Some speculative thoughts on “sociality” & what that really means for our lives before & after Earth.Read more "“That Same Sociality…”"
Our experiences seem to be influenced by our expectations. That’s not really an insightful comment, but I think it is worth exploring how our expectations color our lived Church experience. One way of interpreting the experiences of those that stay and those that leave the Church is by how well Lived-Church matches the expectations that […]Read more "Expectations and Lived Church Experience"
This is going to be quick (I think) and a recap of some stuff I shared on twitter earlier today (at least, that’s the plan). *Exhale* ok, here we go. I joined in an interesting conversation today about who should be involved in discussions of Mormonism, sparked by a friend suggesting that those that have […]Read more "Who Gets a Say?"
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"