Tagged: faith

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On Rites and Rituals

Mormonism places a large amount of emphasis on rituals and rites of passages. When you’re a baby, you’re blessed. At age 8, baptism is expected. If you’re male, you’re ordained to the priesthood; but...

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Am I Saved?

A part of each work day for me is spent sitting, being, and sharing with people who are at the end of life. Cancer treatment has failed and as they face the reality that...

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Why I Love the “Little Drummer Boy”

I know there are people who aren’t fans of the Christmas carol, “Little Drummer Boy.” I get it. The “pa rum pum pum pum” makes up the majority of the lyrics, and that can...

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Grateful

I know it’s Thanksgiving and many of you are eating and celebrating with family or friends (or both!), so I meant for this post to be short and sweet. Happy Thanksgiving, Exponent readers and...

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Ordination and Excommunication Sunday

Traducción española/Click for Spanish Translation As the procession of women entered the church I swallowed a gasp. I knew I was attending the ordination of Clare Julian Carbone to the Roman Catholic priesthood (unsanctioned...

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To say what is truth?

I have not been able to stop thinking about an essay I read a few months ago: “Oh Say What is Truth? Understanding Mormonism Through a Black Feminist Epistemology”  The author argues that in...