Public SquareSacrifice: Religions and the Role of the Scapegoat
Many religious traditions have a story of sacrifice at the heart of their cultic practice. Explore these stories and their meaning in the Bible and in the Quran.
Benjamin the ScribeBoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15: Mosiah 1-3
To open, we need some big picture structural discussion. Mosiah 1 is not Mosiah 1. In fact, it is Mosiah 3, and the first two chapters are missing. How do we know this? First, Book of Mormon books tend to be named after the first and major character, but Mosiah opens with… Benjamin, not his father Mosiah1. [Read More...]
Aestheism“Letter to a CES Director” and Highlander Syndrome
I haven’t read the entire text of Jeremy Runnells’ Letter to a CES Director. I mean, it’s so long. It’s not that I never read things that are long. But the CES Letter is so gratuitously longer than necessary that I haven’t read every word, and, unapologetically, I’m sure I never will. Even so, I [Read More...]
Sic et Non“CES Letter Author Jeremy Runnells to Face Disciplinary Action: The Non-Scandal”
The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in the city of American Fork, Utah. (LDS.org) Mr. Runnells was... [Read More]
The Mormon TherapistNews of BYU Rape Policies are Triggering Me….
Bing Images: John Henry Fuseli Silence, worldart.com.au About 10 years ago I was attending BYU-Provo and found myself in a situation where I had accepted an invitation to go to... [Read More]
KiwiMormonHow I Failed My Mormon Sabbatical
At the end of last year I tearfully thrust my Temple Recommend into my Bishop’s hands, I stopped wearing temple garments and I gave myself permission to walk away. Like many, I’d... [Read More]
Peculiar PeopleWhat BYU’s Honor Code Office Doesn’t Understand About Trauma is Endangering Victims
Image accessed through Creative Commons. By now, I’m guessing you’ve heard about BYU’s track record of using Title IX investigations about alleged instances of sexual assault as... [Read More]
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