The Three Great Dangers

I had a little epiphany the other day. When Elder Packer said in 1993 that the greatest dangers to the church “come from the gay-lesbian movement, the feminist movement…and the ever-present challenge from the so-called scholars or intellectuals,” he was speaking 100% truthfully. But not because those movements are wicked or [...]

What in the Heck are They Even Talkin...

“I may not always walk the straight and narrow, but I sure as hell try to cross it as often as I can.” – J. Golden Kimball   What in the heck is he even talking about? Is he trying to be funny or something? ’cause he’s not, he’s just a big potty-mouth! The straight and narrow path is straight because it lea [...]

On Rest and Worship

Cut off from the worship of the divine, leisure becomes laziness… The vacancy left by absence of worship is filled by mere killing of time and by boredom, which is directly related to [the] inability to enjoy leisure; for one can only be bored if the spiritual [capacity] to be leisurely has been lost. –Josef Pieper, Catholic philosopher When [...]

Part II: Finding Faith Through Writin...

Sunday services at the Unitarian Church opened my eyes to different ways of thinking about faith, but it was in the writing session that is part of their Literary Ministry that I discovered for myself that I had actually had faith. The Open Page Guided Writing Session was a wonderful mix of quotes, writing prompts, and exercises that helped [...]

The Kingdom

Once upon a time in a kingdom far, far away lived a group of good people who were ruled by kindly old men. These men were good men, who wished to rule the people with love, and to help the people in their kingdom uphold the traditions of the land. The traditions were strictly observed, and anyone that questioned the traditions or tried to ch [...]

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‘Tis the season for line-ups at the cultural hall buffet table! While we’re waiting for our ham and potatoes, rather than tap dance around difficult and potentially divisive Church topics, I think we should tackle one of the elephants in our doctrinal dining room right up front. Yes, I’m talking about Jell-O. As a kid growi [...]

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