Category: Mormon Thought

In the Presence of the Lord

By Kenny Kemp Kenny Kemp is an attorney and author whose latest book, Flying with the Flak Pak, tracks his father’s adventures as a bomber pilot in WWII. He can be reached via his website at: www.kennykemp.com.       I have finally found a way to live Just like I never could before. I …

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Thirteen Favorable Consequences of Ordaining Women

By M. Scott Fisher     Or right-click to download the audio file here: Thirteen Favorable Consequences of Ordaining Women   For a PDF version of the article, click here.   First published in Sunstone almost 25 years ago, every word of Fisher’s article is still relevant today. The audio version of this article includes …

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The Tongue of Angels, Or the Mind of the Borg?

By Roger Terry Roger Terry is editorial director at BYU Studies and author of fiction and nonfiction books, short stories, serious articles, essays, and editorials. He blogs at mormonomics.blogspot.com.     Or download the audio file here: The Tongue of Angels or the Mind of the Borg?     On 30 May 1977, I was nearing …

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Single in the Borderlands

by Kristine Haglund Kristine Haglund is a former editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and a blogger at By Common Consent.     Or right-click here to download audio.     The topic of being single and Mormon seems huge and difficult, probably because “single” is in no way a unitary category; my …

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Confessions of an Aging, Hypocritical Ex-missionary

By Wayne C. Booth   Can it be good—even spiritually essential—to be a hypocrite? This professor of rhetoric thinks so. Wayne Booth shares the fruits of his life-long interior discussion between his boyhood Mormon religion fundamentalism and his adult “faith.” All of it, the direct result of his two years as a conflicted, intellectual LDS …

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Salvator Mundi

By Robert A. Rees Robert A. Rees is the director of Mormon Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. He is compiling a collection of his essays on the Book of Mormon, and can be reached at bobrees2@gmail.com.     On October 2017, I got a call from my son-in-law Paul Clark informing me that Salvator …

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An LGBTQ Borderlander

By D. Jeff Burton D. Jeff Burton is the author of For Those Who Wonder and a former member of the Sunstone board of directors.       In this column I share the story of a gay/bisexual man I’ve become acquainted with over email. Names and details are changed to protect his privacy (and …

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Greenwashing In Zion

By Mark Thomas   Mark Thomas earned an MBA from Northwestern University, and works professionally in public finance. He is the author of Digging in Cummorah: Reclaiming Book of Mormon Narratives.       For the first time in history, a conviction has developed among those who can actually think a decade ahead that we …

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