The Father’s Backpack

I’ve been working through an anxiety curriculum with some friends. During one lesson, the speaker—an abrupt, fast-talking woman—hit us with this rhetorical question: “Is there anything you can do about that (that being the thing worrying us)?” She hit us again: “Then why are you worrying about it?” She moved quickly on. But I keep... Continue Reading →

Mormon Theology and Tears

Several times in recent months I have encountered a well-meaning person, identifying him or herself as a Mormon, asserting that Mormons and orthodox Christians believe essentially the same things. I sensed they felt it was important to emphasize that Mormons are Christians. I felt confused by these encounters. Why would a Mormon consider themselves a Christian when... Continue Reading →

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