October Madness: Who Will Be the Next Apostles? #ldsconf

March Madness. The only time of year I really care about college basketball. It’s fun to bandwagon, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!  For you basketball fans, march madness means that ever illusive mistress otherwise known as the bracket challenge.  An interesting phenomenon of bracketology is the influence of the bracket owner’s bias for their favorite teams, […]

Why I Don’t Like the #BecauseHeLives Campaign

by Joseph Peterson I’ll never forget reading this line in a news article in the run up to the 2012 U.S. Election:  “The Mormon Church’s marketing makes the Catholic Church seem like…well…the Catholic Church.” I’m paraphrasing here, but this punchy remark stayed with me because 1) I’ve been Mormon my whole life, and 2) I […]

How is the family under attack?

By Joseph Peterson I have a real and abiding question that I truly don’t know the answer to. What do religious leaders (not just Mormon) mean when they say “the family is under attack”? Now for a bit of context. I remember when I first I opened my mission call to the Netherlands, Amsterdam mission. […]