One year ago today, Normons.com was born. We’d like to thank all our wonderful fans (as well as our haters) for reading, commenting, and inspiring us to keep being better. We’d also like to thank Google hangout for keeping us connected across seven cities. One year older and wiser too. Happy Birthday, thanks to YOU.
By: Brad Masters // Alain de Botton is not the most famous atheist . . . but he might be the most interesting. He recently wrote a book called Religion for Atheists and has started a movement in which atheists attend — for lack of a better word — church. They sing hymns and hear sermons. To many Christians, this sounds bizarre. It sort of is. But it’s also pretty rad. You see, when de Botton was in his twenties, he experienced what he called a “crisis of faithlessness.” All... Read The Rest →
By: Rebbie Groesbeck // Two years ago, I packed up and left my home state of Utah for the city of angels. My Mormonism has astounded and confused people since the day I got here.
By: Rebbie Groesbeck // People often ask–what do single Mormons DO on weekends? While I can’t answer for the group as a whole, I can tell you that for one weekend of the year, single Mormons in Southern California gather for the Young Single Adult LDS Film Festival.
By: Rebbie Groesbeck // I couldn’t count on two hands the number of times my friends in Provo rallied on a Friday night to see a Can’t Stop Won’t Stop show. They were a cult favorite in every sense of the word, bringing fresh hip-hop beats to a thoroughly straight-and-narrow-minded audience. Two years after leaving the P-town, I met the man behind the movement: David Eff.
By: Jason Woodward // Over the next two days, Mormons all over the world will tune in via satellite, radio, cable TV, iPhone — and yes, even Android — to watch our semi-annual General Conference, where we’re privileged to hear from the great men and women who are called by God to lead this church.
By: Brad Masters // Dear Rappers Everywhere, Allow me to re-introduce myself: my name is . . . Brad. Unfortunately I don’t have a notorious moniker like HOVA or Snoop Dogg (Lion?). . . . Yet. What I do have is hours and hours and hours . . . and hours of wasted time on social media. But all I’ve ever gotten from that is an inflated sense of self and a Klout score of 57. Klout, if you don’t know, is a company that scores individuals’ social media influence... Read The Rest →
By: Danny Rasmussen// Today, we’re asking a question that has plagued the state of Utah for many years: Can you be Mormon and cheer for the University of Utah? Rebbie says yes, but I’m not so sure… We’re asking you to break the tie. Vote below!
Lani became friends with Spencer on study abroad in Jerusalem in 2011. Since then, she’s followed his story on his personal blog. She asked him to share it on Normons.com, and we couldn’t be happier to have him as today’s guest poster.
By: Carly Walker// When I left Utah, I had a very naïve idea of the conversations I would have with people who had never heard of Mormons. Being totally serious, I had the expectation that I would jump out of my car and people would ask, “Why are you glowing?!” “Why are you so happy?” “Tell me about the church you believe in.” Fast forward to the year 2013. I’m having a much different conversation with friends who are tilting their heads and avoiding eye contact because the questions they... Read The Rest →