Monthly Archives: June 2012

No, Jesus Was Not An American

Yes, the title of this post is a little bizarre.  When you take up the bizarre task of responding to Bill Maher (half comedian, half political commentator, all theophobe), you often end up in this wacky territory.  You see, Bill Maher is not someone to take seriously, and taking him seriously often brings with it […]

Dogma and Daily Life

The Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz has an interesting piece discussing the difficulty of covering Mitt Romney’s religion in the presidential campaign.  The question in the headline: “Is Mitt Romney’s Mormonism Fair Game?”  Horowitz appears to make some good faith attempts at tracking down a fair answer, but is ultimately too caught up in perceived dilemmas […]

A Country Is Not Without Honor, Save In Its Own Country

This blog isn’t going to be solely dedicated to responding to Andrew Sullivan, but 1. He’s writing a lot about Mormonism right now, 2. He’s a highly visible and influential blogger, and 3. He’s getting Mormonism wrong, so there we are.

How to Talk About Unfamiliar Religions in a Secular Society

Taylor Petrey, a professor of Religion at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, has a very well-argued piece at Patheos about how we ought to be discussing religion these days, and how we’re not.  Petrey summarizes the great bulk of discussion of Mormon beliefs over the last few years (including in the Book of Mormon Musical, pictured […]