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“Adam shall come to visit” @ Times & Seasons
  -  Charles Darwin’s niece once told her son (the famed British composer Ralph Vaughan...

Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man: D&C 121 and 132 @ By Common Consent
  -  Laura Brignone (PhD, MSW) is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley...

For We Shall See Him as He Is @ By Common Consent
  -  This is a picture of me with my firstborn son. It was on the desk of a woman who loved...

Science, Preaching, Religion, Freedom, etc. @ By Common Consent
  -  For the past decade or so, I’ve been slowly working through a book on Joseph Smith’s...

Do Church Members Have a Scriptural Obligation to Revere Christopher Columbus? @ By Common Consent
  -  That’s quite the lengthy post title, right? Fortunately, the answer is far more...

A Summary of the Arrington Mormon History Lecture: “A Marvelous Work: Reading Mormonism in West Africa” @ Times & Seasons
  -  What does Mormonism look like when reconstructed from texts in a non-American cultural...

“Faith Alone” in Romans 3:28 JST @ By Common Consent
  -  For about a year when I was an undergrad at BYU in the early 80s my plan was to go on for...

O God, where art thou?: D&C 121 and 132 @ By Common Consent
  -  Laura Brignone (PhD, MSW) is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley...

Is Church Growth Declining? @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m a Church growth amateur; occasionally I enjoy dropping by Matt Martinich’s blog...

Mitt Romney, the Expanded EITC and Marriage Penalties @ By Common Consent
  -  On Thursday, Utah Senator Mitt Romney sent a letter, signed by him and 34 of his...

Revise and resubmit @ By Common Consent
  -  On finding new names for everything

“They saw the Lord” @ Times & Seasons
  -  What does Jesus look like?  It’s a question that we can only guess the answer to or...

Book Review: James Goldberg’s A Book of Lamentations @ By Common Consent
  -  Mormon. James Goldberg, however, does it better than most.

Doctrine and Covenants is the worst @ By Common Consent
  -  So it’s coming up on Saturday evening and once again I am at a loss as to what to teach...

“To ordain and set in order all the other officers of the church” @ Times & Seasons
  -  Section 107 has one of the more complicated histories out of the documents presented in...

“I the Lord have suffered the affliction to come upon them” @ Times & Seasons
  -  During an episode of the popular British Sci-Fi show, Doctor Who, the titular character...

Are We Going to Be Able to Buy the Kirtland Temple? @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’ve always been fascinated with sacred real estate disputes, and we certainly have our...

Waiting For Saints 3 @ Times & Seasons
  -  Three years ago this month, Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815-1846 was...

Terryl Givens on Eugene England @ Times & Seasons
  -  In general, the people who are in a position to be most influential in the Church of...

A plea for opacity @ Times & Seasons
  -  It’s the ecclesiology, stupid. Calls for the church to be more transparent in its...

“The constitution of this Land” @ Times & Seasons
  -  The attitude of Latter-day Saints towards the United States government has historically...

“Concerning the building of mine house” @ Times & Seasons
  -  The temples of the early Latter Day Saint movement were a place where several strands of...

The hundred billion dollar question @ Times & Seasons
  -  The stakes in the 2024 election couldn’t be higher. On the one side, there is Your...

Archeology, Ceramics, and the Smith Family in Tunbridge @ Times & Seasons
  -  In addition to written records, people leave behind traces of their material lives that...

“That you may understand and know” @ Times & Seasons
  -  “The world is changed. … Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember...

Mental Health Professionals in Support of Natasha Helfer @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
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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...

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