Mixed Feelings About 2-hour Block/Pageants
I am probably in the minority. I think I’m going to miss weekly Sunday School. Having said that, I’m sitting here in the hall skipping Sunday School. So why would I miss it? I’ve taught gospel doctrine twice. It is one of my favorite callings. It helped kick start my gospel study and forced me […]
Why They Don’t Need Heavenly Mother
“Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose”, so states the Proclamation on the Family. “ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents.” Many feminists want to talk about her. The funny thing about this, […]
In the Bloggernacle, it seems that the main players are atheists, liberal Mormons, and Orthodox Mormons. It is pretty rare that an evangelical Mormon enters the debate, and I think is even more rare for a Mormon to become an evangelical. (Granted, my view could be biased by my experience. From my experience, most former […]
Posts Restored – Back to the Present
Many of you have noticed a blast from the past on my blog. Back in Feb 2013, my host server crashed and I had to back up my blog and try to restore it. I picked WordPress.com, thinking that was a good choice. Well, it didn’t restore all my posts–I was missing about 150 of […]
Vote Me for a Wheaties Award!
Wheat and Tares is hosting their annual Bloggernacle awards for the best (Wheaties) and worst (Tarefic Award) of the Bloggernacle. I was nominated in 2 categories: Best Current Events Post: ”Mandela Praised; Brigham Thrown Under the Bus“ Best Book/Article Review: ”Why Snuffer Got Exe’d” (Book: Denver Snuffer’s “Passing the Heavenly Gift”) You don’t have to […]
Are These Mascots Offensive?
Usually when I talk about racism, I talk about the past policy to deny black Mormons the priesthood and temple ordinances. However, there are other types of racism, and Native American racism is in the news. Many people consider that the name NFL’s Washington Redskins is a racial slur. President Obama weighed in on the […]
Mormons are “Marginal Christians”
Just prior to General Conference, Utah Valley University hosted a Mormon Studies Conference titled “The Expanding Canon”. I wish I could have attended more of the sessions, but enjoyed the sessions I attended. I was surprised that the LDS Instituted of Religion hosted one of the sessions. I attended Institute when I was in college, […]
Sorry I’ve been gone so long. A severe server crash caused my website to be unavailable for quite some time, but thanks to my brother, we were able to resurrect most of my posts and comments. Many of my photos have disappeared, and I’ll try to add those as I get to them. Anyway, thanks […]
Q&A with Terryl and Fiona Givens
What a week!Â I had the pleasure of attending sessions with both Ron Paul and Terryl Givens.Â Now I have to choose whether to write about Ron Paul, or Terryl Givens.Â Tough choice.Â Given that political discussions often devolve into ideological (and often irrational) arguments, Iâ€™m just not in the mood for Ron Paul this […]