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June 08, 2018
On the twists and tangles of church: Reflections on Kirtland
A few days ago I sat in the Kirtland Temple. It’s currently the only Mormon...
October 19, 2017
Leaving the Church to Lead the Nation
For the last month, New Zealand has been in the grim, dim shadow space between...
December 26, 2016
On the Sin of Weaponizing Testimonies
I've been asked on several occasions to bear my testimony. On one occasion I...
October 26, 2016
Hurray! It may or may not be fine if you are Mormon and Gay!
The re-vamped Mormon and Gay website went live today. If I had discovered the website as...
August 29, 2016
Holding on to those in Faith Crisis: A Sacrament Talk
Guest Post by Nathan McCluskey. What follows is an extract from a 15 minute...
May 01, 2016
Tyler Glenn and Jeffery Holland: The Power and the Limits of Anger
Shortly after Nathan and I married we were enjoying a family evening for two. He...
March 25, 2016
How I Failed My Mormon Sabbatical
At the end of last year I tearfully thrust my Temple Recommend into my Bishop’s...
March 04, 2016
Why this KiwiMormon would Vote for Bernie Sanders if I Could
A couple of weeks ago someone challenged my right to have a say on the...
January 27, 2016
‘Gospel’ Culture Shock
I grew up in New Zealand hearing a term that was frequently deployed in order...
January 19, 2016
There are No Gays in Heaven?
Guest post by Mike Cammock - a New Zealand born Vermont marriage transplant. He is very...
January 11, 2016
God 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...
December 17, 2015
The Next Women in Jesus’ Life
In the summer of my 12th year my woman’s body began to take shape. In...
November 08, 2015
So what kind of church is this?
In a previous post I mentioned that I had been attending a local Baptist church....
September 22, 2015
50 Shades of Grey: Mormonism’s Accidental Allegory
The truth is we can thank the Mormons for 50 Shades of Grey. Stephanie...
June 21, 2015
The Letter from the Office of the First Presidency that Never Came
The Office of the First Presidency Somewhere on Temple Square Salt Lake City, Utah USA...
June 04, 2015
Choosing NOT to Serve a Mission
This guest post is by 21 year old Isaac McCluskey - my son. Raising children to...
June 02, 2015
Polygamy – It’s in our bones
Ganesh Cherian, a former bishop from Wellington, New Zealand joins KiwiMormon once again as a...
May 23, 2015
The Foolishness of the Calderwood Excommunications
Last night Marisa and Carson Calderwood were excommunicated at a Church Discipline held at their...
May 09, 2015
Freedom for all, except people who disagree with me
This guest post is by Nicola Ward Petty, a convert from Catholicism, a returned missionary...
April 18, 2015
Mormon Internet Trolls, Cyberbullies and Doxing
I've been in the blogging game for three years now. I'm used to trolls and...
February 15, 2015
Digesting the Dehlin Drama: Thoughts in the wake
I've spent the last couple of days percolating the latest excommunication drama, waiting for the...
January 01, 2015
The 15 Ailments of the LDS Church (With a hat tip to Pope Francis)
While Mormons are asked to, required to, strong-armed into ‘sustaining’, not questioning, obeying etc. every...
December 07, 2014
Why Leaving the Church Often Means Leaving God
This guest post is by New Zealander Mike Cammock who is originally from Christchurch. Mike has...
October 14, 2014
The Temple View Saga: A Podcast
Temple View is a small Mormon village on the outskirts of Hamilton New Zealand and...
September 30, 2014
Growing Bold Mormon Daughters: The Impossibility of Emma Watson and Jacinda Ardern
If I had a daughter I hope she would be Emma Watson. I don’t...
August 02, 2014
Church Leadership and the Dilemma of Dementia
Towards the end of Ezra Taft Benson’s life I recall him being very unwell. I...
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Saving Zion from America: Theorizing in the aftermath
I've been thinking about Zion. I am one of a few fortunate Mormon feminists,...
June 26, 2014
Burying Shirley, Unexcommunicating Kate
My mother-in-law, Shirley, died a week ago. At the same time as we have been...
June 17, 2014
Room For All In This Church
We face a difficult and pivotal moment in Mormonism as LDS leaders and church members...
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The Importance of Religious Heresy: Recent Contemplations
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