This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online When I was twenty years old I returned home from two years of missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was beginning university, a part time job and life seemed full of opportunity. I took … More What’s in a name?
Introduction Mauss has noted that throughout their history Latter-day Saints have struggled with the tension between retrenchment and assimilation (Mauss, 1994: 5). This article argues that this dichotomy is exemplified in the Church’s relationship with, and writings about, other faiths. As a structure each of these positions and their validity will be explored in detail, … More The dichotomy of Latter-day Saint interfaith commentary: a way forward.
Another piece I wrote about 4 years ago- just resurrecting it here as I have a forum to do so What is a straw man? I once outlined what a person taught about a certain principle, and then I had explained why this argument was wrong. The straw man? It was the way I had … More What is a straw man?
A couple of years ago I read a thought provoking book and scribbled some musings about it. Some of the references are a bit dated but I thought resurrecting it along with some of the issues are still relevant. Ayn Rand (2007) Atlas Shrugged London:Penguin Modern Classics (First published 1957) “All our stories are expressions … More Atlas Shrugged