Never a Better Hero #becausehelives

Happy Easter.   #becausehelives I feel, and the Spirit seems to accord, that the most important doctrine I can declare, and the most powerful testimony I can bear, is of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. His atonement is the most transcendent event that ever has or ever will occur from Creation’s dawn through […]

Why, Yes, My Faith Does Sway My Politics

I would like to know what is so liberating about leaving people sick, naked, and hungry. That is precisely what government entitlement programs address: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and taking care of the sick. If conservative Christians really are disciples of Christ, then I would like each one of them to ask, “What would Jesus do?”

A Progressive Christian Take on Jesus

This post is a bit different. It’s an experiment and I hope you will indulge me. You see, whenever I’ve written a post, the interlocutor in my head has been an atheist, someone on the left who is skeptical that religion has anything to contribute to the question of human good. I have never attempted […]

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 […]

Sex and Divorce in the Bible

The Bible condemns same-sex relationships, divorce, and premarital sex, so how can it be that progressive Christians embrace them? It’s all in black and white, right? Not exactly. The larger meanings of the passages dealing with these social issues have little to do with intimacy and everything to do with power. There is a biblical […]

Jesus and Private Property (Daily Video)

Last week, our local congregation (we call them wards) requested that we focus on the temple in our weekly Family Home Evening (FHE). FHE is a weekly time for family discussion, teaching, a game, and a treat. I decided to share this short (1 minute 35 sec.) video about Jesus cleansing the temple. Take a […]