Let Us Now Praise Mormon Men

Let Us Now Praise Mormon Men

At a time when a presidential candidate seeks to excuse his boasting about sexual assault as “locker room talk,” I think it is important that we honor the example of imperfect, extraordinary ordinary Mormon men. I say this knowing full well that not all Mormon men are...
Q&A with Patrick Mason: Answers to Sundry Questions

Q&A with Patrick Mason: Answers to Sundry Questions

Today we are pleased to feature an interview with Patrick Mason. He is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and the Chair of the Religion Department at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of several scholarly books and articles dealing with Mormon...
Using the Priesthood I Don’t Have

Using the Priesthood I Don’t Have

Recently, I got called “Pastor” at work, and since I teach religious studies at the local community college, it makes perfect sense. Sadly, I had to correct my colleague and explain to him that women in my denomination cannot be ordained, but I thanked him for the...
The News and Our Ongoing Problem with Boundaries

The News and Our Ongoing Problem with Boundaries

I had a discussion with a friend and his wife a couple weeks ago about their situation living with his parents. My friend and his wife were both raised as Mormons, but in recent years have both suffered a faith crisis that eventually took them out of the church. His...