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Avoiding Affinity Fraud: The Las Vegas Mormon Ponzi Scheme @ By Common Consent
  -  Today, the Washington Post published a story detailing an alleged Ponzi scheme that...

My Lord, He Calls Me @ Times & Seasons
  -  To say that My Lord, He Calls Me: Stories of Faith by Black American Latter-day Saints,...

Christ as a Reader of Scripture: A View of the Temptation Scenes in Matthew and Luke @ By Common Consent
  -  “Victory and triumph to the Son of God,Now entering his great duel, not of arms,But to...

IX. Joseph the Seer @ Times & Seasons
  -  How did Joseph Smith and his associates create a translation that shows knowledge of a...

VIII. Catalyst theories of revelation @ Times & Seasons
  -  The previous posts have put us in the vicinity of catalyst theories of revelation, but...

The Ordeal of Dr. John Milton Bernhisel @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’ve talked before about how if we knew and experienced the early history of the...

Gun Violence in Our Upside-Down World: A Sermon @ By Common Consent
  -  Christ has turned the world upside-down. But it is up to us to keep it that way. We are...

VII. The GAEL and Linguistic Typology @ Times & Seasons
  -  The GAEL provides for a mode of interpretation that finds expansive (but not unlimited)...

Presenting A World of Faith, Second Edition @ By Common Consent
  -  The first edition of A World of Faith, by award-winning Salt Lake Tribune religion...

Gangrenous Limbs and the Body of Christ: A Defense of Excommunication  @ Times & Seasons
  -  The meme is from a friend in response to a Dutch rabbi’s harsh response to...

Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms @ By Common Consent
  -  About a month ago, YouGov released the results of a poll asking how Americans feel about...

A Female Journal of Discourses @ Times & Seasons
  -  “Some called her the poetess, the presidentess, and the priestess.” This...

VI. Non-Egyptian Linguistic Influences on the GAEL @ Times & Seasons
  -  Champollion – and Egyptian – aren’t the only influences on the GAEL. Prior...

New from BCC Press: Living on the Inside of the Edge from Christian Kimball @ By Common Consent
  -  If you are one of the people for whom this book was written, you will know it...

V. The GAEL’s Degrees and the Structure of Abraham 1:2b-3 @ Times & Seasons
  -  Two related features of the GAEL that have been the focus of the most controversy and...

Does Mormonism break our ability to properly grieve? @ By Common Consent
  -  (CW/TW: Domestic abuse; gun violence) Recently, a terrible crime was committed in...

IV. The GAEL and the structure of Abraham 1:1-2a @ Times & Seasons
  -  In his 2009 article, Chris Smith argued for the textual dependence of the Book of Abraham...

Say It Again, Sam (a Plea to Bishops) @ By Common Consent
  -  You know that moment: the person blessing the sacrament looks at the bishop. The bishop...

Robert Alter’s Translation of the Hebrew Bible @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’ve always wondered how well the talks of different general authorities translate to...

About Those Lost Billions [Updated] … @ By Common Consent
  -  A couple days ago, the Tribune reported that for the third straight quarter the church...

III. What Joseph Smith Knew About Champollion @ Times & Seasons
  -  With the preliminary deliberations out of the way, it’s time for a close look at the...

Splendour in the Brown Grass: Some thoughts on Getting Older with Poetry @ By Common Consent
  -  Though nothing can bring back the hourOf splendour in the grass, of glory in the...

II. What Joseph Smith Would Have Known About Champollion @ Times & Seasons
  -  Before we get to the heart of my argument – which is coming up next in a long post with...

I. Putting the grammar back in GAEL @ Times & Seasons
  -  Scholars from seemingly every corner of Mormon Studies agree: While working on the...

Voices of the Wives of Joseph Smith @ Times & Seasons
  -  Plural marriage in Nauvoo continues to be one of the thorniest issues when discussing the...

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...