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December 16, 2017
Cheating LDS Young Women – Again
When I was a Laurels' class president I was invited to a conversation with the...
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...
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 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 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 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 04, 2015
Choosing NOT to Serve a Mission
This guest post is by 21 year old Isaac McCluskey - my son. Raising children to...
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...
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...
September 30, 2014
Growing Bold Mormon Daughters: The Impossibility of Emma Watson and Jacinda Ardern
If I had a daughter I hope she would be Emma Watson. I don’t...
August 02, 2014
Church Leadership and the Dilemma of Dementia
Towards the end of Ezra Taft Benson’s life I recall him being very unwell. I...
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...
June 12, 2014
Paying the Price For Patriarchy
Firstly to my sisters, and brother allies in arms; You have not wept, cried nor...
May 18, 2014
Reflections on the New Zealand Regional Broadcast: Why Censorship is Sometimes Necessary
In the October 2010 General Conference Boyd K. Packer made some controversial remarks. Firstly he...
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....
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...
October 14, 2013
On being ‘that girl’ no longer
I used to be that girl. Devout, unquestioning, orthodox, loyal, safe. But I’m not now,...
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...
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...
November 07, 2012
Romney’s Defeat: A wake up call for Mormons?
American presidential elections are a bit bonkers but wonderfully diverting. I’ve looked on with keen...
August 24, 2012
Romney’s tithing and the case of the Mormon Blue Blood
Seriously? So Romney doesn’t want to disclose his financial returns because he feels that the...
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