I ran a column at The Hill about Jill Stein’s futile recount efforts earlier this week. The Hillary Clinton supporters who have enabled her have taken a vacation from reality.
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Or, at least, demand an open marriage.
My latest at The Hill.
I am writing for The Hill contributors’ section every two weeks now. Here is this week’s column:
“The Hypocrisy of Hillary’s Feminists”
This entry isn’t directly related to religion, although I do mention some famous religious leaders with shadows over their legacies.
Guest post at Jory Micah’s Breaking the Glass Steeple blog.
Yesterday I published an op-ed on pro-life feminism and Donald Trump’s recent paid maternity leave + childcare assistance proposals at The Hill.
I have a guest post at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Studies blog on my participation in the Mormon Theology Seminar earlier this year, here.
The MI blog is not open to comments, so feel free to comment here.
Last Friday I recorded a podcast on the theology of hope with Dan Wotherspoon for Mormon Matters (available now). The other guests were Brian Hauglid of the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and Patrick Q. Mason of Claremont. Though the podcast was by Mormons for Mormons, I had a lot to say about traditional Christian views on hope and eschatology.
Dan asked us at the end of the podcast if we could answer the call of 1 Peter 3:15 and “give a reason for the hope that is within [us].” I have given a personal testimony here, but I wanted to repeat here what I said on the podcast:
My daughter was born in 2006 at the end of a healthy pregnancy in which I’d had every reason to expect a healthy baby. As I looked down at her resting in my arms for the first time, a horrible thought came into my head. I felt like I was being silly, but in that moment my fear and dread were all-consuming. I had to say it. “Does my baby have a cleft palate?”
The doctor and the nurse exchanged confused glances and looked at me like I was CrazyMom. I thrust my daughter back at them, made the nurse take her to check her palate. I’m sure she was expecting to say, “No, CrazyMom, your baby does not have a cleft palate. Please stop acting crazy now.” Instead, she called out, “Actually, doctor, can you come and take a look at this? I think there’s something here…”
It was the beginning. (more…)
Guest-post and book review of Myron Bradley Penner’s The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Post-Modern Context at Rational Faiths blog.
Recently I participated in an interfaith Bible study of Paul’s epistle to the Romans with both Mormons and evangelicals. I volunteered to do the post on Romans 16. To assist with laying out the complex arguments surrounding this passage, I completed a detailed ten-page PDF with in-depth commentary on Phoebe, Junia, Priscilla, and the other Christians mentioned in that chapter.
I have revised this PDF for an evangelical audience and am re-posting it here:
A Study of Romans 16 – PDF