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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
February 12, 2014
A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas
GUEST POST: Ganesh Cherian of Wellington, New Zealand is currently a Stake High Counsellor and...
November 26, 2013
On giving a Sacrament Meeting Talk about Official Declaration Two
On Sunday I was asked to give a sacrament talk on Official Declaration Two, which...
March 02, 2013
The New Introduction to Official Declaration Two: It’s just not that satisfying…
I once belonged to a ward where the personality of said ward was defined by...
December 01, 2012
How Southpark changed Mormonism
A couple of weeks ago Joanna Brooks (via Skype) and I gave a public lecture...
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...
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...
February 09, 2012
Why Mormons Leave the Church: A Comment from the Antipodes
John Dehlin (of Mormon Stories Podcast fame) has recently published the first batch of results...
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