Tag Archives: Nauvoo

The Dark Side of a Dark Doctrine

The Canadian Supreme Court (British Columbia) is currently hearing a case on the constitutionality of Canada’s polygamy laws. On December 2 (2010) the court heard testimony from Utah clinical psychologist Dr. Lawrence Beall, who described the “dark side” of polygamy … Continue reading

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The Red Brick Store

Not long ago a new LDS web site was launched: The Red Brick Store. The web site describes itself like this: “A collaboration amongst editors of Mormon-related journals and magazines to nurture and share good writing and good thinking in … Continue reading

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Equally Zealous

I’m in Nauvoo, Illinois this week. This little history-packed town has some pretty interesting spiritual dynamics going on. As a Christian who challenges the claims of Mormonism, the Restorationists in town see me somewhat as an ally. The Restorationists split … Continue reading

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Crossing Cultures

The newspaper of Burlington, Iowa, The Hawkeye, ran a story on Monday about Truth Outreach, a 30-minute television program hosted by Rocky and Helen Hulse. The Hulses are the directors of the Nauvoo Christian Visitors Center, a Christian presence in … Continue reading

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Stirring Things Up in Nauvoo

Nauvoo, Illinois is an important place in both Mormon history and in the faith of today’s Latter-day Saints. After being displaced from their homes in Missouri in 1839, the Mormons settled on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River and … Continue reading

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