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With atheism comes a culture of death

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. It seems that the 40th annual convention of American Atheists is coming to town next spring, and its organizers sound like … Continue reading

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Guest post: The New Liberalism vs. the Restored Gospel

Tweet By Ralph Hancock Part 3 of 3 of “Mormonism in the public square” In the first two articles in this series, I have examined the relationship between religion and politics and shown the impossibility of keeping these completely separate, … Continue reading

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Guest post: Mormonism in the public square

Tweet By Ralph Hancock Part 1 of 3 There are two subjects to be avoided, it is often said, in conversation among casual friends and, especially perhaps, among relatives: religion and politics. Among people of the same faith, the first … Continue reading

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3 ideas that changed the world

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Standing in a checkout line at the supermarket, I saw a special edition of Time magazine titled, “100 Ideas That Changed … Continue reading

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How religion-free trend affects public policy

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. A sign on a commercial building in the neighborhood where I live reads, “Interested in God, but not religion?” The invitation … Continue reading

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Good signs for Utah from study of charitable giving

Tweet A recent study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy looked at Americans after-tax charitable giving based on recent tax returns to determine how financially generous people around the country are. The results should be very encouraging for Utahns. Utah ranked … Continue reading

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Family and religion: a harmonious union

Tweet A Sutherland newsletter from last year noted the links between family and religion. It explained: “Church and family are mutually supportive. Religious teachings about marriage, sexuality, obligations of spouses and parents, etc., bolster the natural affections of family life. … Continue reading

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Don’t chop tax breaks for charitable contributions

Tweet   Should government continue to give people tax breaks for donating to charities? Elder Dallin H. Oaks, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, thinks so. In response to … Continue reading

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‘Cult’ accusation is a bigoted blast from the past

Tweet   When evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a “cult” at the Values Voters Summit, a huge gathering of the “pro-family movement,” it brought back all sorts of thoughts for me. Permit … Continue reading

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