Talk:Jan Shipps

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Employment[edit]

Article reads like it was put together by Morman apologists. Is this shiela employed by some academic outfit or just an amateur? Albatross2147 (talk) 21:35, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Did you bother to read the article? See: Shipps has a PhD in history. She taught at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for many years and is now professor emeritus of history and religious studies. A respected -- but a non-Mormon/an active Methodist -- scholar specializing in Mormon and religious history. She has been a relatively objective observer of Mormon history, theology, and culture for many years, with many books to her credit. WBardwin (talk) 04:53, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
She's good. Four years after prior comment, still good. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 03:40, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

New NEWS today (for future editing)[edit]

Jan Shipps is a reliable non-LDS source to important news sources like FoxNews. She is the 'go to' person.

Headline: Mormon church excommunicates founder of women's group

QUOTE: "Jan Shipps, a retired religion professor from Indiana who is a non-Mormon expert on the church, said church leaders are practicing "boundary maintenance," using Kelly and Dehlin as examples to show people how far they can go in questioning church practices. Shipps said she wasn't surprised that Kelly was ousted, considering Kelly chose not to attend the hearing or show contriteness. "It does more than excommunicate Kelly," Shipps said of the decision. "It warns everybody." Kelly said she stands behind everything she has done since forming Ordain Women in 2013." -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 03:50, 24 June 2014 (UTC) -- PS:FYI for future editing.