Speaking SilenceGospel: From Problem to Promise
There is no answer to the question of suffering if an answer means an explanation of its necessity or why some suffer so much more than others. But if "answer" means "response," then the gospel is the response.
Benjamin the ScribeNew Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 16: John 9-10 (Updated)
Two chapters of John today. John 9:1-3 These verses (as well as other scriptural or historical examples) demonstrate that prophets and apostles tend to share the world views and/or assumptions of their time. We would call these “incorrect” from our own cultural perspective, but certainly our own views on various things can be judged to [Read More...]
AestheismMike Pence Wears Pink Panties
The Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, or RFRA’s, that the states are adopting, pell-mell, have the right idea, and I want in. A RFRA is a vital piece of state-level legislation that strengthens the constitutional protection of religious exercise, because the constitutional protection of religion has become an eighteenth-century coot, grown so toothless and old that [Read More...]
KiwiMormonUncritical Lovers: Mormonism’s problem children
A friend recently shared an observation with me about lovers and critics of the church. Hers was a reflection on a commencement speech at Cornell by John W. Gardner in 1968.... [Read More]
Sic et NonAre we suffering a mass apostasy from the Church?
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem in 1972You may be wondering what she has to do with my topic. Read on, and you’ll see. I was pleased this afternoon to hear Elder Quentin L.... [Read More]
The Mormon TherapistWhat is my role? My husband is addicted to pornography…
Porn is naturally arousing and peaks people’s curiosity. It doesn’t have to have more power than that. My main concern within the LDS culture has to do with us giving it much... [Read More]
Approaching JusticeWho Are We Talking About, When We Talk About the Minimum Wage?
It may not be who you think. From the Economic Policy Institute: The minimum wage is not a silver bullet for poverty or economic inequality. However, it is something concrete... [Read More]