Hot take: If I were ever to apostatize, I'd become an Orthodox monk. But seriously, Orthodoxy has so many surprising affinities to the Latter-Day Saint tradition, you'd be surprised.
My favorite image from this book is of God willing to be overruled by his children: "My sons have defeated me, my sons have defeated me." When we see injustice in the world, even at the hands of a church, we should seek to confront it and make it better.
This past week, I attended an inter-faith devotional for the first time. From my personal experience as a Latter-Day Saint, such ecumenical efforts have seen minimal, and I am so proud of my stake for making an effort at participating in the broader faith community. I also don't know how such efforts have faired in... Continue Reading →
Last week, I examined how we don't always need to dichotomize our world into who is right and who is wrong, as exemplified by the stark differences in approaches to war between the Nephites and the Anti-Nephi-Lehis. This week, I want to use another example from the Book of Mormon, the Zoramites. First, let me... Continue Reading →