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January 17, 2018
Dear First Presidency: We are not your flavours
Dear First Presidency, I refer you to just one of the many conclusions...
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...
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...
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...
August 10, 2016
Our Divided Community: American Mormonism, New Zealand Mormonism and the Question of War
The Book of Mormon is full of war. However, how this is interpreted by many...
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 25, 2016
What will it mean to be Maori and Mormon in 2050?
In November 2014 I was privileged to be asked to be the closing speaker at...
January 19, 2016
There are No Gays in Heaven?
Guest post by Mike Cammock - a New Zealand born Vermont marriage transplant. He is very...
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 04, 2015
Choosing NOT to Serve a Mission
This guest post is by 21 year old Isaac McCluskey - my son. Raising children to...
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 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 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...
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,...
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...
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