One of the things that plagues my fringe-y Mormon conscience more than perhaps any other is the worry that what I feel is good and true and of God is NOT and that I am totally, completely off base, forcing God to fit into my image of Him/Her/Them. And there’s reason for that. I am […]Read more "My Will? Or God’s?"
I’ve been talking with people and thinking recently about God and how we can come to *know* God (as we are told eternal life is). I feel like this should be a pretty basic, fundamental aspect of Mormonism? And probably most religions to some degree. Obviously there’s the whole contingent of ‘God as unknowable’ that […]Read more "How Do I Know God?"
This past weekend I watched the Idaho Falls Temple Cultural Celebration and attended the re-dedication ceremony. Based on that and some other conversations I’ve had recently, I’ve been thinking about ritual and sacred spaces and the role of them in our lived religious experience and if we can (should?) develop supplementary rituals of our own […]Read more "Ritual and Sacred Spaces"
Introduction Saturday, 27 May 2017, I embarked with a number of friends on a journey into space on a number of tragically doomed spacecraft, with the frightening and ever-increasing possibility that an alien would hug my face and then burst out of my chest. That is to say, we watched all 6 films in the […]Read more "ALIEN FRANCHISE: REVIEWED"
Today’s ideas were sparked by a fantastic podcast, which I’ve mentioned before: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Particularly this episode on Ch. 14 of book 1, “Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback,” which is focused on the theme of Rebellion. A brief summary of what the episode pointed to that is relevant for this discussion: essentially […]Read more "Hogwarts’ Institutionalized Rebellion & Mormonism"
I’m asexual, though I personally like “ace” better (partially because it’s shorter, easier to say, has some positive connotations, but mostly because it feels less like a clinical diagnosis or something you say about the reproductive process of bacteria). Some of you already knew that, some of you may have guessed, others may have casually […]Read more "Sex: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"
Featuring Chris Wei and cross-posted to his blog, here. Chris and I, with a rotating cast of friends, set-out to watch 7 of Hayao Miyazaki’s films back-to-back as part of Chris’s series of summer movie marathons on Saturday, 13 May 2017. Here we record our thoughts as a dialogue of sorts because why hear from only me […]Read more "Miyazaki Marathon: Reviewed"