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The Blessings of (Ordination to) the Priesthood

Sep 30, 14 The Blessings of (Ordination to) the Priesthood

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Priesthood

I have been actively participating in the conversation about gender in the LDS Church for quite sometime now. I have listened carefully to a range of ideas about why LDS women are not now ordained to the priesthood, what that tells us about gender and about the priesthood, and whether the current policies will change in the future....

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We Are Here

Sep 29, 14 We Are Here

Posted by in Faith, Featured, General Conference, prayer

It occurred to me that I’d never seen a black woman sitting in those red chairs in the Conference Center before this past Saturday night. I’d never seen a black woman speak her Father’s name before the stand let alone leave us with her words of worship and praise. Sister Mkhabela is not the first woman of color to pray in the...

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Permanently Changed but Not Broken

Sep 29, 14 Permanently Changed but Not Broken

Posted by in Featured, Individuality

After my mission I did a lot of fun stuff all at once. I started running a lot and I was in good enough shape that I could bust out 8 miles or so just for fun. The most I ever ran was about 15 miles up the Bonneville Shoreline Trail below Mount Ogden. I took mountain biking seriously and found all sorts of trails around me. I...

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25: Faith Transitions Part 2

Sep 28, 14 25: Faith Transitions Part 2

Posted by in Featured, Interviews, Podcast

Faith is hard and sometimes it fails us or we fail it, I’m not sure which. Stories of undergoing and recovering from faith transitions are a perennial favorite in the bloggernacle (or blabbernacle for podcasts). In this series I interview the RF permabloggers and let them tell their story. They share what set them off on their...

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Examining History For Insights on the Future of Women’s Ordination

Sep 28, 14 Examining History For Insights on the Future of Women’s Ordination

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Priesthood, Theology

EXAMINING HISTORY FOR INSIGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF WOMEN’S ORDINATION by Ronda Callister As the news broke that Kate Kelly had been summoned to a church court, I worried. I was concerned about those who care about women’s issues in the church and the pain they were likely to feel in the aftermath of official sanctions. As I...

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By Goddess, I Will Not Be Left Behind!

by Michelle Wiener Recently I found out that Nicholas Cage will be starring in the remake of Left Behind to be released in theatres this October. This came as a total shock to me, considering what a great actor he is. I was equally appalled that he would even consider taking part in a B-grade evangelical film about – of all...

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Agency: don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone – Milgram part three

This is the 3rd post in my series on the Milgram experiments. See Parts One and Two In my first post I discussed what we can learn from the Milgram experiments about obedience and authority, specifically about how authority can affect our moral decision making. In the second post I discussed what we can learn from the Milgram...

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24: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 2

In this episode of “Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist”, Lori Burkman and Laurel Sandberg-Armstrong interview Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife about advice she would give virgins on their wedding night and also how and when fantasy can be a useful element of a sexual relationship. Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is a psychotherapist who...

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A Family’s Influence on Faith

This week I was watching an episode of Parenthood where the christening of a six month old baby took place, mostly because of the maternal grandmother’s demands to make it happen.  The father of the child was brought up in a non-religious household. The mother of the child was brought up in a devout catholic household. The...

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Jobology 101: Prose and Poetry in the King James Bible

Sep 24, 14 Jobology 101: Prose and Poetry in the King James Bible

Posted by in Featured, Old Testament, Poetry

For the last eighteen months or so, I have been a semi-professional Jobologist. In researching for my book, Re-reading Job: Understanding the Ancient World’s Greatest Poem, I read the Book of Job many times in a dozen or so different translations. I also read a good-sized shelf full of commentary and derivative Jobanalia. And I...

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Hey baby, er…Elder, what’s your sign?

We’re about to be washed over by the semi-annual flood of inspired opinions which we commonly refer to as General Conference. There’s always a lot to digest, some of which is difficult to relate to. The addresses given by the General Authorities are of their own design and are determined by their opinions of the World....

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Life isn’t a Zombie Apocalypse

Sep 22, 14 Life isn’t a Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by in Featured, Humanity, Radical Compassion

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16   “Please be careful not to fall in love with your ideas. Because then you will hate the world.” -Jay Rosen My little brother recently got me somewhat hooked on the TV show The...

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23: A New Perspective with the HRC

Every once in a while we encounter a statement or idea that stops us in our tracks and makes us re-think our path. In this episode I talk with Jerylin Pool who is a strong advocate for same sex marriage. She shares her experience at a recent Human Rights Campaign (HRC)during which she had her mind opened and her direction changed....

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Modern Mormon Conservatism: A Critical View

In 2008, Pew Research released a comprehensive report on religious demographics in the United States. Not surprisingly, when it came to questions about politics, a significant majority of Latter-day Saints identified as Republican or Leaning Republican.(1) In 2010, Gallup found that Mormons were the most conservative religious group...

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The Great Salt Lake Butter Run!

Sep 19, 14 The Great Salt Lake Butter Run!

Posted by in Featured

Sunstone is hosting their Second Annual Brigham’s Butter Run, a race/walk event that takes place at Brigham Young’s Historic Forest Farm Dairy House. It is a 5k with a pancake breakfast and after the race, our community will hang out on blankets and listen to Saturday morning Conference. Runners get the added bonus of carrying...

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Will Denver Snuffer Prove to be Mormonism’s Martin Luther?

I’ll start out by saying that I’m a skeptic. The combination of my skepticism, an in-depth study of the restoration, a disillusionment with the current practices of LDS.inc, and an exacting application of Occam’s Razor resulted in the ultimate demise of my faith in the literal restoration of the LDS church over a...

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