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Creating Worlds or Worldviews?March 3, 2014 · 4 Comments
When Mormons talk about “becoming like God,” some think that this translates directly into “creating planets.” In fact, this idea has been so prevalent that the LDS Church addresses this specific issue as a “Frequently Asked Question” on its public affairs website. A new article published by the LDS Church, however, manages to change the
Ralph Hancock at First Things: Leo Strauss for believersJanuary 30, 2014 · 0 Comments
First Things magazine is now featuring a recent piece from JAC President Ralph Hancock. Click here to read the article.
Obeying Obamacare: The Religious Obligation to Follow the LawJanuary 17, 2014 · 11 Comments
As the March 31 deadline to purchase health insurance under the Obamacare mandate approaches, nearly one third of Millennials without health insurance are saying they will simply pay the penalty and forego purchasing insurance. While this may be a financially beneficial option for many, the question remains whether this is a moral choice. In these
Race and the Priesthood: A Forum Discussing the LDS Church’s Recent StatementJanuary 8, 2014 · 0 Comments
Beyond Our Assumptions: Moving to Firmer Ground By Brandon Dabling A month removed from the LDS Church’s release of its landmark statement on race and the priesthood, it is clear to me just how much the church membership needed such a statement to clarify sticky points of doctrine, reorient thinking, and even relieve a
Doctor Faustus and the Buddy System: Or, the Dangers of Thinking for Yourself, by YourselfDecember 15, 2013 · 0 Comments
By Jacob Rennaker I recently saw an exceptional performance of Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, the famous story of a man who sells his soul to the devil for knowledge. I’d read this play before, but, as I watched it being performed, there was one moment near the end of the play
Superman and the Failure of American Institutions: An Insight into Changing Public AttitudesNovember 22, 2013 · 0 Comments
By Max Hunsaker Film audiences first met General Zod, a supervillain and one of Superman’s greatest enemies, in the 1980 movie Superman II. Zod’s objective was to take control of Earth, and he attempts to do so by first asserting authority over the president of the United States. After easily overwhelming military
Tradition on Trial: Legislative Prayer and Town of Greece v. GallowayOctober 21, 2013 · 0 Comments
By Patrick M. Chambers The US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case Nov. 6 that could change the long-standing tradition of prayers to open public legislative sessions. The case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, most recently decided in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2012), held that the town of Greece,
One-Sided Openness to RevelationOctober 16, 2013 · 0 Comments
JAC President Ralph Hancock writes at First Things: “Our openness to prophetic authority has the effect of rendering present authoritative statements provisional. We bracket everything that we hear in General Conference, because, well, we’re so committed to prophetic revelation that, hey, it could change tomorrow. “Eternal Truth,” for those devoutly committed to the distinctive LDS principle