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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 […]

We Are Already Seeing An Exodus of the Faithful

Churches face an exodus of the faithful – precisely because of the Christian ideal of equality, says @DamonLinker: http://t.co/GFV414FgNN — The Week (@TheWeek) March 24, 2014 Damon Linker, a Catholic writer at The Week, is a former visiting assistant professor of political science at Brigham Young University who interacts with many LDS thinkers and writers. […]

Bob Bennett Warns Against the Tea Party and other “Slogan Screamers”

Last Thursday, former United States Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) spoke about the current political scene in the United State at a university forum at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. “Beware of the Slogan Screamers,” said Bennett in thinly veiled reference to the Tea Party. Bennett said that Democrats are the party of government solutions […]

From Missionaries to Salesmen

While trying to put together some posts, a colleague sent me an interesting article in The New York Times about Mormon young men selling for Pinnacle Security. Having lived and worked quite a bit in Mormon college towns, I have mixed feelings about these operations. Here in Rexburg, Idaho, recruitment offices for security and pest […]