Posts Tagged ‘ Evangelicals ’

Evangelical Wants to Keep Mormon Moment Alive

November 11, 2013
Evangelical Wants to Keep Mormon Moment Alive

2012 brought a lot of interest in the LDS Church due to Mitt Romney’s campaign for President of the United States.  Now that the election is over, many feel the Mormon Moment is over.  Christianity Today’s Ed Stetzer put out an article this week advocating that evangelicals “not let the Mormon moment pass completely.”  I have […]

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Posted in Doctrine, Mormon, Mormon Belief | 24 Comments »

Gay Boy Scouts?

February 11, 2013
Gay Boy Scouts?

A 2000 Supreme Court decision rules that because the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization, they are within their rights to exclude gays, atheists, and agnostics from its membership ranks.  So why did the Boy Scouts of America reverse course and announce that local units now have the ability to choose whether to allow […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 148 Comments »

Jesus Had a Wife?

October 1, 2012
Jesus Had a Wife?

I’ve enjoyed reading about a recently discovered document scholars have dubbed “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.”  It’s just a scrap of papyrus that dates to around 150-200 AD, but it is causing a bit of a stir.  Dr. Karen King of Harvard University has recently translated the document and it contains the line, “Jesus said […]

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6 Reasons Why Mormons Are Beating Evangelicals in Church Growth

August 27, 2012
6 Reasons Why Mormons Are Beating Evangelicals in Church Growth

If you’ve been on the bloggernacle for long, you’ve probably seen some posts that note that growth in the LDS Church is flattening out, and these posts usually make the implication that this is simply an LDS phenomenon.  However David French (a Presbyterian evangelical) recently pointed out that in America nearly all Christian religions are […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 51 Comments »

Mitt, Falwell, and Liberty University

May 14, 2012
Mitt, Falwell, and Liberty University

Liberty University, founded by Moral Majority leader and evangelical Jerry Falwell, recently invited Mitt Romney to speak at commencement exercises.  Several students boycotted the commencement address by Romney, choosing not to attend.  Christianity Today had an interesting article titled Why Jerry Falwell Sr. Isn’t Rolling In His Grave over Romney’s Liberty Invitation. The subtitle was “And what […]

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What’s So Maybe About Mitt?

November 1, 2011
What’s So Maybe About Mitt?

Wow, people really do not love Mitt.  A recent Onion article satirized his failure to connect with voters (and staffers!) emotionally.  He can’t even get a break on Google! (Type in “Romney can win” and it will ask if you meant to type “Romney can’t win”).  Is it his Mormonism?  His politics?  His polished good […]

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Posted in America, Freedom, Politics | 117 Comments »

Do Mormon Angels Have Wings?

July 23, 2011
Do Mormon Angels Have Wings?

There has been a book of personal testimony making waves in Evangelical Christian circles for the past few months. Indeed, it isn’t just limited to Protestant Evangelicals; the person who recommended it to our family is a devout Catholic liberal. The book, entitled Heaven is for Real, is the real life story of Todd Burpo, […]

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Posted in Faith, Reviews | 17 Comments »

Migiddos — Part 1?

April 30, 2011
Migiddos — Part 1?

The Scriptures picture the final battle of good and evil happening in a real place because many real battles have happened on that spot. The place is Megiddo,  a city — ancient even in Biblical times — that controls a pass through the Judean Hills (Carmel Range) to connect the coastal plain to the Jezreel […]

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Posted in Holy Land | 14 Comments »

Was the Civil War Prophecy About the Civil War?

April 2, 2011
Was the Civil War Prophecy About the Civil War?

During the past several weeks, as rebellion spread from country to country in the Middle East, a local evangelical church — whose members include several business clients and personal friends of our family —  has been advertising an “end-times” series on the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy regarding the Latter Days. Some of the advertising has […]

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Posted in America, Mormon Belief, Violence | 23 Comments »

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

January 2, 2011
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

NT SS Lesson #2 In the year 4 BC (or thereabouts), Mary had a problem. She had been told that by the power of God she would conceive a child, who would be known as the Son of the Highest. She wasn’t told how to notify her family, her friends, or the man to whom […]

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Posted in New Testament Sunday School Lessons, Uncategorized | 37 Comments »

Middle-day Saints or Church Mortality

October 23, 2010
Middle-day Saints or Church Mortality

When I first started visiting Mormon Matters, there was a sidebar that would resurrect old posts for new visitors to see for the first time. One post by Jeff Spector caught my eye everytime it reappeared because it asked what people would do if they became convinced the church wasn’t true. It caught my eye […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 33 Comments »

Know Your Religion: Apparently Mormons Do

October 5, 2010
Know Your Religion:  Apparently Mormons Do

A recent survey was launched to gauge how well people understand religion.  Interestingly, atheists & agnostics scored highest (65.3% correct).  They were followed closely by Jews (64.1%) and Mormons (63.5%).  After that there is a big drop to White Evangelical Christians (55%).  The lowest scorers were Hispanic Catholics (36.3% – ouch!).  The average respondent scored a 50%. 

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Posted in Uncategorized | 28 Comments »

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