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The Book of Mormon and Latter-Day Pride

The Book of Mormon certainly is for our day, but it is a direct warning to the saints of God, or in the case of Mormons, Latter-Day Saints.

Building Rameumptons: Mormons and Pride

An acquaintance of mine recently shared the following nightmare: “I had gone to the stake centre because I was supposed to teach the youth a folk dance at their leadership conference. But when I got there I couldn’t find anything to do with the church. The chapel was a movie theatre, the gym a hockey […]

BYU-Idaho Religion Instructor Leaves Church

Mormon Studies scholar Kirk Caudle started the summer as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as an religion instructor at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Last week, that all changed as Caudle resigned from the Church. I was shocked to hear of this news. This past Spring, Kirk was my […]

Propaganda Leaves Us Blinded

This series will cover a variety of musical styles.  Part one was a New Age instrumental piece by Kurt Bestor and part two was a “Bubble Gum Pop,” song by R.E.M.  Later entries in this series will include “Concept Album style” rock and roll by Roger Waters, a couple of Folk songs, and a well […]

Why the Redistribution of Wealth?

Because it is the right thing to do. 3 Nephi Chapter 6:   4 And they began again to prosper and to wax great; and the twenty and sixth and seventh years passed away, and there was great order in the land; and they had formed their laws according to equity and justice.   5 […]

Political Economy and the BOM

On July 13, over at By Common Consent Taryn Nelson-Seawright posted about the nature of economic and political liberalism and leftism amongst Mormons. The post and the related 127 comments can be found here. I am not going to comment directly on the post, though I agree with much of its sentiment and the author’s […]