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"A postmodern Mormon might draw from a variety of religious, cultural, and philosophical identities either simultaneously or based on the situation and context. They may find meaningful expression and community within Mormonism but also find meaningful expression in other religious traditions and/or communities as well." -- Benjamin Knoll discusses how postmodern religious identities might manifest in a Mormon context.

In my previous post on this topic, I gave an exceedingly brief overview of some of the differences between premodern, modern, and postmodern religious institutions in terms of their structure and conceptions of authority. It was summarized like this:…
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I have four children–three girls and one boy. Last week our family enjoyed a beautiful experience. My oldest daughter, a returned LDS missionary who served in Chili, married a wonderful young man in the temple. As a father, I cannot express how much joy I…
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"If you are not familiar with the Quiverfull Movement, just think of the Duggars. That name should say it all." - Michelle Wiener shares Vyckie Garrison's story of her daring escape from the clutches of evangelical Patriarchy.

Imagine having to submit yourself to a form of Christian Patriarchy minus “the Priesthood,” and you have the beginnings of Vyckie Garrison’s story. “I am not really good at submission,” Garrison explained to the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics group at…
Imagine having to submit yourself to a form of Christian Patriarchy minus “the Priesthood,” and you have the beginnings of Vyckie Garrison's story. “I am not really good at submission,” Garrison explained to the Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics group at the Concord Library in North Carolina on ...
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. . . This talk was one of my very favorites of the conference session, and he didn't even make any airplane metaphors. . . . -Jeff Swift on one of President Uchtdorf's 2016 conference talks

I was asked to talk in church about on President Uchtdorf’s April 2016 talk titled He Will Place you on His Shoulders and Carry You Home. The following is an adaptation of my thoughts. This talk was one of my very favorites of the conference session, and…
I was asked to talk in church about on President Uchtdorf's April 2016 talk titled He Will Place you on His Shoulders and Carry You Home. The following is an adaptation of my thoughts. This talk was one of my very favorites of the conference session, and he didn't even make any airplane ...
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"While I support excommunication ... I don’t believe in excommunication." -- Jason L. considers the eternal consequences of excommunication

In the LDS Church, we teach that excommunication encompasses two overlapping actions: removing people from the church community and severing their covenants. I believe that it is entirely appropriate for the Church to engage in the former (even if I don’t…
In the LDS Church, we teach that excommunication encompasses two overlapping actions: removing people from the church community and severing their covenants. I believe that it is entirely appropriate for the Church to engage in the former (even if I don't always agree on the reasons).
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"Regardless of the understanding of the roots of gender dysphoria in psychology and biology, there is a perfectly Mormon explanation for how the phenomenon of the transgender individual could occur" - Jeremy Timothy argues that Mormon Doctrine regarding transgender individuals is far from settled and BYU-I needs to get the message.

Regardless of the understanding of the roots of gender dysphoria in psychology and biology, there is a perfectly Mormon explanation for how the phenomenon of the transgender individual could occur. Unlike the perceived threat to eternal marriage posed by…
BYU-Idaho is in the news, seeking a religious exemption to Title 9 antidiscrimination laws for a transgender student who appealed to the federal government in a case of discrimination on campus. In the letter to the office of civil right in the US department of Education, President Clark Gilbert ...
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"If you stand in a position of authority and you lose one of those, you’re on shaky ground. Lose two, and you’re asking for trouble. Lose all three? You’re staring in the face of rebellion." - James Patterson on recent remarks by Jeffrey R. Holland and…
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"...Most Mormons just accept them as written which is well and good, but perhaps they are missing an opportunity to understand themselves and their relationship to the Church..." Daniel revisits the Articles of Faith.

In 1942 Joseph Smith wrote a letter to John Wentworth who was the editor of the “Chicago Democrat”, the first newspaper in Chicago. In addition to a condensed history of the Church, Joseph answers Mr. Wentworth’s Question about the beliefs of the Mormons.…
In 1942 Joseph Smith wrote a letter to John Wentworth who was the editor of the “Chicago Democrat”, the first newspaper in Chicago. In addition to a condensed history of the Church, Joseph answers Mr. Wentworth's Question about the beliefs of the Mormons. His answer has come to be known as “The ...
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"[Brigham], it is my church as much as it is yours" - Robert Gardner to Brigham Young
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The three Barker brothers would often engage in private e-mails  and phone calls with each other and their friends about Mormonism. The three decided it would be more fun to create a blog where all their friends and family could get  together and hammer out some of the idiosyncrasies of Mormonism. Here they hope to provide a safe, fair, and balanced space to discuss the complexities, difficulties, and beauty of their Mormon tradition.