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Sunday Sermon: Praise the Source of Faith and Learning @ By Common Consent
  -  Over the last ten years, I have worked for both a Catholic and a Methodist university...

Defending the Temple and Priesthood Restriction as God’s Will @ By Common Consent
  -  The idea that church leaders—Church Presidents, who we sustain as Prophets—could be...

Gram’s Wisdom: “Love might be unconditional, relationships aren’t.” @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   By the time I had the ability to understand what she was telling me, it was too late....

Come Join the Conversation–Black LDS Legacy @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  June 8, 2018 marks the 40-year anniversary of the lifting of the ban barring black men...

Marriage and the best-laid plans @ By Common Consent
  -  Tuesday was my twenty-first wedding anniversary. I’m very happy and I’ve already had...

Lesson 20: “All the City . . . Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman” #BCCSundaySchool2018 @ By Common Consent
  -  Lesson Objective:To understand and encourage class members to emulate the righteous...

12 Questions With Gary Bergera @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to present Kurt Manwaring’s interview with Gary Bergera. This is...

A Feminist Evaluation of Personal Progress: Knowledge @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  by jenneology This is the first in this series of feminist critiques of Personal Progress...

Even He Can Be Redeemed @ By Common Consent
  -  Sam Brown is a medical researcher, ICU physician, and author of several books, including...

Why the hoax isn’t courageous, and isn’t allyship @ By Common Consent
  -  Last week, on the day the church met with the NAACP, someone created a detailed replica...

8 or 4? @ By Common Consent
  -  I’m guessing that for most of you, as long as you can remember Sunday School has...

What if Harry and Meghan …. @ Times & Seasons
  -  As more or less self-appointed wedding-specialist I simply had to watch the “wedding of...

Church Conferences @ By Common Consent
  -  I was recently given an assignment to speak in sacrament meeting. That’s a normal...

Nature, Wisdom, Spirit, Mother @ By Common Consent
  -  [Cross-posted to In Medias Res] This is an expanded and re-written version of a...

Future Mormon 6: A Radical Mormon Materialism @ Times & Seasons
  -   Welcome to the oft delayed sixth chapter of the once weekly reading club for Adam...

Prayer for the Day of Pentecost @ By Common Consent
  -  O God of the nations, you who speak to all in their own language, you unto whom all are...

Gram’s Wisdom: “Be careful what you wish for- you might get it.” @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   I remember a time I used to wish about a lot. As a child, I didn’t yet understand...

Messianism as Ethical Futurism – Reading Nephi – 19:7-17 @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is part of a series of reflections on I Nephi. If you’re interested, the...

The Death of the Newspaper @ Times & Seasons
  -  I know the travails of the Salt Lake Tribune and then smaller papers like the Daily...

When Our Fear for Forever Families Destroys Love @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  A while back I had one of those insight moments, you know the ones, when it feels like...

Introducing Tessa @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  You may have noticed all the wonderful posts by guest blogger Tessa.  She’s agreed to...

Gram’s Wisdom: “If a person speaks ill of himself, believe him.” @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Photo: by Artist Diamond FireMoon My grandmother always said she appreciated my...

Gram’s Wisdom: “Money can’t buy class” @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Gram was a nanny and housekeeper to very wealthy people.  I grew up in a study in...

Originals @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  In his book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, author Adam Grant discusses...

To Every Man is Given a Free Gift @ Times & Seasons
  -  In D&C 46:11 we read, “there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift...

Mother’s Day for Me & Those Not Like Me @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  By Sara Katherine Staheli Hanks Over the past few years, I’ve thought a lot about how...

Review Essay: “The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology”: Materiality and Performance @ Times & Seasons
  -  Like a paring knife to a grapefruit, Jonathan Stapley’s new book on the history of...

Bridewealth and gospel: an African quandary? @ Times & Seasons
  -  In his recent world tour President Russell Nelson visited Kenya and spoke about a...

Starting With Faith… @ Times & Seasons
  -  Over at Faith Promoting Rumor G Wesley has up a post critiquing BYU’s scholarship....

Engraving a Record, Engraving a People – Reading Nephi – 19:1-6 @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is part of a series of reflections on I Nephi. If you’re interested, the...

The Bread of Life, with Chocolate Chips @ Times & Seasons
  -   Today I am pleased to present a guest post from a good friend of the blog, Samuel Morris...

What’s in a Name? – Reading Nephi – 18:23-19:1 @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is part of a series of reflections on I Nephi. If you’re interested, the...

Where is the wedding? @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is about ritual, not doctrine, so it is about the form of worship, not its...

Loving my Prosperity Gospel @ Times & Seasons
  -  The term “prosperity gospel” describes an execrable set of ideas in American...

A Simple Religion @ Times & Seasons
  -  You’ve probably noticed I’ve not been around much of late. I was fighting off...