Childless Woman: “I Wanted That Suffering.”

I was pretty sure my parents were insane when I was a kid. It never made any sense to me when they’d talk about how they’d rather have something bad happen to them instead of to me. Well folks, that makes three of us, I guess. Being the good little narcissist, I agreed that I [Read More...]

My Son’s Special New Talent (Video)

In honor of my new memoir, PregMANcy, coming out, my son (the subject of much of the book) decided he would like to share a newly discovered talent with a toy he recently bought. We’re pretty much oozing with pride. [Read more...]

Young Adults: Forget Church, Follow Jesus

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Two recent articles grabbed my attention, partly because they resonate quite a bit with the pieces I’ve written about Why Young Adults Leave Church. It’s also interesting to me that so many people seem to be talking about this at this particular time. Rachel Held Evans and I came out with some pieces at the [Read More...]

The Problem With the Tebow Easter Extravaganza

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I didn’t see Tim Tebow’s Easter Sunday appearance in Texas. For one, it’s in Texas and I’m not. Plus I kind of have a standing gig on Sundays. But more than that, I was irked when I heard about the big event being planned on, of all days, Easter Sunday. For the most part, I [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails: Easter Edition

Why do I like this one so much? Is that wrong?

Not all of these have an Easter theme, but there are a few real gems in here. Bet you can figure out which ones on your own. Church Sign Epic Fails, Part Six Church sign epic fails, part five Church sign epic fails, part four Church sign epic fails, part three More church sign epic [Read More...]

Gay Mormons Come Out of the Closet

Personally, I think this is fantastic. For one, I hope it serves to normalize the Mormon/LDS faith for the rest of the world, much of which seems to perceive the religion as monolithic. Second, I hope it serves to help normalize LGBT identity for fellow Mormons. They’re gay, they’re Mormon, get used to it. These [Read More...]

Childbirth, C-Sections and the Violence of Creation

Given the themes during Holy Week of death, suffering violence and, ultimately, resurrection, I thought I’d share an excerpt from my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. It’s about witnessing the birth of my son, Mattias, which didn’t exactly go as we had hoped it would. Just goes to show [Read More...]

What’s So Good About Good Friday?

I’ve never liked the fact that we call the day on which we remember Jesus’ crucifixion “Good Friday.” What’s so good about it anyway? Personally I find the entirety of Holy Week – save for Easter – pretty depressing. Sure, the days are getting longer and things have started to grow all around us, but [Read More...]

Compassion Wins: A Longtime Atheist Becomes Christian

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Patrick Greene, a lifelong atheist known for his public stands against Christianity, recently announced that he has become a Christian. There are lots of ways to look at this. Some Christians may take this as validation that they were right and atheists were wrong. Some might consider it a point for the good guys. But [Read More...]

Six Plagues of Our Time

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We had our fourth annual Passover Seder at Milagro last night. I know, you’re thinking, “what are a bunch of goys doing celebrating a Jewish tradition?” Given that the central act of our worship service every week – communion – was first introduced by Jesus at his last Seder, we figure if it’s good enough [Read More...]


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