What Is the Church of Jesus Christ?

The internet is abuzz with the announcement that the Mormon church has once again requested that people stop calling it the Mormon church. Instead, the new style guide on the now-ironically-named Mormon Newsroom suggests that if one seeks to shorten the name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (because let's be real,... Continue Reading →

Rescued by Grace

This piece about my conversion to Christianity was initially published in Lutheran Forum, an independent Lutheran journal, in Fall 2017. I was born in Logan, Utah, in 1981, the oldest of five in a devout Mormon family. My childhood took place during a turbulent time in a Mormon history. Progressives were being silenced and excommunicated.... Continue Reading →

Growing Up in a Church without the Cross

This post was originally published at the Salt Collective, after I read it at House of Mercy's Easter service in 2015. The picture of the resurrected Lord that I remember from childhood isn’t a picture of an empty tomb, but of Christ returning triumphantly to the Earth for his Second Coming. Angels surround him, playing... Continue Reading →

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