(Image from oscars.org) Welcome to my “comprehensive” guide to the 2017 Academy Awards. I have seen every single nominated film. Yes. All of them. Including the shorts and the docs and the foreign stuff and Suicide Squad and yes, even 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. For those of you that have not seen […]Read more "Conor’s Comprehensive Oscar Guide: 2017"
I know I just posted yesterday so this may feel like an onslaught of blogging, but that was last week’s post and next week I’ll be posting Oscar stuff (probably my “guide” to this year’s Oscars—my review of every single film that’s been nominated, predictions of winners and hopes as well as miscellaneous related thoughts), […]Read more "Offering an Unorthodox Perspective"
I know I said I was probably going to write about the relationship between faith and activity and practice rather than belief within Mormonism, but I’ve had other thoughts that I feel are more immediately relevant. And it’s obviously later than I usually post, but hey, what can you do? Anyway, I’m interested in how […]Read more "The Spirit and Hegemony"
I had a frustrating experience during Ward Council (a meeting for “leaders” in the ward) last week (I mean, I probably have frustrating experiences during Ward Council close to every time I attend given my opinionated nature, the topics of discussion, and my take on things compared to most other people present). We were talking […]Read more "The Requirements of “Activity”"
I recently (ish) completed my viewing of all the Coen Brothers’ films and have been meaning to write some thoughts, but life has been crazy, so it hasn’t happened (I started this in mid-November and am just now finishing in late January, so it’s been awhile). I decided to adopt the strategy used by Christopher […]Read more "Thoughts on the Coen Brothers"
One of the biggest tensions that I feel in the Church (and elsewhere, really) is between tradition and change (I was tempted to use progression partially because “tradition” and “progression” sound nice together, but also showing my bias toward change. I decided against that because I’m not necessarily confident that changes are inherently progressive, some […]Read more "Tradition and Change"
It’s been awhile since I wrote about something on the Mormon-y side of things (not really that long, but 2-3 weeks, which feels like a long time, but life’s been busy and some things have been hard to process). Anyway. We’re back. I’d been thinking about faith and the relationship between faith and truth partially […]Read more "Faith, Truth, and Action"