The Jeep ad wasn’t for me. And I mean that in two ways: I’m not part of the target audience that the ad was made for, and neither am I likely to find any appeal in Jeep models similar to … Continue reading Go after the middle, says the Jeep ad; but is that the middle?
This is the draft of a sermon (talk) I gave on Nov. 8, 2020, at the Union Park Stake (Utah) 3rd Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Love is central to the gospel. Jesus himself said … Continue reading 3 ways you can increase your capacity to love as Christ loved
Not since the first time I voted in a presidential election — I was young and politically naive when I voted against the Vietnam War by voting for George McGovern — have I felt my vote potentially makes as much … Continue reading My top 5 reasons for voting for Joe Biden
Members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may find Joanne Brooks’ Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence (Oxford University Press, 2020) a painful read. Brooks, a lifelong Latter-day Saint and … Continue reading Book painfully details acceptance of racism in church’s past and present
I never thought I’d be writing this, but yes, the First Amendment does allow the government to prevent churches from holding worship services — at least as it is being done now to limit the spread of the covid-19 virus. … Continue reading Yes, shuttering churches is allowed by the U.S. Constitution to protect public health
Washing my hands is something I can do easily. Not touching my face is a bigger challenge. Continue reading How I’m using mindfulness to quit touching my face
This is what life was like for me near the beginning of the 2019-2020 pandemic. Continue reading A letter to my future grandchildren: Life soon after the pandemic began
Jeremiah 17:9 has been used as prooftext to show that humankind is inherently evil. Continue reading Does the Bible teach we’re ‘desperately wicked’?
There is at least one word in the Latter-day Saint vocabulary that causes harm. Continue reading Here’s the most problematic word in Latter-day Saint vocabulary