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July 03, 2017
A Letter for My Someday-Teenage Children
I write all of this to you, my kids-who-are-probably-too-young-to-make-it-through-this-entire-letter, to explain my commitment to Mormonism,...
April 06, 2017
Trump Should Learn from Andrew Jackson: Keep Church Out of State
Trump can learn from his hero and reject a fusion of Church and State. Among...
October 23, 2016
Not a Democracy, Not a Dictatorship: My Big Fat Mormon Family
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously suggested moving to New Zealand to avoid...
August 13, 2016
Trump’s Threat to Mormons
Donald Trump poses a unique threat to the interests, freedom, and safety of the Mormon...
June 23, 2016
Review: The Mormon Jesus
Perhaps my devotional life’s greatest flaw is that I forget about Jesus. Intellectually, of course, I...
June 17, 2016
Stop Praying for us, and Acknowledge That You Helped Create Omar Mateen
Let me give you a run down: 2015 was the deadliest year on record for...
May 26, 2016
Andrew Sullivan on God, Doubt, and Organized Religion
Blogging pioneer Andrew Sullivan formally retired from the daily content grind last year when he...
March 28, 2016
Where Is Mormonism On Civil Rights?
This week I went to an anti-racism rally here in Lexington, Virginia in response to...
March 22, 2016
Ted Cruz’s Weak Islamaphobia
In the aftermath of this morning's tragic terrorist attack in Brussels, each presidential candidate is...
March 05, 2016
Ammon, before Trump
On social media I passed along a quip that, while Donald Trump is applying to be...
February 28, 2016
Who Will Get the Mormon Vote, Part 2
Editor's note: This post is an updated version of an earlier post, which can be...
January 11, 2016
Narnia, the Solstice, and Heaven
I. Some of my fascination with The Last Battle, the last in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles...
December 03, 2015
The “Thoughts and Prayers” Backlash is Deserved
After so many shootings this year, it just feels like nothing is ever going to...
November 20, 2015
Finding Hope From The Westboro Baptist Church
For years, the Westboro Baptist Church have been synonymous with bigotry. I learned this when...
November 18, 2015
Star Wars Needs A Faith Crisis
I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but there’s a new Star Wars coming...
November 10, 2015
These Three Things Are True
Sharp divisions make it hard to pinpoint "how Mormons feel" about the policy barring children...
November 07, 2015
I Won’t Go to Church Unless Everyone is Welcome
There is a lot yet to be said about the Church's recent policy changes to...
September 30, 2015
Stephen Colbert is right, believing in God is pretty crazy
I had the pleasure of catching The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. It...
September 18, 2015
Thomas, Meet Francis: The Glory of the Outsider-Leader
I remember the day he was elected, feeling amazed that a non-European was finally going...
September 18, 2015
Ahmed Mohamed, and The Need For A New Narrative
Ahmed Mohamed, a high school student in Irving, Texas, had a rude awakening this...
August 25, 2015
With the Mormon Church’s Backlash Against Boy Scouts, Gay Leaders Are Merely Scapegoats
Young men in the Mormon faith are almost guaranteed to be automatically enrolled with the...
July 17, 2015
Religious and Gay: A Catholic-Mormon Dialogue (Part 3 of 3)
This is part 3 of a 3-part discussion with Alex Griffin and Eve Tushnet. In...
July 16, 2015
Religious and Gay: A Catholic-Mormon Dialogue (Part 2 of 3)
This is part 2 of a 3-part discussion with Alex Griffin and Eve Tushnet. In...
July 13, 2015
Religious and Gay: A Catholic-Mormon Dialogue (Part 1 of 3)
Sometime at church in the past two weeks, local Mormons leaders across the country read...
August 22, 2014
What do we mean by “Another Testament”?
Before 1981, the Book of Mormon was simply the Book of Mormon; since then, however,...
March 22, 2014
Ordaining Women Is Not Going Away for LDS
The issue of women’s ordination in the LDS church is at least in its fourth...
February 03, 2014
Community of Christ Sings: A New Hymnal for a Divided Global Church
“You hold in your hands a vital mission tool!” proclaims the foreword of the Community...
November 04, 2013
In Praise of Cafeteria Mormonism
It was both troubling and fascinating (something like watching a car wreck) to witness the...
October 14, 2013
Beyond Family: Women’s Leadership in the LDS Church
A recent flurry of debate and discussion over the issue of women’s roles in...
August 13, 2013
A Review of Darren Wilson’s “Finding God in the Bible”
"Read any commentary and it'll pretty much explain the symbolism. My question is much, much...
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