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Bees, Chimps, and Returning from Missions @ By Common Consent
  -  Shawn Tucker is an Associate Professor at Elon University and occasional voice of...

Books: Newly Published and Shortly to Appear @ By Common Consent
  -  I thought I’d post a mini-review or two of recently published books in the Mormon...

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

The Women's Book of Mormon Is Here @ By Common Consent
  -  We have been busy little deseret here at BCC Press in January. For ther unitiated,...

In Praise of Boring Sunday School Lessons @ By Common Consent
  -    Shawn Tucker is an Associate Professor at Elon University and occasional voice of...

The Impact of a Scholar – Truman G. Madsen @ Times & Seasons
  -  Throughout the twentieth century, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has...

The Church of the Devil and the Church of the Lamb of God @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the more controversial aspects of Nephi’s vision of the tree of life is the...

The Meetinghouse and the Temple @ By Common Consent
  -  Michael Haycock has a bachelor’s from Yale and a master’s in religion from...

Enos and the Joy of the Saints @ By Common Consent
  -  Authors Note: For reasons that are lost to me know, I did not write anything about the...

January Is Book of Mormon Month at BCC Press @ By Common Consent
  -  Here at BCC Press, we are starting our fourth year with a bang. Well, not literally with...

A New First Vision Podcast @ Times & Seasons
  -  We are now in the year 2020, which is 200 years after the date that Joseph Smith said...

Reading the Book of Mormon Again for the First Time @ By Common Consent
  -  Editor’s Note: In the month of January, BCC Press will publish three new books...

I’m terrified about having kids. @ By Common Consent
  -  I just spent the holidays with family. I’ve been married a year. I’m approaching my...

Reflections on the Tree of Life, Part 1: Immortality and Eternal Life @ Times & Seasons
  -  Between reflecting on Mack Wilberg’s choral piece “The Tree of Life,” preparing for...

“Unwed Pregnancy” and Agency @ By Common Consent
  -  In June of 2002, local leaders received a letter from the First Presidency to be read in...

“Should Mormons use Medicaid?” @ Times & Seasons
  -  Yes. Should historians write about current events? Maybe not. But when they do, they...

Devotion @ Times & Seasons
  -  Do not ascribe to fear or compulsion what can be best explained by love.Read more →

The Gospel According to “A Christmas Carol” II @ Times & Seasons
  -  As I mentioned in my last post, I read Dickens’ novella, A Christmas Carol each year...

The Gospel According to “A Christmas Carol” I @ Times & Seasons
  -  At Christmas time, one of my holiday customs is to read Dickens’ novella, A Christmas...

Women, Priesthood, and Power @ Times & Seasons
  -  There are several hot topics that come up on a regular basis in the Church.  One of...

Review: Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, “Crossings: A Bald Asian American Latter-day Saint Woman Scholar’s Ventures through Life, Death, Cancer & Motherhood (Not Necessarily in that Order)” @ Times & Seasons
  -  A couple of years ago I spent an afternoon digging weeds from my lawn, sweating into a...

Notes on Revelation @ Times & Seasons
  -  When I teach Revelation 1-11 to my youth Sunday School class, I’ll probably start off...

The Standard Christmas Sacrament Meeting @ Times & Seasons
  -  My sister recently sent the planned text for the sacrament meeting program in her ward...

Latter-day Saints in Law @ Times & Seasons
  -  Latter-day Saints in the United States of America have had an impact in the field of law....

Taking President Hinckley Seriously @ Times & Seasons
  -  In the April 1997 General Conference Pres. Hinckley said everyone deserves “three...

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....

Introducing Pop Culture Friday @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  (Post edited 6/22/19 to give proper credit to Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop)   Several...

Why Must All Life Live? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Once, as a kid, I sat on the front steps of our house, waiting for someone, I think. As I...