“Is queerness eternal?” This titular question is a question that is perhaps one of the biggest facing Mormonism today and very close to me personally. I’m ace (if you’re a new reader, repenting lapsed one, or otherwise missed that post in May you can read it here, and again, happy to chat about it if […]Read more "Is Queerness Eternal?"
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"