The three Barker brothers would often engage in private e-mails and phone calls with each other and their friends about Mormonism. The three decided it would be more fun to create a blog where all their friends and family could get together and hammer out some of the idiosyncrasies of Mormonism. Here they hope to provide a safe, fair, and balanced space to discuss the complexities, difficulties, and beauty of their Mormon tradition.
Born and raised in Northern California, Paul received his education at Ricks College and BYU with a BA in Spanish, minor in PE Coaching. Paul served his LDS mission during the years 94-96 in Rosario, Argentina. He now runs his own businesses from home in Utah County. He’s married and has 3 boys. He is currently the cub master in his ward.
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After serving his mission in Salta, Argentina from 2005 to 2007, Jon came “home” to Utah. He is married and currently studying Digital Media at Utah Valley University. He runs a couple businesses on the side while working and studying. He loves doing any outside type of activity including camping and snowboarding. He currently teaches the 10-11 year old class in Primary.
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The Barker Brothers’ Projects
"...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.
- BOOK OF MORMON LESSON 16: MOSIAH 4-6
- What Latter-day Saint Christians Should Know About the Old Testament
- A God Is Born–Nature’s Plan of Salvation
- 19: Wilford Woodruff’s Witness: Author Interview
- NEW- Mormon Women Scholars’ Network
- Empowering Women in Priesthood to Protect our Children
- Mormons and Mullets
Quote of the Month
"Mormons are like manure. If you pile them altogether in one place, they just stink. But if you spread them around, they can do a lot of good."
--- Dr. Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, March 31, 2014, Mormon Discussion podcast