Public SquareA Glass Half Full or Half Empty: How Do We Engage the New Year?
Does your experience of your faith tradition generally see the world with a spirit of confidence, or does it weigh the world and find it wanting?
Benjamin the ScribeTeaching Seminary with Cuneiform, Shortbread, and The Shining
Back in fall, I got interviewed about teaching early-morning Seminary. I even attended one morning, to get the lay of the land. I got very excited about shaping young minds, but I was also up front that they would probably hear from some parents. As long as they were fine with that, I was on [Read More...]
AestheismNotes on Vaginas
Here at the college at which I am still, remarkably, employed, students are performing a version of The Vagina Monologues, which consists of a series of solo discourses on vaginas, mostly written by real women out there in the real world, who have honest-to-goodness, real vaginas. The monologues are performed by women, who also have [Read More...]
The Mormon TherapistDouble Binds Hurt Us
The Deseret News published a lengthy article today, LDS Church Leaders Mourn Reported Deaths in Mormon LGBT Community, addressing the number of reported suicides among LDS LGBT... [Read More]
Sic et Non“Disagreeing with LDS Prophets and Apostles vs. Losing Confidence in Them”
The Salt Lake City Utah Temple in winter(LDS.org) A few days ago, somebody I’ve known (and liked) for years (and who, so far as I’m aware, remains active in the Church) expressed... [Read More]
KiwiMormonGod is Silent on Same Sex Marriage – How Opinion Turns into Doctrine
Guest post by Ganesh Cherian of Wellington, New Zealand As Mormons we pride ourselves on being led by a prophet. We believe we are in a privileged position to know the will of... [Read More]
Faith-Promoting RumorToo Close to Call? Daniel Peterson in the Deseret News
Recently, FPR bloggers have alleged that Daniel Peterson’s recent Deseret News column closely followed the author’s summary of a book he was reviewing, without attribution. At... [Read More]
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