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Oman, A Possible Theology of Same-Sex Marriage Sealings @ By Common Consent
  -  This morning, Nate Oman posted what may be the most important and consequential piece of...

Padre Nuestro en el Cielo: Mexican Mission Hymns, Part 2 @ Times & Seasons
  -  “Doing good often means getting one’s hands dirty, engaging in unpleasant things,...

Looking at the Prophet Anew (Brigham Young edition) @ Times & Seasons
  -  How we understand and view President Brigham Young as the second prophet of the...

Scams in Zion, Part II: MLMs and Utah Socio-Religious Elites @ Times & Seasons
  -  It’s sort of an open secret that Utah has a pyramid scheme multilevel...

Setting Apart Our Daughters to Prepare and Pass the Sacrament @ By Common Consent
  -  M. David Huston lives and works in the Washington DC metro area. He is a husband and...

A Comic (But Not Comical) Take on Mormon History @ By Common Consent
  -  [Cross-posted to In Medias Res] As an intellectually-inclined, book-obsessed, life-long...

La Proclamación: Mexican Mission Hymns, Part 1 @ Times & Seasons
  -  “I know for myself that Joseph Smith was a prophet because I have applied the simple...

Faith, Reason, and CES @ By Common Consent
  -  Last week, the Deseret News published an essay by Elder Clark Gilbert, the commissioner...

Scams in Zion, Part I: Do Latter-day Saints Tend to Be Gullible Fraud Victims? @ Times & Seasons
  -  I just finished reading the Bernard Madoff biography Wizard of Lies that, in part,...

Announcing a Mexico Mission Hymns Series @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m excited to announce a new project that I’ll be sharing on Times and Seasons over...

The Role of Reconciliation @ By Common Consent
  -  M. David Huston lives and works in the Washington DC metro area. He is a...

To Ezra or not to Ezra… @ Times & Seasons
  -  Ezra is an important figure in the Hebrew Bible, but there are some concerns that have...

Once more for the people in the back @ By Common Consent
  -  There is no contradiction between the first and second great commandments. They are the...

The Adverbs of Zion @ By Common Consent
  -  “Majestically? Does that have a musical definition I don’t know about?”...

Shaking the Dust from Your Feet @ Times & Seasons
  -  Have you ever performed a ritual shaking of the dust from your feet?  I never have (in...

Bishops on Abortion @ By Common Consent
  -  I would not bring my personal opinions about abortion into the bishop’s office. The...

Grass Roots in Mexico @ Times & Seasons
  -  Grass Roots in Mexico: Stories of Pioneering Latter-day Saints by F. LaMond Tullis...

Religious Liberty and Short-Termism @ By Common Consent
  -  On Wednesday, a Texas district court found that the ACA’s mandate that insurance...

BYU Professors Calling the Brethren Autocratic Fascists is Not Going to Help Anybody @ Times & Seasons
  -  At a recent post over at BCC, a tenured BYU-X professor communicates some anxiety about...

Rest in Peace Rodney Stark  @ Times & Seasons
  -  I was recently informed that Rodney Stark passed away. For the uninitiated, Rodney Stark...

Women and the Priesthood with Lisa Olsen Tait @ Times & Seasons
  -  “Do women have the priesthood?”  You would think the answer would be a simple yes or...

How to beat an autocrat: Fear not—i.e. don’t cave, friends @ By Common Consent
  -  by Abigail J.​, CES employee A few months ago I wrote regarding the problematic nature...

Latter-day Saint Book Report on “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara” @ Times & Seasons
  -  In 1857 officials raided a home in the Jewish ghetto in Bologna, Italy and forcefully...

A Time When Tithing was Almost Done Away @ Times & Seasons
  -  In the aftermath of the US Civil War, the Church faced a heavy tax settlement that led to...

Book Report-Veritas: A Harvard Professor, A Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife @ Times & Seasons
  -  This is a well-written journalistic account of a scandal that happened in the biblical...

Mental Health Professionals in Support of Natasha Helfer @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
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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...