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A Clear and Present Danger: Religious Liberty, Marriage, and the Family in the Late Modern Age — An Address at Brigham Young University

An address delivered at Brigham Young University by┬áDr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on Monday, October 21, 2013. I...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-27-13

Chemical weapons in Syria prove to be “uncivilized, barbarian, rogue”; Compromising personal morality now the “price of citizenship”; Rabbi Kushner: It doesn’t have to be…Read this essay →

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Does Joel Osteen Not Know, or Does He Not Care?

By now, it is clear that Joel Osteen’s carelessness is deliberate and calculated.Read this essay →

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Mormonism, Democracy, and the Urgent Need for Evangelical Thinking

Predictably, Mormonism is in the news again. The presence of two members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints among contenders for the...Read this essay →

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Why Conservative Churches Are Growing: David Brooks and the Limits of Sociology

What sociology cannot do is deal with the most important question of all — the truth question.Read this essay →

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Making Sense of the Texas Polygamist Controversy

The raid of the Yearning for Zion compound in Texas has sparked a broad conversation about where the authority of the state and personal liberties...Read this essay →

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Are Mormons “Christians?” — Ending Where I Began

My concluding article in the Beliefnet.com dialogue, "Are Mormons 'Christians?,'" is now posted and can be found here. An excerpt: The debate has never been...Read this essay →

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The Mormonism Debate Continues

The debate over the question, "Are Mormons 'Christians?,'" continues at Beliefnet.com. My second article was published Thursday and I look forward to reading the response...Read this essay →

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Are Mormons Christians? — A Beliefnet.com Debate

Are Mormons Christians? Beliefnet.com invited me to debate that issue with Orson Scott Card, a prominent Mormon author. The exchange is already interesting and we...Read this essay →

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Are Mormons Christians?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has increasingly become a part of the mainstream of American religious life. In doing so, Mormons have...Read this essay →

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Are Mormons in the Mainstream? — New “On Faith” Article

The question for this week at "On Faith," the joint project of The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine, is this: After 175 years of existence,...Read this essay →

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Can Democracy Survive Polygamy?

Observing the landscape of America’s contentious debate over marriage, scholar Stanley Kurtz of the Hudson Institute, remarks, “It has become necessary to offer a case…Read this essay →

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Truth, Fiction, or Something in Between? The Meaning of Television

Media critic Neal Gabler has suggested that popular entertainment is turning the nation into a giant transcontinental soap opera. Individual citizens are creating “life movies”…Read this essay →

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This Date in History — The Bicentennial of Joseph Smith’s Birth

December 23, 2005 marks 200 years since the birth of Joseph Smith. Smith, the founder of Mormonism, was born in Vermont, but was raised in...Read this essay →

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Mormonism In America

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The Cults as Theological Judgment

In the end, the church must bear considerable responsibility for the theological confusion of our age–and for the proliferation of cults and new religious movements.…Read this essay →

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The Floodgates Open: USA Today Promotes Polygamy

Readers of Monday’s edition of USA Today must have been shocked to read Jonathan Turley’s article promoting the legalization of polygamy. Then again, it is…Read this essay →