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Celebrating Five Years of Patheos!

To celebrate Patheos turning five, we’re featuring a small selection of articles from the archives. Listed below are some of the notable pieces published on this channel since 2009.

Benjamin the Scribe

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28- 1 Kings 17-19

First of all, thanks to all of you who have contributed in one way or another. It’s greatly appreciated, and I will keep blogging. Second, Patheos’ admin has been down for several days for various kinds of updates. There are some changes on the back end, so if you notice anything quirky or something is not [Read More...]

Home Waters

The Trail of Memory

37 years ago I spent one month at the Bennion Boys Ranch in Victor, Idaho. It was the first of a total of four summers I would spend there, two as a camper and two as a counselor in my late teens. My parents sent me there, not because I was a troubled kid, but [Read More...]

The Welcome Table

Here I Stand. God Help Me, I Can Do No Other.

Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends. Read other perspectives from the Mormon community here. We learn narratives from our parents. These narratives are sometimes harsh and sometimes fantastical. They go from “you can’t trust anyone” to “Santa will come tonight!” and beyond. If we [Read More...]

Peculiar People

Book Review: Confessing History

John Fea, Jay Green, and Eric Miller, eds. Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation. (South Bend: Notre Dame University Press, 2010). A few years ago I witnessed an attempted revival at a university in suburban Virginia. A tall, lean young man with a short haircut and three days’ stubble stalked back [Read More...]


A Conversation with Kate Kelly: Feminist and Optimist

Kate Kelly, a recently excommunicated Mormon feminist, is the founder of Ordain Women. Though she has attracted significant media attention she still remains a bit of an enigma. A staunch apologist for the fundamentals of Mormon theology she holds doggedly to the doctrines of continuing revelation and open cannon. At the same time she is [Read More...]

Faith-Promoting Rumor

An Apologetics of Care

When people leave the church over intellectual issues, I believe that part of what this means is that people leave the church because of the feelings associated with confronting these issues. In other words, when a LDS learns that Joseph Smith engaged in polyandry, for instance, it usually occurs in a context that induces fear [Read More...]

Mormon Therapist

Navigating a Faith Crisis in your Marriage Workshop

Natasha Helfer Parker, John Dehlin, and Margi Dehlin will be hosting a 6 hour workshop for current, mixed-faith, and former Mormon couples who are navigating faith issues, parenting, and sexuality in either a mixed-faith, post-orthodox, or a post-Mormon context.  Couples and individuals are welcome to attend, but the content will be oriented towards helping married [Read More...]

I Believe Podcast

8 Points to Consider: The Authenticity of the Bible {Undesigned Coincidences} 8 of 9

“When someone places faith in the Bible, they place it in the direction of evidence, not against the evidence.” D.M. Johnson and I are back in this second-to-last podcast on the authenticity of the Bible. Today, we discuss undesigned coincidences. Undesigned coincidences are events or things in the Bible that could be coincidental, but there [Read More...]

Speaking Silence

The Overlooked Bondage of Our Common Sense

When we read scripture, if we do not hear the call to be something more, then we may be in danger of the bondage to the philosophies of men.

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