Big Islands

The Author and the Congressman @ Times & Seasons
  -  The Author In my childhood, I watched my evangelical classmates devour the Left Behind...

Hasten to Prepare @ Times & Seasons
  -  At the “Be One” celebration in 2018, President Dallin H. Oaks discussed the...

Persecuting Christians: Power, Privilege, and Propaganda in the Book of Mormon @ By Common Consent
  -  But it came to pass that whosoever did not belong to the church of God began to persecute...

Wake up the world for the conflict of justice @ By Common Consent
  -  I live outside D.C.  I work blocks from the White House.  I have protested in Lafayette...

The Risk of Embrace @ By Common Consent
  -  Finally, there is the risk of embrace. . . . I open my arms, make a movement of the self...

A Prophet for President @ Times & Seasons
  -  Imagine that when you check the news tomorrow morning you see that Russell M. Nelson has...

Justice for George Floyd [Updated 6-1-20] @ By Common Consent
  -  I’m sure that you, like me, have seen the shocking murder of George Floyd by a...

King Leere is one of our greatest novels @ By Common Consent
  -  I’ve been rereading Steve Peck’s The Tragedy of King Leere and I’m...

Some Humor in a Hard Time: Liberty Jail @ By Common Consent
  -  When Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Alexander McRae, and Caleb Baldwin (Sidney...

Saving Alvin @ Times & Seasons
  -  How we approach the scriptures affects what we see in them. In other words, our...

Review: 1st Nephi: a brief theological introduction @ By Common Consent
  -  Joseph Spencer, 1st Nephi: a brief theological introduction (Provo: Neal A. Maxwell...

When You Believe: An EP Review @ Times & Seasons
  -  Last Friday, the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square released a new extended play record...

On Translating 1 Nephi 1:1 into Hebrew @ By Common Consent
  -  Some years ago my friend Bryan Buchanan discovered a treasure in the Brigham Young office...

Eleusis and the Spanish-language LDS Novel @ Times & Seasons
  -  Some years ago I learned of and became fascinated with a 1976 Venezuelan LDS novel, La...

In Spirit and in Truth @ By Common Consent
  -  I would have had the assignment this morning to speak in one of the branches in my area,...

A Two-step Program for Going Back to Church @ By Common Consent
  -  For the last few weeks, and for the rest of the summer, pretty much my whole day job is...

Reflections on Meetings in the Church of Christ @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of my favorite quotes of all time about Mormonism focuses on the concept of Zion....

Art and Christ in Church Buildings @ Times & Seasons
  -  Yesterday, the Church released new guidelines about the appearance church meetinghouse. ...

How Much Art Comes through Church @ Times & Seasons
  -  Think through this with me: How much art do we see through the Church or because of the...

Sacraments in the Time of Cholera @ Times & Seasons
  -  Our kwanzan cherry has started to shed its exuberant blossoms. The hues inhabit the world...

Monotheism and Mormonism @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the most central and difficult issues of Christian theology is how to fit together...

Quodlibet: Vaccination @ Times & Seasons
  -  Whereas disease, as now with COVID-19, causes death to many and harm to many more, and...

Seer Stones and Grammar @ Times & Seasons
  -  Book of Mormon translation is one of those interesting subjects that is central to the...

Review: Buried Treasures: Reading the Book of Mormon Again for the First Time @ Times & Seasons
  -  Michael Austin’s book, Buried Treasures: Reading the Book of Mormon Again for the First...

Race and Lineage among early Latter-day Saints @ Times & Seasons
  -  Race is an incredibly sensitive topic, but it is also an incredibly important topic to...

Come Follow Me “correction” As Harmful As Before @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Dear Latter-day Saints, The latest online correction to the Come Follow Me manual has me...

Authority, Scripture, and Social Location @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  By Margaret Olsen Hemming Over the last couple of years, I’ve described The Book of...

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...

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....