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Pro-Life: A Fiercely Held Moderate Position @ Times & Seasons
  -  The Legal Status of Abortion, Revisited I’ve talked to Terryl Givens (my dad) a few...

Machine Translation @ Times & Seasons
  -  Two attitudes about translation are on my mind. One is about Joseph Smith: “Seeing...

On Terryl Givens and Abortion @ By Common Consent
  -  Yesterday Terryl Givens published what he characterized as “A Latter-day Saint...

President Nelson’s Favorite Topics and Statements, Part 3: The Family @ Times & Seasons
  -  Throughout my time studying President Nelson’s conference addresses, I observed that...

Baptized for the Dead @ By Common Consent
  -  Several years ago I was invited to contribute to a Festschrift in honor of Jack Welch. I...

What Gets You Through? @ By Common Consent
  -  Note: there’s nothing particularly Mormon-y about this post, except that it deals...

John Turner on Brigham Young @ Times & Seasons
  -  John Turner’s well-known biography Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet (Harvard University...

Far-Right Appeals to Islamophobia Fall Flat in Vienna @ By Common Consent
  -  The poster shows a smiling man still on the uphill slope of middle age with his arm...

Interpreters, visions and seer stones @ Times & Seasons
  -  The Interpreter has recently published two reviews of William L. Davis’ Visions in a...

It is a sin to vote for Donald Trump. @ By Common Consent
  -  I thought about writing something longer, pointing people to Mosiah 29, enumerating his...

President Nelson’s Favorite Topics and Statements, Part 2: The Church @ Times & Seasons
  -  Last year, the Church released the guidelines by which a committee was evaluating hymns...

Wash or Bathe? @ By Common Consent
  -  What the JST does in the first part of John 13:10 caught my attention. So at the...

The Giant Joshua – Chapter 17: The Great Smile and the Sequel @ By Common Consent
  -  Thank you for sticking with us this last two months! We end with a discussion of the...

President Nelson’s Favorite Topics and Statements, Part 1: God and Power @ Times & Seasons
  -  This is the beginning of the second part of my analysis of President Russell M....

The Giant Joshua, Chapters 15 and 16: Polygamy raids, life on the underground, and the real-life stories behind the novel @ By Common Consent
  -  By Andrew Hall We are nearing the end of this monumental novel, with only the final, 17th...

Perils on every side @ Times & Seasons
  -  Our unhappy political moment has unfortunately corrected a longstanding asymmetry in...

Sukkot and Settling Into Fall @ By Common Consent
  -  [Cross-posted to In Media Res] This year I planted a spring garden for the first time....

Babies, Prayer, and Just Why @ By Common Consent
  -  I prayed for Chrissy Teigen last night. And then I felt silly. If you aren’t aware, she...

President Nelson’s Conference Addresses, Part 1: Introductory Comments @ Times & Seasons
  -  A couple years back—not long after President Russell M. Nelson was sustained as...

Reconsidering the Curse of Ham @ Times & Seasons
  -  In a candid moment in January 1858, an early Church leader named Zerah Pulsipher told his...

“Come, Follow Me” and The Family: A Proclamation to the World @ Times & Seasons
  -  The “Come, Follow Me” manuals for 2021’s course of study are available online...

The delicious detail of Benjamin Park’s book The Kingdom of Nauvoo @ Times & Seasons
  -  I recently read (okay, listened to) Benjamin Park’s book Kingdom of Nauvoo: The...

Calls to the Quorum of the Twelve: An Analysis @ Times & Seasons
  -  For something relatively out of the blue, I want to take a moment to consider potential...

They’re not wrong @ Times & Seasons
  -  They’re not wrong. Not about everything. I disagree with their choice of candidate....

The Rise and Decline of the Angel Moroni @ Times & Seasons
  -  If you were to ask someone what the founding vision of the Restoration was at different...

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....