If I had been a Christian, I would be a preacher, she said to me. You are - you have found your way! I replied. Valarie Kaur is easily one of the best...
Never mistake an actor for a role that they've played and/or a character that they've voiced. That's an especially smart thing to remember when talking with Josh Gad.
On June 5, 2016, a group of Mormons who are allies of their LGBT+ brothers and sisters will be launching an initiative to show their support and love by wearing rainbow ribbons to church (or wearing them on Sundays if they do not attend) and posting photos of themselves online.
I confess this truth: I struggle sometimes to enact my Christianity with my hands. I prefer to sit at my comfortable couch, in my air-conditioned or heated house, with food close at hand if I ever get hungry, clean and well-dressed, my muscles not taxed.
In a series of recent interviews, we had with Jenny Oaks Baker, she had the opportunity to explain about her passion for performance, about her PATREON video sponsors, and how she manages to juggle her career while being the mom of 4 young children.
Many religions teach that God loves us as children, that He acts as a Father to us, and that He is hopeful for our growth and development. But Mormons teach that God's fatherhood is rather more literal than a metaphor.
I was recently interviewed by religious studies PhD student Andrew Henry for his unique vlog, "Religion for Breakfast." We talked about applying social simulation to the study of religion.
You might not know Drew Hodges' name, but if you've enjoyed some form of popular culture in the past decade, you're living in a world he helped create.
In the first book of the Book of Mormon, a prophet named Lehi narrates an allegorical vision that has become a hallmark of Mormon religious discourse. In this dream he saw "the tree of life," whose fruit brought joy and peace to anyone who partook of it.
I know that I was animate and that I walked around and fooled people into thinking that I was still alive, that I was me. But I wasn't, not really.
I'd like to respond to the remarks by Michael Otterson, managing director of Public Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who s...
A non-Mormon friend recently thanked me for speaking so openly and honestly about my change in religious beliefs. She told me that there are people in every religion who have similar experiences with those who are closed-minded and rigid in their approach to worship and who struggle to continue to believe in God after life's tragedies. This made me think more carefully about my own journey to God and to remember more clearly who I once was and how I have changed.
Between March 26 and April 2, Latter-day Saints (also known as "Mormons") gathered in Salt Lake City and in churches around the world to watch General...
A friendly group of LGBT Mormons and teens greeted General Conference goers on Saturday morning April 2, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wrapped in a ra...
In the following years, I found myself feeling distinctly uncomfortable to the point of fearfulness around the homeless in Salt Lake City, whom the Smart family had tried to help by offering money and work around their home.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called "Mormons," are peculiar Christians, to be sure. For example, they don't have any crosses on their buildings yet they emphatically believe in Jesus Christ.