Flunking Sainthood

Flunking Sainthood

On Anti-Mormon Prejudice

Today was my first monthly blogging gig over at Emergent Village’s new multiblogger site on Patheos. I’m grateful to be asked to join, because as I mention in this first post (which is admittedly a weird calling card with which to announce myself) it is depressingly unusual these days for evangelicals to invite Mormons to the table as equal conversation partners. I’m so grateful to my friends in the Emergent movement who are willing to look past labels. I hope the blog can be a great place for me to learn and to grow.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Michael Tyrrell

    Dear Jana:

    I saw your post about retreats for members of the Mormon Faith (back in May). I have a few ideas about that -I’m architect from Massachusetts (Currently living in RI). My wife an I have a house in Whtingham VT, birthplace of Brigham Young. I saw where you thought a retreat would work best in Utah, but have you given thought to whether a Vermont based retreat would be attractive to LDS Church members? There ar many LDS sites of interest in Vermont and NY nearby -I’m just curious what your thoughts might be on this idea.

    • Jana Riess

      Michael, I think you should go for it. There is a definite need for Mormon retreat centers, both for groups and for individuals who need to get away to pray and rest. One in New England or upstate NY could have synchronicity with the increase in Mormon pilgrimage to historic sites there. One in Nauvoo would be terrific as well.

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