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Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 2M ago

On symbolic and racial whiteness in scripture

Over at Wheat & Tares, I wrote an article discussing the inclusion of a song “White” in the 2017 LDS Mutual themed album. The song first came to my attention through tweets by Janan Graham-R...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 3M ago

Nominalism, Christianity, and Donald Trump

  With the election of Donald Trump, there’s a lot of discussion on who has been living in a bubble. The surprise of so many Democrats has resulted in so many thinkpieces contending that coa...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 4M ago

What is the point of life from a Christian perspective?

The other day, I was reading some conversation on the Problem of Evil. As usually happens, one of the responses was that evil exists because of human free will that defies God’s completely g...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 4M ago

Contrasting traditional Christian and LDS conceptions of God

Over at Wheat & Tares, my latest post is on contrasting LDS and traditional Christian conceptions of God. Part of my experience growing up Mormonism was learning that Mormonism had answers t...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 4M ago

Thoughts on Elder Christofferson & conditional love

I have a new post up at Wheat & Tares…this one is on Elder Christofferson’s recent conference remarks on God’s supposedly conditional love. After disaffecting from Mormonism, I’ve tried to l...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 4M ago

Pragmatism, Mormonism, and Expedience

Over at Wheat & Tares I have quite a lengthy post on the emphasis of “expedience” in the scriptures, and my discovery in high school that that term isn’t associated with moral principle. Sin...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 5M ago

Accepting Hell

Over at Wheat & Tares (where we’ve had a facelift, if you hadn’t noticed), I have decided to write a new post on accepting the possibility of going to Hell. Check it out here. This post has ...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 5M ago

Responding to thoughts about spiritual disconnection

At Zelophehad’s Daughters, Lynnette had a personal post regarding her experience of spiritual disconnection. In the post, she discusses several possibilities she’s considered for what could ...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 6M ago

CES Letter Mormonism and Pastoral Apologetics

In 2013, Seth Payne presented at the FAIR Mormon conference on the rise of “pastoral apologetics.” A lot of people (including me, inevitably) have written about pastoral apologetics, but sin...
Irresistible (Dis)Grace · 6M ago

4 Olympics related searches that tell you everything you need to know about Twitter

Maybe you haven’t really kept up with Twitter, but you should probably know that Twitter doesn’t have the greatest reputation regarding civility and harassment. I don’t want to go into all o...