Recently, the LDS (Mormon) Church clarified their policy concerning the treatment of same-sex marriage (SSM) and couples. John Dehlin, host of the popular Mormon Stories Podcast, reportedly leaked the file. The new policy considers SSM apostasy, a voluntary denial of the faith, which effectively leads to excommunication.Read More
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Has there ever been a time in your life where God felt distant? A season when you could empathize with the Psalmist who said, "Why, O Lord, do you stand far away (Ps 10:1)?"
For most believers this feeling is a part of faith. The "nearness" of God, from our perspective, seems to ebb and flow during our lives. Of course, we may acknowledge his omnipresence, but when we speak of "nearness" we are speaking in terms of relationship.
That feeling, that divine hiddenness (DH), according to J. L. Schellenberg is not evidence of a temporary strain in the creator-creation relationship, but the absence of an eternal creator altogether. For Schellenberg, the feeling we get when we feel far from God is proof that God does not exist. It feels like he's not there for a good reason – he's not. This, according to Oxford University Press, is a "powerful new argument for atheism."Read More
Recently, I've had many people ask my opinion on whether or not Mormonism would return to polygamy. The question is no doubt sparked by the recent Supreme Court ruling for same-sex marriage.
If the Court rules in favor of the constitutional freedom to practice historically alternate forms of marriage, is there a chance that polygamy could be be on the horizon. Further, would Mormonism return to its practice of polygamy?Read More
What is true Christian liberty?
It's a question that's been at the forefront of conversation for many Christian Americans in recent days. Speculative fears of imminent censorship, social hostility, and even persecution have inundated social media.Read More