Who Want’s to Know?

When someone claims to “know beyond a shadow of a doubt, with every fiber of my being”, they imply that they have received all information on a given subject. What an awful condition! That’s the end of the road, nothing left to discover, no progress to be made,...

Using the Priesthood I Don’t Have

Recently, I got called “Pastor” at work, and since I teach religious studies at the local community college, it makes perfect sense. Sadly, I had to correct my colleague and explain to him that women in my denomination cannot be ordained, but I thanked him for the...

MY BIRTH DEFECT

Note: This post first appeared on No More Strangers on January 20, 2013 I’ve always had an excellent memory. This is both a blessing and a curse. Some of my earliest memories are feelings of frustration, inferiority, and wanting to be someone different that I was. I...

Unendurable and Unmournable Lives

But the primary struggle for religious communities in the modern age isn’t about specific questions, answers, and doubts, it’s about what communities are willing to bear on behalf of their members. More specifically, it is the struggle over what counts as that which “must be borne and endured.” Worse than making questioning and doubting unendurable, we’ve chosen to make those who question and doubt unendurable.

TWO MOTHERS: TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS

My brother, Paul, and I have two moms. Our biological mother is a Guatemalan immigrant. At about the age of 5 our mom and dad divorced. Shortly after, she moved to Canada with her new husband. She kidnapped Paul and me and took us with her;  in the end, she lost all...

Controlled Burn

Fire prevention awareness has had an unintended side-effect in some parts of the U.S. It has created a stigma about fires, but fire is part of a healthy, natural forest life. For example, regular fires reduce the amount tinder available to burn in a fire. When a...

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!

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"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.


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


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