Mormon Theology and Tears

Several times in recent months I have encountered a well-meaning person, identifying him or herself as a Mormon, asserting that Mormons and orthodox Christians believe essentially the same things. I sensed they felt it was important to emphasize that Mormons are Christians. I felt confused by these encounters. Why would a Mormon consider themselves a Christian when... Continue Reading →

The Cosmos and the Crèche: The Compassion of Christmas

I have two images colliding in my mind today - the cosmos and the crèche. The sparks from this collision sear my heart with Jesus' words: "I judge no one," (John 8:15). Last Sunday our pastor displayed Hubble space telescope images. I gazed at swirls and bursts of infinite colorful stars, the beauty and glory splashed around the... Continue Reading →

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