119: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 14 – Luke 22-24

What were the accusations brought against Jesus that led to his death? Why did Jesus pray at the Mount of Olives as opposed to somewhere else? Did anyone see Jesus at the empty tomb? All these questions and more are discussed in this most recent episode of The CES...

118: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 13 – Luke 18-21

What did Jesus think about marriage after the resurrection?  What did it mean to a 1st Century Jew to be "The Son of God?" These questions and more are discussed in the latest episode of The CES Podcast with Bible scholar, Dr. Shedlon Greaves. Welcome to episode 13 of...

Radical Gratitude

Note:  This is a sacrament talk given on November 20, 2016 Last Sunday, I attended evening Mass at St. Paul’s and heard a homily by Father Radmar reflecting on the presidential election. He said, “We need to be listening for God’s voice in the pain and concerns of...

116: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 12 – Luke 11-17

What did Jesus think of the shopping frenzy know as Black Friday?  Did Jesus think that God was a woman?  All these questions and others are discussed in this most recent episode of The CES Podcast (for the rest of us). Welcome to episode 12 of Rational Faiths' newest...

OBEY

“If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself.”
John 7:17 I’ve always liked to draw, I guess I have a knack for it, but I haven’t always been good at it. As a kid, a little success and a little praise...

Crying Is a Painful High

I just feel like sharing some thoughts on crying, sadness, and depression. I was entertained by Louis CK's take on cell phones, but I'm suggesting you take three or four minutes to watch this video for a different reason. Beside the laughs, Louis CK captures what it...

Then They Came For Me…

My dear fellow Mormons, I have been applauding you the last few weeks leading up to last week's election for being in the front of the anti-Trump movement. You were there at the beginning with Brother Romney worrying about Mr. Trump's "trickle down racism, bigotry and...

Hope in Darkness

For me, this is a dark time. The thought of Donald Trump being my president makes me both numb and sick to my stomach. As a historian, I would say he represents the worst traditions of our nation. As a Christian, I would say he is all that the Savior warned us...

We Are Back!!

We would like to apologize to our readers... Our site was attacked by some malware and it took some time to get rid of that. Thank you for all that have reached out to tell us that! Our site has been swept clean and we are making precautions so that it doesn't happen...

115: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 11 – Luke 6-10

What does "shaking the dust off your feet" even mean? What role did women play in Jesus' ministry?  Who financially supported Jesus' ministry? Was Mary really that much better than Martha? All of these questions are discussed in this episode of The CES Podcast (for...

Subscribe to RationalFaiths via Email

Want to get the latest RationalFaiths posts on the (near) daily? Subscribe below to get an email notification in your inbox when we publish something new!

LGBTQ Mormon Crisis

The Barker Brothers’ Projects


Rational Faiths is taking a step to help those who cannot help themselves. We have pledged to “Adopt a Stake” through the Liahona Children’s Foundation. Join with us!

"...we are asking our Church leaders to inquire of the Lord if the one year wait on the temple sealing can be changed..."


"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.


We’re putting our stories and the stories of those who have chosen to share out there. We hope you come away with a better understanding of what those who are injured or sick during their missions go through.


These videos were created for Latter-day Saint parents and allies to voice their love for their LGBT brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They want to give a message of comfort and support to other parents who are navigating the difficult conflicts that can arise in families around this issue.

Quote of the Month

"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)