Browsing All posts tagged under »priesthood«

I am Woman

June 26, 2014


In my twenties I decided that if I ever left my faith I would become a Presbyterian minister. I’ve always gravitated toward leadership of whatever I’m doing and of all the possible realms of leadership what mostĀ appealed to me was to lead souls to Christ. I am LDS and my faith doesn’t ordain women. At […]

Why I Think We’re Having the Wrong Conversation

January 11, 2013


Last year Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project, rocked the Bloggernacle by making a presentation at FAIR about equality between the sexes. While her data on “the crisis” (her words) in the Church regarding women and leadership opportunities is drawn from a narrow sampling of vocal agitators for change (analysis here), she made […]

Priesthood Power in the Church

August 15, 2012


Two young men are camped out in my family room, staying with us during a week-long visit from my prairie homeland while they attend education week at BYU. Tonight one of them asked if he could ask me a question. I was delighted and encouraged him to do so. “In my family, my father asks […]

Claiming an Inheritance

July 5, 2012


Jonathan Stapley has written an interest-piquing review of a forthcoming book, The Beginning of Better Days with essays by Sheri Dew and Virginia Pearce, that has me thinking again about the democratic resurgence of personal revelation in the church. The book, which has been provided to a number of other writers (sadly, not me) who […]

Gifts, Privileges, and Power

May 2, 2012


Cross-posted at Wheat and Tares. Three years ago, at 6AM on a soon-to-be-scorching July day, I received a phone call from my 15-year-oldĀ son’s priesthood leader. They were on a float trip, in Moab that morning, and my boy had been throwing up all night. It was the height of the H1N1 media campaign and his […]