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Who took the LD out of LDS?

June 28, 2006 | 97 comments

-or- What ever happened to the good ol’ last days? -or- Where have all the millennialists gone? Read more »

Spiritual capital

June 23, 2006 | 41 comments

When Pres. Bush was re-elected in 2004, he talked about having gained “political capital.â€? He chose to “spendâ€? it on Social Security reform, which didn’t work out so well for him. I want to offer a few thoughts about us gaining and using “spiritual capital.â€? Read more »

Race, class, and retention

June 19, 2006 | 99 comments

As a missionary, I was constantly admonished to ensure that our potential converts were spiritually, and not just socially converted. Read more »

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem

June 16, 2006 | 47 comments

My wife and I were in Jerusalem for a week in March. Below are some thoughts on the city, its religious heritage, and the current conflict. Read more »

Joseph Smith chopped down the Sacred Grove

June 14, 2006 | 57 comments

Twelve years ago my family piled in a rented RV and drove cross-country to attend a wedding reception for my older brother and his wife in Minnesota. On the way we stopped at the church history sites in Missouri, including Independence, Liberty Jail, and Far West. Read more »

Structural apostasy

June 12, 2006 | 119 comments

Off the top of my head, I think that in the Church we generally mean one of three things when we use the word “apostasy”: Read more »

An introductory note

June 12, 2006 | 27 comments

Ben tells me that a few words of personal introduction are in order, both to introduce myself (since up to this point I’ve been a stranger to the blogosphere) and hopefully to contextualize some of what I’ll write over the next couple of weeks. Read more »