that some want to keep out … Continue reading Immigration debate becomes personal
How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most of us, chances are the answer is “not too well” — in fact, studies have found failure rates for beginning-of-the-year resolutions range from 60 to 90 percent. … Continue reading Why you are probably failing at your New Year’s resolutions, and what you can do differently
Few of us are lucky enough to see an unobstructed total solar eclipse once in a lifetime. I had that privilege on Feb. 26, 1979, as I parked along a highway south of Goldendale, Wash. If my travel happens as … Continue reading Is the solar eclipse God’s way of winking at us?