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December 20, 2018
An Open Letter to the Christchurch Stake on the Day of My Church Discipline
Dear Sisters and Brothers of Christchurch Stake, I recall several years ago talking with a...
December 18, 2018
Why not just resign?
Before I address the concerns of the many, many people who have reached out to...
October 09, 2018
In the Wake of General Conference: Let’s Talk About Spiritual Abuse
Zina Huntington (1821-1901) was a young woman in her prime when she married Henry Jacobs. ...
September 17, 2018
When Church Leaders are More Important than Church Children
“Some churches, sects, cults or religious movements are basically collective egoic entities, as rigidly identified...
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...
April 19, 2018
When the Soul Needs a New Home
I think I’ve always been a God girl. I knew I loved Jesus when...
February 02, 2018
Weeks 3 & 4: Am I an apostate if I prefer Jesus Christ to Russell Nelson?
A couple of Sundays ago I preached three back to back sermons at All Souls...
January 09, 2018
Revisiting Mormonism: Week One: On Certainty
Last week I stated that I was going to bring my best and honest out-of-the-box...
January 01, 2018
Out-of-the-Box in 2018
Last night as our family and some friends saw the New Year in, we talked...
September 15, 2017
Breaking News: Rogue Apostles Plot Take Down of the LDS Church
Reports are circulating that rogue Apostles are plotting the take down of the Church of...
September 11, 2017
Where Did God Go?
On a hot late July evening, a group of us were gathered together at Little...
September 11, 2017
On the 160th Anniversary of the Mountain Meadows Massacre
Guest post by Ganesh Cherian, Wellington, New Zealand. On September 11th the LDS Church will...
July 12, 2017
How to Be a Mormon in Good Standing: Keep Your Mouth Shut
Dirty laundry In 2012 I received a distraught phone call from a local church leader....
June 19, 2017
Thomas B. Marsh: A Tale of Being Offended or an Act of Integrity?
Belonging is a big part of our validation as people. Our groupings give us a...
May 15, 2017
Mormon McDonald’s: An Allegory
For a lot of people, McDonald's is enough. They could eat McDonald's all their lives...
May 09, 2017
The Arrogance of False Expertise on Church Disaffection
These days the LDS Church is trotting out expert after expert on why people leave...
May 08, 2017
Indigenous People are More Than their Dance
The LDS church recently released an inspirational short reminding us that it's not enough for...
May 08, 2017
Dear Mormon Patriarchy
Dear Mormon Patriarchy, I hereby and absolutely revoke any consents taken or presumed...
March 22, 2017
The Ugly Cost of Making Temples Pretty
Over the years the LDS Church has used the labour and money of poor, brown...
March 18, 2017
Me and The Book of Mormon: It’s Complicated
My mother insisted I read The Book of Mormon before my baptism. It was a...
January 16, 2017
When There’s No Turning Back
By Gina Colvin & Thomas McConkie Preface by Gina: I think I’ve been in what...
January 11, 2017
The Spiritual Dangers of Religious Elitism and Secrecy
It turns out that the General Authorities of the LDS Church are remunerated in six...
November 10, 2016
Dear God, Please keep America a Foreign Land
The best thing I heard on National Radio this morning was; "This is a wake-up...
August 18, 2016
Moral Judgement and the Problem of Protecting the Church’s ‘Good Name’
Sadly, the church is the religious home of both victims and perpetrators of crimes and...
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...
February 28, 2016
Reflections on the New Zealand/Australia Special Conference: Finding Mormonism’s Thin Places
I’ve just been to a special Stake Conference for New Zealand and Australia. It...
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 28, 2015
On Spiritual Defiance
As it happens my blog is surveilled by people who have bigger jobs in the...
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 26, 2015
A Book, A Buddhist, and a Change of Heart?
A review of "Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis: A Simple Developmental Map." by Thomas Wirthlin McConkie...
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