Yeah, we screw up. In a wise and funny new book, author and campus minister Alice Connor says that is just part of the deal with being human.
Author - Jana Riess
Senior columnist Jana Riess is the author of many books, including "The Prayer Wheel" (Random House/Convergent, 2018) and "The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church" (Oxford University Press, 2019). She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University.
I enjoyed the experience of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, but more for the conversations and earnestness of the event than for the pageant itself.
The LDS Church is asking some members whether children ages 8 to 11 should be called to regular interviews with the bishop. The short answer is no.
Nearly 200 years ago, Joseph Smith asked God which church was true. Today, Mormon missionary work assumes this is still people's most burning question.
(RNS) — Unfortunately, the 'Stranger Things' characterization of U.S. Mormons as predominantly white is spot on.
I was prepared for pushback from very orthodox Mormons who might be unwilling to admit there are serious retention problems in the U.S. LDS Church, but...
Melissa Inouye's new memoir "Crossings" is for any Mormon reader who has ever felt marginalized -- which, as she explains, is all of us.
Here's a blast from the past, when competing retailers used to advertise their "approved" Mormon temple garments.
"The Other Side of Heaven" is getting a sequel after 18 years, and filmmaker Mitch Davis is counting on Americans of faith to help the film compete against the...
Mormon leaders have been hard at work to change missionary expectations, temple rituals, and curriculum to improve the Latter-day Saint experience for...
New research shows that U.S. Mormon families are still larger than the nation’s, but the difference is smaller than it used to be.
Jane Manning James was overlooked for much of Mormon history. Now she's finally getting her due in a feature film and a new biography by historian Quincy...
Mormon theology demands that we take care of the earth--and guest blogger Mette Harrison says the "make it do or do without" values of her LDS childhood helped...
Given how many unofficial Mormon retreats are flourishing, Latter-day Saints seem hungry for sacred spaces in which they’re permitted to keep it real.
Data shows that the 2015 Mormon LGBT exclusion policy was not enough by itself to drive many out of the LDS Church, but it contributed to disillusionment.