Thoughts on Belief I absolutely ADORE space Mormonism. This may come as a surprise, since my other ideological leanings don’t necessarily suggest that I would be all over the whacky, out-there, bizarre beliefs I affectionately call space Mormonism (Kolob, God as alien/space traveler, Twelve Tribes/City of Enoch taken into space, The Kolob Theorem, some Skousen […]Read more "Space Mormonism and the Sacred Texts"
I went down a pretty unsettling rabbit hole yesterday (which you can check out my twitter feed for more details on), and that combined with the short story I’ve been working on, some Facebook posts from friends, and some blogs I was reading caused me to think about the many faces of Mormonism and how […]Read more "Making Mormonism in Our Own Image"
I finished Neylan McBaine’s Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact a couple days ago, along with The Handmaid’s Tale (which isn’t Mormon, but deals with gender issues and some non-descript religious society and is PHENOMENAL and you should read it right now) and posted a review of McBaine’s book on facebook, where I […]Read more "Women and the Church"
[Note: I’m not super familiar with the proper terminology for Episcopalian services, I’ve tried to double-check a few things, but if I’m totally off, let me know, please. And I apologize for any offense given by my incorrect language.] Today, I went to an Episcopalian Easter Sunday Mass (St. Mark’s in SLC, which is gorgeous […]Read more "Celebrate Good Times: An Episcopalian Easter"
After GenConf (and frequently in my day-to-day interactions honestly), I wonder how big can the big tent of Mormonism be? What are the limits of its expansion? Where are the walls of the tent? Does it have walls? Should we choose another metaphor? Are we suggesting that we want to be a part of a […]Read more "How Big Can the Tent Be?"
So, there’s a piece from Greg Trimble that’s been floating around the interwebs recently and that I like the sentiment behind. However, I think it has some somewhat misguided assumptions underlying the argument. Some of that is expressed in this response on Young Mormon Feminists, which is worth a read. I wrote about some […]Read more "Who’s Responsible for the Culture?"
We’re going to dive into what some would dismiss as a “deep doctrine”—what exactly do we need to be a god? It may seem like we have pretty clear and easy answers to this question, but I think if we actually dive into some of our theology (as much as you can term anything that […]Read more "Complicated Characteristics of a God"