The Proverbial Elephant, Non-overlapping Magisteria, and Gifts of the Spirit

Posted by in Religion on 08. Oct, 2014 | 1 Comment

I can’t help but laugh at the ridiculous title of this post, but I swear to you that I tie all the ideas together.

Advice from Mormon Intellectuals to Mormon Intellectuals

Posted by in Religion on 31. May, 2014 | No Comments Yet

Religion historian Kathleen Flake imagines what advice some of Mormonism’s departed intellectuals might give to us today.

Choosing to Believe: Thoughts from the Givenses

Posted by in Religion on 17. Oct, 2012 | No Comments Yet

The following is taken verbatim from the introduction of an important new book from Terryl and Fiona Givens called The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life. Whether and/or when belief is a legitimate choice is a fascinating topic to me.

Terryl Givens on Choosing to Believe

Posted by in Religion on 03. Mar, 2012 | 3 Comments

The following is a partial transcript I made of an excellent Mormon Stories podcast interview with Terryl Givens, one of the most intellectually interesting and thoughtful Mormons I know of. Here he discusses his view on how and why religious belief must be a choice and not simply something that’s obviously false or obviously true.