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How Mormons Could Matter: The Machiavellian Case for Dumping Trump @ By Common Consent
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American Mormons Aren’t Leaving the GOP, the GOP is Leaving Us @ Times & Seasons
  -  Believe me, no one wants to write about the Trump campaign (yet again) less than I do....

MoFems in 2016: How do you feel about church organizations? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Each Monday in 2016, I’ll post a question that’s geared towards the Mormon feminist...

How to Feed a Crowd @ By Common Consent
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Captain Moroni’s “Religious Freedom” Problem–and Ours #BOM2016 @ By Common Consent
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Scripture and Mormonism: A Brief Look at Some Useful Ideas. @ By Common Consent
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The Laundry List @ By Common Consent
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Into the MTC she goes @ By Common Consent
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Eschatology or How it’s Always the End of Days @ Times & Seasons
  -   Eschatology is the study of the end times. It’s hard to read much of the New...

Of Bodies and Temples @ By Common Consent
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Women of Vision @ By Common Consent
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Sister Wives Series #9: Sarah Jane Hamilton (the 8th wife) @ By Common Consent
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The Worst of All Possible Worlds? Religious Pessimism and the Gospel of Hope @ By Common Consent
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MoFems in 2016: How would you describe your family life? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Each Monday in 2016, I’ll post a question that’s geared towards the Mormon feminist...

6 Things BYU Should Do If It Is Serious About Sexual Assault and Administration Accountability @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -    In early 2016, BYU came under intense public scrutiny for its handling of student...

Musement and Alma 30 @ Times & Seasons
  -   One of the more controversial arguments in the Book of Mormon is found within Alma’s...

Classroom Discussion: Productive or Not? @ Times & Seasons
  -  The LDS Sunday School General President posted this short article at LDS.org (in the...

Reactance and Slippery Slopes @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound...

How is the Church True? @ Times & Seasons
  -  I regularly see people complain about common LDS phrases such as “I know the Church is...

Reminder: SMPT Submissions due August 15 @ Times & Seasons
  -  Paper proposals for the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology’s 2016 Annual...

MoFems in 2016: What about marriage? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Each Monday in 2016, I’ll post a question that’s geared towards the Mormon feminist...

MoFems in 2016: What have you experienced economically? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Each Monday in 2016, I’ll post a question that’s geared towards the Mormon feminist...

Book Review: Through the Valley of Shadows @ Times & Seasons
  -  Although Samuel Brown’s new book, Through the Valley of Shadows, is not a book that...

Book Review: The Mormon Jesus @ Times & Seasons
  -  This is the second in a series on John Turner’s The Mormon Jesus: A Biography. The...

What Was the Nephite Law of Moses? @ Times & Seasons
  -  Most scholars assume that the type of Judaism Jesus encountered had its main development...

Accidental Institutional Skills, Like Genealogy @ Times & Seasons
  -  Strange thing: Simply by working to accomplish their primary mission, large institutions...

MoFems in 2016: Have you encountered disability or significant health challenges? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Each Monday in 2016, I’ll post a question that’s geared towards the Mormon feminist...

Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle: Sexual Adventures @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  *Trigger Warning: Open Marriage/polyamory My son, while playing Guitar Hero, bounded...

Bisexual Women and Consent @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  By Blaire Ostler     Let’s be clear, all sexual assault is horrid and...

Letting the Genie out of the Bottle: Venturing into Non-Member Dating @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   My family had protested and boycotted my own baptism and conversion into the LDS faith...

Korihor the Witch @ Times & Seasons
  -   Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. (Ex. 22:18) I recently read Peter Charles...

BYU New Testament Commentary Conference @ Times & Seasons
  -  4th Annual BYU New Testament Commentary Conference: New Mormon Ideas about Mark and...

The Anthropocentric Shift: Secular Age, round 6 @ Times & Seasons
  -  Links to posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 In the last several posts, we’ve covered how the...

Don’t free BYU @ Times & Seasons
  -  Michaelsberg Abbey Brigham Young University requires LDS students who leave the church to...

“Come Back” — with some thoughts on why they left in the first place @ Times & Seasons
  -  A couple of weeks ago I taught Lesson #12 in the Howard W. Hunter manual, titled Come...