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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 26, 2014
Burying Shirley, Unexcommunicating Kate
My mother-in-law, Shirley, died a week ago. At the same time as we have been...
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...
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...
May 03, 2014
Utah: Where being a brown brother with a pen can cost you your life
Utah has one of the most sizable Pacific Island populations in the United States...
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...
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...
September 09, 2013
Blood and Horror on this Earth
Thousands and thousands of Mormons all over the world attend temple services on a daily...
August 04, 2013
I’d Like to Bear my Testimony that I Know Family Home Evening is True.
I only recently became sold on the importance of Family Home Evening. Orthodox husband has...
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 31, 2013
Today church made me sad
I woke up this morning with a sigh. I don’t every morning. But today I...
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...
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...
November 26, 2012
Reflections on My Spiritually Heterogamous Marriage
Heterogamy: refers to a marriage between two individuals that differ in a certain criterion. Homogamy: a...
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...
September 20, 2012
Should Romney repent? ‘Yes!’, says the prophet Mormon
I had determined that I had said all that I was going to say about...
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...
April 01, 2012
Why Jesus wants Mormon women to play rugby
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