Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Something Something Death Penalty

If you hadn't heard yet and have a strong stomach, here's what happened during an execution gone seriously wrong in Oklahoma.

Many have said plenty on the topic, so I'll keep my comments brief.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mormon History #2: The Angel Moroni (As Told Through Facebook)

A few months back I wrote a speculative history of Joseph Smith's first vision as told through the medium of Twitter. Today, after long months of arduous research, I return with the next volume of my sporadic and (probably) ongoing Mormon History series, Volume 2: The Angel Moroni and Facebook.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Very, Very Serious Response to Ordain Women

In the lead-up to and aftermath of the recent General Conference Ordain Women action, many Very Serious Mormon Men have taken it upon themselves to critique the movement for reasons they assure us are entirely benign and even helpful. In that spirit I decided to add one more voice to the ongoing conversation at about women in the church.

Just to establish this up front, I'm not against Ordain Women.

Now, that's not to suggest that I support what they're doing or how or why they did it, but I get their concerns. I sympathize deeply. I also don't question their sincerity, that they're doing what they think is right.

In a sense, I'm on their side: if the Lord ever extends priesthood to women, I'll be the first to celebrate it. I know many women who'd make excellent administrators, teachers, and leaders in the church.

In fact, some of my best friends are women.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A reminder: What to keep your peepers on today and tomorrow...

Just a reminder to tune in to Conference today...

Peeper F. Uchtdorf will be watching. Won't you?

And while you're watching, be sure to spare some of your attention for the sugary sweet wit and insight (or, as we call it, winsight) as we livetweet Conference. Follow us @ExpertTextperts and enjoy.