Author Archives: J. Max Wilson

A Lament About Our Post-Constitutional Politics

  The world is full of problems. Serious problems: poverty, crime, injustice, corruption, disease, violence, bigotry, terrorism, and on and on. It always has been. And it is natural for people to want to fix all the problems– or at … Continue reading

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On Loving Those Who Really Are Your Enemies

When Jesus enjoined his followers to love their enemies, he didn’t simply mean that they should stop demonizing those who they wrongly perceived as enemies because they were different; He wasn’t suggesting that conflict is the consequence of misunderstanding, and that if … Continue reading

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On the Problem of “Black and White Thinking”

The blanket rejection of black and white thinking is itself a form of black and white thinking– black and white thinking about black and white thinking. And if black and white thinking about black and white thinking is valid then … Continue reading

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LDS Conference April 1972 – Godless Conspirators & Gentile Partners

This is an entry in the ongoing General Conference Odyssey project. My previous contributions can be found here. Posts by other bloggers writing about the April 1972 General Conference today are linked at the end of this post.  You can also visit the project … Continue reading

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LDS Conference April 1972 – Common Consent, Sustaining vs Non-Opposition

This post is an entry in the ongoing General Conference Odyssey project. My previous contributions can be found here. Posts by other bloggers writing about the April 1972 General Conference today are linked at the end of this post.  You can also visit the … Continue reading

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