Why did you join your church? Did you join your church like you would join a gym or a country club? Do you walk out of church each Sunday wondering why you even bother? Do you serve or do you go to soak in the music, the message, the fellowship ...―
Out of morbid curiosity, I spent some time poking around the church's website, looking through the little bios they have on the general authorities. I'd been thinking again about how the church was run by old white men, and I wondered how many of...―
Mormonism is not cool. ∙ I'm not saying this from an angry, ex-Mormon perspective, I'm saying this as a young American male. I don't mean "I hate Mormonism and everything it stands for." I mean that Mormonism just isn't cool. ∙ The...―
I was talking with a coworker about the outcome of the Presidential election. I couldn't believe how much of the popular vote Romney had actually garnered. ∙ So I asked my coworker what he'd heard about Romney's Mormonism. I explained that ...―
Growing up as a Mormon kid in an overwhelmingly non-Mormon part of the country, I got a lot of questions whenever I brought up my religion...or anything related to my religion. ∙ Age 8: "You have to go to church for three hours? Every ...―
Jacob continues his epic, multi-chapter speech. The Book of Mormon is fond of epic, multi-chapter speeches. ∙ He preaches about the fate of the Jews, the fate of the Gentiles and the role of the American continent in God's master plan. But ...―
Hey, I'm still alive! ∙ I've had a rough couple of weeks...work's been weird, I've been sick (twice) and I had a few other concerns that were higher on my to-do list than maintaining this blog, but I've cleared a decent amount of that crap ...―
Early morning seminary wasn't worth it. ∙ I've heard many different members of the church bear their testimonies about how much early morning seminary helped them "start the school day off on a spiritual high" and how it benefited them...―
I had some very strange problems with my computers/internet connections--hence the week-and-a-half absence. I wish I could return with something better. Instead, I have another story about my past religion coming up at work. ∙ That seems ...―
I recently discovered John Dehlin's video entitled "Why People Leave the LDS Church" on YouTube. And I watched the whole thing, mostly to see how a faithful member of the church could manage to reach out to ex-Mormons with any level of...―
I am not well-versed in politics. ∙ I understand the basics of how the US Government is constructed, and I have my opinions about what I want in a President and what kinds of things I want my representatives to consider priorities. But I'm...―
Mormonism continues to receive heavy media attention, and not just in relation to Romney's presidential bid. ∙ It seems that discussing Mormonism's losses may be a popular subject lately. The Washington Post has its own spin on Marlin K....―
Crock pot cooking is perfect for anyone on the go go go! Well here is a great dinner that ...
I was born curly and by the time I was a teenager I hated my hair so at 14 I got ...
A home-made mango and peach flavored frozen Greek yogurt topped with a quinoa and oat ...