Category: Culture

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Weddings and Feminism

I got married recently and it was really really wonderful. Planning a wedding as a feminist, though, is a weird experience. Here are some things I observed during the process: People make a lot...

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Do women preside at church?

Our church places a huge emphasis on the word “preside.” The word preside is often used in sacrament meetings, general conference, and other church meetings. Whoever conducts often announces that someone is presiding. Always,...

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Perfect vs. Enough

I don’t like to learn new things. I like to be already good at things. I’d rather leave the page blank than write the wrong thing. Unfortunately, moving to a new, not majority-English speaking...

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Death and Ritual in Mormonism

  I recently watched a fascinating Ted Talk by Kelli Swayze entitled, “Life that Doesn’t End with Death.”  She talks about her husband’s home culture in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, and how, in the Torajan...

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On White Man’s Burden

In the aftermath of recent happenings in Charlottesville, I’ve been sad and feeling powerless. I’m wrestling with my whiteness and what it means about my responsibility as a citizen of planet earth. In this...

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V.I.P.s in the Kingdom?

…Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. Acts 10:34 Central to our beliefs is that each of us is a child of god. I mean, we have been singing...