Mormon Parenting: Don't oversimplify the gospel

The chairman of one of our recent speaking events in the Midwest was a highly successful businessman and accomplished academic who told us he had recently attended a retreat with a Hindu guru who had “for the first time, given me a spiritual view of life that was intellectually satisfying.”

As we talked further with him, he said the problem he had always had with Christianity was that its teachings, while “lovely and uplifting,” could not answer his deeper questions about the human condition, about the vast injustices in the world and about his own purpose on earth — not to mention where his soul had come from and where it was going.

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