26: General Conference Compressed

Have you ever wanted to cover 10 hours of material but only had one to give? Rational faiths has the solution for you with our conference response and review session. Listen in to the highs and lows of conference expressed through 5 individual conference “attendees.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download Other Post

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Recycling talks?

RECYCLING TALKS? by Geoffrey Nelson Those who google search things as they hear them (or have an excellent memory) may have noticed that President Monson’s priesthood session talk was primarily a retelling of a conference talk he gave in 1982, and his Sunday morning talk was a remix of one of his 1974 talks. This may be a...

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Israel-Palestine Conflict

Aug 04, 14 Israel-Palestine Conflict

Posted by in Featured, Mormonism, News

A voice is heard in Gaza mourning and great weeping Fatima weeping for her children refusing to be comforted because they are no more. Israel is committing a systematic incremental genocide. While this genocide is being brought to fruition Israel has severely limited and in many cases totally robbed Palestinians of their basic human...

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Repurposing Sunday School

This post must begin by acknowledging the current events regarding the excommunication of Kate Kelly. Regardless of how you feel about the excommunication, we should all be mourning together. We should all be grieving. We should all follow our baptismal covenant to comfort each other and bear each other’s burdens. We need to...

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Letter to my Leaders: Kate Kelly, John Dehlin, and Me

Jun 20, 14 Letter to my Leaders: Kate Kelly, John Dehlin, and Me

Posted by in Faith Crisis, Featured, Feminism, Mormonism, News

The following is an excerpt from a letter I sent to my ward and stake leaders after hearing the news about the possible disciplinary councils against Kate Kelly and John Dehlin. I’m only using the first letter of last names for people specifically mentioned. Dear Brothers: Almost two months ago, I met with Bishop B to discuss...

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005: Mormon Women’s Group Meets with LDS PR Department – A Chat w/Jerilyn Hassell Pool

May 26, 14 005: Mormon Women’s Group Meets with LDS PR Department – A Chat w/Jerilyn Hassell Pool

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Lying, News, Podcast

After our chat with Jerilyn regarding her performing a marriage for a lesbian couple, we started chatting about a Salt Lake Tribune article in which it seems our Church’s PR department might have been a wee-bit duplicitous.  Click here to read the article. MORMON WOMEN’S GROUP MEETS WITH LDS PR DEPARTMENT – A CHAT...

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GAY STUFF AND MORMON DOCTRINE

May 20, 14 GAY STUFF AND MORMON DOCTRINE

Posted by in Featured, Homosexuality, News, Theology

NOTE: This post was first published on December 6, 2013 on the blog, No More Strangers.   With Oregon’s ruling on gay marriage yesterday,me being an Oregonian, and one of my best friends (and fellow ward member), Jerilyn Hassell Pool, performing the first gay marriage in Jackson County, Oregon, I felt it was appropriate to...

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SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY OF MOTHERHOOD MEMES

May 18, 14 SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY OF MOTHERHOOD MEMES

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Individuality, News

SPEAKING CONFIDENTLY OF MOTHERHOOD MEMES by Gina Colvin NOTE: This post originally appeared yesterday on Gina Colvin’s blog, Kiwi Mormon.  Click Here to visit her blog. This  week some geniuses from the LDS.org meme department published  advice to women about how we  can better relate with each other.  It was in the...

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Leaving the Church, but Finding Faith

May 02, 14 Leaving the Church, but Finding Faith

Posted by in Faith Crisis, Featured, News

A hot button issue in religious dialogue lately has been the hemorrhaging of millennials from their institutional religions.  The general hypothesis for the reasons why center around social issues.  I don’t qualify as a millennial, but this prevailing progressive attitude is something I identify with.  It seems like what young...

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Lying for the Lord?

  The LDS Church is currently engaged in a systematic and officially endorsed effort to misrepresent some of its teachings to the outside world. This is not a new phenomenon.  As far back as the Nauvoo period, “Joseph [Smith] publicly and repeatedly denied he was advocating polygamy” while simultaneously marrying upwards...

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