Category: Issue 182

The Tongue of Angels, Or the Mind of the Borg?

By Roger Terry Roger Terry is editorial director at BYU Studies and author of fiction and nonfiction books, short stories, serious articles, essays, and editorials. He blogs at     Or download the audio file here: The Tongue of Angels or the Mind of the Borg?     On 30 May 1977, I was nearing …

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Why Ritual “Makes Sense”

By Dan Wotherspoon Dan Wotherspoon is the host of the Mormon Matters podcast and former editor of Sunstone. He has a Ph.D. in religion from Claremont Graduate University.     Or download the audio here: Why Ritual “Makes Sense”     At first blush, the word “ritual” doesn’t usually conjure much excitement. We often connect …

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Creating in the Borderlands

By Stephen Carter   Eight years ago, while working on my third issue of Sunstone, I edited an article by John-Charles Duffy titled, “Mapping Mormon Historicity Debates—Part II: Perspectives from the Sociology of Knowledge.”1 Not the most exciting of titles, but the article itself upended my worldview and sent me on an eight-year journey that …

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