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37: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 4

37: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 4 Posted by on Dec 12, 2014

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Christmas Reflections: The Three Wise Me...

Christmas Reflections: The Three Wise Men Posted by on Nov 30, 2014

Ask the Mormon Sex Therapist

37: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 4

37: Ask a Mormon Sex Therapist Part 4 Posted by on Dec 12, 2014

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The Question of the Sermon on the Mount

The Question of the Sermon on the Mount Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

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14 Fundamentals in Falsifying the Prophe...

14 Fundamentals in Falsifying the Prophet Posted by on Dec 9, 2014

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26: General Conference Compressed

26: General Conference Compressed Posted by on Oct 5, 2014

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Christ is Not Leading a Petty Church

Christ is Not Leading a Petty Church Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

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The Answer to All the Hard Questions: U...

The Answer to All the Hard Questions:  Um…Maybe Not. Posted by on Dec 2, 2014

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By Goddess, I Will Not Be Left Behind!

By Goddess, I Will Not Be Left Behind! Posted by on Sep 27, 2014

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Nature’s Law of Agency

Nature’s Law of Agency Posted by on Dec 15, 2014

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A Christmas Search for the Divine Femini...

A Christmas Search for the Divine Feminine Posted by on Dec 20, 2014
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Revisiting “Why America May Go to Hell”

Dec 03, 14 Revisiting “Why America May Go to Hell”

Posted by in Featured, Humanity, Racism, Repentance

Admittedly, I wasn’t surprised at the non-indictment of Darren Wilson. Governor Jay Nixon had issued a ‘State of Emergency’ prior to Monday’s decision which surely indicated that the response would be heavy. There was no relief found among the images of the National Guard preparing for war. The police in my neighborhood...

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The Answer to All the Hard Questions: Um…Maybe Not.

by Michael Barker The December 2014 issue of the Ensign has an article by R. Val Johnson entitled, “The Answer to All the Hard Questions.”  It’s intended audience seems to be those in faith transition, but the author attempts a reductionistic-like answer to “all the hard questions.”  It’s...

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I Love You

Dec 01, 14 I Love You

Posted by in Charity, Featured, Humanity

Last week my wife and I were driving past a motel in the dead of night. The temperature was below freezing. We saw a young mother walking along the side of the road with her toddler son, they had no stroller, they were just walking. Neither of them was wearing coats; she was in sandals and he in a cheap track suit. We pulled over...

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Christmas Reflections: The Three Wise Men

It is joked that if the three wise men had been women, they would have asked directions and thus arrived in time to help with the birth, cleaned the stable, and brought practical gifts. Well, maybe. But I’m not a fan of the bumbling male motif, especially when the gifts which the wise men brought to the baby Jesus are imbued...

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35: Brent Metcalfe and the Mormon Studies Podcast

Do we have enough Mormon podcasts? NO! We need MOAR! In this episode I talk with Brent Metcalfe, who is the host of the new Mormon podcast called Mormon Studies Podcast. We discuss the approach he is taking in presenting another important Mormon podcast to the world of online Mormonism, we define, albeit loosely, what Mormon Studies...

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SLC Blogger Event: Meet the Mormons

On September 27, 2014, the female staff members LDS Public Affairs hosted a pre-screening of Meet the Mormons for a cross section of female LDS bloggers including contributors to Exponent Blog, Feminist Mormon Housewives, The Sistas in Zion, Mormon Women Stand, and LDS Smile. There were several others present including a couple of...

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Come Together Right Now, Over Me.

“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Romans 12: 5 The new movie “Meet The Mormons” has gotten a lot of press lately. It certainly has made the rounds here in the Bloggernacle, with many conversations exploring the issues it raises. Many will assume that it is a...

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If you want to change the world, help a child

Nov 24, 14 If you want to change the world, help a child

Posted by in Charity, Compassion, Featured, Service

As you might have heard, the Rational Faiths community has adopted a Stake through the Liahona Children’s Foundation. This means that we’re collecting donations to help children in Cambodia have food and education. Click here to pitch in. Cambodia, I learned while doing research for this post, is one of the hungriest...

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34: LDS LGBT Suicide/Homelessness Awareness Action

Join Cami and Meg as they discuss this bold new action in which active, inactive and non-members can participate this Christmas Season. The first step for many is awareness. Cami and Meg walk through the statistics of the crisis afflicting the youth in Zion. Then they plan out the ways in which we can become more educated, educate...

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LDS Marriage in 2112

There has been a lot of coverage about the new polygamy essays in the news. If you have not read them, there is one on Kirtland/Nauvoo polygamy/polyandry, one on Utah era polygamy (up to 1890), and one on “post-manifesto” polygamy. There have also been a lot of apologetics blossoming around the essays. They’re...

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The Answer to All the Hard Questions

Nov 20, 14 The Answer to All the Hard Questions

Posted by in Faith, Obedience

“Some of the hardest questions come when what we believe is challenged by changing cultural fashions or by new information, sometimes misinformation, that critics of the Church confront us with. At such times, it may seem that our doctrinal or historical foundations are not as solid as we thought. We may be tempted to question...

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The Dance of Dissonance

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”   James A. Baldwin   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make the body of Christ vomit? Have you ever wondered how it would feel to be so dizzy with...

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Eyes that I might see

”That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” Doctrine and Covenants 50:24 The Optic Nerves are the two most important cranial nerves in the body. They account for 40% of all the sensory neurons in the...

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Sunstone Northwest 2014: A Photo Journal

Nov 18, 14 Sunstone Northwest 2014: A Photo Journal

Posted by in Featured

INCLUSION AND INFLUENCE IN THE BORDERLANDS On Saturday, November 15, Cathy and I went to the Sunstone Northwest Symposium.  This year it was held at the Ranier Valley Community of Christ Church in Seattle.  We were able to meet old and new friends.  The following are pictures of us with our...

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Love Conquers the Multiverse

I believe God evolved. I believe in Gods within Nature, even if I don’t understand fully what that means. I believe that new Gods can emerge from this Nature simply through obeying the natural laws needed to arrive at that state. I believe that God once was as we are now. I believe that every being has learned line upon line,...

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33: Way Below The Angels

Way Below the Angels: The Pretty Clearly Troubled but Not Even Close to Tragic Confessions of a Real Live Mormon Missionary is BYU History professor Craig Harline‘s most recent published personal history. It is a memoir of Craig’s mission years, leaving from Fresno California to the Mission Home in Salt Lake followed by...

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