Author: Aaron R. aka Rico

Rico is a life-long British member of the church. He supports QPR F.C., listens to Mumford and Sons and is currently completely a Ph.D in Sociology. Recently with some friends we have tried to start an online magazine, called 'Crumpets & De-caff', that gathers together UK-based Mormon cultural products, such as poetry, art, music and creative writing. See: www.crumpetsanddecaff.co.uk. He has two daughters (Amelie and Jude) and lives just outside London in a tiny flat with a wife who wishes he would get a proper job, earn some real money and stop blogging at Mormon Matters.

A Marital Confession

A recent visit at FMH and John Dehlin’s Mormon Stories interview with fmhLisa (Butterworth) has made me realise something about myself that I am not very proud of.  Therefore, in the spirit of a post I wrote for another blog,…

Prophets, Seers and Bureaucrats

I listened recently to a Mormon Expression podcast with John Dehlin, in which he comments upon the difficult position the Church leaders face.  He observes that their are times when they make particular decisions based upon a legalistic-bureaucratic framework that sometimes seem incomprehensible, even…

Bad, Worse and Worst

I would like to use Genesis 12 (and an interesting post by Aaron B from BCC) to examine the inverse of Elder Oak’s famous talk ‘Good, Better and Best’.  Simply stated Abraham was married to Sarai (who was apparently pretty…