Note: An attempted reconstruction of a talk I delivered 19 Nov 2017, in the Provo YSA 101st Ward. If God’s voice was a musical instrument, it would be a cello. Thank you, that was beautiful. And thanks to Mary for her thoughts on conversion and the importance of small things in that process and Aubrey […]Read more "Sublime Spirituality: Sanctifying Our Darkness with God"
Two years ago today, a policy from the LDS Church regarding homosexual members and their children was released. That policy marked any member that is a part of a same-sex marriage as an apostate and that their children could not receive baby blessings, baptism or other ordinances until they are 18 (under certain circumstances). This […]Read more "The Policy: 2 Comfort & 2 Mourn"
Note: A companion of sorts to this piece I wrote about Heavenly Mother a few months ago and this piece I wrote about Jesus Christ. Like those pieces, this is an attempt at some speculative theology, meaning I’m not claiming any of this is doctrinal, nor binding in any sort of way, but rather hoping […]Read more "Heavenly Father: A Speculative Profile"
Note: A companion of sorts to this piece I wrote about Heavenly Mother a few months ago. Like that piece, this is an attempt at some speculative theology, meaning I’m not claiming any of this is doctrinal, nor binding in any sort of way, but rather hoping to spark some conversations by describing Christ in […]Read more "Jesus: A Speculative Profile"
Rachel Hunt Steenblik, a friend I’ll refer to as Rachel for the remainder of the review, opens her book Mother’s Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother with these words: “These are the poems that I could write with my questions, my hurt, my hope, and my reaching. Others could write other poems with theirs. I […]Read more "Mother’s Milk: Reviewed and Analyzed"
Mel Leilani Larson’s Third Wheel: Peculiar Stories of Mormon Women in Love is deeply, deeply human. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, it includes two plays Little Happy Secrets and Pilot Program. Both center on Mormon women in love (which should not come as a surprise to anyone that read the book’s subtitle). Both plays also […]Read more "Third Wheel: Reviewed"
We’re going to spin off from one of my favorite ideas in Mormonism, found in the 9th Article of Faith (I’d swap “They” for “He” and fix the verbs accordingly, but that aside, love what’s happening here): “We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He […]Read more "Seeking Great and Important Things"