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April 06, 2017
Trump Should Learn from Andrew Jackson: Keep Church Out of State
Trump can learn from his hero and reject a fusion of Church and State. Among...
March 20, 2017
A Hillbilly, a Professor, and a Mormon Mayor Walk into a (Dry) Bar . . .
The experience Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams gained on his Mormon mission helped him...
November 28, 2016
The Fundamental Optimism of Apocalypse
Today, we have a guest post from my friend Cameron Neilsen. Please note that this...
June 23, 2016
Review: The Mormon Jesus
Perhaps my devotional life’s greatest flaw is that I forget about Jesus. Intellectually, of course, I...
June 17, 2016
Stop Praying for us, and Acknowledge That You Helped Create Omar Mateen
Let me give you a run down: 2015 was the deadliest year on record for...
June 13, 2016
Gordon B. Hinckley, Gun Control Advocate
My heart aches in the wake of Sunday Morning's Pulse nightclub tragedy. I haven't...
June 07, 2016
The Weak Shiver of an Uninspiring Democratic Process
I’ve been relatively quiet during this primary election season, mostly to stay out of...
June 03, 2016
Normalizing Gun Violence on Campus
The following post originally appeared on Professor Park's Blog. When I first read about the...
May 26, 2016
Andrew Sullivan on God, Doubt, and Organized Religion
Blogging pioneer Andrew Sullivan formally retired from the daily content grind last year when he...
May 25, 2016
Film Journal: The Land Before Time
A few days ago, after carful deliberation, my wife and I chose to watch Don...
May 13, 2016
Trans Win: Federal Government to Sue North Carolina
The Department of Justice recently announced it will be suing North Carolina for House Bill...
April 11, 2016
Ritual and Renewal in Zootopia
If you haven’t seen Zootopia, go. Despite the fact that it is a Disney animated...
March 28, 2016
Where Is Mormonism On Civil Rights?
This week I went to an anti-racism rally here in Lexington, Virginia in response to...
March 22, 2016
Ted Cruz’s Weak Islamaphobia
In the aftermath of this morning's tragic terrorist attack in Brussels, each presidential candidate is...
March 11, 2016
Should We Be Worried About Donald Drumpf’s Mind Control Powers?
I'm starting to come up with new, helpful ways of framing the 2016 Executive Champion...
March 05, 2016
Ammon, before Trump
On social media I passed along a quip that, while Donald Trump is applying to be...
March 04, 2016
Release the Romney
Colbert's making jokes about Romney again. It's like 2012 never really left us. #MormonMoment2point0 It's...
March 02, 2016
Wait, What Is The White Horse Prophecy?
Americans rarely unilaterally agree on anything, but there has risen one important break from that...
February 28, 2016
Who Will Get the Mormon Vote, Part 2
Editor's note: This post is an updated version of an earlier post, which can be...
February 22, 2016
I Bet I Know Who Hugh Nibley Would Vote For
I didn't know Hugh Nibley personally, and I don't fancy myself much of a Nibley scholar....
February 20, 2016
Being a Legislator in Utah Doesn’t Sound Fun
For the second time in as many weeks, a Utah legislator who identifies as an...
February 17, 2016
How has Obamacare Helped Queer People?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or colloquially termed ‘Obamacare’) has now defied the odds within...
February 17, 2016
What Is Morality in Mormonism?
Here in Utah, State Senator Mark Madsen is proposing a bill that would legalize medicinal...
February 15, 2016
Netflix’s Daredevil and The Ghost of Frank Miller
Frank Miller is more powerful than he's ever been. His political rants have left his...
February 09, 2016
Drones and Realism in the Middle East
Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by the military, have become a contentious...
January 13, 2016
Explaining the Bundys sans Mormonism
As a Mormon, it's hard for me to watch or listen to anything the Bundy...
January 05, 2016
Mormon Church Responds to Bundy-led Oregon Occupation
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has now officially condemned the actions of...
December 03, 2015
The “Thoughts and Prayers” Backlash is Deserved
After so many shootings this year, it just feels like nothing is ever going to...
December 03, 2015
Batman vs Superman (The Gods Are Fighting)
So there's a new Batman vs Superman trailer (thanks to Jimmy Kimmel) and it's kind...
November 20, 2015
Finding Hope From The Westboro Baptist Church
For years, the Westboro Baptist Church have been synonymous with bigotry. I learned this when...
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