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

!!!? @ Times & Seasons
  -  As I’ve been re-reading talks from the latest general conference, something keeps...

Book Review—George Handley, American Fork @ By Common Consent
  -  In his debut novel George Handley displays the same attentive care to the color and bend...

Required Training @ By Common Consent
  -  On Monday, I got an email from HR reminding me that, as part of the school’s...

Gospel Haiku @ Times & Seasons
  -  A few years ago, a Texas lawyer named Keith Jaasma gained some notoriety for his poetry....

What We Fear @ By Common Consent
  -  I’m going to wade into the waters of the Sam Young excommunication.  Let me...

Omit the Sexual Details @ By Common Consent
  -  The first time I heard the word “masturbation,”  I was 12 years old and...

Until We See Eye to Eye @ Times & Seasons
  -  I adapted this post from a talk that I gave in my ward on June 24, 2018.  We See the...

Isaiah Made No More Difficult than it Needs to Be (a.k.a. “The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense”) #BCCSundaySchool2018 @ By Common Consent
  -  Isaiah 1-6 I am ordinarily very skeptical of books and articles that advertise some or...

A Proverbs Acrostic For My Daughter @ By Common Consent
  -  Abecedarian (acrostic alphabet) poems were frequently used for sacred themes in ancient...

10 Questions Interview with Devery Anderson @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to share Kurt Manwaring’s interview with Devery Anderson....

New YW and RS boards include two black women, “Common Ground” LGBT inclusion advocate @ By Common Consent
  -  The Newsroom announced new leadership on the Young Women and Relief Society general...

What Can Church Youth Leaders Learn from Baltimore? @ Times & Seasons
  -  For ten years, a Baltimore non-profit called Thread has been working with the youth of...

Times & Seasons Welcomes Levi Jones @ Times & Seasons
  -  Times and Seasons hopes you will join us in welcoming our latest guest blogger, Levi...

Go and Do Likewise? @ By Common Consent
  -  Henry B. Eyring said that “the Spirit will comfort you when you may wonder, ‘Did I do...

The God Who Snips @ By Common Consent
  -  Here is what I checked off my bucket list today: Teach a priesthood lesson about...

Gomer @ By Common Consent
  -  In SS today the topic was Hosea. I would like to offer two comments on the early...

Saints, Volume 1: A Review @ Times & Seasons
  -  About a week ago, the first volume of the new official history of the Church was...

Future Mormon 8: Future of Mormon Thinking @ Times & Seasons
  -  Welcome to the eighth chapter of the not quite weekly reading club for Adam...

I know this church is true @ Times & Seasons
  -  This statement is not nonsensical or trite. It is the essence of our belief in six words....

Stick With It @ Times & Seasons
  -  A couple of years ago I started a group project called the General Conference Odyssey....

10 Questions Interview with Matt Grow @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to present Kurt Manwaring’s interview with Matt Grow, the editor of the...

Mormon Retention and the Internet @ Times & Seasons
  -  A common belief, especially by critics, is that Mormon retention has fallen primarily due...

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

The Last 4,000 Years @ Times & Seasons
  -  The last 4,000 years of religious history, up to and resulting in us, can be described as...

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...

Reasons for Following Imperfect Prophets @ Times & Seasons
  -  Last week, the Church released an official statement from President Nelson regarding the...

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...

FMH and “Where We Must Stand” at the Sunstone Summer Symposium @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Special announcement for those of you attending this week’s Sunstone Symposium in...

Letters to a Beleaguered SCMC Member @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Dear Member of the Strengthening Church Membership Committee, Your name is really long....

Book Review: Antelope Woman @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   “They dance together in a line, murmuring in swift, low voices, smiling carefully as...

Vashti: A Story Correlation Forgot @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  While going through Primary and Young Women’s, I heard the story of Esther fairly...