What Would Happen if a Mormon Woman Fell for an Atheist Philosopher…?

This is the first line of a description for the book A Lost Argument: A Latter-Day Novel (Strange Violin Editions): The summer after her freshman year at all-Mormon Brigham Young University, Marguerite Farnsworth falls in love with philosophy by way of falling in love with an atheist philosophy student. Blasphemous! I like where this is [Read More...]

Are Fewer Weddings Being Presided Over By Church Leaders?

The Washington Post reported on a trend last week that might be linked to a decline in religious influence as well as the growth in secular values: It looks like more couples are having their friends preside at their weddings instead of members of the clergy. Their decision to forgo the more traditional route is [Read More...]

A Beautiful Pastafarian Proposal

A few weeks ago, reader Keri and her boyfriend Jeff went on the Texas A&M University campus with posters and in full Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster pirate regalia to partake in some Pastafarian preaching: Later that afternoon, they began walking through the academic plaza where The Century Tree resides — the superstition says [Read More...]

Explain Why You Hook Up (or Don’t)

Christian author Don Miller, who so ungracefully told men and women what they should do if they ever wanted to find love (and then deleted the posts when even Christians pushed back against his advice), wants to know why women “hook up”: … I am curious about why some girls give up sex easily and [Read More...]

Reasons Not To Get Love Advice from Don Miller

Christian author Don Miller likes to talk about how your life ought to be a compelling story, one that’s going somewhere, has a purpose, has real ups and downs, isn’t stagnant, etc. There’s a lot of truth to that — if your life doesn’t make for an interesting story, are you really making the most [Read More...]