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What Mormon equality looks like

Women in the Mormon faith regularly preach from the pulpit to the congregation and lead prayers during Sunday services.

By Michael Otterson  | Apr 14, 2011 9:23 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

A Latter-day Saint view of Book of Mormon musical

Parody isn’t reality, and it’s the very distortion that makes it appealing and often funny.

By Michael Otterson  | Apr 14, 2011 10:23 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Is this really a ‘Mormon moment’?

More than ever, people are asking about the faith of Latter-day Saints. Here's three things you should know about Mormons.

By Michael Otterson  | May 9, 2011 10:46 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Where is God (and the Mormon church) in a natural disaster?

“God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs.”

By Michael Otterson  | May 24, 2011 12:07 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Evangelicals, Mormons and the beliefs of the president

An evangelical critic says a vote for a Mormon is an endorsement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Is it?

By Michael Otterson  | Jun 7, 2011 10:20 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

The Mormon retirement plan

For many older Mormons, a different kind of “retirement.”

By Mike Otterson  | Jun 27, 2011 4:10 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

The Mormon church and the media’s ‘cult’ box

Just because one in four people say they are less likely to vote for a Mormon, it doesn’t follow that one in four see Mormons as a cult, ‘devious’ or otherwise.

By Mike Otterson  | Jul 19, 2011 2:29 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Mormons: Not necessarily who you think they are

Today there are more Mormons outside the U.S. than in it.

By  | Aug 5, 2011 12:11 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Mormon beliefs and Christian creeds

While recognizing that creeds on the Trinity have deep meaning for Christians, Mormons have a view simpler than the three-in-one God.

By Michael Otterson  | Aug 23, 2011 8:08 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

From the Bible to the Book of Mormon: How do Latter-day Saints interpret Scripture?

Do Mormons read the Bible ‘literally’? And how do they view the ‘Book of Mormon’?

By Michael Otterson  | Sep 13, 2011 7:46 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Why do Mormons hold ‘General Conference’?

The twice-annual meetings have become a cultural icon for millions of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

By Michael Otterson  | Sep 26, 2011 9:23 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

How do Mormons answer ‘not Christian’ claims?

Mormons do not pretend that their understanding of Christ is identical to that of Christian orthodoxy, instead embracing the further enlightenment of an additional revelation.

By Michael Otterson  | Oct 12, 2011 9:42 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Working for pure religion

Religion works best when it combines the spiritual with the pragmatic, what the apostle James in the Bible calls “pure religion.”

By Michael Otterson  | Dec 14, 2011 11:00 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

The meaning behind the nativity

The true story behind one of the world’s most enduring icons.

By Michael Otterson  | Dec 24, 2011 11:57 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Mormons in the mainstream

Mormons want acceptance, but not assimilation.

By Michael Otterson  | Jan 12, 2012 8:18 AM  | COMMENTS (0)