Jeremiah 17:9 has been used as prooftext to show that humankind is inherently evil. Continue reading Does the Bible teach we’re ‘desperately wicked’?
One of the privileges I have is to teach an adult Sunday school class. I’ve long said it’s one of the best jobs (or, as we say in my denomination, callings) there are in the church. It’s always a gratifying … Continue reading Nailed between thieves? There’s more to the story
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’
Adam S. Miller’s Letters to a Young Mormon might have been better titled How To Be a Mormon Without Thinking or Talking Like One. A very brief book (about the length of a long article in The Atlantic), Letters takes … Continue reading Mormonism meets Buddhism in Miller’s ‘Letters’
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
Francses FitzGerald’s newest history book chronicles the U.S. religious right beginning with the First Great Awakening. Continue reading FitzGerald book thoroughly chronicles rise of religious right
In his 2014 book, Peter Enns gives an accessible explanation of the historical-critical method of understanding the Bible. Continue reading Enns’ explanation for Old Testament genocide: It didn’t happen
The great paradox is this: Our good works have nothing to do with our salvation. Yet there is no salvation without good works. Continue reading The paradox of good works
I spent much of this morning watching Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally on Cspan.org, and I’m still not sure what I saw. Continue reading What religion was Glenn Beck preaching?