Now, More Than Ever

Now, More Than Ever

I attended a stake conference recently, in which a general authority was visiting. Listening carefully to his message along with the message of my stake president made me more certain that ever of two things: The worthy women of this faith should hold the priesthood....
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...