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Sacred Music Sunday: How Can I Keep from Singing?

I love the hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing,” written by the 19th century Baptist minister and composer Robert Lowry.  Dr. Lowry also wrote “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Shall We Gather...

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Mother in Heaven: some personal thoughts

Like a (rough) stone rolling, the discussion surrounding female ordination has gained so much momentum that I don’t see it slowing down until it’s resolved. To paraphrase Lafayette’s splendid line from Hamilton, we’re never gonna...

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Say it with me: Intersectionality

What is intersectionality?  Why does it matter to this queer Mormon woman?   Well, see it matters because of how I just referred to myself: a queer person, a Mormon person, a somewhat female-identified...

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Women of the Bible Series: Esther

As a bored eight-year-old kid sitting through Sacrament Meeting, I started reading the Bible stories that intrigued me. And I was most intrigued by the stories about women. I remember running my finger down...