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September 26, 2015
It’s time to change the way we talk about faith
I remember one particularly humid day in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where I stepped onto a sweltering,...
September 22, 2015
Ben Carson’s Islamophobia Could Cost His Mormon Support
The 2016 Republican nomination is turning into quite a spectacle, even when we’re not talking...
September 20, 2015
What Mormons can learn from Catholic Mass
Sacrament meetings are boring. Lets just get it out there. Whether you are an active...
September 17, 2015
“The Family” Won’t Save Us
[Preliminary note: This is the second of two posts (read the other here) offering reflections on Mormon ideas...
September 14, 2015
Marco’s Mormon Moment
The big news right now for everyone with a "Mormon" Google alert is that Sen....
September 13, 2015
The Book of Mormon: What it is and What it is Not
Recently, I have begun to read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ...
September 11, 2015
If Mormon Women are Too Busy to be Leaders, We Have a Problem
The recent news that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officially include...
September 06, 2015
Blacks and the LDS Priesthood
When criticisms are generally made against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there...
August 29, 2015
Before I start writing for Patheos, especially for Peculiar People, I thought that it would...
August 28, 2015
“It seems as if the whole world has gone crazy”: Seeking peace in the midst of turmoil
For the first eighteen years of my life, I was Catholic. As I like to...
June 24, 2015
Another Year, Another Mormon Feminist Silenced at Church
If someone had asked me three or five years ago whether I feared retribution for...
April 22, 2015
Is Mormonism optimistic?
I’ve been having a problem with optimism lately. My last two blog posts were basically...
March 15, 2015
Application Deadline Extended for Wheatley Seminar
Advanced undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply to participate in a three week seminar...
January 16, 2015
Announcing the 2nd Wheatley Summer Seminar
Announcing the 2nd Annual Wheatley 2015: The 2nd Annual Wheatley “Faith Seeking Understanding” summer seminar will run...
January 12, 2015
Doubting at Zion’s Gate
Through happenstance, two of my recent reads synergistically centered on doubt and the thresholds of...
December 15, 2014
On Doctrinal Authority
This essay represents a very short, and provisional set of ideas about the topic as...
December 13, 2014
Funeral Lessons from Emma Lou Thayne
In the weeks before Emma Lou Thayne’s death I have been pondering how it was...
December 01, 2014
The Liberal Soul, by Richard Davis
“How can a good Mormon be a Democrat?” If you’re Mormon and politically conservative, you’ve...
November 17, 2014
“Toxic Religion”? The Parable of the Pan
There are “winners and losers” in the wake of the acknowledgment by The Church of...
November 04, 2014
According to the official style guide of The Church, “Mormon” implies an individual, not an...
October 24, 2014
Faith and History Conference: 2015
A reminder to our readers that the Fifth Biennial Faith & Knowledge Conference will be...
October 23, 2014
Missional and Attractional Mormonism
Along with many other churches in recent years, the leaders and membership of the LDS Church have made...
September 29, 2014
INTERNATIONAL MORMON STUDIES: MORE HELP WANTED!
This is a report AND a call for input going forward from the directors...
August 13, 2014
The question that kept me awake one night last week was this: what are the...
August 04, 2014
And After The Fire, A Still Small Voice
Elijah the Tishbite stood on Mount Horeb, where Moses had stood centuries earlier to receive...
July 28, 2014
Book Review: Confessing History
John Fea, Jay Green, and Eric Miller, eds. Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and...
July 21, 2014
Happy Pioneer Day
The following are excerpts from a lecture on “Mormonism and the American West” that I...
July 13, 2014
A few things you should read before you make up your mind about Hobby Lobby
I suppose this post is about a week and a half late, given the short...
July 10, 2014
The Problem with Automatically Changing Women’s Last Names and What to do if it Happens to You
When I got married in May, I had long since decided to keep the name...
June 26, 2014
A Safe Space to Turn for Peace
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