On Fire in Baltimore: Black Mormon Women and Conversion in a Raging City

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In her thought-provoking book, On Fire in Baltimore: Black Mormon Women and Conversion in a Raging City, Laura Rutter Strickling captures the complex conversion narratives of fifteen Latter-day Saint women who found space for themselves within a “historically White church”. The book … Continued

The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

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The Next Mormons is a mixed-methods work (that is, it includes both representative statistics as well as interviews) on the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of millennial members of The Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United … Continued

The Creator Praises Birds

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The Creator Praises BirdsA poem by J.S. Absher Vent and crissum,lores and crest and comb: Imade them all—thenares, nape, thosehorny bill plates—I infeathered trocheesmade them: peacock,sparrow, tufted titmouse,flitting jennyfilled with joy ofbeaking worm, of strut andglide, of pipingdouble on theirsyrinx. … Continued