“If you do what God wants, you will receive a reward. In fact, God wants to give you stuff.” This is known as prosperity gospel or prosperity theology and there is a uniquely Mormon flavor of it.Continue reading “God on a Leash”
Continue reading “Wrong Question”
We are still behaving as though “Which church is true?” is the question most people are asking.
But it no longer speaks to the questions young adults (in this culture, at least) are actually asking.
This is a topic that I have wanted to address for a long time. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we often speak of inspiration, revelation, or feeling. Of these, “revelation” carries the most weight. But, there are often unintended consequences.Continue reading “Seems Like Revelation”
As a child I remember listening to a particular sermon about the evils of depression, a tool of Satan, evil ingratitude. I don’t know why it struck me so strongly, maybe because I recognized a dark sadness within myself that convicted me.Continue reading “Weeping Souls”
There is deep wisdom among thought leaders from other Christian traditions that can be beneficial to us. Not so much because it is different, but because it is the same.Continue reading “Velvet Elvis”
I just attended one of the most intriguing church services ever.Continue reading “Visitors Welcome – Δύο (Two)”
This is a preamble to part two, an article on “The Next Mormons” by Jana Reiss.
The essentials of the Good News are that Christ was born into mortality, lived an exemplary life, and liberated all nature through His atonement, death, and resurrection. The Christian church, speaking generally, takes the Gospel message and asks the corporate question: Okay, now what?Continue reading “The New Mormons – Part One”
Warning: The writer of this article attempts to use common Christian language. Incorrect usage, misunderstanding, and unintended implications are inevitable. Readers are advised to continue at their own risk and invited to offer kindly corrections where needed.Continue reading “Communion Envy”
Yes, I know, I’m kind of stuck on faith stages. But, this one is different.
From the Audience: “Their all different because you’re the one writing them.”Continue reading “Stages of Faith – Part Four – Blindness”