Welcome to Navigating Discipleship

Welcome to Navigating Discipleship

Sharing our thoughts from our life of discipleship

Ministering and the Parables of Jesus

Ministering and the Parables of Jesus

I was invited by my ward to speak on the topic of ministering as the Savior with a focus on the parables of Jesus.

14 min read
“Why I Stay” Essay and Podcast Episodes

“Why I Stay” Essay and Podcast Episodes

This year (2020) I was invited to share my thoughts in Sunstone's “Why I Stay” plenary session for their conference.

1 min read
Own Your Religion: Understanding Racism in Church History

Own Your Religion: Understanding Racism in Church History

Recent events should cause everyone to reflect on the hard realities of racism and our collective responsibility in naming and dismantling it individually and in our institutions.

18 min read
Introduction to the Book of Mormon

Introduction to the Book of Mormon

I created a presentation to teach about the introductory texts of the Book of Mormon as well as its origins.

1 min read
Resources for Understanding LGBTQ Topics

Resources for Understanding LGBTQ Topics

We feel that the societal, scientific, and religious understanding of LGBTQ people through time is complex and on-going and we’ve felt an overwhelming need for greater understanding.

1 min read
Interview with Richard Ostler

Interview with Richard Ostler

I had the opportunity to chat with Richard Ostler on his Listen Learn & Love podcast. We focused on the gospel/mission of Jesus Christ and how it can help inform topics including doubt and ministering to LGBTQ people.

1 min read
Is it enough alone to know?

Is it enough alone to know?

Doctrinal certainties to “know” are the blunt instruments in the toolbox of faith. And while they serve a purpose, they aren’t very good at addressing the specific, intimate evils and pains we all grapple with in life.

15 min read
Faith is Cherry-picking

Faith is Cherry-picking

If we are to follow the Mormon creed to seek out “anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy” or to accept “one of the grand fundamental principles of 'Mormonism'... to receive truth, let it come from whence it may” then we'll need to develop the ability to prayerfully cherry-pick.

9 min read
Faith and Magnolia Trees

Faith and Magnolia Trees

I'm learning that conversion is not a one-time event. It's cyclical. Season by season, hour by hour, I have to let go of what I'm holding on to.

3 min read