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July 08, 2014
Saving Zion from America: Theorizing in the aftermath
I've been thinking about Zion. I am one of a few fortunate Mormon feminists,...
June 17, 2014
Room For All In This Church
We face a difficult and pivotal moment in Mormonism as LDS leaders and church members...
June 14, 2014
The Importance of Religious Heresy: Recent Contemplations
So lets talk apostasy. It might surprise some people but I've actually been accused of...
May 05, 2014
Mormon mystics and managers: The traces of Joseph and Brigham in us
I love the idea that our church had its roots in the spiritual raptures and...
April 16, 2014
Reflections after Temple Square: Furious musings from the periphery
Two nights ago there was a men’s dinner at our home. It was Nathan’s birthday...
April 02, 2014
I was at the Ordain Woman action but…
Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Public Square 2014 Summer Series: Conversations on Religious Trends....
March 01, 2014
Uncorrelated tips for how NOT to be a terrible Bishop
A few years ago, seeking a temple recommend from the Stake Presidency (in a Stake...
February 27, 2014
Becoming Like Goddess
The latest Gospel Topics statement ‘Becoming Like God’ is a wonderful affirmation of one of...
February 12, 2014
A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas
GUEST POST: Ganesh Cherian of Wellington, New Zealand is currently a Stake High Counsellor and...
January 12, 2014
“Church Instructs Leaders on Same-Sex Marriage” – or did it just make a bad situation worse?
Once again the church releases an ‘Official Statement’ that makes the hearts sink. My first...
September 09, 2013
Blood and Horror on this Earth
Thousands and thousands of Mormons all over the world attend temple services on a daily...
July 28, 2013
The Future of the Church IS the ‘International’ Church
It’s a beautiful Winter’s day in Christchurch today. Clear blue skies, cool temperatures in the...
May 05, 2013
The Sacred Mormon Schvantz
I've been thoughtful recently about the cultural privileges that my husband has as a Mormon...
March 31, 2013
Today church made me sad
I woke up this morning with a sigh. I don’t every morning. But today I...
January 14, 2013
LDS Church HQ announces its Relocation to New Zealand! (Well, not really but…..)
After a one month summer hiatus its time to hit the New Year with more...
December 16, 2012
On Pants & Shootings: How will it end?
Last week one of my readers invited me to participate in the ‘Wear Pants to...
December 01, 2012
How Southpark changed Mormonism
A couple of weeks ago Joanna Brooks (via Skype) and I gave a public lecture...
October 08, 2012
Embodying the Mormon Cultural Turn: A personal reflection
I’ve only been blogging since the beginning of the year but in that time I’ve...
August 21, 2012
Talking Kiwi Mormonism with TV3
In anticipation of a television interview I gave for TV3's "The Nation" (airing this weekend), I prepared...
August 07, 2012
Unlatching from the Amerimormon cultural teat
As I gaze on with admiration as my friend Joanna Brookes becomes Mormonism’s media darling...
June 12, 2012
Could this be a Kiwi Mormon Moment as well?
I remember the day I first wrote the word ‘girl’. I was five years old...
May 12, 2012
Mormon Excommunication – Why it needs an Ecumenical Council
The three words, “Write a blog” have appeared in my diary consistently over the last...
April 22, 2012
The Secret Life of Mormon Polygamy
Although controversial, in LDS circles there have been a few Mormon women I know who...
April 01, 2012
Why Jesus wants Mormon women to play rugby
I'm just a New Zealander. I'm a South Seas outlier looking on at my big...
March 21, 2012
The Church of what?
In October 2010, in a fit of pique with our increasingly banal church publications, I...
March 16, 2012
Keeping Mormonism really nice- for all?
To the outside world Mormons can look a bit like Grenda’s shiny happy company employees. ...
March 13, 2012
Racism and the Mormons: A case of Brian’s lost shoe?
Yes, I know The Life of Brian is irreverent! But there’s nothing quite like a...
March 11, 2012
The kind of Mormon I want my children to be
I love LDS teens and young adults. These days, around here at least, they seem...
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