Tag: borderlands

Braving the Borderlands: Crisis of Faith vs. Crisis of Belief

By D. Jeff Burton   Articles, podcasts, blog posts, and books about the “faith crisis” phenomenon have abounded during the past few years, providing Borderlanders with a lot of interesting material to consider.1 Reading through these offerings, I’ve noticed how often we assume that everyone has similar understandings of terms such as faith, belief, doubt, …

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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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Single in the Borderlands

By Kristine Haglund THE TOPIC OF being single and Mormon seems huge and difficult, probably because “single” is in no way a unitary category; my experience may not provide much that is useful to say about yours. The notion of being “in the borderlands” is similarly complex and daunting. So I thought I’d start by talking about …

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Staying in the Church and Making it Work

By D. Jeff Burton IN APRIL OF 2014, I participated in a Sunstone-sponsored conference called “Navigating the Borderlands.”1 My assigned topic was “Staying in the Church and Making it Work.” I covered ten principles and action items that I (and others) have found useful. In this column and the next, I will provide and expand upon …

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Experiences of a Borderlands Bishop

By D. Jeff Burton   This column collects some emails I exchanged with “Bishop Thomas,” who is responsible for a large ward outside Utah. (Names and some details have been changed to protect identities.) I’ve communicated with “Borderland” bishops in the past but this is the first time one has agreed to share his story. …

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