Nathaniel Givens

Nathaniel Givens operates a blog, Difficult Run.

Author Archive

  • Dec 14, 2020
    As I look back, I see four texts that led me to cowrite the Latter-day Saint Radical Orthodoxy Manifesto with Jeff Thayne and J. Max Wilson. They are: Doctrine and Covenants 29:30 -...
  • Nov 27, 2020
    As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to hold fast to the revealed truths of the Restored Gospel in a polarized and contentious world. This polarization is driving members...
  • Oct 27, 2020
    There is a disconnect between the coalition of Trump supporters—including everyone from his most ardent fans to the least-enthusiastic, “lesser-of-two-evils”...
  • Jul 23, 2020
    In my last two essays, I introduced a concept of “presumptuous certainty,” which refers to the twin human tendencies to believe what we wish were true rather...
  • Jan 16, 2020
    Even if we accept that mortal life is difficult by design to some extent, we may still be left with the question: does there have to be this much of it? This is...