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June 08, 2018
On the twists and tangles of church: Reflections on Kirtland
A few days ago I sat in the Kirtland Temple. It’s currently the only Mormon...
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...
September 08, 2017
Gospel Doctrine Commentary: The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith
Guest post by Ganesh Cherian. Wellington, New Zealand One of the greatest murder mysteries...
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...
November 10, 2016
Dear God, Please keep America a Foreign Land
The best thing I heard on National Radio this morning was; "This is a wake-up...
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...
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 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 26, 2015
A Book, A Buddhist, and a Change of Heart?
A review of "Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis: A Simple Developmental Map." by Thomas Wirthlin McConkie...
September 22, 2015
50 Shades of Grey: Mormonism’s Accidental Allegory
The truth is we can thank the Mormons for 50 Shades of Grey. Stephanie...
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 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 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...
January 01, 2015
The 15 Ailments of the LDS Church (With a hat tip to Pope Francis)
While Mormons are asked to, required to, strong-armed into ‘sustaining’, not questioning, obeying etc. every...
December 07, 2014
Why Leaving the Church Often Means Leaving God
This guest post is by New Zealander Mike Cammock who is originally from Christchurch. Mike has...
November 23, 2014
Anguished Musings on a Frayed Testimony
What is the Atonement? I asked my elder foster brother Jeff. I was 16. During...
October 28, 2014
On Despising Mormon Polygamy
This is my response to the Plural Marriage in Kirkland and Nauvoo essay posted last week to...
October 14, 2014
The Temple View Saga: A Podcast
Temple View is a small Mormon village on the outskirts of Hamilton New Zealand and...
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