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What Love Isn’t

The love we’re being encouraged to share in our world today is largely affirmative of whatever someone else wants, believes, and does—even if that trajectory leads someone to long-term heartache. Is it time to be honest that this really isn’t love after all?

American Families of Faith

Latter-day Saint Families: Eternal Perspectives

Latter-day Saints draw strength from doctrines of the eternal nature of family and from religious practices that unify our community. Many of these strengthening teachings and practices are shared by other communities, and this is something to celebrate.


On Symbols and Identities

The topic of identity and associated symbols has been much discussed of late, especially by those harboring substantial concerns. I wonder what else could be learned if we listened more deeply to what these identities and symbols mean to those who have come to find value and importance in them?


Can Religious Freedom Heal the LGBT+ and Faith Divide?

Did you know countries in the world best for religious freedom are also best for gay rights? A lesbian minister shares why she believes “covenantal pluralism” might hold a big clue for healing the LGBT+ / faith divide.

Election Aftermath

Balm for America’s Wounds

America has increasingly felt ripped apart at the seams. For the many who have felt this way, Joe Biden’s words this weekend felt reassuring and timely.

Political Atmosphere

Dear America, We Can Still Do This!

Domestic peacekeepers are speaking out with everything they’ve got—reminding this country about its historic capacity to hold and work through serious disagreements productively. It’s time to listen before it’s too late.


Competing Narratives of American Redemption

We don’t agree on the problems facing America, which is why our views of the solutions and answers to the mess we’re in diverge so widely as well.

Political Atmosphere

Monsters Among Us

This Halloween, the trend of American monsterizing is on full-display. Let’s recognize the fantasy in it so we can leave it behind, and avoid the danger it involves for all of us.

Politics & Law

Unhappy with Your Options? Vote Libertarian

Many people of faith (and no faith) are uncomfortable with both options for President. Is it time to choose someone you could be really happy with instead?

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