Dr. Tom Roberts publishes a letter to Christian leaders about Mormonism, encouraging dialogue and acceptance. He also suggests we Mormons get around to figuring out our doctrine. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Elder Holland on Mark Twain's cats (and a few other things like religious liberty). Julie ... See MoreSee Less
Fiona Givens and Terryl Givens on doubt (and why it doesn't have to be so dangerous) at Meridian Magazine Expand. (Nathaniel) ... See MoreSee Less
The link between talents and service beautifully explained. (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Why do you want to be persecuted? (Julie) ... See MoreSee Less
Q&A with editors of Kofford's new Perspectives on Mormon Theology series. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Mormonism on the Edge (Kent) ... See MoreSee Less
"One of the distinctive features of a cult is its inability to tolerate internal disagreement and to conflate it with outside opposition." (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Russell S. offers deep thoughts on the Mormon Stories project. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Something for the least fit to read, before they inevitably perish from their lack of nuance and courage. (Frank, thanks to Ryan Bell) ... See MoreSee Less
"What's at stake is communion: excommunication is a release from covenants made at baptism and in the temple and the loss of spiritual obligations and blessings that accompany those covenants." (Kent) ... See MoreSee Less
Doubt vs Disbelief vs Predatory Disbelief (Frank) ... See MoreSee Less
The Church does not comment on local excommunication proceedings. Except when they do. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
SL Trib: John Dehlin's excommunication is official. (Dave) ... See MoreSee Less
Meridian Magazine likens John Dehlin and Kate Kelly to Nehor and Korihor. (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.