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Saints, Volume 2: A Review @ Times & Seasons
  -  The second volume of the Church’s official history, Saints: No Unhallowed Hand,...

Mental Illness, Discipleship, and Mourning with Those that Mourn @ By Common Consent
  -  Breanne loves hiking and biking and traveling, and never expected to share the dark...

The Tear in the Narrative @ By Common Consent
  -  Daniel Chaffin is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska...

The Fourth Age of the Church? @ Times & Seasons
  -  I happened to run into my friend Sam a couple of days ago in the food line at Costco, and...

Because this is a thing now apparently… @ By Common Consent
  -  There is a person trolling away on the internet, attempting to make the case that being...

Reflections on the Tree of Life, Part 3: Christ and the Tree @ Times & Seasons
  -  The tree of life and its fruit mean many things to many different people.  Immortality,...

2 Nephi 12 @ By Common Consent
  -  I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out the JST, but in this BoM year the...

Nephi’s Abdication: Failure and Hope. @ By Common Consent
  -  When Lehi dies, his dream–the dream of his children living in unity and peace in a...

Restoring the church @ Times & Seasons
  -  The story has been told and retold. An earnest young man, intent on escaping the...

An Open Letter to Republican Senators: You Must Stand Up for Mitt @ By Common Consent
  -  To Senator Todd Young and Mike Braun of Indiana and the other Republican members of the...

Religious Liberty and Joseph Smith in Park’s Kingdom of Nauvoo @ By Common Consent
  -  [Cross-posted to In Medias Res] Benjamin Park’s Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and...

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...

The True Church: a conversation @ Times & Seasons
  -  Overheard while eavesdropping in the Deseret Diner: First speaker (let’s call him...

How Picky Are You When the Pickings Are Slim? @ By Common Consent
  -  I recently visited a neighboring country where the church has a presence substantial...

Reconsidering the Lamanites @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the major points of discussion in recent weeks is over an error in the printed...

Thanks, Mitt @ By Common Consent
  -  McKay Coppins on Senator Mitt Romney’s vote to convict President Trump on one...

*Separation IS the Curse: An Urgent Re-reading of 2 Nephi 5:21 @ By Common Consent
  -  Over the last few weeks, Latter-day Saints have had an intense and necessary discussion...

An inmate’s testimony @ Times & Seasons
  -  I hope I’m not abusing my privileges as a guest blogger with this post, which is not...

Book of Mormon Stories: New Verses for the Liahona, Nephi’s Bow, and Building the Ship @ Times & Seasons
  -  I teach nine-year-olds for Primary, and I’ve started composing new verses to the...

In defense of sin @ Times & Seasons
  -  When I signed on to be a guest blogger, I didn’t anticipate writing a post like...

What is Essential and What is Optional? @ Times & Seasons
  -  In a ward council meeting a few years ago, someone mentioned that Brother So-and-So was...

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

Reflections on the Tree of Life, Part 2: The Presence of God @ Times & Seasons
  -  Truman G. Madsen once wrote: “Religious literature, ancient and modern, is replete with...

Must testimony be tied to historical claims? @ Times & Seasons
  -  Call him Ishmael. The man has been coming to church with the missionaries for six or...

The humbling of the kingdom? @ Times & Seasons
  -  In Matthew 13, Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed which, though tiny,...

Times and Seasons Welcomes (back) Steve Smith @ Times & Seasons
  -  To update what Craig wrote in 2010: Times and Seasons is happy to welcome as a guest...

Pagans and Christians in the City (2/2) @ Times & Seasons
  -  Don’t bring immanent evidence to a transcendent argument. One of the attractions 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....