61: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 8

http://media.blubrry.com/rationalfaiths/p/rationalfaiths.com/podcast/61DrFifePart8.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this episode of “Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist”, Laurel and Brian talk with  Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on the topics of sexuality for singles who are keeping their...

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Relief Society classes, wealth, racism, & classism

Several years ago, my wife showed me the flyer she got for an upcoming Stake Womens’ Conference on our way home from church. She asked me if I could find the FAIL. I now invite you readers to do the same.   Stake Women’s Conference 9:00-9:15 Welcome Opening Hymn Invocation 9:25-10:10 Session A 10:20-11:05 Session B...

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The Temptation of Jesus the Christ in the Gospel of Luke

Embodied in flesh, Jesus was not completely exempt from the temptations of corporeal existence as highlighted in Mark 1:12-13, Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. In this text, I will examine the temptation story found in Luke (4:1-13). My exegesis is shaped by my social location. I am an African-American, middle-class,...

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Why I am a Christian First and a Mormon Second.

Ever since reading David V. Mason’s “I’m a Mormon, Not a Christian” (Op-ed, NYT, 12 June 2012), I have thought about how my experience as a Mormon Christian differs from his. Mason, who sees himself “about as genuine a Mormon as you’ll find” and “emphatically not a Christian,” seems so radically different from how I see myself—as...

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A Gentle Farewell to the Mormon Church

May 19, 15 A Gentle Farewell to the Mormon Church

Posted by in Featured, Homosexuality, Mormonism

This essay was originally posted on the GailyMormon Blog Edward Jones III * ***** *** **** ***** Salt Lake City, UT 84101 May 11, 2015 Member Records Division, LDS Church 50 E. North Temple, Room 1372 Salt Lake City, UT 84150-5310 Dear Mormon leaders, I am writing you this letter to notify you of my resignation from the LDS Church....

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Elder Packer and Me

Elder Packer probably wouldn’t be too surprised to learn that I have a relationship with him, despite our never having met. It’s the price of being a public figure, I suppose. I know we are related, somehow, through my mom’s mom, who was a Packer, and I remember being told that when I was young. I’m not...

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I Am Your Ally

Recently, I had a dream. (Warning, my subconscious is completely self-indulgent.) I dreamt I saw a lovely house local to me online and I wanted a closer look, so my husband and I took a drive to see it. We pulled up to the house and I looked at it from the outside. The house was indeed lovely. Located on a hill overlooking the...

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60: The Council of 50 – A Documentary History

May 16, 15 60: The Council of 50 – A Documentary History

Posted by in Book Reviews, Featured, Interviews, Podcast

http://media.blubrry.com/rationalfaiths/p/rationalfaiths.com/podcast/60CouncilofYTFIF.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Ever heard about a Council of 50 men in the Mormon church that was discussing an invention of liquid fire that could destroy an army or a navy? Did you know there was a...

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From Amici to ’Ohana: The Hawaiian Roots of the Family Proclamation

“Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to September 3, 1991; location, Honolulu, Hawaii, where a local court is hearing the state’s first same-sex marriage case, Baehr v. Lewin.” As we join Mr. Peabody and Sherman on their journey back in time, we remind ourselves what was happening in the Mormon American West in the early 1990s. Ezra...

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Souls in Waiting: The Embryo and Abortion in Nineenth-Century Mormonism

May 14, 15 Souls in Waiting: The Embryo and Abortion in Nineenth-Century Mormonism

Posted by in Family, Featured, Uncategorized

Originally published on www.mormonhistoryguy.com Of all the non-dinner-table political topics, abortion certainly ranks near the top.  So charged is it that its mere mention breaks down social gatherings into battling tribes where, they believe, reasonable people don’t disagree. Yet the viciousness with which the better part of...

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