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January 17, 2018
Dear First Presidency: We are not your flavours
Dear First Presidency, I refer you to just one of the many conclusions...
December 16, 2017
Cheating LDS Young Women – Again
When I was a Laurels' class president I was invited to a conversation with the...
November 20, 2017
When Nathan and I first married I discovered, somewhat to my dismay, that this charismatic and...
November 15, 2017
Finding a Priestly Response to Faith Crisis
Utah! No other place outside of New Zealand feels more like home. A lot of...
October 19, 2017
Leaving the Church to Lead the Nation
For the last month, New Zealand has been in the grim, dim shadow space between...
March 18, 2017
Me and The Book of Mormon: It’s Complicated
My mother insisted I read The Book of Mormon before my baptism. It was a...
December 26, 2016
On the Sin of Weaponizing Testimonies
I've been asked on several occasions to bear my testimony. On one occasion I...
October 26, 2016
Hurray! It may or may not be fine if you are Mormon and Gay!
The re-vamped Mormon and Gay website went live today. If I had discovered the website as...
October 22, 2016
The Spiritual Dilemma of the LDS Church’s Overblown Wealth
I've tried and tried over the years to figure out why the LDS church needs...
August 29, 2016
Holding on to those in Faith Crisis: A Sacrament Talk
Guest Post by Nathan McCluskey. What follows is an extract from a 15 minute...
August 18, 2016
Moral Judgement and the Problem of Protecting the Church’s ‘Good Name’
Sadly, the church is the religious home of both victims and perpetrators of crimes and...
August 10, 2016
Our Divided Community: American Mormonism, New Zealand Mormonism and the Question of War
The Book of Mormon is full of war. However, how this is interpreted by many...
May 01, 2016
Tyler Glenn and Jeffery Holland: The Power and the Limits of Anger
Shortly after Nathan and I married we were enjoying a family evening for two. He...
March 25, 2016
How I Failed My Mormon Sabbatical
At the end of last year I tearfully thrust my Temple Recommend into my Bishop’s...
January 27, 2016
‘Gospel’ Culture Shock
I grew up in New Zealand hearing a term that was frequently deployed in order...
January 25, 2016
What will it mean to be Maori and Mormon in 2050?
In November 2014 I was privileged to be asked to be the closing speaker at...
January 19, 2016
There are No Gays in Heaven?
Guest post by Mike Cammock - a New Zealand born Vermont marriage transplant. He is very...
January 11, 2016
God is Silent on Same Sex Marriage – How Opinion Turns into Doctrine
Guest post by Ganesh Cherian of Wellington, New Zealand As Mormons we pride ourselves...
December 17, 2015
The Next Women in Jesus’ Life
In the summer of my 12th year my woman’s body began to take shape. In...
November 08, 2015
So what kind of church is this?
In a previous post I mentioned that I had been attending a local Baptist church....
August 23, 2015
Intellectual Honesty and the Dance of Fear
Religion at its best should be biblically responsible, intellectually honest, emotionally satisfying, and socially significant....
June 21, 2015
The Letter from the Office of the First Presidency that Never Came
The Office of the First Presidency Somewhere on Temple Square Salt Lake City, Utah USA...
June 04, 2015
Choosing NOT to Serve a Mission
This guest post is by 21 year old Isaac McCluskey - my son. Raising children to...
June 02, 2015
Polygamy – It’s in our bones
Ganesh Cherian, a former bishop from Wellington, New Zealand joins KiwiMormon once again as a...
May 23, 2015
The Foolishness of the Calderwood Excommunications
Last night Marisa and Carson Calderwood were excommunicated at a Church Discipline held at their...
May 09, 2015
Freedom for all, except people who disagree with me
This guest post is by Nicola Ward Petty, a convert from Catholicism, a returned missionary...
May 03, 2015
Gloriavale and the Mormons: What New Zealand’s latest religious drama has to teach us
Nestled against the Western range of the Southern Alps in New Zealand is a Christian...
April 18, 2015
Mormon Internet Trolls, Cyberbullies and Doxing
I've been in the blogging game for three years now. I'm used to trolls and...
February 15, 2015
Digesting the Dehlin Drama: Thoughts in the wake
I've spent the last couple of days percolating the latest excommunication drama, waiting for the...
January 18, 2015
How loving the church can get you hated by the church
On the 10th of January 2014 a group of commissioners from the Hamilton District Council...
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