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Dehlin’s Case is Not About Gay Rights (From The Archives)

Editor’s Note: This post originally ran on June 29, 2014. It still applies to the developments of this week. — Chris H. An Associated Press article about John Dehlin titled “Mormon gay-rights advocate faces excommunication meeting with area church leader in Utah” has popped up in newspapers all over the country today. Here is the […]

Mormons: Judging Righteously Since 1830

Many people, Mormon or not, have followed the recent events in the Mormon Church with a keen interest. For the last couple of months, disciplinary councils, excommunications, and church resignations galore have sat in the forefront, the effects of intense debates and often major conflicts in a mostly peaceful American religious movement. This post is […]

BOOK REVIEW: Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism’s Original Quorum of Twelve

This is an adaptation of the Book Review that I wrote of the Signature Books title “Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism’s Original Quorum of Twelve” for the Association for Mormon Letters Book Review Panel. I will be presenting portions of this review at the Fall 2014, Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium, on Friday August 1st  […]

Why Don’t We Follow the Instructions?

I can’t help it. I cannot keep quiet. But I should preface this post with something reaffirming in an attempt to protect myself from some kind of backlash. I have a solid testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which fullness I believe one finds in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I […]

We Ought To Be Better Than This

There is very little left to say about the LDS discipline news stories which has not already been said. Among the parts that remain, there is a distressing thread in Mormonism’s internal discourse. I made an effort the other day to describe the mandates of unity which Mormonism’s doctrine and history impose on its followers. But there […]

Where Do the Tyler Glenns Go?

I am an emotional person. In fact, I sometimes allow my emotions to control me, and that often leads me in the wrong direction, leaving me with regrets great and small. One emotion I keep to myself in most company (close family the only exceptions) is sadness. While I cry, and I have cried often, […]