Category: books

A Case for Slavery

A few years ago, John Dehlin did a few podcasts about the Priesthood Ban.  I wrote up a post which combined about 3 of John’s podcasts (and was nominated for a Niblet), which specifically addressed many of the historical aspects…

Edward Cullen as Porn Addict

Hear me out. 🙂 I was talking with a friend recently about addictions. Things like alcohol, caffeine, meth, and heroin (among many other substances) all seem to rob the addict of their free will to some extent. At some point…

The Fruits of Guru Nanak

I’m not even sure how I got it, surprisingly, but in the short time I lived in Idaho, I received an interesting gem.  It’s a book called Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint Perspective, by Spencer J. Palmer. I’ve…

The Word made Flesh: Poetry, Spirituality and Scripture

I find some poetry immensely moving and even spiritually satisfying. Even though I am not ‘well read’ I still sense that there is a vast reservoir of literature that could provide other channels of communication with God. For me poetry has been one of those channels, especially when it comes to considering my fear of death, I have found it helpful and liberating (check out ‘Aubade’ by Philip Larkin). In addition I have discovered a changing relationship with God through poetry.

A Memorial Day Jack Mormon

With Memorial Day upon us, I wanted to highlight a person that people know a little about, Alexander Doniphan, who was known as one of the first “Jack Mormons.”  Michael Quinn’s book The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power talks about…