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Harvard LDS student panel

posted by Dave Banack

At Harvard, as reported in the campus paper, the Harvard Crimson: “Mormons Clarify Beliefs.” Don’t laugh — the way the newspaper business is going, campus papers might be all we have left in a couple of years.

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Nope, not a cult

posted by Dave Banack

John Mark Reynolds posted “On America, land of cults,” leading off with this provocative statement: “An American cult is what happens when radical individualism meets religion and philosophy.” I was expecting the usual treatment when he got around to the […]

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A minister speaks to Mormonism, faith, and logic

posted by Dave Banack

A Disciples of Christ minister with an LDS girlfriend posting at an LDS group blog: “Faith and Logic: Finding and Navigating an Individual Balance.” The short summary: personal religious experience is good, but so is clear thinking; temper your sense […]

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Trendy Wiccans

posted by Dave Banack

No one gets too worked up about witches anymore. They’ve gone mainstream, even in the fairly conservative world of Mormonism. Check out this FMH post and its comments, for example, or this weblog. US Army chaplains now apparently get training […]

Mormon scripture

posted by Dave Banack

This is the long overdue second post on Craig Blomberg and Stephen Robinson’s How Wide the Divide: A Mormon & an Evangelical in Conversation. [See the first post.] This post talks about the Mormon view of scripture, with reference to the […]

The Mormon Trinity

posted by Dave Banack

This is the first of several posts on Blomberg and Robinson’s How Wide the Divide: A Mormon & an Evangelical in Conversation. The format of the book is its biggest strength — each chapter contains a joint conclusion in which […]

Blomberg looks back

posted by Dave Banack

At Summa Theologica, a real treat: discussion of and links to the video of a presentation by Dr. Craig Blomberg relating how he came to collaborate with Dr. Steven Robinson of BYU in their interfaith dialogue book How Wide the […]

Three rules of religious understanding

posted by Dave Banack

Krister Stendahl died earlier this year (hat tip: Lehi’s Library). He was a Swedish scholar and theologian, and also served for a period as the Lutheran Bishop of Stockholm. In LDS circles, he is fondly remembered as the author of […]

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The meanings of Zion
This is the third post on Richard L. Bushman's Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2008). [See Part 1 and Part 2.] In Chapter Three, Bushman reviews the several meanings of the term "Zion" in LDS doctrine and thinking. The Mormon ...

posted 11:00:37pm Jul. 29, 2009 | read full post »

A statistical portrait of Mormons
The Pew Forum recently issued a detailed summary of survey information about Mormons gathered as part of a much larger survey of religious life in the United States. It is a very readable summary, noting that Mormons comprise 1.7% of adults in ...

posted 12:33:08pm Jul. 29, 2009 | read full post »

July 24th: Pioneer Day in Utah
July 24th is a state holiday in Utah, designated Pioneer Day. It commemorates the entry of the first wagon train of Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1847. They came down Emigration Canyon, somewhat north of the present I-80 ...

posted 5:38:50pm Jul. 23, 2009 | read full post »

Finding heretics in strange places
A very interesting post at Mormon Matters, reviewing a 1989 book titled "Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up?" The book was written by an attorney who grew up a Jehovah's Witness, then became an Evangelical Christian. That lasted until he ...

posted 6:27:09pm Jul. 22, 2009 | read full post »

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