Category: Policy

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Guest Post: Diversity Training

By request, from the inimitable Margaret Young. I did at least one thing right as a mother—and it was not an easy thing to do in Provo, Utah. I raised my children in an...

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The Transient Ward

Lately I’ve been thinking about two categories of people in our ward: (1) Long-term members who lay down roots (mostly old-timers who have lived in this city for most, if not all, of their...

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Sleeping with the Bishop

Maria is the author of this fabulous guest post. Thanks for sending it our way! I was teaching sharing time one Sunday when the branch president’s 7-year-old son excitedly announced to the primary, “It’s...

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Barriers

today i bought myself lunch. two pieces of pepperoni pizza and a drink from ray’s for five bucks. i love ray’s pizza. and i didn’t feel much like making myself lunch. so i bought...

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The Limit of Words

I participated in initiatories for our ward’s temple assignment last night. I’ve always loved this whole-bodied offering where every part of us is anointed to get about the task of God’s good work on...

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Minimalist Theology

A few months back I described myself in a post as being a “Mormon of minimalist theology”. This caught the ears (eye?) of some readers. Here are some more thoughts on what I mean...

Namesake

I love my name. It’s no pseudonym. Deborah. Devorah. Queen Bee. Just dare to call me Debbie as a child and my father would swiftly correct the error. The Hebrew Bible was his standard...