Monday, December 10, 2007

Mitt and Mormonism

Press release from the radio show, Calling for Truth:
Last week GOP Presidential Candidate Gov. Mitt Romney gave what many pundits said was one of his most important speeches of his campaign. The speech was entitled “Faith In America” During the speech, Gov. Romney vowed that as President, he would serve no one religion but rather the common cause of the people of the United States.

David Neff, editor-in-chief of the Christianity Today Media Group, says evangelicals can affirm much of what Romney said about religion in the public square. But Neff also observed what Romney did not say—namely, what does the candidate believe about the controversial aspects of Mormon history? And what does he think about the worrisome particulars of Mormon

So, on today’s “Calling For Truth” Radio Program, we will speak with Dr. Andrew Jackson, author of the forthcoming Mormonism Explained: What Latter-Day Saints Teach and Practice (Crossway Books, 2008), to see if he can help to illuminate both the “common creed of moral conviction” that Gov. Romney referenced in his speech and even more specifically the distinctives of the Mormon faith which were not directly addressed.

Dr. Jackson (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a seminary professor and a senior associate pastor of discipleship and leadership development at a large non-denominational church in Mesa, Arizona. He has traveled to the original homelands of all the primary religions of the world and taught world religions on the college level. Dr. Jackson blogs daily at

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