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July 03, 2017
A Letter for My Someday-Teenage Children
I write all of this to you, my kids-who-are-probably-too-young-to-make-it-through-this-entire-letter, to explain my commitment to Mormonism,...
October 23, 2016
Not a Democracy, Not a Dictatorship: My Big Fat Mormon Family
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously suggested moving to New Zealand to avoid...
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...
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...
February 17, 2016
How has Obamacare Helped Queer People?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or colloquially termed ‘Obamacare’) has now defied the odds within...
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...
November 16, 2015
Polygamy and the New LDS Policy: Two Thoughts
Michael Many, including Elder Christofferson, have noted that the LDS Church’s new policy toward...
November 10, 2015
These Three Things Are True
Sharp divisions make it hard to pinpoint "how Mormons feel" about the policy barring children...
November 07, 2015
What This Policy Shift Means To LGBT Mormons Like Me
I have struggled to comprehend my thoughts on the recent announcement by the LDS church...
November 06, 2015
How I choose to see the revisions
I write this as a heterosexual person, one who is not directly affected by the...
September 18, 2015
Ahmed Mohamed, and The Need For A New Narrative
Ahmed Mohamed, a high school student in Irving, Texas, had a rude awakening this...
September 04, 2015
No Blessing: A plea to LDS leaders regarding single members in the Church
First, a caveat: I don't mean to come off as whiny or overdramatic in this...
September 03, 2015
Death, Sealing Power, and “Trusting into Transformation”
[Preliminary note: This is the first of two posts relaying insights from a few years...
July 17, 2015
Religious and Gay: A Catholic-Mormon Dialogue (Part 3 of 3)
This is part 3 of a 3-part discussion with Alex Griffin and Eve Tushnet. In...
July 16, 2015
Religious and Gay: A Catholic-Mormon Dialogue (Part 2 of 3)
This is part 2 of a 3-part discussion with Alex Griffin and Eve Tushnet. In...
July 13, 2015
Religious and Gay: A Catholic-Mormon Dialogue (Part 1 of 3)
Sometime at church in the past two weeks, local Mormons leaders across the country read...
July 03, 2015
The Hidden Telos of Marriage
As I made my way through the 100+ page ruling of the recent Supreme Court...
December 08, 2014
I Even Remain Alone?: Reflections on Eve Tushnet’s “Gay and Catholic”
About two years ago Ralph Hancock, a BYU professor of political philosophy, met with the...
October 05, 2014
Junia The Apostle and Mormonism’s Priesthood
Most Mormons don’t know it yet, but Romans 16:7, "Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives...
February 19, 2014
Missionary Work in the Pre-Correlation Age, My Grandfather’s “Mormon Doctrine,” and Mormonism’s (Un)Systematic Theology
My grandfather took a train to Toronto, Canada, to start his LDS mission in 1948....
October 14, 2013
Beyond Family: Women’s Leadership in the LDS Church
A recent flurry of debate and discussion over the issue of women’s roles in...
September 23, 2013
Why LDS Women Will Not Be Ordained to the Priesthood
Over the last year, a small but growing movement within the LDS church has emerged...
July 08, 2013
“My mom is watching me,” my son’s six year-old friend Jared confided. Jared and my...
December 10, 2012
A Queer(er) Mormonism
Just when we thought the Romneys' exeunt might take the spotlights off, the Church thrust...
November 11, 2012
Latter Day Conversions: Divided Families and Reconciled Relationships
As a twenty-year old leader in my college youth group, I was asked one day...
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