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Some Personal Thoughts About the Book of Mormon as a Text @ By Common Consent
  -  Last Sunday, I completed my march through The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text, a...

A Tool to Make It Easier to Draw on the Wisdom of Women @ Times & Seasons
  -  In General Conference in 2015, President Russell M. Nelson stated, “We need women...

What Family History Means to People Like Me @ By Common Consent
  -  Michelle Franzoni Thorley’s work focuses on the ancestral power to heal. She is a...

Putting the Book of Mormon Front and Center @ Times & Seasons
  -  Elder B.H. Roberts of the Seventy once wrote that: So long as the truth respecting it is...

HB 1 16:13 @ By Common Consent
  -  In April of this year the First Presidency repealed the captioned Handbook policy,...

They are closer than you think @ Times & Seasons
  -  I read with horror the news this week that 9 fundamentalist Mormons in Northern Mexico...

General Counsel and Outliers @ Times & Seasons
  -  Todd Rose starts his book The End of Average off with some really arresting stories that...

The Salt Lake Tribune is Officially a Public Charity! @ By Common Consent
  -  This morning, the Salt Lake Tribune announced that the IRS had granted it tax-exempt...

“Making the Case for the Messiah,” Hebrews 1-6 #BCCSundaySchool 2019 @ By Common Consent
  -  Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the three New Testament books (along with...

Your Sunday Brunch Special: Stealing a Bull Dozer @ By Common Consent
  -  During the summer between my first and second years as a grad student, I needed money...

Documents and Dialogic Revelations @ Times & Seasons
  -  Joseph Smith began his ministry with a wealth of visions and revelations. Many among...

Women Learn in Silence @ By Common Consent
  -  This week’s Come Follow Me Sunday School Lesson includes 1 Timothy 2. It’s short....

Call for Proposals: Mormon Scholars in the Humanities Conference @ Times & Seasons
  -  Mormon Scholars in the Humanities (MSH) invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference....

Testimony And Its Opposite @ By Common Consent
  -  Earlier this year I wrote a piece about what I perceived as a lack of mourning with those...

Temples, Sacrifices, and Revelations @ Times & Seasons
  -  Temples hold a central place in Latter-day Saint history. The narrative of building the...

BYU Studies Call for Papers on Special Evolution Issue @ By Common Consent
  -  We are delighted to invite you to contribute to a BYU Studies Quarterly special issue on...

Call for Papers: BYU Studies Quarterly Special Issue on Evolution @ Times & Seasons
  -  BYU Studies Quarterly will soon publish a special issue “on the thoughtful...

God the Parent @ By Common Consent
  -  I jettisoned Heavenly Mother a few years ago, and to be honest, I don’t miss Her. How...

Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith, a Review @ Times & Seasons
  -  Back in June, Clark Goble mentioned that he was going to write a review of Thomas G....

Pop Culture Friday: Justice In America @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  It’s been awhile since I promo-ed a podcast.  Today I’m spotlighting a more serious...

Scouting for Life @ Times & Seasons
  -  I don’t know if a complete break with Scouting was necessary. I would have been content...

Fan Culture and General Conference @ Times & Seasons
  -  Elder Holland’s talk at the conclusion of the Saturday Afternoon session of the...

First Vision Resources @ Times & Seasons
  -  We were left with a bit of a cliff hanger at the end of general conference this...

Worst General Conference posts, ranked @ Times & Seasons
  -  General Conference begins in two days. I’m looking forward to it, but not as much to...

A Word of Wisdom or a Commandment? @ Times & Seasons
  -  The revelation that forms the basis of the Latter-day Saint dietary code refers to its...

Voir dire @ Times & Seasons
  -  Voir dire, from Norman French, is pronounced “jury selection” by normal people, but I...

Pop Culture Friday: Jane the Virgin @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  If you are looking for a binge-worthy TV show with fantastic characters, great acting, a...

Pop Culture Friday: Dread Nation @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Today’s (slightly late, sorry, the school year just started and my brain is mostly...

Pop Culture Friday: The Memory of Light and Disappeared @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I have a 2-in-1 recommendation for you today, two excellent books by Francisco X....

Pop Culture Friday: The Poet X @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I love a good slam poem, one full of emotion and power and truth.  One of the great...

Pop Culture Friday: The Witch Boy @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Aster’s family keeps to themselves.  They live in the woods outside of town and have...

Pop Culture Friday: #WizardTeam @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Today I want to highlight one of my favorite podcasts: #WizardTeam by Black Girls...

Pop Culture Friday: Patina by Jason Reynolds @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Patina by Jason Reynolds  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Patina Jones ain’t no junk....

Introducing Pop Culture Friday @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  (Post edited 6/22/19 to give proper credit to Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop)   Several...

Why Must All Life Live? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Once, as a kid, I sat on the front steps of our house, waiting for someone, I think. As I...