I am certainly not alone in remembering where I was sixteen years ago today. Roommates gone, I was working at home in the avenues of Salt Lake City reading nineteenth-century newspapers on the velvety green couch. The Today show on in the background suddenly became an inescapable foreground as I saw a plane collide with […]Read More
“It made theology relevant to my own lived experience again”—Michelle Lee on the 2017 Mormon Theology Seminar
Applying to the Mormon Theology Seminar was something of an exercise in confronting vulnerability for me. I have always been interested in theology, but my career path thus far has taken me in a decidedly non-academic direction, and I felt a bit fearful that I would be out of my depth in a project of […]Read More
Especially to those outside the faith, the beliefs and practices of the Mormon religion are largely unknown, and this has led to caricatures of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Below are 10 facts about Mormonism taken from Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis.
1. In Mormon theology, the purpose and project of man is not […]Read More
“Intensely collaborative, charitable, and collegial”—Andrew Smith on the 2017 Mormon Theology Seminar
The Mormon Theological Seminar has been a wonderful experience. The two weeks we spent together was an amazing time with deep insights and many positive aspects. While there are many things about the experience I could speak to here, I’ll highlight one aspect of note. Academics can be an isolating occupation. Peddling in ideas and thoughts […]Read More