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This is what it looks like when the prophet speaks as a prophet @ Times & Seasons
  -  It is a mistake to apply the heuristics of edge cases to central and paradigmatic...

People at BCC Who Should Not Rank Things, Ranked @ By Common Consent
  -  Steve woke me up with an early-morning text message yesterday. He was in a state of shock...

Lesson 43: “The Shepherds of Israel” #BCCSundaySchool2018 @ By Common Consent
  -  Readings: Ezekiel 18:21-32; 34; 37 This lesson brings together diverse texts from...

Reasons Why I’m Not Changing My Name, Ranked @ By Common Consent
  -  Any time I hear "Mrs. Jones" I look around for the scandalous lady with whom Michael...

Rachel Held Evans & Evolving Faith @ By Common Consent
  -  Kristine A. lives in Rexburg, Idaho and blogs at Wheat & Tares. I just got home from...

The Primary Program @ By Common Consent
  -  The author of this post, Heidi Naylor, teaches English at Boise State University and is...

Once More Evolution @ Times & Seasons
  -  I admit I have a bit of a fascination with evolution and theology. Not just in terms of...

An Open Letter to Eric Hawkins @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Dear Brother Hawkins, I listened in shock to your conversation with Elna Baker on the...

The Meekness of the Soldier and Servant @ Times & Seasons
  -  First, I must recognize that today is Veteran’s Day. Armistice Day.[1] I lived in...

When the Jay Dubs Came to Call @ By Common Consent
  -  A few years ago, we were upgrading our house, and I fell in love with these modern cut...

5 lessons from Schmidt and Taylor’s book Carried: How One Mother’s Trust in God Helped Her through the Unthinkable @ Times & Seasons
  -  In late 2016, Annie Schmidt went hiking in the mountains of Oregon. When she didn’t...

Sunday Sermon: Parables, Points of View, and the Nature of Infinite Love @ By Common Consent
  -  The titles that we give to Jesus’s parables are important, Amy-Jill Levine teaches us...

Conference Notice: Finale of the James K. Polk Project @ By Common Consent
  -  James K. Polk, serendipitous president of the United States, exercised a...

Pastoral Care Basics and Resources for LDS Bishops and Other Leaders @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Yesterday, my husband and I had the opportunity to meet with his stake president about...

The Expanded Canon: A Review @ Times & Seasons
  -  Several months ago, my wife Lissette gave a talk in sacrament meeting on the topic of...

Lesson 42: “I Will Write It in Their Hearts” #BCCSundaySchool2018 @ By Common Consent
  -  Lesson Objective: To encounter jeremiads with open hearts. Scriptures: Jeremiah...

My Middle Way Mormonism @ By Common Consent
  -  Over at Wheat & Tares, a number of bloggers have written takes on what they’re...

Bonsai @ Times & Seasons
  -  In one of the most profound scenes in The Karate Kid—a movie that fortunately has had...

Political Turmoil and Church Change @ Times & Seasons
  -  About every 50 years in US history there’s a major conflagration of political...

Call For Applications: 2019 Mormon Theology Seminar @ Times & Seasons
  -  I am delighted to share the Call for Applications announcement for next year’s...

Book Review — Where We Must Stand: Ten Years of Feminist Mormon Housewives @ Times & Seasons
  -  reading and reviewing this book was a weighty experience for me, just as participating in...

Some Conference Reflections… @ Times & Seasons
  -  I always like a few days to reflect on conference. Partially that’s because...

Jane and Emma–Opening This Weekend @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   “No man can keep me from where God calls me.” Jane Elizabeth Manning James...

Ask fMh: Spiritual care after leaving the church. @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  “I have decided to leave the Mormon church, for a lot of reasons. I am sure you can...

Trials, Tribulations, and a Movie: An LDS-themed Discussion of the Coen Brothers’ A SERIOUS MAN @ Times & Seasons
  -  A well-known axiom in both life and storytelling states that the matters we find most...

Times & Seasons Re-Welcomes Bryan Hickman @ Times & Seasons
  -  Times & Seasons hopes you will join us in welcoming our latest guest blogger, Bryan...

Conference Weekend Rumors @ Times & Seasons
  -  It’s that time of year again. The time when Mormons hit the rumor mill. Normally...

33% of Missionaries Coming Home? @ Times & Seasons
  -  Jana Riess had up a particularly interesting and provocative post out today. I suspect...

Authority, Apostasy and Excommunication @ Times & Seasons
  -  Steve, over at BCC had up a rather interesting post on authority and excommunication the...

Learning From History (or not) @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  In 1974 (before the revelation extending priesthood/temple blessings to all worthy...

Announcing the Launch of “Let Babies Eat” Action @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Let Babies Eat was created in response to the growing number of reports about women...

Bad Apples @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  These men, they’re just bad apples. Not all bishops are like that. Setting aside for a...

Please Call Me Mormon @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  The Church (as they would like to be called) has announced (once again) that they’re...

Worthiness Interviews and Church PR…Again @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I am so tired of the sophistry and gaslighting that the LDS church’s newsroom...

Does Finding Heavenly Mother Hurt or Help Women? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  by Mindy May Farmer Someone invited me once to imagine God. Not the God I’d been taught...