July 2, 2013

Stranger in a Mormon Land

Jeremy Lott, American Spectator

MEDIA FADS quickly slip the bonds of memory, but try to recall one clip from last year’s highlights reel. It’s the one where nearly everybody in the press proclaims a “Mormon moment.” Talking heads repeat it like they’re saying a rosary to avoid dead air time. Religion writers and editors curse the phrase, but duly work it into their copy for a cottage industry of articles and books introducing Americans to Mitt Romney’s entirely homegrown yet somehow exotic faith.

The moment has now passed, but for a while there, Mormons were bigger than, well, let’s just say Methodists to avoid outright blasphemy and legal action from Yoko. For my part, I figured that a) since Mormonism was going to be in the news quite a bit; b) since my job is to...

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October 17, 2013
The Problem With Latter-Day Revelation
Ralph Hancock, First Things
The great Jerry Seinfeld once observed that a man doesn’t care what’s on TV. He only cares what else is on TV. (Seinfeld late-night re-runs being displaced by Modern Family, by the way, is a sure sign of decline.) This seems... more ››
October 22, 2013
Bigger, Better Mormon Movies
Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
I just saw “Ephraim’s Journey,” which is essentially another take on — with a different perspective — of “17 Miracles,” which details the sufferings of one ill-fated handcart company... more ››
October 22, 2013
Mormons & Evangelicals Together in Jail
Tad Walch, Deseret News
LDS Church apostles and leaders of other faiths increasingly are cultivating relationships with one another, a process recently accelerated by shared concerns over religious liberty.Mentioning what he termed his "friendship"... more ››
October 23, 2013
Mexican Mormons on the Rise
Monica Campbell, Public Radio
In Provo, Utah, one man, Fernando Rogelio Gómez, has created a small museum solely dedicated to this small Mexican slice of Mormon history. It started when he found a trunk full of documents buried inside his aunt's... more ››
October 21, 2013
World of a White Mormon Rapper
Rebbie Groesbeck, Normons
I couldn’t count on two hands the number of times my friends in Provo rallied on a Friday night to see a Can’t Stop Won’t Stop show. They were a cult favorite in every sense of the word, bringing fresh hip-hop beats to a... more ››