Why Mormons Should Vote for and Support Hillary Clinton

According to pollster Nate Silver, as of October 29, Donald Trump has only a 35% chance of winning the U.S. Presidency but a 85.2.5% chance of winning Utah’s six electoral votes. As a Latter-day Saint, I ask myself how it is even remotely possible that Trump could win...

Remember, Remember

Tomorrow is a big anniversary. I’ve been trying for a couple of weeks now to pen my thoughts about everything that has changed since “the policy” was leaked on November 5, 2015. My thoughts about it have become all tangled up in my reaction to the new Mormon and Gay...

114: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 10 – Luke 1-5

Was John the Baptist viewed as superior to Jesus of Nazareth?  How is Luke's view of women different than the other Gospel authors? How Jewish was Jesus?  All these questions are discussed in this episode of The CES Podcast (for the rest of us). Welcome to episode 10...

112: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 9b – Mark 14-16

What's with the young naked dude running off in the Garden of Gethsemane? Why  would Jesus preach so much regarding taking care of the poor yet be totally okay with an unnamed woman anointing him with super expensive perfume?  What did Jesus do to get the high priest...

111: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 9a – Mark 9-13

Why does the apostle John get so upset at others casting out devils? What does Jesus say about divorce and how does it differ compared to what is recorded in Matthew? What does Jesus say about wealth? How does Mark's account of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem differ from...

On Hell, Aliens, and a Near Death Experience

Back in 1985, Rev. Howard Storm had a Near Death Experience (NDE) in which he was first taken to hell and dramatically rescued by Jesus. In 2000, Storm published a book entitled My Descent into Death recounting his NDE. He was featured on Oprah twice in the 1980’s,...

I’m a Democrat Because I’m a Mormon

Brother Harry Reid's statement about the intersection of his faith and his politics has become one of the most powerful rallying cries for Mormons who are not fans of the Republican Party or conservative ideology. In this particular election year, many Mormons are...

110: The CES Podcast (for the rest of us): Episode 8 – Mark 5-8

Wait, Herod Antipas is pleased when his daughter dances before him? Super creepy.  Why are there unclean swine in a story about a Jew named Jesus of Nazareth? Jesus walks on water but was gonna' walk right past the apostles' boat? What did Jesus think about giving...

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