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Don’t Get Your Hopes Up! Conservative Arguments Against Liberal Mormon Activism

October 15, 2014
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up! Conservative Arguments Against Liberal Mormon Activism

Are progressive causes in support of LGBT rights or women’s ordination just a surefire path out of the LDS church?

Posted in Apostasy, Feminism, LDS, LGBT, Mormon, Politics | 42 Comments »

All the Single Ladies (& Gents): Who is Mormonism for?

September 24, 2014
May the odds be in time and eternity ever in your favor

Can a traditional-family-oriented church offer anything of value to singles or non-traditional families?

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture, Singles | 28 Comments »

Sacred AND secret: Is public activism inherently unfaithful?

September 17, 2014
Ordain Women at General Conference

Ordain Women’s latest planned action is to watch Priesthood session of October General Conference at local stake centers. Is this too low-key? Is low-key more spiritual?

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Posted in Faith, Feminism, gender equity, Mormon | 29 Comments »

Why can’t Mormons have a women-affirming theology?

September 11, 2014
Eve in the Garden of Eden, by Anna Lea Merritt

How is it that, in 2014, we are seriously confronted with serious articles about how women are the “brides of Satan”?

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Posted in Doctrine, Feminism, gender equity, LDS, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 63 Comments »

Moderating Mormons Online – Thoughts from Sunstone

August 11, 2014
Moderating Mormons in Cyberspace Sunstone Panel

What is it like to moderate Mormons online? Are precarious, fragile spaces worth protecting?

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Posted in LDS, Mormon, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 44 Comments »

At Their Own Word: The Mormon Newsroom on Church Discipline

June 20, 2014
LDS Newsroom Moroni

What can we learn about the church, discipline, and apostasy if we take the Newsroom at its own word?

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Posted in Apostasy, Church Policy, Doctrine, Excommunication, Mormon, Priesthood, Women | 33 Comments »

3 Changes That Mormons Against Women’s Ordination Ought to Support

April 2, 2014
Mormon Women Leaders

Not in favor of women’s ordination? What about these changes that do not require priesthood at all?

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Posted in Mormon, Priesthood, Women | 46 Comments »

Dear God: Shall I Lament Your Impotence, Defy Your Injustice, or Renounce Your Followers?

March 21, 2014
Ordain Women at General Conference

Dear God, you probably already know this, but your followers don’t give me much confidence in you.

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Posted in Uncategorized | 70 Comments »

4 Reasons Why Disaffected Mormons Become Atheists

January 22, 2014

Why does losing faith in Mormonism so often mean losing faith in Christianity and God in general? Here’s 4 reasons why.

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Posted in Apostasy, Christian, Mormon, Mormon Belief, theology, Uncategorized | 87 Comments »

If your morality is fragile, do handle with care…

March 7, 2013
If your morality is fragile, do handle with care…

Maybe the idea that people will lose their morality when they lose their religions says more about the religion?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 90 Comments »

Reconstructing Faith and Questioning Morality

February 8, 2013
John Dehlin

John Dehlin’s thoughts on morality after faith crisis — do they resonate with you?

Posted in Uncategorized | 37 Comments »

All You Need to Know about Mormons and Gays

December 9, 2012
Rainbow Angel Moroni

Everything you needed to know about Mormons and Gays (but were too inundated with content to ask).

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Posted in Uncategorized | 73 Comments »

Non-married, No Children

December 5, 2012
The Children

It turns out overpopulation was as overblown as global cooling. But does the threat of population *decline* need addressing?

Posted in Uncategorized | 41 Comments »

Answering “Why”

October 3, 2012
Answering “Why”

Why is why such a weird question to answer?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

What is grace?

September 26, 2012
What is grace?

What is ‘grace’? How has it affected your life? Has it?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

Caffeine Withdrawal: A Case Scenario of Plausible Deniability

September 5, 2012
Coffee Prohibited

The Mormon Newsroom reached for Mormonism’s stomach, but has it instead hit its heart?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 105 Comments »

Reflections on gratitude and seeing what you believe

August 30, 2012

For August, I’ve participated in a gratitude challenge. Although I was aware this could change me, the change still came as a surprise.

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Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

What is faith?

August 22, 2012
Hold to the Rod

What is faith? Is it something believed or something in action, and do we choose it?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 92 Comments »

From Slacktivism to Activism: Can blogs be relevant?

August 15, 2012
Samuel the Lamanite Preaching in Zarahemla

Are online and offline worlds separate, or can what we do online (on blogs, etc.,) inspire offline action?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Mormon Expositor Podcast – A New, Mormon Expression

August 1, 2012
Mormon Expositor Podcast

A new podcast, Mormon Expositor, has hit the scene. What can it offer the increasingly saturated Mormon podcasting scene?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 21 Comments »