Ross Douthat on where the religious freedom debate is going. He suggests the ground is shifting beneath our feet. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Things you won't hear in Conference: "Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about the existence of God." Actually, I think the Guardian story is unfairly representing the tone and import of the Archbishop's remarks -- read it yourself and decide. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
I have a theory. What do you think? (Alison) ... See MoreSee Less
Privilege and the Family http://wp.me/porgd-8Ch ... See MoreSee Less
Part 2: FPR on how the BYU AVP's unfettered discretion undermines academic freedom and merit hiring. Example: publish in Dialogue and you can't even get an interview. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
"Our society’s information environment steers the public to view conflicts as just a part of a bigger culture war, a battle of winner-takes-all in which there is only ever one right and one wrong, and where the only answer to any question is either “yes” or “no.” Such polarizing only hardens our hearts and coarsens our reason." (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
FPR looks at BYU's Statement Against Academic Freedom. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Not doctrine, not history -- just a touching story and a good seminary teacher. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
This is what happens when you put the Missionary Department in charge of LDS historical sites. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
A 4-part series on corporatism, the organizational imperative, and Correlation, by a former Ensign editor. (Ben S) http://mormonomics.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-most-powerful-idea-in-universe-part.html ... See MoreSee Less
A Chicago newspaper editor visits Temple Square. You won't believe what happened next. (Dave) http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83091729/ ... See MoreSee Less
Cyclone Pam leveled Vanuatu, but all LDS missionaries now accounted for. Great photos. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
My summary of feedback from bishops and stake presidents: In theory, you can publicly support gay marriage and maybe even OW and keep your membership and temple recommend. Just not generally in practice. But they all affirm inerrancy of the Brethren (not a doctrine of the Church) and expect you to as well. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
John Dehlin's appeal to the First Presidency. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
At SL Trib: Gospel topics essays teach the messy part of Mormon history. And no, you can't talk to the authors. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
I believe that from beyond the veil, their mother sees them and knows that in the too-short time she was granted to raise them, she was able to shape them into the kind of people who would lay down their lives for their friends.
Other part of backstory: The Jonathan mentioned in the obituary baptized me 18 years ago.
Oh, Julie–that’s heartbreaking. I’m so sorry.
And it’s a wonderful picture.
I love this photo. What a tender tribute as well. I think I may have read Rebecca’s story a few months ago. Heartbreaking.
Two good people lost too soon. Luckily, their stellar traits live on in the children.
This is amazing. My heart is filled and broken open all at once.
Thank you Julie for sharing this beautiful photo and story.
One of the most beautiful images I have ever seen. Thank you.
I’ve stopped commenting, but this post lifted my veil, so to speak, as I lived in Las Vegas as a child and was expected to not drink any water on fast Sunday until about 5:00, after church. I thought I was either going to die of thirst (like actually die, not some charming metaphor, after the 1/2 hour or so trip to church in the 120 degree weather and an interminable time after) or was going to “he%%.” Thanks for the memories.
Wonderful photo – and my condolences to all who have suffered in this loss.
So much to think about and much of it beyond words. Thank you.
Wow. Thank you.
She ain’t heavy………..she’s my sister.
Oh wow, Julie. Lovely and a terribly sad story.
Wow, what a powerful picture. And a sad story. I am sure their mother is so proud of them.
Great pictures Julie.