Back in May, I had the pleasure of getting acquainted with William Shepard at the Kirtland Sunstone Conference. Shepard is both an impressive historian in his own right, but also a member of the Strangite Church, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (Yes the name of his church is […]
Natasha Parker, who blogs at the Mormon Therapist has written several Facebook posts that I think are spot on.
I stayed up really late trying to find out what would happen to Kate Kelly, and now we’re told that a decision will come Monday or Tuesday. Hmmm, I need a humor break. So here are some of Robert Kirby’s words from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Does excommunication do more harm than good? I think the answer is unmistakably yes. It is just simply a bad idea to turn loyal members into enemies. There is the old adage that “they can leave the church, but they can’t leave it alone.” I think when the church excommunicates someone, the church create their […]
I thoroughly enjoyed MHA 2014 here in San Antonio, and getting to meet some other bloggers like Clean Cut and Matt W from New Cool Thang. I didn’t live blog MHA like Kevin Barney did at By Common Consent, but thought I’d give a “quick” recap of the happenings there. (Kevin and I obviously overlapped […]
Now that I’ve finished my transcript of Part 1 and Part 2 of Alternative Approaches to Ordain Women on Mormon Stories, I thought I’d give a recap of my reactions to them. Thanks OW! I was struck that all 4 panelists (Fiona, Margaret, Neylan, Maxine) all appreciated Ordain Women for raising consciousness of the issue. Maxine […]
Here is Part 2 of the Mormon Stories podcast from John Dehlin, Margaret Young, Fiona Givens, Maxine Hanks, and Neylan McBaine. This comes from episode 444 posted on 10/16/2013. The transcript to Part 1 is found here. Maxine, “It really is. Fiona and I are on the same wavelength in many ways. We both have […]