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
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.
- Quetzalcoatl, White Gods, and the Book of Mormon, Part II: Beards, Virgin Birth, and Preaching Christian Principles
- Doctrinal Drift on Book of Mormon Genetics
- LDS Christianity and our Common Christian Tradition
- How Heavenly Mother Saved My Life
- Book of Mormon Lesson 8: 2 Nephi 6-10
- An FHE Lesson Plan on Charitable Giving
- Book of Mormon Lesson 42: 3 Nephi 27-30; 4 Nephi
Quote of the Month
"And that's why I worry a little bit about the energy we spend in these wrangling about the exclusivism, the one true church, etc. Because I'm not entirely sure that it will get us anywhere. I think it's best for me to believe that my wife is the best person in the world. And I'm fortunate because it's actually true. But even if it weren't....I think in a kind of deepness of commitment and affection and allowance for the light of God to shine from her, it makes the most sense over all, even at a pragmatic level, to see her as the one true wife. What I worry about is that the wranglings over the general will divorce people from the experience of the beauty of the specificity" (Sam Brown, Mormon Matters podcast, episode 261, 45:46).