How could a particular man in a particular place and time alter the course of heaven and earth?
From difficult childhood to beloved pastor, the Rev. Francis Chan translates Christian insights for a broad audience outside the confines of faith boundaries.
We can do better in holding to both truth and love without neglecting one or the other.
In this nation’s past, religious people worked to eradicate racial injustice. They must do so once again.
Without religion, one would fail to explain how Brigham Young had the audacity to lead an impoverished band of pioneers into a virtually unknown wasteland out in the American great basin.
I still recognize, of course, that many of my religious beliefs defy a ready explanation, but I now also appreciate how scientists are similarly unable to explain many of their own findings.
The hard-to-define dispute is (mostly) about what posture the religious right—and the conservative movement generally—should take toward the current liberal democratic order, which some view as hostile to traditional religious values.
There are research-based reasons to believe that media narratives regarding LGBTQ teen suicide in Utah are sometimes oversimplified, inaccurate and potentially harmful.
Today we have been reminded by events in New Zealand that we are one. This is a good day to celebrate our diversity and our unity. A good day to resolve anew to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Surely uniting around hate can’t be good for our national health. More to the point, what is it doing to our spiritual health?
It doesn’t require Nick Carraway’s observational gifts to see that the contemporary Latter-day Saint intelligentsia faces its own kind of anxiety.
The Tibetan Community Center and Calvary Baptist Church opened their doors Feb. 19 and gave attendees of the interfaith bus tour a glimpse into their rich communities that have blossomed.
If we already know it all, what need do we really have to follow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s counsel to expand one’s horizons through an ecumenical life?
What a belief in theosis means is that Latter-day Saints should largely agree on the significant place that human potential must command in public policy debates
Firm faith must never become a license for unchristian attitudes adopted in faith’s defense. As to the Bee, perhaps a bit less sting and a bit more honey is in order.
The Book of Mormon is a remarkable addition to Christian scripture, and the process by which the book came to be is worth revisiting during this season.
A central cause of faith crisis in any age arises when we apprehend a gap between the real and the ideal. A new book aimed at the rising generation helps bridge that chasm.
In the face of such revulsive, violent hate crimes, let us denounce these evil acts, mourn with those who mourn and reaffirm solidarity with those who have been targeted.
When many who are averse to adultery support philandering politicians, it’s worth exploring what role traditional moral principles play in modern American life.
As many believe, would the world be better if, as John Lennon imagines, “there were no religion, too?”
Even as we live in an internet era in which responding to offense with offense is common, there are reasons to embrace a better way.
A historic announcement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints evokes a scene from a much earlier time in the grand sweep of Christian history.
Research and experience suggest that ending these interviews would hinder the spiritual development of LDS youths.
This Fourth of July I am especially conscious of our national flaws and especially grateful for our glorious, beautiful ideals.