Tonight I discovered a Mormon Studies Magazine that I was not previously aware of. BYU- Idaho Perspective is sort of the small college equivalent of BYU Studies, The Religious Educator, and Something else all rolled into one.
The Magazine itself hasnâ€™t been around very long and 80% of itâ€™s material is available online. Tonight, while discussing evolution with some people at the Young Earth Creationist Friend â€œMormons and Scienceâ€, I stumbled into some excellent articles defending evolution.
I want to commend the 2004 vol 2 especially with its three back-to-back articles:
Perhaps my favorite article on evolution was Science And The Soul, by Lyle J. Lowder. I appreciated that he raised more issues than he had answers for and in a very clear fashion called forth the importance for continued study and work on these issues.
However, My favorite article was â€œWhat If â€œPlan Aâ€ Doesnâ€™t Work? Helping Female Students Navigate an Uncertain Life Courseâ€ by Casey Hurley. This interesting essay discusses a basic concern I think that needs to be more generally addressed in the Church, which is when things do not go as planned. I think Casey does a great job and I am going to recommend this article to the Young Women, and quote large portions of it to my Young Men at Church.
Any way I want to highly commend the faculty at BYU Idaho for their efforts on producing Perspective and recommend it to you all as a very cool little LDS mag.
And now for something completely different: