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Fallen Bodies, Eternal Genders

By Ted Lee Ted Lee blogs at The Religiously Sanctioned Co-Habitation Chronicles, raises a family, and is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia studying archives and records management.     Or download the audio here: “Fallen Bodies, Eternal Genders”     Recently, my elders quorum had a lesson on “The Family: A …

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The Epistles of Kishkumen and Gadianton

By Marty Nabhan     Or, right-click here to download the audio file: The Epistles of Kishkumen and Gadianton     An assemblage of the reportings and communicatings of Kishkumen and Gadianton, who founded a band of robbers and murderers.   I, Kishkumen, leader of the band of patriots who seek to keep their acts …

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Not as the World Giveth: Poetry

By Javen Tanner 1.   Consumed by silence, in a clean house, myself as a child notices he is alive, notices his own breath in everything he touches.   He experiences the present as a memory, each object as a photograph: he sees his father’s clenched jaw in the corner of the hearth, his mother’s …

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The Restoration: A Mission of Grand Rescue

 By Blake H. Thomas & Peter G. Robertson   In a 2013 Web posting, the LDS Church reminded its members that environmental stewardship is part of the ambitious Restoration: “The earth and all things on it should be used responsibly to sustain the human family.”1 If we are to save souls, we must do it in …

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Jesus in the Modern World

By Robert A. Rees Jesus is like a Rorschach test. He is like the doubloon Captain Ahab nails to the mast in Moby Dick, a mirror in which we see our own reflection staring back at us. As a Christian who teaches religion at both Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley (as …

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Navigating a Pornography Disclosure

By Natasha Helfer Parker   THREE MONTHS AGO I discovered my husband was looking at pornography. He admitted he has been addicted to pornography since he was a teenager and that as it has become more accessible (through the Internet, smart phones, etc.) his problem has increased. I had a hard time with this discovery …

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The Blood of Thy Son: Fiction

By Larry Menlove   I SAT IN an oaken pew, third row from the front, left side, with my mother, the two of us alone as the deacons passed the sacrament. The yeasty air of broken bread hung in the chapel like a veil, and when the tray came to me, I partook of the bread …

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To Tom, the Ox: Poetry

By Glen Lassen   The large white ox did everything of any note, As forward bound and upward bound he went Over the top of Wyoming. He bore, somewhere beneath his hardened hide, The crucible burn, the Carthage cauldron mark Of those who’d seen the place where Joseph died. Now, he pulled with neck and bone …

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Leeds: Personal Essay

By Tom Kimball CINDY NEVER PLANNED to put an actual blade on the old weathered axe handle that she kept behind her front door. To folks in Leeds, Alabama, an axe handle was more like a weapon, and I felt a tad bit safer with it clutched in my hands as Stubby and I walked home …

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Elm Trees: Poetry

 By Lorraine Jeffery Sand blasted alkali survivors, hardy pioneers of brick-hard soil. Twisted roots seeking hope in rock cracks.         Now Trash trees, despised casualties of ease and water.

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