Not since the first time I voted in a presidential election — I was young and politically naive when I voted against the Vietnam War by voting for George McGovern — have I felt my vote potentially makes as much … Continue reading My top 5 reasons for voting for Joe Biden
Members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may find Joanne Brooks’ Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence (Oxford University Press, 2020) a painful read. Brooks, a lifelong Latter-day Saint and … Continue reading Book painfully details acceptance of racism in church’s past and present
I never thought I’d be writing this, but yes, the First Amendment does allow the government to prevent churches from holding worship services — at least as it is being done now to limit the spread of the covid-19 virus. … Continue reading Yes, shuttering churches is allowed by the U.S. Constitution to protect public health
Washing my hands is something I can do easily. Not touching my face is a bigger challenge. Continue reading How I’m using mindfulness to quit touching my face
Jeremiah 17:9 has been used as prooftext to show that humankind is inherently evil. Continue reading Does the Bible teach we’re ‘desperately wicked’?
There is at least one word in the Latter-day Saint vocabulary that causes harm. Continue reading Here’s the most problematic word in Latter-day Saint vocabulary
This article is just what the headline says. I have so many thoughts about my recent trip that I want to write them down before I forget them. And if anyone should find these musings helpful, so much the better. … Continue reading Random thoughts, observations and advice on travel to Colombia
When I was in college, I would routinely takes notes in class — and then seldom look at them again, and not just because my handwriting was nearly illegible. I found that the mere act of writing things down helped … Continue reading 13 days in Colombia: My travel notes