Review of Let Your Hearts and Minds Expand by Thomas F. Rogers.
Part of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship’s “Living Faith” series.
In his Foreword to this Book, Terryl L. Givens states he wants to “get out of the way and let you the reader get on with” reading the book rather than waste time with an introduction. I feel much the same way: Just read this book, and forget about this book review.
Review, Apocalypse: Reading Revelation 21-22. Julie M. Smith, editor.
From the Proceedings of the Mormon Theology Seminar.
Published by The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.
Full disclosure up front: generally, I don’t consider myself a fan of doing “Mormon theology.” Not that I find the concept inherently incorrect, but that the results (usually) disappoint me. However, this slim volume, from “The Proceeding of the Mormon Theology Seminar” is a happy exception; even if I didn’t find value in all the essays, I found the collection, overall, quite valuable. Continue reading
If you follow any Mormon topics on any form of social media, it’s likely you’ve heard about Elder Ballard’s recent remarks:
“Gone are the days when a student asked an honest question and the teacher responded, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ Gone are the days when a student raised a sincere concern and a teacher bore his or her testimony as a response intended to avoid the issue.”
What I hope to do in this post is list a few resources that a seminary/institute (or even a really dedicated Sunday School teacher) could read to help them get the knowledge to either give good answers to these questions or to know where to look and find the answers. Continue reading
Really, it doesn’t matter.
I see too many, usually of the progressive stripe, constantly trying to determine what Joseph Smith intended to do, where he would have gone – ordain women, have a different church structure, whatever.
This is pointless, really (and I’ll use C.S. Lewis to show how). Continue reading