Author Archives: J. Max Wilson

New Liberal Mormon Folklore – The Nephites Left Samuel the Lamanite’s Prophecies out of the Scriptures

As I have mentioned before,  self-styled “Intellectual” and Liberal Mormons are just as susceptible to proof-texting, unexamined cultural constructs, and their their own set of folklore as anyone else. In the Book of Mormon account of the visit of Jesus … Continue reading

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Getting It Wrong: How Not to Save LDS Youth in a Secular Age

For those of you who may not already know, during the last few months there has been a bit of an intellectual brawl going on among a handful of influential Mormon academics. The most recent verbal scuffles have revolved around … Continue reading

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Christmas vs “Present Day” – Jesus is the Gift

While quite conservative and orthodox in their views, my parents were exceptionally experimental and willing to break with societal conventions and expectations in raising their children. It was only later in life that I realized how radical we sometimes were. … Continue reading

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Ends vs Means – The Problem with President Obama’s Immigration Proposal

I just read the transcript of President Obama’s Immigration Announcement. Honestly, I agree with a lot of the points he makes. As I have mentioned previously, illegal Immigration is a difficult problem. How do we be fair to those who … Continue reading

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President Eyring Reads from the LDS Family Proclamation to Pope Francis and Religious Leaders at Vatican Summit

Though you may not hear much about it in national media, there is a remarkable colloquium going on this week at the Vatican, hosted by Pope Francis. The purpose of the summit is to join religious leaders from many different … Continue reading

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