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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

News & Ideas: 11/11/2014

‘Under side’ ministry may redeem Christianity's reputation
Baptist Standard: It's time for our society to see humble Christianity. Coercion and condemnation failed. Gentleness and love must prevail.

It's official: Mormon founder had up to 40 wives
The New York Times: Mormon leaders have acknowledged for the first time that the church's founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, took as many as 40 wives, some already married and one only 14 years old.

The warrior wives of evangelical Christianity
The Atlantic: The intense focus on sexuality, purity, manhood, and womanhood in certain faith communities -- and its consequences.

The Book of Mormon, without the Mormon part
Pacific Standard: New book makes a compelling case for including the Book of Mormon in the larger American literary canon, but somehow dances around a discussion of what the book actually means to Mormons.

Mount Dora pastor surpasses world record for longest speech
Orlando Sentinel: Florida pastor preaches for 53 hours and 18 minutes, surpassing world record for longest speech marathon.

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