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Ein Ruf aus der Wüste 3: translating the name of the church in 1842 @ Times & Seasons
  -  The translator thought about it and…just gave up. * * * Orson Hyde, Ein Ruf aus der...

Moroni Visits Joseph Smith @ By Common Consent
  -  I have to admit, I’m going to be a little sad if this week’s Sunday School...

Prejudice Against Me Among Professors of Religion @ By Common Consent
  -  Sunday evening, my family and I were reading Joseph Smith–History in a...

“A messenger sent from the presence of God” @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’ve always been interested in knowing what all Moroni said to Joseph Smith during...

Lit Come Follow Me: D&C 2 @ Times & Seasons
  -  This coming week’s Come Follow Me lesson discusses the events surrounding the...

Ein Ruf aus der Wüste 2: Foreword @ Times & Seasons
  -  The fierce desire harbored by the author of this booklet to fulfill an obligation that,...

No More Disposition to Speak Evil: A Lesson Plan to Address Racism in the Church @ By Common Consent
  -  Here is a lesson plan for BCC readers who need a Sunday School or Relief...

Ein Ruf aus der Wüste 1: title page @ Times & Seasons
  -  The first non-English Latter-day Saint work, Orson Hyde’s Ein Ruf aus der Wüste, was...

Keith Erekson and the Scholars of Pajamalot @ Times & Seasons
  -  In a recent interview with Keith Erekson (the director of the Church History Library and...

“None of these offices is he to do”: priests and the administration of the sacrament @ By Common Consent
  -  A friend shot me a note this week with a question about the “Articles and Covenants.”...

“Or, are they all wrong together?” @ Times & Seasons
  -  In this week’s chapter in the Come, Follow Me manual, one of the core areas of...

Lit Come Follow Me: D&C —Joseph Smith History 1 @ Times & Seasons
  -  In the second lesson for this year, the Come Follow Me curriculum turns to Joseph...

and his sword is bathed in heaven @ By Common Consent
  -  Yesterday I got some sort of a reminder, I think on Facebook, that this Sunday begins the...

“By mine own voice or by the voice of my servants” @ Times & Seasons
  -  Doctrine and Covenants section 1 is a fascinating document.  Written in late 1831, it...

Lit Come Follow Me: D&C Section 1 @ Times & Seasons
  -  The first section of the Doctrine and Covenants is meant to be its preface; an outline of...

Of Mormon Angels and Catholic Missals @ By Common Consent
  -  An old friend of mine sent me this story; it has no great message, but it is worth...

New Series: Literary Come Follow Me D&C @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m launching a new series of posts with poetry to go with the 2021 Come Follow Me...

Duelling Gift-Bringers: Reconciling Overlapping Traditions @ By Common Consent
  -  It’s the twenty-fourth of December. Three generations are gathered around the piano...

On the JST of Ephesians @ By Common Consent
  -  In honor of Joseph Smith’s birthday, I thought I would post another installment in...

The Most Significant General Conference Addresses of the 2010s: A Tentative List @ Times & Seasons
  -  With the 2010s a year behind us now, I thought it might be a good time to look back at...

A Musical Celebration of Christmas @ By Common Consent
  -  I mentioned the other day that my ward had asked me to perform a virtual musical number...

On the JST of Galatians @ By Common Consent
  -  I decided to take a crack at another commentary on the JST of a book of the New...

A Christmas wish @ Times & Seasons
  -  If your parents or grandparents die of Covid-19, please make sure the disease appears as...

A Christmas Hymn Wishlist @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m always curious to hear what people think about music in the Church, particularly in...

Radical Orthodoxy @ Times & Seasons
  -  I swore off writing manifestos 20 years ago as bad business with no profit in it. Why...

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...

Pop Culture Friday: Patina by Jason Reynolds @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Patina by Jason Reynolds  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Patina Jones ain’t no junk....