History of the church name and emphasis on official names within the LDS movement

The recent emphasis by the LDS church to be called by its full and official name has been met with some skepticism in the press. One historian commented: Nelson’s language asserts his revelatory authority and implicitly contrasts that authority with Read More …

An “old sectarian notion”? LDS teachings on suicide, sin, and damnation

trigger-warning: suicide This article discusses suicide and some potentially disturbing doctrinal statements about suicide. If you are feeling suicidal, please call a suicide prevention lifeline, such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Introduction In a series of recently Read More …