The Exponent Blog

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Guest Post: Stung #MormonMeToo

by Summertime When I read the news articles about Joseph L. Bishop, the former Provo Missionary Training Centre president, my stomach began to churn and I immediately was brought back to my last night...

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Hagar: Scriptural patterns of sexual assault

The Abrahamic covenant is a key part of Mormon doctrine.  We believe that by making and keeping our covenants, we can receive all the blessings that Abraham was promised even if we are not...

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Mother, Mother, Mother

My child isn’t a baby anymore. When he prays, he says, “Dear Father, Mother, Mother, Mother…” Soon I will teach him to censor his prayers. But it was after his birth that She came...

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A Catholic Ordination

Last month I was invited to participate in my friend’s ordination to become a Catholic priest through the Roman Catholic Womenpriests. I was asked to participate as a “member of clergy of other faiths.”...

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Sacred Music: Remember

Ever since reading how Carol Lynn Pearson will sing many hymns using feminine pronouns, I have tried to more consciously practice this myself. I still feel uncomfortable or just completely forget when I’m at...