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“Lifting up women’s experience” (Visiting Fellow Spotlight)

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From Blair Hodges

Deidre Green would like to see more women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thinking about theology. Not only thinking about it, but also contributing to it. As a scholar of Danish Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, Green understands the value of individual perspectives in a community’s efforts to understand God: “Women’s experience is not ancillary […]

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MIPodcast #59—Village atheists, with Leigh Eric Schmidt

07 Feb Read
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From Blair Hodges

Are you familiar with the New Atheists? The late Christopher Hitchens wrote biting books about religion as “poison,” Richard Dawkins champions a sort of scientism as a replacement for faith, and people like Bill Maher spend time each evening poking fun at the pious. Despite their unofficial “New Atheist” title, they’re perhaps not actually all […]

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“A life of faith is forged in community” (Nibley Fellow Reflections)

03 Feb Read
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From Guest

During Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, Luke reports an interesting piece of counsel given to Peter in preparation for coming trials. This counsel follows on the heels of a petty squabble that breaks out over dinner as the disciples quarrel over “which of them should be accounted the greatest” (Luke 22:24). Seeing in this quarrel a harbinger of future schisms, Jesus turns to Peter and warns […]

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