City Creek Center – breeding cynicism

I’m an alumnus of the University of Utah.  As an alumnus, I get their alumni magazine, Continuum.  With all of the other stuff I have to read, I rarely read the magazine all that closely.  I typically just skim through the articles, looking for anything that might seem interesting.  The latest issue was fine, but […]

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Orson Scott Card teaming up with Scientology?

Did anyone else catch Orson Scott Card’s recent interview in the magazine, Freedom, published by the Church of Scientology International?  Not sure how or why, but I was sent a copy in the mail (I’m not a subscriber).  The interview is kind of trippy and suggests just how ostracized Card must feel these days. Card […]

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A Desire to Help

I have heard hundreds of members of the LDS Church, when they encounter someone who has left the church who is now critical of the church, say, “You can leave the Church, but you can’t leave it alone” or, more confrontationally, “Why can’t you leave the Church and just leave it alone?” Throughout this post, […]

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Why Nathaniel Givens Can’t Face Reality (or the real reason John Dehlin is going to be excommunicated)

Nathaniel Givens’ latest article on John Dehlin just went live on Meridian Magazine’s website.   While it’s unlikely responding to Givens will do much to alter the opinions of those already decided on this matter, I realized as I read his article that I wasn’t reading it how most Meridian Magazine readers might read it. […]

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Missionary Chat: Native Americans cursed?

I had another question I wanted to run by “Mormons on the street”: Are Native Americans cursed? Emily: Hello! Sam (me): Hello! Emily: What brings you to mormon.org chat today? Sam: I have a question about Mormon teachings. Emily: Okay… we will do our best to help you Sam: A friend of mine is LDS and he mentioned something that I […]

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Repurposing Temples

Maybe others have thought about this before and I’m late to the game, or maybe mind is just weird, but I saw this press release from LDS Inc. about their new temple in Fort Lauderdale and a thought struck me.  Already in some areas, churches are being repurposed as more and more people are leaving […]

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