Monthly Archives: March 2017

Following the Holy Spirit & Happily-Ever-After Endings

On Following the Holy Spirit, and on Tidy, “Happily-Ever-After” Endings By Ken K. Gourdin Another poster at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion asks, essentially, what if someone follows a prompting that he perceives to be from the Holy Spirit, and doesn’t … Continue reading

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LDS and Gender Identity

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints files Amicus Curiae Brief in Gender-Conflict Facilities Case: Might Something Other Than Mere Bias—Mere Bigotry—Underlie the Church’s Position? Yes; Here’s Why By Ken K. Gourdin The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … Continue reading

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Basketball v. Life

Is Karl Malone’s Absence from the Recent Reunion of the Utah Jazz 1997 NBA Finals Team A “Slight”? Basketball is Just Basketball: Life is Life By Ken K. Gourdin The Utah Jazz recently had a 20-year reunion of their 1997 … Continue reading

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Appropriate, Satisfying Confusion

A Word About “Appropriate,” “Satisfying” Confusion By Ken K. Gourdin Some time ago, BYU’s Dan Peterson, who blogs on Sic et non at Patheos and who specializes in the area, had a word about the terms “Near East” and “Middle … Continue reading

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Youth, Religion, and Disaffection

A Conversation About Youth Disaffection from Religion By Ken K. Gourdin In a thread about youth disaffection, both from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and from religion in general, I wrote: For what little my input (as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Faithless Paradigm

The Faithless Paradigm, or, Ken, The Paradigm Pirate By Ken K. Gourdin As difficult as it is for me to imagine a workable worldview and/or a set of ethics without faith being a big part of the picture, if someone … Continue reading

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The “Protestant” Community of Christ

In Response to My Comment that Community of Christ Worship Strikes Me as Very Protestant and Wondering Why the World Needs Yet Another Protestant Denomination, A Community of Christ Member Reminds Me That the World Needs More People of Faith, … Continue reading

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The “Imperfect” Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon: On Its “Imperfect Elegance,” and on Rejecting It Because of any Imperfections it Might Contain  By Ken K. Gourdin Another poster at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion faults Alma, chapter 32, which, in the Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Of Orphaned Puppies and Surrogate Mama Doggies

The Sad-Happy Story of One Mama Doggie’s Tragic Loss of 8 Puppies, Another Litter’s Tragic Loss of Their Mama Doggie, and the Happy Ending When the Mama Doggie Who Lost Her Puppies Became a Surrogate Mama Doggie to the Orphaned … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz vs. LDS Church

Impasse: Mercedes-Benz USA Wanted to Name the Street on Which Its Headquarters is Located After the Iconic Automobile—But It’s the Same Street on Which the Atlanta Georgia LDS Temple is Located. What To Do? By Ken K. Gourdin As it … Continue reading

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