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How many of us have been scrolling through LinkedIn or browsing sites like Forbes or Inc. when articles or posts such as things have popped up? 543 more words

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Mormonism and the Prosperity Gospel

Mette Ivie Harrison is a well-known mystery and young-adult novelist and frequent guest here. She is the author of The Book of Laman, published by BCC Press. 948 more words


Families should be together forever

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By Jonathan Schroeder

Normally, I really enjoy writing these blog posts. There’s something therapeutic about watching ideas flow out of your head, through your fingers and onto the screen; of writing words that inspire and uplift others to do better. 1,152 more words

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Business and Government

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in siding with Jack Philips, who is the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. According to CNN, a gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, came to Philips’ cake shop in 2012 and asked him to bake a cake for their wedding, which was going to be performed in another state. 496 more words


Iftar Against Islamophobia

Yesterday I was asked to give a two-minute speech at the protest iftar in front of the White House.  The entire event featuring Muslim and interfaith leaders was… 353 more words


Tithing and Coercion

A number of comments on my post yesterday talked about the coercive nature of tithing. I thought I’d follow up on that idea in a new post, with two principal thoughts. 888 more words


Demise of Officer Clancy, and...

… Equality as the new opiate ….

I wonder what it must have been like to live at a time when, despite public claims of having crossed the fearful ocean to seek “religious freedom”, people had very strictly prescribed limits within which they were required to go about their day to day activities, all under the watchful eyes of the Puritan church leaders. 1,733 more words

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