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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 17, 2014
Speaking Confidently of Motherhood Memes
This week some geniuses from the LDS.org meme department published advice to women about how...
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...
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...
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...
June 10, 2013
So you’ve been called to serve a mission in New Zealand! Some insider tips for the Americans
I've been travelling over the last three weeks and last night I found myself in...
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 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...
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 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...
February 19, 2012
What ever happened to Hagoth?
Last week I took a group of teacher education students to one of our local...
January 28, 2012
Mormons and their ‘Sex Talk’
My musing over the last week week have lead me to write this post about...
January 21, 2012
To question or not to question ‘The Church’?
A couple of years ago I was in a temple recommend interview with a member...
January 19, 2012
Adultery: Mormon Style
I'm entitled to talk about adultery. H1 found himself an adoring Other in his Bishop's...
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