Evangelical leader draws hundreds at UVU

Dr. Richard Mouw spoke to nearly 2,000 on the need for Mormons and Evangelicals to work together

Richard Mouw

Dr. Richard Mouw, president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary, recently addressed nearly 2,000 students at Utah Valley University. Mouw has been an advocate for Mormon-Evangelical dialogue for many years.

"It's not a question as to why we should talk. We talked for 150 years or so, but we yelled at each other a lot," Mouw said.

Mouw pointed to the shared belief in "the redemptive power of Jesus Christ" as the common ground for working together towards shalom. "We need to talk about [doctrinal differences], but it's important for us to talk about those things as we hold fast to the Savior. If we're all saying, 'Give me Jesus,' all those differences will dissipate into academic rarities that probably aren't important when considered next to our desire to work together for the cause of righteousness."

Click here to read the coverage of the event by Deseret News, "Evangelical leader says commonality with Mormons deeper than differences."

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