The Visionary

A: I have this great idea, a vision of how people can feel closer to God and treat each other better. It’s like we are all a big family, working together on this earth to build great things and then after this life, we will get to build even greater things with God. I’m really excited about the possibility and want to share it wi [...]

Red Lipstick

  I was fifteen. My hair was tied back in a ponytail with a long pink ribbon that matched my top.  The royal blue poodle skirt my mom had sewn for the occasion had the perfect amount of fabric for twirling like a 50s teeny bopper. I wore white bobby socks with brown loafers and I positively brimmed with excitement. Our ward was hosting [...]

Stylometry and the Pauline Epistles

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts on Book of Mormon stylometry. For other entries in this series, see the links below. << First     <Previous     Next> The Classic Book on Stylometry “If the odds for or against some event are prodigious, particularly if they support some conclusions uncongenial to us, th [...]

To Speak in Fear and Trembling: The A...

by Heather H “We are afraid to let people loose; we are afraid that the worst will happen as soon as the single individual feels like behaving as the single individual.” Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling, page 75 In his book Fear and Trembling, Søren Kierkegaard speaks of faith and anxiety, of religion and individuality, and of how diffi [...]

When Attempts at Inspiration Hurt

Mormons delight in boldness.  We love black and white, all or nothing.  “There’s the right and the wrong to ev’ry question.”  I wish I could say that I was different, but in truth both my personality and my upbringing have created in me the desire for everything to fit into a neat little box. I love jazz and had an op [...]

Living in Love

It hurts my heart to hear and read stories about people who feel unloved because of the Mormon vernacular of forever families and temple family sealings. (Stories here represent just a few of these.) It seems that with all the beautiful sentiments of relationships [...]

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