What To Do If Someone You Know Is Going Through A Faith Crisis

  I teach religious and Mormon studies courses at a public university. In the classroom, we deal with all kinds of difficult issues—some specific to Mormonism like polygamy and the Mountain Meadows Massacre, others more universal like the problem of evil and the nature of God. Since I’m at a state university, I cannot bear … More What To Do If Someone You Know Is Going Through A Faith Crisis

My Other Father: A Tribute to Milton V. Backman, Jr.

My father was never comfortable going to church. In a ward of full of gregarious professors and businessmen, Dad was colossally shy, self-conscious of the fact that he didn’t have a college education, and uncomfortable with his blue-collar profession. He didn’t feel comfortable talking about religion either. If I ever brought up a question about … More My Other Father: A Tribute to Milton V. Backman, Jr.