Author: Stephen Carter

What Latter-day Saints Can Learn from Tár

When I saw the list of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees, I thought, “Which of these movies would be most useful to Mormons?” And the answer I came up with was Tár. Which seemed strange. After all, we have Avatar: The Way of Water, a movie about a family—and Mormons love families! We also …

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The Children’s Friend on Mushrooms

Recently I saw the August 1925 cover of The Children’s Friend (the official publication of the LDS Church’s Primary organization). What made the cover interesting was the fact that it showed two children sitting with their dog in front of a gigantic mushroom. The mushroom had windows and doors in it. And in one of …

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The LDS Proselytizing Mission as Hazing

By S. Richard Bellrock S. Richard Bellrock has been teaching and working in areas related to philosophy and psychology since 2000.     Or, click here to download the audio file: The LDS Proselytizing Mission as Hazing   Presumably, you have heard the notion that one of the primary purposes (if not the primary purpose) of the …

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Linguini to Spare

By Megan Greenwood     Or download the audio file here: Linguini to Spare   I am really good in a crisis. Seriously. Really good. I’m actually kind of famous for it. Cancer diagnosis? I’m your gal. Divorce? I’ve got you. Lost your job? I’m here to help. Years ago, my mom and I were …

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The Mormonator and Me: A Pandemic Face-off

By John Hatch John Hatch is an editor at Signature Books. His book “What Do You Mean, Murder?” Clue and the Making of a Cult Classic will be published in 2023.     Or, download the audio here: The Mormonator and Me: A Pandemic Face-off   One Sunday morning, about eight months into the pandemic, …

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Wilkinson the Man

By Gary James Bergera   “I never aspired to be a popular president. I did aspire to get things done, and the two were not always compatible.”     Click here to download the audio file: Wilkinson the Man Read the original article here.

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