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I looked out the window and what did I see?

Two months ago I had the amazing opportunity to visit Switzerland. What an inspiring display of God’s creativity! Deep blue water, soaring snow-topped peaks, brilliant green-carpeted valleys…and, of course, happy cows everywhere. One morning I watched out the window of … Continue reading

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Music of the Faiths

It’s Throwback Thursday! The following blog article originally posted at Mormon Coffee on January 30, 2006. —————— Today’s Journal and Courier [January 30, 2006] from Lafayette, Indiana reports on that city’s Music of the Faiths hymn sing which took place … Continue reading

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Passing the Torch of Mormonism’s Historical Racisim

[In honor of Black History Month 2014, each Monday in February Mormon Coffee’s blog post has addressed a topic related to racism in Mormon history. Today is the final post in the series.] Institutionalized racism in the Mormon Church spanned … Continue reading

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Mormonism and its “vital revelations flowing in a never-ending stream”

John Taylor, the third prophet of the Mormon Church, explained: “We require a living tree—a living fountain—living intelligence, proceeding from the living priesthood in heaven, through the living priesthood on earth. … And from the time that Adam first received … Continue reading

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Still no formal repudiation. Let June 8th be a day of shame.

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Mormon President Spencer W. Kimball’s announcement of the end of the priesthood ban against black Mormons (D&C Declaration 2), we are reposting Aaron Shafovaloff’s 30th anniversary article, “Shame, Shame, Shame: Thirty Years Later … Continue reading

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Policy or Doctrine?
The Mormon Church ban of blacks before 1978

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How would John Taylor vote in tomorrow’s election?

Last Friday, in honor of John Taylor’s 200th birthday, Mormon Coffee published several quotes from Mormonism’s 3rd prophet and president. Today, the day before an important and historic election in America, we offer more, with a question. To set the … Continue reading

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