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2016 Sunstone Borderlands

For the past several years, Sunstone has been committed to recognizing Mormons living in the “Borderlands.” During the past thirteen years D. Jeff Burton has authored a series of articles entitled, “Braving the Borderlands” and his column has been the inspiration for these conferences. Sunstone recognizes that living in the Borderlands of the Mormon faith isn’t just …

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Rachel, Not Comforted

By Dana Haight Cattani “But on the whole his life ran its course as he believed life should do: easily, pleasantly, and decorously.” —The Death of Ivan Ilych, Leo Tolstoy1   From beneath her fashionable blonde wig, Darla introduced herself to my gynecologic cancer support group. A first-timer, she listed a few descriptors—grandmother, business owner, widow …

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Past Events and Symposia

2016 Symposia and Events:   Europe/Birmingham 2016 Southwest/Mes 2016 West/Berkeley 2016 2015 Symposia and Events: Northwest/Seattle 2015 Kirtland 2015 Salt Lake Summer Symposium 2015 Borderlands/Theology from the Margins 2015 West/San Diego 2015 2014 Symposia and Events: Borderlands/Singles 2014 Northwest/Seattle/Portland 2014 Salt Lake Summer Symposium 2014 Sunstone Fireside 2014 Kirtland 2014 (audio) Kirtland 2014 (program) Borderlands/Navigating a …

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Impossible Hymn

The course of study for Relief Society and Priesthood for 2015 is the Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson.  Lesson 11 is titled “Follow the Living Prophet”.  This lesson has all ready generated some discussion as much of it is based on President Benson’s controversial talk given in 1980 at BYU “Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the …

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The Good Patient

 By Dana Haight Cattani Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. Anonymous   To obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22     I CANNOT COUNT the number of needle pricks I have had in the past two years. Since my cancer diagnosis, …

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