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Scripture as Totem: Religion and the Importance of the Text Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

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24: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 2

24: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 2 Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

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Scripture as Totem: Religion and the Imp...

Scripture as Totem: Religion and the Importance of the Text Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

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The Information Age is Over. Welcome to ...

The Information Age is Over. Welcome to the Opinion Age. Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

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26: General Conference Compressed

26: General Conference Compressed Posted by on Oct 5, 2014

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The Information Age is Over. Welcome to the Opinion Age. Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

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29: Steve Peck The Author

29: Steve Peck The Author Posted by on Oct 19, 2014

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By Goddess, I Will Not Be Left Behind!

By Goddess, I Will Not Be Left Behind! Posted by on Sep 27, 2014

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Examining History For Insights on the Fu...

Examining History For Insights on the Future of Women’s Ordination Posted by on Sep 28, 2014

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Cheapo Mormon Halloween Costumes

Oct 30, 14 Cheapo Mormon Halloween Costumes

Posted by in Featured, Mormon Humor

It’s Thursday already and you only have a a day to find a costume for the wonderful reappropriated Pagan holiday of Halloween! Are you worrying about how to dress your kids for the Trick or Trunk/Trunk or Treat in a way that is both clever and wholesome? Do you want to show off your extensive knowledge of Mormon pop culture? Look...

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The Bastardization of Truth

Oct 30, 14 The Bastardization of Truth

Posted by in Book of Mormon, Featured, Truth

It’s time we stopped idolizing truth. It’s time we stopped treating truth like a banner at the end of a mid-distance race. See, over there in the distance? That’s truth, we say. It’s just over there, and if you just put forth a little effort, you’ll find it. And then, well, you’re done. You can just swim in truth the...

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The still small voice of FEAR

  by Nik Rasheta In April 2014 I was invited onto FMH podcast along with anthropologist Chelsea Strayer to discuss Gavin de Becker’s book titled The Gift of Fear. As a Police Detective within the Special Victims Unit and as a Hostage Negotiator this book helped me label certain experiences I have observed along my career....

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The Information Age is Over. Welcome to the Opinion Age.

“I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance” -Reuben Blades Information has no power to convince. It can’t motivate us to action or modify behavior. Convincing, or conversion, is an emotional process. Info + emotion = conversion. The resulting ideals become our opinions....

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Choose Your Own Universe

I have listened to and read many discussions regarding the existence or nature of God. It is one of those debates that I believe is unresolvable. The New God Argument motivates trust in God given a small number of assumptions, but doesn’t suggest much about God other than that he/she/it is compassionate and able to create...

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30: Diverse Mormons, Part 2, Interviews from the 2014 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium

Oct 26, 14 30: Diverse Mormons, Part 2, Interviews from the 2014 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium

Posted by in Featured, Podcast

In the beginning of August of this year I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Sunstone symposium which is a Mormon conference that I look forward to attending every year. One of the many reasons that I love the conference is that it is one of the few times you get to see such a diverse group of Mormons gathered together in...

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There are Save but Two Churches Only

For as long as I can remember there has been a part of me that tenses up when I hear someone bear testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church. Even as a youth who never doubted the validity of the statement, hearing those words made me uncomfortable. What had I done in my life to merit...

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Polygamy, Really?

Oct 24, 14 Polygamy, Really?

Posted by in Featured, Polygamy

Really? God sent an angel with a sword to Joseph Smith to tell him about polygamy(1)? Is that what we are going with? Are we all ok with that? If God is in the business of sending angels down, wouldn’t it be nice if he sent Joseph a message that was more useful than say the terrible practice of polygamy? I know, I know,...

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Why Progressive Mormons Are Wrong..and, Oh Yeah, So Are The Conservative Ones

Oct 23, 14 Why Progressive Mormons Are Wrong..and, Oh Yeah, So Are The Conservative Ones

Posted by in Featured, Politics

I think we are all aware of the arguments between the more traditional believing Mormons and those that have more liberal leaning views.   It goes something like this: Conservative: God is immutable The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God’s Church Conclusion: Since the LDS Church is God’s Church and God...

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Why SOME Single Saints Stay Single

  *Have you ever read a List Blog and thought to yourself, “This doesn’t relate to me at all”? The reason for this is that while List Blogs can be helpful/funny/true/or insightful, they can never encompass an entire group or population of people. So it is with the following List. There are those out there who...

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A Mormon View of Charity vs. Justice

Elder Holland’s October 2014 General Conference address titled “Are We Not All Beggars?” was a masterpiece. In it, Elder Holland exhorted Mormons to serve and help others, even if those others seem to “deserve” their plight.[1] His sermon was a Christlike reminder that the poor are the Savior’s...

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29: Steve Peck The Author

Come meet Steve Peck. He is a Professor of Biology at BYU teaching courses in bioethics and researching evolutionary biology from several different dimensions. In addition to his academic work Steve writes. He writes a lot. The works that we discuss with Steve in this episode include the award winning The Scholar of Moab, the...

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The Doctrine of Celibacy

Oct 18, 14 The Doctrine of Celibacy

Posted by in Featured, Homosexuality

When Mormons speak of the Law of Chastity, they often define it as remaining celibate until marriage.  In actuality, it would be more properly defined as remaining abstinent until marriage.  Today, the words abstinent and celibate are frequently used interchangeably, but in practice they are quite different.  Abstinence, as...

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When Religion Creates Dragons

     Last February I wrote my first piece for Rational Faiths called When it Comes to Equality, Which Side of History Are You On? I have been very proud of my writing for Rational Faiths as a whole, but there’s something about that piece that makes it my favorite; the one I’m most proud of. It explains my transition...

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Becoming whole

In the medical field and the scientific world in general we are moving away from the idea of a mind separate from our body or brain.  In general there are some real benefits to this conceptualization.  For example, take the thorny issue of addiction.  Traditionally medicine has defined truly addictive drugs as those that cause...

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28: Meet The Mormons – A Rational Faiths Review

Oct 15, 14 28: Meet The Mormons – A Rational Faiths Review

Posted by in Featured, Podcast, Reviews

If you have been participating in the Bloggernacle, or even in many wards and stakes in the United States, you have probably heard of the Church’s new film “Meet the Mormons,” which was released in the theaters on 10/10/2014. Due to the controversy surrounding the film, as well as the fact that this is the first time the...

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