Speaking SilenceGospel: From Problem to Promise
There is no answer to the question of suffering if an answer means an explanation of its necessity or why some suffer so much more than others. But if "answer" means "response," then the gospel is the response.
Benjamin the ScribeNew Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15: John 7-8
Bits and pieces this week. John 7:1- Who are “the Jews?” John frequently says things like “the Jews” did this and “the Jews” said that, often treating “the Jews” as a monolithic group, even though John himself, Jesus, and many of Jesus followers (if not most) were Jews. This categorical distrust of the Jews is [Read More...]
AestheismMike Pence Wears Pink Panties
The Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, or RFRA’s, that the states are adopting, pell-mell, have the right idea, and I want in. A RFRA is a vital piece of state-level legislation that strengthens the constitutional protection of religious exercise, because the constitutional protection of religion has become an eighteenth-century coot, grown so toothless and old that [Read More...]
Sic et NonAre we suffering a mass apostasy from the Church?
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem in 1972You may be wondering what she has to do with my topic. Read on, and you’ll see. I was pleased this afternoon to hear Elder Quentin L.... [Read More]
KiwiMormonChurch Leadership and the Dilemma of Dementia
Towards the end of Ezra Taft Benson’s life I recall him being very unwell. I have a lasting image of his being seated in General Conference wide-eyed, bewildered and confused.... [Read More]
The Mormon TherapistWhat is my role? My husband is addicted to pornography…
Porn is naturally arousing and peaks people’s curiosity. It doesn’t have to have more power than that. My main concern within the LDS culture has to do with us giving it much... [Read More]