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Grief Bacon

Last year on Facebook I followed a link to a terrific article on mentalfloss.com that listed words we should have in English but don't. Why, for example, does English not ...

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On the Ethics of Staying out of Syria

My beloved president is saying that we need to punish Syria for flouting the Geneva Convention and international law by using chemical weapons on its people. Fair enough, but it seems that in order to do this, the United States will also be flouting international law by attacking a sovereign nation that has not attacked us, and doing so without the support of other nations.

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Mormons Who Doubt

Seasons of doubt are not optional if we want to progress in faith; they are catalysts to growth and new understanding. But the LDS Church has not always addressed these natural doubts in a constructive manner.

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Flunking Sainthood $2.99 This Week

Paraclete's top 20 ebooks are all going for $2.99 until September 9 -- not just "Flunking Sainthood," but also books by Scot McKnight, Tony Jones, Lauren Winner, Pete Rollins, Jon Sweeney, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Frederica Mathewes-Greene and others.

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"Do Your Art" This Labor Day Weekend

Chad Allen's motivational book and my husband's all-around DIY awesomeness have inspired me lately to "do my art." What about you? What are you passionate about, and how can you make that creative outlet a regular part of your life?

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Making Space for Grief

I have the day off work today. I'm celebrating my mom's birthday. Had she lived, she would have been 72. So today is going to be a time for celebrating ...

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Why I Am a Mormon

Why did I choose to become a Mormon? And why, twenty years later, do I continue to choose, every day, to remain a Latter-day Saint?

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The Greatest of These Is Love

I learned from Tracy Kidder's book that a Burundian refugee was an undergraduate at Columbia at precisely the same time I was doing my graduate work there, though we never met. What if we had, I wonder? Would I have gone the extra mile?