Thu, 20 August 2020
In the wake of Joanna Brook's book that starkly presented a case for Mormon white supremacy, Samoan Mormon, Tasi Young, BYU alumna and die-hard Cougars fan wrote to the Salt Lake Tribune asking for the name of BYU to be changed sparking an important conversation among the Mormon Polynesian community.
Two Afakasi (half-castes), (Tasi a Samoan and Gina who is Maori) ponder and critique what it means to be Polynesian/Pasifika in a white supremacist church.
Mon, 3 August 2020
In the basic beliefs of Community of Christ The Book of Mormon is understood as follows:
We affirm the Bible as the foundational scripture for the church. In addition, Community of Christ uses the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants—not to replace the witness of the Bible or improve on it, but because they confirm its message that Jesus Christ is the Living Word of God. When responsibly interpreted and faithfully applied, scripture provides divine guidance and inspired insight for our discipleship.
That might be so, but its not quite that straightforward in practice, as my guest Elray Henrickson has elsewhere written: