Category Archives: Religion

LDS Miracle in Ethiopia?

Elder M. Russell Ballard, an LDS apostle, recently retold one of his personal spiritual experiences, proof to him of miracles.  His talk is summarized in wheatandtares.org: Elder Ballard relates an experience he had in 1984 visiting Ethiopia during the terrible ’83-’85 … Continue reading

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Installing Swing Sets in Roma Romania

Recently a friend, his cousin, and I traveled to Eastern Europe to install 2 swing sets in central Romania. The work was coordinated by an LDS service missionary couple.  They lined us up with a British couple working with Roma … Continue reading

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Tom Christofferson: The Strange Odyssey of a Gay Mormon

Tom Christofferson is the brother of LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson.  He is gay and 60.  When he and his partner moved to Connecticut, Tom started to renew his interest in Mormonism.  (He had previously left the Church feeling he … Continue reading

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Ammon Hennacy: Catholic Anarchist in Salt Lake City in the 1960s

By Jeremy Harmon, sltrib.com, 24 Sep 2017 Dorothy Day, easily the most prominent figure in the Catholic Worker movement, sent Ammon Hennacy to Salt Lake City to open a homeless shelter. Raised by Quaker parents in Ohio, Hennacy had become … Continue reading

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Pat Bagley’s Take on Coca Cola at BYU

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To Elder Bednar: It’s the Message not the Delivery Method

In a recent press release, the LDS Church leadership (or at least its PR staff) acknowledges the growing problem of Millenials dropping away from organized religion.  Not necessarily from spirituality, but from the formal institutions. The release proposed one possible … Continue reading

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Denver Snuffer Jr and Leaderless Organizations

Denver Snuffer‘s apostasy from the LDS Church has generated a lot of heat.  A recent major story in the sltrib.com about Snuffer and his movement has been wildly popular.  His books generate a lot of discussion and his presentations are … Continue reading

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