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June 25, 2017
Toxic Theology: Learning Doesn’t Matter
Another installment of "Toxic Theology". Some things are just too poisonous to leave alone. By...
June 22, 2017
WE Does Not Include YOU
LDS Mormon critics who insist that “testimony meeting is not the place to come out”...
May 15, 2017
How to Not Be a Misogynist
Guys. Here’s my quick 'Don't Misogyny' list. If you have had any interest during the...
December 23, 2016
Mormons Stormin’ the Inauguration
The LDS church will send its famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform in the inauguration...
November 22, 2016
Mormon Temple Recommends and LDS Sectarianism
This past weekend I published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune. The piece garnered...
November 09, 2016
Utah: A Shining City on a Hill
I was wrong. I wrote just last week that the 2016 election would show, finally,...
November 04, 2016
Not a Christian Nation
There’s nothing happy about this year’s Presidential Dolt-Fest. But one possibility that this electoral disgrace...
October 17, 2016
Where to Go? Destinations and Mormon Shame
I’m coming a bit late to the party. I was on an international jaunt during...
September 06, 2016
Uzzah’s Mormon Wish List
It was a dark and stormy night, y’all. The phone rang, and Celia called to...
May 09, 2016
Don’t Stay in the Boat: the Sea of Mormon Stories
Jeffrey Holland is angry, nay, furious, at people who leave the LDS church.** It's hard to...
April 25, 2016
“Letter to a CES Director” and Highlander Syndrome
I haven't read the entire text of Jeremy Runnells' Letter to a CES Director. I...
April 15, 2016
The Conference Enigma: a little play
The Conference Enigma A Little Play (A dark, silent sitting room. Carpet. Wood shelves. Books. Cozy,...
March 23, 2016
Mormon, the Musical
Welcome to another episode of “The Most Religious Thing”. We learned in our last episode...
February 29, 2016
Time to Say ‘Mormonist’
For good or for bad, the term Islamist is now part of the English lexicon,...
February 22, 2016
Some of Us Should Stay
Not too long ago, I wrote in the Salt Lake Tribune that I feel an...
January 01, 2016
The Most Religious Song in the Songbook
Name the most genuinely religious song in the songbook that the LDS church has approved...
November 06, 2015
Do Not Suffer the Children
As of yesterday, assuming the news stories are right, if you’re three days old, innocent,...
November 04, 2015
I Love Sects!
Fellow LDS-Mormon Patheos blogger James Faulconer has argued that people in the LDS-Mormon community should...
October 06, 2015
Who’s at the Center? Who’s in Crisis?
O, Faithful of the Great Pushback, take note of Pope Francis before Congress. Selecting four...
August 17, 2015
I don't know anything about “Fair Mormon”, apart from the fact that whoever came up...
August 05, 2015
Mormonism’s Future: Surprising Plurality
(Editor's Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on the Future of...
August 03, 2015
BSA, LDS, and the Jesus-y Margin
My first inclination upon hearing that the LDS church plans to reexamine its relationship with...
May 22, 2015
The Boy Scouts of a Better America
Word has come from none other than Robert Gates that the Boy Scouts of America...
May 08, 2015
Self-less Giving and the Corporate Self
We finally have empirical evidence that Jesus knew everything. The son of god, of course,...
April 17, 2015
Thee and Thou and Little Lambs Eat Ivy
Anyone—Mormon or otherwise—who has sat through any LDS Mormon church services conducted in English has...
April 04, 2015
Outsourcing My Easter
I do my exercises faithfully. Not only because I had back surgery fifteen years...
March 10, 2015
Confessions of a Hindu Mormon
What keeps me warmly Mormon through the long nights of cold, cutting dogma and bad...
February 28, 2015
Heretics and Other Insiders
If Mormonism is a heresy, it’s only a Christian heresy. Which means that Mormonism's very conflict...
February 13, 2015
Of Oedipus and Excommunication
There’s a point in the play, before everything comes apart in disaster, in which the...
February 03, 2015
Brigham Young, the Interview
Perhaps it's an example of historical over-reach. But I'm reasonably comfortable suggesting that the LDS...
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