Paul Barker

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 4 boys. He is currently the ward cub master.

What Not To Wear

Mar 31, 14 What Not To Wear

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Have you ever seen the TV show “What Not To Wear” on TLC? In case you haven’t, it’s a reality-based show starring two fashion experts, Clinton and Stacy, who help people in desperate need of fashion makeovers (these people are nominated by their friends and/or family). The show is great. Clinton and Stacy ambush...

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We Brought All The Wrong Things

My name is Allison Jensen, I am currently completing my undergrad degree in the English Honours program at the University of Calgary; I’m going to be doing a Master’s in Contemporary Literary Studies at Lancaster University in the Fall and can hardly contain my nerdy excitement.  Paul has asked me quite a few times to...

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Who is Your God?

Mar 04, 14 Who is Your God?

Posted by in Featured, Mormonism, Theology

I’m a big fan of M. Night Shyamalan—well except for “The Last Airbender” and “Lady in the Water”. Well okay… I just liked “Signs”, “The Village”, and of course “The Sixth Sense”. I love the little twist and the stories inside the stories. One of the...

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002: Color My World

Feb 07, 14 002: Color My World

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We are excited to announce a collaboration with the podcast/blog: No Poor Among Them. In this podcast David Dixon interviews Angela Hughes founder of Color My World. Angela Hughes, her husband, and kids, are likely just as busy–if not more busy–than the average family. But somewhere in there, they find the time to change the...

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Why the Priesthood and Temple Ban Was Wrong

Feb 06, 14 Why the Priesthood and Temple Ban Was Wrong

Posted by in Featured, Racism

While reading the title of this post, people will say, “Well duh, of course it was wrong—you don’t need to write a post about it!” It might be obvious to some, and even more obvious after the Church published a web page disavowing all racism. Let’s get their exact words in here: “Today, the Church...

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001: Infertility …So When Are You Gonna Have Kids?

Jan 19, 14 001: Infertility …So When Are You Gonna Have Kids?

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Hey it’s our first podcast! Celebrate… Holiday! We are excited to announce the official launch of the Rational Faith’s podcast! We hope that you will find it somewhat interesting, a little irreverent and maybe a tiny bit funny. Meh, probably not funny, but oh well. Douglas is a good friend of mine. We met back in...

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Pulling the Race Band-Aid Off

Dec 14, 13 Pulling the Race Band-Aid Off

Posted by in Featured, News, Racism

The LDS Church recently added a new page titled Race and the Priesthood to their website under the Gospel Topics section. It is by far the most informative piece the Church has released on the subject. And even though it is tucked away neatly on LDS.org, it has set the Internet on fire. Now, if you didn’t already know, this...

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Serving the Least of These

Dec 13, 13 Serving the Least of These

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I first became introduced to Russell Farris at a network marketing group that he and I both attended.  We became friends over time and I grew to understand his love for serving others.  He is very active in his Baptist Church, and while we would often disagree on doctrinal issues, we both agreed that the pure love of Christ came...

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Relationship and Sexuality Courses For LDS Couples

Dec 12, 13 Relationship and Sexuality Courses For LDS Couples

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The Barker brothers are huge fans of Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife. She has appeared several times on Mormon Stories and Mormon Matters podcasts. She will be writing for us next month and we couldn’t be more excited about it. We saw a post from her Dr. Fife’s FB page about a special offer for her courses and we though our...

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A Letter From Mother Teresa

Dec 03, 13 A Letter From Mother Teresa

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One night while scanning Facebook, I  happened to notice one of my friends posted a picture of a first edition Book of Mormon. Of course it peaked my interest on where he got his hands on this rare item. He explained to me that they have a family friend that owned a book store and now collects rare items. I thought that was pretty...

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