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Politics and the Book of Mormon

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

Cross-posted from Historicisms.

One of the more uncomfortable aspects of the "Mormon Moment" for me was seeing LDS scripture deployed against the candidate on whose behalf I chose to exercise my franchise. Wish though I may that the Book of Mormon could be safely sequestered from the sordid world…


Reflections on Social Media and Politics

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Note: this essay draws on material originally published in two posts on my personal blog,…


Of Mormons, Baptists, and Liberty of Conscience

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:00am 0 Comments

On 7 October, Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, was speaking to reporters outside the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, where he had just introduced Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Taking aim at Perry’s rival for the nomination, Mitt Romney, Jeffress said that Romney,…


Of 9/11 and Learning to Love the Other

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 6:01am 0 Comments

For me, 9/11 began with religion: after my clock radio alarm gave me the first hint that something had gone terribly wrong, I knelt by my bed to pray that God would watch over the affected people. Then I went and turned on the TV just in time to see the first tower fall.

Religion remained a persistent element of my day. Like many people, I spent much of 9/11 watching television news. This I did in the company of many of my co-religionists at the LDS Institute of Religion at Arizona…


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