Category: Belief

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The Work of Authenticity

I am thrilled to be able to post this thoughtful piece from my wonderful friend, Alisa. As it is her first guest post here, please be respectful and sensitive in your comments and refer...

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Self-Betrayal and Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

So, I invited the sister missionaries over to my house for dinner tonight. Let me rephrase that. I answered a call around lunch time and said yes to a desperate woman in the ward...

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Guest Post: The Path of Least Resistance

A great guest post by Jessawhy: Though experiencing similar crises of faith, my friend Anna and I have different incentives with respect to church activity and lifestyle choices. Without a firm conviction of the...

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Ambivalence as a Religious Virtue

(Influence by Chidi Okoye) Ambivalence generally has a negative connotation, despite its neutral root definition of simultaneous conflicting feelings (ambi = both, valeo = feel strongly). Indecision, wishywashiness, lack of commitment is what generally...

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An Afternoon with St. Joseph

Occasionally, I borrow a Catholic church. Nothing beats it for retreating to sacred space for five or ten minutes on a busy weekday. I can bound up the steps and enter a sanctuary of...

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Don't We All Pick and Choose?

In the last month or two, I’ve come across a couple of people who have referred to my approach to religion as “cafeteria style” or “belief buffet.” Whenever I hear these kinds of comments,...

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"Sharing the Gospel": A Charitable Reading

Once upon a time, I took a brief, planned sabbatical from LDS services to attend a local Unitarian Universalist congregation. During those few weeks, I had a long, heart-felt conversation with their minister. At...

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What is it about that temple recommend interview?

It’s been six years since I last had that interview. Ever since my difficult experience with the temple, I haven’t been able to bring myself to get a temple rec, even though I, in...