Category: Belief

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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...

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the goods.

i am thinking about proverbs 3 (a favorite chapter of mine). verse 27, specifically the lines: ‘withhold[ing] not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine...

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questions

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the...

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intertwined

i didn’t watch the pbs special on mormonism last week. i was busy. papers to grade. novels and plays to read. seminars and lectures to attend. but i’ve seen some of the reactions on...