As expected, John Dehlin has been excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the Salt Lake Tribune: The official charge against the founder of the “Mormon Stories” podcast […]
The Magdalene Laundries: An Extreme But Horrible Example of a Religious Free Pass
When LDS leaders talk about religious liberty, the examples they share almost exclusively deal with an institution’s liberty to discriminate against individuals, which is really the thing that irks me most. The tension […]
A Special Fireside on Religious Liberty…This Could Be Fun
We noticed the above poster in our LDS stake center (Nevada Paradise Stake) on our way out of the building on Thursday night. We were there for a young men’s basketball game. […]
Obama’s Liberal Protestant Faith
Apparently many on the religious right are upset, even offended by remarks made by President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast. I admit, I’m at a loss why. Somehow his talk was […]
Like a Mother Bird: Don’t Work Harder than Your Students
by Adam Stout My student-teaching supervisor watched what I was doing one day and told me, “Don’t work harder than them.” I was amused. I thought she was offering a sort of […]
MLK’s Progressive Christian Faith
While the name of Martin Luther King is revered, for his work in the civil rights movement and his ability to articulate the faith and hopes of so many Americans, there […]
New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election
by Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Jan. 5, 2015, 8 a.m. The Internal Revenue Service says it won’t come out with new proposed rules for so-called dark money groups until late spring at […]
What Difference Does God Make?
An atheist blogger asks a simple question “what difference does God make?”. The answer hinges on what you mean by God. If God is the name we give to what makes for […]
Deep in My Heart, I Do Believe
As have many have done, I have been mourning the tragic life and death of Leelah Alcorn. I never met her, and I am in no position to judge her family, but […]
Merry Christmas to the small, but loyal, team of Approaching Justice readers! Here are some stories and images that stood out to me over the last few days (including some of my […]
Star Wars Christmas!!!
STOP What ever you are doing and spend five minutes watching this video. If you like Star Wars, if you like light shows, if you like cool things, it’s worth it.
Why Progressive Christians Need God
This may seem like an odd title to work with. For folks outside of the church, it may be a given that to be a Christian is to be a theist, one […]