While the candidates have been talking the talk about cooperation and unity, a few humble LDS editors have been walking the walk.
Specifically, the editors of Sunstone, Dialogue, Irreantum, Segullah, Exponent II, and (brand-new) Mormon Artist have been gathering at The Red Brick Store for discussion and collaboration. The blog is the brainchild of Stephen Carter, editor of Sunstone, who wants to teach our mini-world to sing in perfect harmony. Or, at least, hum together on a regular basis.
The Red Brick Store in Nauvoo, Illinois was constructed and owned by Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint restoration movement. It was a center of economic, political, religious, and social activity in Nauvoo, and was host to a number of important events, including the organization of the Relief Society on March 17, 1842, and the first performance of the Nauvoo Endowment ordinance on May 4, 1842.
The Red Brick Store blog is a common area for discussion of all things related to Mormonism – economic, political, religious, social, artistic, historical and contemporary. Our magazines and journals nurture good writing and good thinking, and we seek to share our thoughts here.
This is a goldmine for every bloggernacle brat, esp. those who love to read, write, and/or talk about issues relating to and springing from Mormon literature. The blog compiles subscription info and submission guidelines for all the contributing publications, offers up the latest calls for submissions and other announcements, and features weekly reprints from back issues as tasty appetizers. So far we’ve shared personal essays about the role of conviction in spiritual growth, and the complexities surrounding the question of when life begins. Best of all, we host probing-yet-friendly group discussions on a wide range of topics. Recently we’ve chatted about the pros and cons of stereotyping LDS publications, and the connection between literature and compassion. And we’re just getting started!
Don’t miss out. Grab our feed or visit often–every weekday we’ll be gathered around the coal stove for choir practice, we’d love for you to hum along.
**Big shout-out to Rory Swenson, blogmaster extraordinaire**