Why I’m Christian and Unaffiliated

Spoiler alert: I’m Mormon. This is about my faith. *     *     * I’m close friends with some very faithful, wonderful people who, go figure, are also Mormons. Their influence on my life is of such indescribable value that I will forever be a devoted, loyal...

The Pledge: To Say It or Not To Say It

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” I have always proudly stood, put my right hand over my heart, and recited the...

Political Rant. Okay, not Really. But Maybe a Little.

I promise I’m not going to rant. Some people might like reading rants, but that’s probably a lot like how some people enjoy watching a tone-deaf narcissist audition for American Idol. It just makes me uncomfortable. But I am going to say this: I am a...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series