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How the Mormons got an invitation to the Pope's ecumenical meeting

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In the latest issue of Ecumenical Trends, James Massa, who heads ecumenical outreach for the US Conference ...

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The University of Utah Institute of Religion

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The Institutes of Religion were and are an outreach by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to L...

Seeing With a Blind Eye

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A friend finds you at Church, and pulls you into a quiet hallway. His eyes are red, wet with tears. He rece...

The Top 10 LDS Musicians You’ve Never Heard Of, No. 8

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Last time I told you all about the kicking classical composer Jennifer Thomas, who both plays and teaches v...

Teaching Trainwrecks

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“Bob” was a gentleman in his 80’s who attended my Los Angeles ward. He was an endearing old curmudgeon, fam...

Refugee

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“Oh look, they’re selling Girl Scout cookies. Turn around up here.” En route to home after a full day of ru...

The Magic Words

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A couple of weeks ago, I encountered something I never expected during the Sacrament: politesse. We got to ...

Judging Righteous Judgment Part 1: “Lord, whom can I safely hate?”

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Eons ago in internet time, I wrote a post about the inevitability (and possible positives) of human discrim...

Dog vs. Missionary

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As a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I often served in rural areas where th...

Using the Youth Sunday School Curriculum to Train Future Missionaries

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I am happy to introduce a new monthly youth Sunday school series at BCC: adapting the youth Sunday school c...