Tag: Lowell Bennion

Reconciling Mormonism with Pluralism

By Ronn Smith Ronn Smith is a consulting engineer in Wyoming who taught college physics and engineering for fifteen years. He and his wife founded the Sheridan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in 1983.   As A Mormon youth enthralled with physics and philosophy, perhaps my post-mission departure from the LDS Church was inevitable. I wrestled with …

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Summer Sales and the Protestant Ethic

By Jacob Bender THE SUMMER BEFORE grad school, I worked installing security systems. I didn’t mean to. I’d been put off by home security companies while a missionary in Puerto Rico, where I met RMs who’d once testified of Christ but who were now shilling for shoddy systems no one really needed. In Rexburg, recruiters …

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Letters to the Editor: Issue 161

Remembering Lambda Delt In her excellent tribute to a beloved spiritual mentor, Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks fails to mention the vital role played by the Church co-ed fraternity, Lambda Delta Sigma, in the 40’s and 50’s, which Lowell Bennion founded. As an appendage to the University of Utah’s Institute of Religion led by Bennion and his  …

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