The Week in Mormonism, 8/23/15
The LDS church announced this week that women would be joining top church executive councils for the first time (but at least one key committee still lacks women). In an unusual move, this was announced first on facebook by the women involved before the church newsroom made a statement. Jana Riess, T&S, and BCC have commentary.
- Top Second Counselors in the General Sunday School Presidency, Ranked
- Bill Reel of Mormon Discussion called for a day to wear your cross to church. The cross was a symbol of faith adopted by early Mormons before it was rejected in an effort to distance Mormonism from Catholicism.
- Evidence that Emma was ordained to the priesthood
- Re-examining what LDS scriptures say about the ‘Only True Church’ doctrine
- The Mormon “Assault on the Family”
- How the Book of Mormon Translation Story Changed over Time
- As the church celebrates twenty years of the Family Proclamation, two perspectives on its birth: From Amici to ’Ohana: The Hawaiian Roots of the Family Proclamation and Family Breakdown, the Welfare State, and the Family Proclamation
- Intellectual Honesty and the Dance of Fear
- Mormon Leader Joseph Smith’s 34 Wives Inspire Utah Artist
- A Year Off From Mormonism