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Little-known History Related to Female Ordination

Posted in Religion on Apr 3, 2014 | No Comments Yet

The Salt Lake Tribute hosted an online discussion between a few noble, capable Mormon women to discuss female ordination. There were two historical anecdotes that were referenced in the discussion, and because these two incidents are so unknown among Mormons, I wanted to highlight them here.

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Sheri Dew Doesn’t Think Priesthood and Motherhood Are Parallels

Posted in Religion on Jan 16, 2014 | No Comments Yet

In an interview, Sheri Dew discusses her book on women and the priesthood and clarifies her views on the oft-made Priesthood/motherhood comparison.

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Richard Bushman on the First Vision Accounts

Posted in Religion on Jan 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Richard Bushman, eminent LDS historian recently made an interesting comment comparing some of the accounts about Joseph Smith’s First Vision.

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Lessons from Elder Lurch, Robert Kirby’s Missionary Dog

Posted in Religion on Dec 27, 2013 | No Comments Yet

Humor columnist Robert Kirby relates a hilarious anecdote about the big pet dog he kept as a missionary.

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“We do not believe it just to mingle religious influence with civil government…”

Posted in Politics, Religion on Dec 26, 2013 | No Comments Yet

I have an interesting thought exercise for those complaining that U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby’s decision constitutes an act of judicial tyranny because he overruled the will of the majority.

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The Finite Cannot Comprehend the Infinite

Posted in Religion on Jul 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

A short account of Mormon painter Arnold Friberg’s dialogue with President McKay over his commission to paint illustrations for a number of Book of Mormon scenes.

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My Senior Project at Weber State

Posted in Technology on Dec 26, 2012 | No Comments Yet

I recently stumbled across the site I built for my senior project in college.

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Bob Bennett Says Harry Reid Furthers God’s Work

Posted in Politics, Religion on Nov 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

Bob Bennett Says Harry Reid Furthers God’s Work

“…Harry Reid has done as much to further the work of the kingdom as any politician that has ever served in national office..”

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Choosing to Believe: Thoughts from the Givenses

Posted in Religion on Oct 17, 2012 | No Comments Yet

Choosing to Believe: Thoughts from the Givenses

The following is taken verbatim from the introduction of an important new book from Terryl and Fiona Givens called The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life. Whether and/or when belief is a legitimate choice is a fascinating topic to me.

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Good Music: Kathleen Edwards

Posted in Music on Aug 16, 2012 | No Comments Yet

Good Music: Kathleen Edwards

Her sunny disposition betrayed the melancholy nature of many of her songs. Perhaps there’s a paradox at play—a hidden sense of optimism even in songs about deteriorating relationships and misplaced trust.

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