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Mormon temple changes are a step forward for women

“I honestly never thought change would come in my lifetime,” says guest blogger Kristin Lowe. But the Mormon temple ceremony did indeed change to be more inclusive of women, which filled her with hope.
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The evolution of sin

(RNS) — Virtue and vice have long been inextricably linked to self-control. But lately we’ve been asking, what’s it all for?
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Raising expectations for the Vatican’s abuse summit

There’s good reason to think significant progress will be made.
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How Julian Edelman became a Jewish hero

Julian Edelman is a touchdown for Jewish identity.
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Don’t give me a Mormon funeral

Bury me in purple, with a funeral that is geared for (and planned by) my non-Mormon family. But funeral potatoes are definitely OK.
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We need more biblical literacy in America

But, teaching Bible in schools? A qualified “meh.”
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If God is dead, is it OK if we save ourselves?

(RNS) — The rash of ‘new utopian’ groups isn’t just about the collapse of traditional religion. It’s about putting our faith in human self-improvement.
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GenX Mormons: The forgotten generation

GenX Mormons in the United States are the quintessential middle child between the bigger-than-life Baby Boomers and their Millennial kids. And if you’re blaming Millennials for certain changes in the Church, well, GenXers started it.
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How Mormons handle doubt: Blame the victim

I’ve never seen a case where a doubter successfully returned to the Church through shaming tactics such as these. Not once.
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Is it OK to blame “the ultra-Orthodox?”

When did it become OK to generalize about the Jews?
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