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Judging Righteous Judgment, Part 2: a long-overdue post @ By Common Consent
  -  Six years ago, I started what I thought would be a series of posts about how to judge...

On Not Understanding the Atonement @ Times & Seasons
  -  There are some pretty major aspects of our Latter-day Saint faith–and of...

Mormons and Israel @ By Common Consent
  -  Amber Taylor recently received her PhD from Brandeis University. She was a Schusterman...

“Be Not Afraid” #BCCSundaySchool2019 @ By Common Consent
  -  Readings: Matthew 14–15; Mark 6–7; and John 5–6. The other night, my husband and I...

Glossopoeia: The Gift of (Invented) Tongues @ By Common Consent
  -    “Atan lantanë tana atani ëuvar; ar atani ëar tana haryar olassë.”...

Why I’m So Bad at Not Using “Mormon” @ By Common Consent
  -  Rebbie Brassfield is a copywriter living in Southern California. In 2012 she created the...

The Kingdom of Hell Is Within You Too @ By Common Consent
  -  Last night I dreamed about Hell. Here’s what it looked like. It was a hilly region...

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Throughout the Restoration @ Times & Seasons
  -  I remember seeing a survey several years ago that claimed that the two most popular hymns...

Representation Matters: Naming Women in the Book of Mormon @ By Common Consent
  -  This guest post is by Mette Harrison, whose many books include The Book of Abish, which...

Joseph Smith and Translation @ By Common Consent
  -  On January 11th of this year (2019) Brian Hauglid and Robin Jensen gave a guest...

Disputations in Zion @ Times & Seasons
  -  A couple of weeks ago, we reached the end of 3 Nephi 26 in our family scripture reading....

On Modesty @ By Common Consent
  -  I hear it’s almost Spring, in parts of the world that are not New England. For...

The Book of Abish Is Here @ By Common Consent
  -  As BCC has already proved with math, the Book of Mormon does not pass the Bechdel Test....

Matt 13 and the Mysteries @ Times & Seasons
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Muslim-Mormon Dialogue at Georgetown: The Perks of Being Peculiar @ Times & Seasons
  -  I know that I am a better Mormon on account of Muslim friends and hope that they will be...

Come Follow Me for Individuals and Families: A progress report @ Times & Seasons
  -  We still don’t know what to call our family meeting. “Home church” seems to be...

Interesting times for linguists @ Times & Seasons
  -  These are interesting times for linguists. Church leaders and administrators are working...

To Be Childlike or Childish @ Times & Seasons
  -  Innumerable blog posts and not a few books have been written in the last few years about...

Where are the women artists in the Come, Follow Me manual? @ Times & Seasons
  -  As I started preparing family lessons using the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

SMPT at U of U next week: “More Nations Than One: Theology, Culture, and Pluralism” @ Times & Seasons
  -  The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology will hold a conference at the University...

Some Moral Considerations of Wealth and Growth @ Times & Seasons
  -  The chart above estimates the per-capita GDP of the entire world over the last 2,000...

On the Church Masonry Essay @ Times & Seasons
  -  As some of you may have seen, the Church recently released two new doctrinal and...

On the Half-Life of Admonitions @ Times & Seasons
  -  Latter-day Saints don’t watch R-rated movies. This is one of those specific, concrete...

10 Questions with Susan Easton Black @ Times & Seasons
  -  An other of our co-posts with Kurt Manwaring is here. This is 10 Questions with Susan...

Why I Wrote a Sex Manual for Mormons @ Times & Seasons
  -  Earthly Parents is the pen name of the author of And It Was Very Good: A Latter-day...

Online Dating Series: Potential Pitfalls @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Things are zipping along, you’re going on meets and dates and maybe some of your...

Online Dating Series: Meet or Date Gone Wrong @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Since I stuck to the criteria I shared, it was really rare for a date to go wrong aside...

Online Dating Series: The Meet @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  How to know when to meet? I used several criteria. Does conversation flow naturally? Do...

Online Dating Series: First Contact @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I took it to heart that I should initiate contact when a profile caught my attention....

Online Dating Series: The Profile (Theirs) @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Many of the same things apply to looking at a potential’s profile as they do...

Online Dating Series: The Profile (Yours) @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  It can be intimidating looking at that blank profile page you need to create to represent...

Online Dating Series: Setting Your Sites @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Knowing absolutely nothing about online dating sites to eventually becoming a monitor...

Online Dating Series- The Decision/Preparation @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Disclaimer– Up front, this series will probably piss off a few men (especially LDS...

Renewing My Vows @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   I love the idea of wedding vow renewals, whether it’s to mark a significant...

She who Speaks @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  In recent days, with the changes to the temple ceremony, I have been contacted by many...