I teach writing. In the past, when student write arguments on marriage, it’s usually the typical arguments for or against same sex marriage.
This year, I’ve had more than a handful of students write arguments that marriage, whether same sex or not, is discriminatory, because it gives exclusive benefits not available to non-married people. Marriage needs to go!
[Now, before you decide that this is a “see how the push for same-sex marriage is undermining marriage itself” post, please read on..] Continue reading
Title: Standing on the Promises, Book One: One More River to Cross
Author: Margaret Blair Young and Darius Aidan Gray
Publisher: Zarahemla Press
Genre: Historical Fiction
Title: The Book of Jer3miah: Premonition
Authors: Luisa Perkins and Jared Adair
Publisher: Desert Book
Year: 2013 Continue reading
Title: The Story of the Mormons, From the Date of Their Origin to the Year 1901
Author: William Alexander Linn
I think some people want to turn weekly Church into the equivalent of a graduate level seminar (or at least a senior capstone course).
Even though I have a PhD and love intellectual discussions, I can’t think of anything worse. The gospel needs to stay “small and simple.”
(I’ve seen a few mainstream Protestant denominations that do treat Sunday school like a graduate seminar; That’s one reason those denominations are dying off, though it’s more a symptom than the cause).