Tolerance Is Not a Virtue

Cliff Notes version of this post: Tolerance (inclusion, acceptance, etc.) is not inherently virtuous. It is only virtuous to the extent that the thing being tolerated (included, accepted, etc.) is virtuous or to the extent that tolerating (including, accepting, etc.)...

The Gospel of Inclusivity and Nothingness

Last week I engaged in a libertarian-esque discussion about geopolitical borders. In the midst of it, I came across a post by Kristine A titled The Rexburg Response to #PantsToChurch that rather fit into the concept of the necessity for distinction of groups. To be...

New Order Mormonism and the Teenage Mind

The Teenage Mind When I was in junior high, a mere 14 years old, I was positive I was in love. Not just infatuated. Not just hormonal. This was no ordinary teenage crush, it was different! And, indeed, it was. The object of my affection—affection that was first...

Nose and the Stewardship

[Upon hearing repeated snorting behind me.] Mom: Caleb, here's some tissue. You need to blow your nose. Caleb (12): Samson needs to blow his nose, too. Mom: You worry about your own nose. Samson can worry about his. Caleb: I need...

Who’s On the Lord’s Side?

We should show love and kindness and sympathy and welcome all to our friendship. At the same time, we need to be careful that we do not “cast out” and “mock” the words of our prophets and “destroy” or discredit them by using social...