Archive: April 29, 2007 - May 5, 2007
It's only natural to ask questions like why would God, especially a merciful, loving God, allow this or that horrible thing to happen. The problem with the answers we usually arrive at is that we really cannot know; and, indeed,...
By Pamela K. Taylor | May 5, 2007; 9:49 PM ET | Comments (17)
Mormons are in the mainstream of America’s marvelously varied religious life.
By Christopher Dickey | May 4, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (137)
The history of relations between evangelicals and Mormons is largely characterized by hostile charges and counter-charges. This has begun to change, as our two communities have begun to see each other as potential partners in addressing some of the key...
By Richard Mouw | May 4, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (35)
The “family values” core that Mormons project to the wider culture has met a rising conservative trend half-way.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | May 4, 2007; 8:35 AM ET | Comments (122)
No faith but Christianity can be considered mainstream American. Fortunately, the current climate in our country favors inclusivity and tolerance.
By Pamela K. Taylor | May 4, 2007; 7:16 AM ET | Comments (358)
Today, when everyone from New Agers to Hmong to Muslims to Pentecostals to Buddhists live "down the block," Mormons benefit from the protective coloration which such wild diversity promotes.
By Martin Marty | May 3, 2007; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (90)
In the eyes of most serious Christians, Mormonism is a long way from mainstream.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | May 3, 2007; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (108)
If Mormonism is questionable, how can it produce so many Mormons who are such good people?
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | May 3, 2007; 8:37 AM ET | Comments (41)
The acceptance of Mormonism is still affected today by the fact that in many areas Mormons are not visible in many American communities.
By John Esposito | May 3, 2007; 7:56 AM ET | Comments (32)
The question behind the question is whether the American public is ready to accept the legitimacy of the Mormon faith.
By Michael Otterson | May 2, 2007; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (307)
The beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the institution's official title, are no more--and no less--irrational than the beliefs of any other religion.
By Susan Jacoby | May 2, 2007; 9:02 AM ET | Comments (509)
Mormons provide an example to any minority American religious group how to withstand suffering.
By Sulayman Nyang | May 2, 2007; 8:32 AM ET | Comments (35)
People are still "suspicious" of Mormonism, in part because mainstream religions consider some of their doctrines not only extra-biblical, but bizarre.
By Cal Thomas | May 2, 2007; 7:52 AM ET | Comments (219)
In secular terms it is called "taking responsibility," but I'm at a loss to come up with any recent examples.
By Gustav Niebuhr | May 1, 2007; 9:11 AM ET | Comments (11)
Since the topic of adultery has come up on the thread with forgiveness, here are two examples of forgiveness in the case of adultery or pre-marital sexual relations, which is also considered a sin in the Qur'an. The first is...
By Pamela K. Taylor | April 30, 2007; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (52)
A statement of confession is just a statement, and as such, of doubtful validity.
By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz | April 30, 2007; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (17)
Well, sorry, as a Brit I simply can't answer this one. But perhaps American readers would like to know that Mormonism certainly hasn't entered the mainstream of British religion and most Brits pretty certainly would only have the sketchiest idea...
By Nicholas T. Wright | April 30, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (5)
I want to begin by challenging the assumption that there is any equivalence between apology and repentance. That linkage may exist – but it may not. More than a few folks have been known to offer an abject apology motivated...
By Mark S. Sisk | April 30, 2007; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (4)
There was a time when apology was linked to one’s good name.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | April 30, 2007; 8:05 AM ET | Comments (19)