Zelophehad’s Daughters

Chicken change: A step forward or a sidestep?

Posted by Ziff

How has the Church’s view on homosexuality changed over time? In a post at T&S last year, Kaimi gave an overview of some of the major changes, and summarized them as follows: Over the course of the past three decades, the church’s stance has evolved from virulently anti-gay and homophobic, to its current soft-heterosexist approach […]

Going Ex-Pat: One Year In, Part I

Posted by Apame

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about my hopes and fears surrounding an upcoming move to Germany and how that would affect my general craving for more spiritual authenticity. I was thinking a bit about that post today and realized that I had some things to say about what I’ve learned, […]

Last Chance to Win a Subversive Pioneer Bonnet!

Posted by ZD

See here. Rumor has it that the drawing will be tomorrow at 10:00 am (Mountain Time).

Pewferences

Posted by Ziff

I’ve just moved into a new ward, and I got to thinking about how people pick where to sit in sacrament meeting.

Why are Mormons so . . .

Posted by Ziff

A recent article at Slate described blogger Renee DiResta’s idea of looking at what people think of different states by typing the question beginning “Why is [state] so” into Google and checking what the top autocomplete search suggestions were. I thought it might be fun to try this with religions.

Unraveling

Posted by Lynnette

I have long been wary of Ether 12:27, with its assertion that “if men [and women] come unto me I will show unto them their weakness.” My response has generally been along the lines of, actually, I’m all too aware of my many weaknesses. So thanks, but no thanks—if this is what God is up […]

Quietism

Posted by Eve

Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward. –Doctrine and Covenants […]

The Mormon Adolescent: Roles and Responsibilities

Posted by Beatrice

During my early years in Young Women’s, I was not given many leadership opportunities.  I don’t remember if I ever served as a councilor to a class president, but I do remember that I wasn’t called to be a class president until I was in Laurels.  This caused some anxiety for me, a shy and […]