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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