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Faithful Disagreement: A Model for the Saints

By William D. Russell     Or, right-click here to download the audio file: Faithful Disagreement: A Model for the Saints     THE COMMUNITY OF Christ has faced several divisive issues in recent history, the main ones being racial justice, women’s ordination, and LGBT ordination. Though some of these issues were handled well, we …

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The Dawning of a Brighter Day: An Analysis of MormonsandGays.org

By Robert A. Rees IT WOULD TAKE a calloused heart not to rejoice over the Church’s recent website, www.mormonsandgays.org. Jim Dabakis, head of Utah’s Democratic Party, was quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune as saying that producing the website “can’t have been easy” for the Church, but the messages by Church authorities (including those by …

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Faithful Disagreement: A Model for the Saints

By William D. Russell THE COMMUNITY OF Christ has faced several divisive issues in recent history, the main ones being racial justice, women’s ordination, and LGBT ordination. Though some of these issues were handled well, we experienced significant fallout over others. The 2013 National Conference in the United States, where same-sex marriage was accepted as …

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Why I Stay

By Carol Lynn Pearson YEARS AGO WHEN my husband Gerald and I made the outrageous decision to self-publish my poems, I wrote this simple piece that became the title poem of one of the books:   A WIDENING VIEW When my eye first opened Behind the viewfinder, There, in closeup, Was a flower— The only …

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Adam and Steve and the Empty Sea: A Play

By Matthew Greene Adam & Steve and the Empty Sea by Matthew Greene received its world premiere at Plan-B Theatre Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) 31 January–10 February, 2013, directed by Jason Bowcutt, starring Logan Tarantino as Steve and Topher Rasmussen as Adam.   AUTHOR’S NOTE   The aphorism goes that you should “write what …

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