Dialogue between Evangelicals and Mormons is being encouraged on a number of fronts.
Grace Baptist Church in Bountiful played host to a presentation and panel discussion, "Looking for Love Between Evangelical Christians & Mormons," on Friday night. The featured speaker was David Rowe, a professor and dean of spiritual life at the Salt Lake Theological Seminary, who authored and author of the book, I [heart] Mormons: A New Way to Share Christ with Latter-day Saints, released in August.
Sitting in a seminary conference room earlier this week, Rowe explained that because both religious communities "have strong convictions at the core" and are committed to evangelism, they're "set up to butt heads."
Historically, the two groups have dismissed, even offended, one another - at worst with Evangelicals viewing the LDS Church as a "cult" and Mormons seeing Evangelicals as "apostate," he said. ...