This is an interesting discussion from the Sunstone Symposium. The panel included Shawn McCraney, Grant Palmer, Brian Birch, Rex Sears, Bill Russell and Dan Wotherspoon. You can download the file from here.
I thought it was interesting that there were basically 3 paths given that would mainstream the LDS church into orthodox Christianity.
- A greater emphasis on methaphysical experiences with Jesus (born-again experiences)
- More emphasis on Jesus in worship, more emphasis on the Gospels in lesson planning and adoption of modern Bible translations.
- Abandonment of all doctrines stemming from the King Follet Discourse and the Lorenzo Snow couplet
I think any of these would have an effect on Mormonism that would bring it into orthodox Christianity in pretty short order. I imagine that #1 and #2 would probably bring about #3 on it’s own. While #3 in isolation would be welcomed, but would not necessarily produce a vibrant Evangelical-Mormonism.