Category: Issue 179

Paul’s Wisdom for the Body of Our Divided Church

By Frances Lee Menlove     RECENTLY, BLOGGERS, PODCASTERS, and newspapers—even the New York Times—have been taking note of prominent figures being excommunicated from the Mormon Church, of the debate around the ordination of women, and the acceptance and inclusion of our lesbian, gay, and transgender sisters and brothers. The big disputes of today seem …

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Adoption: A Triangle of Shame

By Christy Crowe Hughes   THE CONCEPT OF adoption is very old—it is part of our earliest Judeo-Christian myths (Moses for example). Although it is an essential social mechanism for taking care of vulnerable populations of children, adoption is fraught with deep shame and trauma that affects all three parties in the adoption “triangle”: the birth …

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