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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, […]

Some Light-Hearted Philosophical Quandaries for Mormons

I think about a lot of weird things. When I was younger, I actually kept a list, which I kept adding to, of different “theories.” They were not conspiracy theories but simple questions regarding things real and fictional. Sadly, I cannot remember most of them; although, I do remember that at least one of them […]

Yes, There Will Be an Anti-Gay Marriage Talk at General Conference.

There will be a gay marriage talk at this weekends General Conference. Of course, it will be an anti-gay marriage talk. I am not sure by who. I am not sure when said talk will be delivered. But there will be one. Back in February, I wrote about how gay marriage is for Mormons a […]

Saturday PM Discussion Thread: Sheldon Cooper as Pres. Eyring Edition #ldsconf

Welcome to our live discussion thread of the Saturday afternoon session of the 184th General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This morning, my son Shem (12) turned to me during Pres. Henry B. Eyrings talk and said, “He reminds me of Sheldon!” Yes, he was comparing Pres. Eyring to Sheldon […]

Saturday AM Discussion Thread: What Happens at Conference, Stays at Conference Edition #ldsconf

Welcome to our live discussion thread of the Saturday morning session of the 184th General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This weekend at Approaching Justice, we will be joined by a number of guests. This morning, I want to introduce to you Kirk Caudle. Kirk is a scholar of religion and […]

Live Conference Open-Threads All Weekend at Approaching Justice #ldsconf

General Conference is the time of year when Mormons come together…online. I would like to invite everyone to make Approaching Justice your virtual conference-weekend family room. For each session, we will have a llve-open-thread. In the body of each post, we will share quotes and notes about the speakers from the session. In the comments, […]

Half Hallels

According to CNN Fred Phelps died of natural causes at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday,March 19th, 2014.  Since knowledge of Phelp’s impending death made the news there has been quite the debate as to whether or not it is appropriate to celebrate the passing of such an evil and hate filled man. After all, this was the […]