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Lego Machines and Ancient Menorahs with Daniel Smith @ FAIR Blog
  -  As part of the Young Scholars Series, Laura Harris Hales interviews Bible-enthusiast...

Hurricane Harvey Updates @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Houston, Texas | Thursday, 14 September 2017 | Hurricane Harvey unloaded record rainfall...

Working Together to Reduce Suicide and Depression @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 14 September 2017 | September is National Suicide Prevention...

President Kimball on disciplinary councils @ Millennial Star
  -  President Spencer W. Kimball, counseling priesthood leaders, said: “We are concerned...

Hurricane Irma Updates @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  ATLANTA, GEORGIA | Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | In the aftermath of destructive...

LDS Perspectives #53: Tabernacle Camps with Daniel Smith @ Millennial Star
  -  Tabernacle Campswith Daniel Smith Audio file:...

Faith Key to Rebounding from Refugee Status, Apostle Says @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Windsor, England | Tuesday, 12 September 2017 | Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke to a few...

Mormon Scholars Testify – Bruce E. Dale @ FAIR Blog
  -  I was sixteen years old when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. That book ran...

Apostle Encourages Youth to Be a Welding Link in Their Families @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 11 September 2017 | Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the...

Faith Counts Announces Video Contest Winners in Nashville @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE | Saturday, 09 September 2017 | Winners have been announced in the...

Harvard, Statistics, and Sex @ Millennial Star
  -  In recent years, the Harvard Crimson has conducted an extensive survey of the incoming...

Church Issues Statement on Mexico Earthquake @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 08 September 2017 | With the rest of the world, we are deeply...

Mother’s Milk @ A Motley Vision
  -  . The first impression Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s Mother’s Milk gave...

Is it okay to complain when life is hard? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Award-winning author Michael Austin, a self-proclaimed writer of an “incoherent...

LDS Perspectives #52: The (Im)patient Job @ Millennial Star
  -  The (Im)patient Jobwith Michael Austin Michael Austin overturns our Sunday School...

Presiding Bishopric, VI. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Claire Åkebrand’s What Was Left of the Stars @ A Motley Vision
  -  . You likely remember Claire Åkebrand from your studious rerereading of Fire in the...

Book Review: The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History @ FAIR Blog
  -  Publisher: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University Editors: Matthew J. Grow...

Book Review: Perspectives on Mormon Theology – Apologetics @ Millennial Star
  -  Book Review: Perspectives on Mormon Theology – Apologetics, edited by Blair G. Van...

President Uchtdorf Visits Texas in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  HOUSTON, TEXAS | Sunday, 03 September 2017 | President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First...

Rage and Forgiveness @ Millennial Star
  -  I believe in an omniscient God. Therefore, I have often been amused at the assertion that...

Names You Can't Read: The Badam Family @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I can't say I found the Badam family. As far as the Church is concerned, that happened...

Insight From a 'None' in Today's Religious Climate @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 01 September 2017 | Religious leaders are expanding their reach...

Sundry Moldy Solecisms #5 The Drown’ed Book by Mahonri Stewart, (play review) @ A Motley Vision
  -  A few weeks ago our son told us one of his co-workers was performing in Annie at the...

LDS Perspectives #51: Joseph Smith’s Education in Sephardic Hebrew @ Millennial Star
  -  Joseph’s Study of Hebrew and the Book of Abraham with Matthew J. Grey In the winter...

Presiding Bishopric, V. The First Presiding Bishops. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Evangelicals release ‘Nashville Statement’ on faith and human sexuality @ Millennial Star
  -  A coalition of U.S. evangelicals released the “Nashville Statement,” a...

New Insights into the Translation of the Book of Abraham with Matthew Grey @ FAIR Blog
  -  In the winter of 1836, the Kirtland temple was nearing completion, the Saints were...

Mormons Minister to Mudslide Victims in Sierra Leone @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Mormon Scholars Testify – Jonathan Westover @ FAIR Blog
  -  I cherish my testimony of my Savior and of God. As a brief background, I was born into a...

Revisiting William Seely @ Millennial Star
  -  Kate Vasicek Challis brings forward expanded information about William Seely...

How Faith Creates Lifelong Learners @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 25 August 2017 | Lifelong learning encompasses much more than...

A quote worth pondering @ Millennial Star
  -  From N.T. Wright, an Anglican theologian and our modern day C.S. Lewis: A footnote on...

Genesis and Evolution with Steven Peck @ FAIR Blog
  -  Steven L. Peck is a scientist, BYU professor, and acclaimed author. In recent years he...

President Nelson Shows Nebraska Governor His Roots @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 21 August 2017 | President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 21, 2017 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 21 August 2017 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

Learning to Teach the Gospel @ FAIR Blog
  -  In her debut episode, LDS Perspectives podcaster Stephanie Dibb Sorensen interviews Casey...

President Monson to Celebrate 90th Birthday @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 17 August 2017 | Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of...

Elder Holland Speaks at Book of Mormon Chiasmus Conference @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  PROVO, UTAH | Thursday, 17 August 2017 | At remarks given at Brigham Young University...

Church Statement on LoveLoud Festival @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | After receiving media inquiries, The Church...

Elder Christofferson Says Protecting Faith Is Path to Peace @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  PUNE, INDIA | Tuesday, 15 August 2017 | “Recognizing and protecting faith is the path...

Presiding Bishopric, IV. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Tucson Arizona Temple Is Dedicated @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  TUCSON, ARIZONA | Sunday, 13 August 2017 | President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor...

Church Issues Statements on Situation in Charlottesville, Virginia @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Sunday, 13 August 2017 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

In the Ecosystem of Rights, Religious Freedom Is Foundational @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND | Friday, 11 August 2017 | Elder D. Todd Christofferson said at...

The Mormon Image @ FAIR Blog
  -  Ardis Parshall is one half of the duo behind the Mormon Image in Literature series...

Mormon Women Leaders Discuss Need for Stronger Families @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA | Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | Several top women leaders of The...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 8, 2017 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

New Ghana Missionary Training Center Completed @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Accra, Ghana | Monday, 07 August 2017 | Visitors are welcome to attend an open house at...

Presiding Bishopric, III. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Elder and Sister Renlund Talk With Mormon Youth in Africa @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  ACCRA, GHANA | Saturday, 05 August 2017 | Mormon youth participated in the first...

Jordan River Utah Temple Open House and Rededication Dates Announced @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 03 August 2017 | The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus...

Book of Mormon Geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin are co-founders and co-directors of the BYU Virtual...

Presiding Bishopric, II. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Podcast: The Delicate Art of Critical Judgment with George Handley @ FAIR Blog
  -  http://traffic.libsyn.com/ldsperspectives/46LDSP_George_Handley.mp3 In November 2015,...

Presiding Bishopric, I. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Podcast: Genre in the Bible with Ben Spackman @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the New Testament, we learn that Jesus’s favorite mode of teaching was through...

The Lost Records of Mary E Dukes @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While transcribing an old baptismal record I happened across a cryptic entry...

Podcast: The Lectures on Faith with Noel Reynolds @ FAIR Blog
  -  In 1835, the church published the Doctrine and Covenants, which contained significant...

Slate Springs Tennessee Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I won't go into a full history of the Slate Springs branch here, but I came across some...

Podcast: The Genesis Group and the Priesthood Ban with Members of the Genesis Group @ FAIR Blog
  -  Don Harwell, Eddie Gist, and Wain Meyers make up the current Presidency of the Genesis...

Speedwell Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Speedwell Tennessee entered Mormon history in 1908 with the baptism of Josiah & Harriet...

Podcast: The Divine Council with Stephen O. Smoot @ FAIR Blog
  -  References to a divine council of gods are found in several ancient Near Eastern...

Artists and Doctrine & Covenants section 58 @ A Motley Vision
  -  I listened to section 58 of the Doctrine & Covenants this morning on my walk to the...

Short Creek Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Short Creek is a unassuming place along the east side of the Tennessee river in south...

Remembering Jonathan Langford the critic @ A Motley Vision
  -  It’s been almost three months since Jonathan died. I miss him very much. This is...

Podcast: The Word of Wisdom with Jed Woodworth @ FAIR Blog
  -  Jed Woodworth works in the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

News from Tennessee Conferences 19 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds @ FAIR Blog
  -  Members in Sacrament Meeting. Picture source:...

1st Plural Wife Fanny Alger: Time or Eternity Polygamy? @ Gospel Tangents
  -  We’re here to talk about Joseph’s first plural wife. Dr. Brian Hales noted that this...

Evolution of Temple Work Available! @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Here’s a copy of my interview about the evolution of temple work with Dr. Richard...

Darron Smith Interview Now Available! @ Gospel Tangents
  -  I’ve just published a Kindle version of the Darron Smith interview.  Get your copy...

Curt Bench Interview available on Kindle! @ Gospel Tangents
  -  If you’re looking for the Curt Bench interview about the Hofmann bombings on your...

Polygamy Rumors–Declaration on Marriage @ Gospel Tangents
  -  In our third conversation with Dr. Brian Hales we’ll talk about the earliest rumors of...

Podcast: Help with Gospel Teaching with John Hilton III @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of the LDS Perspectives Podcast, Laura Harris Hales visits with John...

News from Tennessee Conferences 12 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Nashville Chapel circa 1959 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 1959 the Nashville branch of the LDS Church met in this building. For those who know...

The Enlightenment of Neo-Mormons @ FAIR Blog
  -   In Greek, the word neos means “new.” In English, the prefix “neo” generally...

Podcast: Are Mormons Christians? with Robert Millet @ FAIR Blog
  -  Robert L. Millet was the Abraham O. Smoot Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young...

A Place for the Un-Gathered: The Home of Abraham and Mary Church of Hickman County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [Below is an abridged version of my presentation at the 2017 Mormon History Association...

States of Deseret is now available @ A Motley Vision
  -  Peculiar Pages in collaboration with A Motley Vision is pleased to announce the release...

Podcast: Mormon Stories in Shorts @ FAIR Blog
  -   In December 2013, Scott Hales bought himself an iPad and a digital drawing software...

News from Tennessee Conferences 29 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Podcast: Tough Questions about Mormon Polygamy with Brian and Laura Hales (Ft. Dan Peterson) @ FAIR Blog
  -  Few aspects of Joseph Smith’s life have been scrutinized more in recent years than his...

Mormon Arts Sunday for 2017 is June 11 @ A Motley Vision
  -  Mormon Arts Sunday is the second Sunday in June, which means it’s June 11 this...

News from Tennessee Conferences 22 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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A conversation with Luisa Perkins about her short novel Prayers in Bath @ A Motley Vision
  -   Luisa Perkins was kind enough to indulge me in a conversation about her novel Prayers in...

Podcast: Susa Young Gates and Genealogy Work with Lisa Olsen Tait @ FAIR Blog
  -  Lisa Olsen Tait claims that Susa Young Gates is the most important Mormon woman that...

My 2016 Whitney Awards ballot and observations @ A Motley Vision
  -  Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Whitney Awards, which were presented last...

News from Tennessee Conferences 15 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Book Review: The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents Volume 5: October 1835 – January 1838 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Publisher: The Church Historian’s Press Date Available: May 15, 2017 Number of Pages:...

The New General Relief Society President: God Can Make Your Ordinariness into Something More @ BOAP.org Blog
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On sentimentality, cynicism and Mormon art @ A Motley Vision
  -  I recently ran across an Oscar Wilde quote that stopped me in my tracks. I’m only...

Podcast: A Heavenly Mother @ FAIR Blog
  -  Last summer Russell Stevenson sat down with Rachel Steenblik and Caitlin Connolly, two...

Podcast: The Problem of Pain with David F. Holland @ FAIR Blog
  -  David F. Holland is a respected scholar and Professor of New England Church History at...

News from Tennessee Conferences 1 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 24 Apr 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Book Review: What You Don’t Know About the 100 Most Important Events in Church History @ FAIR Blog
  -   Authors: Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black, Mary Jane Woodger Publisher: Deseret...

Balancing Religious Tensions with Mauro Properzi @ FAIR Blog
  -  Finding a balance between loyalty or commitment to one’s faith and sympathetic...

Tithing and the Law of Consecration @ FAIR Blog
  -  Steven Harper points out that one of things the Revelations in Context series was...

Come and See: Steve Peck Discusses His New Book at Writ & Vision @ BOAP.org Blog
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A New Mormon Oriented Press: BCC Press @ BOAP.org Blog
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Finding Christ in Jewish Holy Days @ FAIR Blog
  -   Gale Boyd is a convert to the LDS Church. In 1983, she and her husband decided to move...

News from Tennessee Conferences 3 Apr 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Newsroom: Is the World Getting Worse? @ BOAP.org Blog
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Book Review: Joseph Smith’s Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers @ FAIR Blog
  -  This book is part of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, but it’s different than the other...

Religious Symbolism in Sacred Art @ FAIR Blog
  -  Rita Wright is the curator for the Springville Museum of Art in Springfield, Utah....

Joseph Smith Papers New Online Content @ BOAP.org Blog
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Elders Eardley & Camp Strike Out On Their Own @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   The following is a letter written to John Morgan. Two of the incoming missionaries got...

The Witnesses of the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -   By June 1829 Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer had verbalized a desire to...

News from Tennessee Conferences 20 Mar 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   So much in here this week. There is a dedication of a new chapel in Sarah Mississippi....

Happy Birthday Relief Society! @ BOAP.org Blog
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What is Doctrine? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Dr. Michael Goodman was part of the team tagged to write the institute cornerstone course...

News from Tennessee Conferences 13 Mar 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Who's That Really Young Missionary? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   It isn't every day that a photo I see in the archives has names clearly on it. But...

Association for Documentary Editing @ BOAP.org Blog
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A Closer Look at Mormon Studies @ FAIR Blog
  -   Historian, author, and educator Patrick Mason tells his students that Mormon studies is...

News from Tennessee Conferences 6 Mar 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Josie Lee Kidd born in Knoxville in 1878. She joined the LDS Church in 1905. He...

Primary vs Secondary Sources @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Primary sources! For a historian they are a gold mine of information. But just because...

The Mormon Trail @ FAIR Blog
  -   Artists Josh Clare, John Burton, and Bryan Mark Taylor worked for years on a project...

185 Years of Women’s Discourse in the LDS Church @ FAIR Blog
  -   Editors Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook, respectively 19th- and 20th-century women’s...

News from Tennessee Conferences 27 Feb 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   The saints living near Morristown were in Bybee, Tennessee. Although not yet organized...

Priesthood in the Era of the New Testament, 7. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Some Thoughts on Finding “Truth”: The Right Tool for the Job @ FAIR Blog
  -  Nicolaus Copernicus Monument by Bertel Thorvaldsen According to the on-line Oxford...

George R Hill & Richard Ballantyne in East Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The earliest efforts to open up East Tennessee to missionary work were not very...

Priesthood in the Era of the New Testament, 6. @ BOAP.org Blog
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George Watt and the Journal of Discourses @ FAIR Blog
  -  In LDS Perspectives Podcast’s first doubleheader, they present an episode...

Learning from Pakistan with Robert Eaton @ FAIR Blog
  -   Several years ago a group of professors at BYU-I designed an interdisciplinary course...

The Formation of the Totty's Bend Branch @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  On February 20th 1877, Elder Joseph Argyle was on his way to his first assignment in...

D&C 76: The Vision with Matthew McBride @ FAIR Blog
  -   In episode three of the Revelations in Context Series, host Nick Galieti of LDS...

News from Tennessee Conferences 30 Jan 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Today Johnson City has two wards, Knoxville has eight wards and a branch, and that...

Insights on the Book of Mormon with Grant Hardy @ FAIR Blog
  -   Grant Hardy became intrigued with world religions, especially those of East Asia, as a...

Attacking the LDS Church’s Tax Exempt Status @ FAIR Blog
  -  Photo from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salt_Lake_Temple_spires.jpg LGBT...

D&C 134: Of Governments and Laws with Spencer W. McBride @ FAIR Blog
  -   In November 2014, Smithsonian Magazine named Joseph Smith as the most influential...

Tattoos Today @ FAIR Blog
  -   Ask any Mormon why he or she doesn’t have a tattoo and more than likely you will get...

Of Papyri and Mummies with John Gee @ FAIR Blog
  -   Laura Harris Hales of LDS Perspectives Podcast interviews Dr. John Gee about the history...

FairMormon Needs Your Help! @ FAIR Blog
  -    Lehi’s Dream by Greg Olsen There is a battle raging for the hearts and minds...

Women’s Testimonies of the Restoration @ FAIR Blog
  -   While working on her dissertation, Janiece Johnson came up with the idea to create a...

FairMormon Questions: How can the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing at the US Presidential Inauguration and put the stamp of religious approval on that event? @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon has a service where questions can be submitted and they are answered by...

Gospel Teaching with David B. Marsh @ FAIR Blog
  -  Russell Stevenson of LDS Perspectives Podcast interviews David Marsh, who has worked...

Obedience as Gratitude @ Home Waters
  -  (This is a talk I gave at this year’s Women’s Conference at Brigham Young...

Literature and the Art of Friendship @ Home Waters
  -  I didn’t ever expect that in 2016 we would be struggling as a nation with the very idea...

On Disagreements at Church @ Home Waters
  -  Tone can make a great difference in how effectively we communicate, especially when we...

Quick Conference Thought – from “Yielding Our Hearts to God” by Sister Marriott @ Feast Upon the Word
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Want to read more at Feast? @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Gift of Friendship @ Home Waters
  -  I can remember my mother’s boisterous laugh when I was a little boy. I can remember my...

Call for Papers: Mormon Scholars in the Humanities 2016 @ Feast Upon the Word
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My Journey as a Scholar of Faith, Part III @ Home Waters
  -  I wouldn’t have gone to Stanford, majored in Comparative Literature, or taken my career...

My Journey as a Scholar of Faith, Part II @ Home Waters
  -  My first experiences with criticism, compassion and charity were in family life at home....

My Journey as a Scholar of Faith, Part I @ Home Waters
  -  I was invited by the Faculty Center to share my journey as a scholar of faith. I share...

Led by Revelation @ Home Waters
  -  It is a clear and central tenet of Mormon belief that we are led by revelation, by living...

On the Spiritual Joy of Academic Work @ Home Waters
  -  (Adapted from comments I shared recently with the College of Humanities at BYU) Grading,...

The Quest for Renewal and the Religious Life @ Home Waters
  -  There is a paradox at the heart of the practice of religion. Religion is designed to...

Sherem v. Jacob @ Feast Upon the Word
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Just for fun… “The Runaway Jonah” @ Feast Upon the Word
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Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 5: Principles of True Repentance @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 23: Individual Responsibility (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 21: Proclaiming the Gospel to the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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2015 Summer Seminar of the Mormon Theology Seminar — Call for Applications! @ Feast Upon the Word
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Lost Sheep or Dumb Asses? @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 19: In the World but Not of the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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CFP: AAR-PNW 2015 @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 17: Sealing Power and Temple Blessings (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 18: Living by Every Word That Proceeds from the Mouth of God @ Feast Upon the Word
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Thanks for Nothing; Two Ironies of the Book of Job @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth @ Feast Upon the Word
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A Failure to Communicate @ Feast Upon the Word
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Ask and ye shall receive–it really is just that simple @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Terrifying Reality of Monotheism @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Help a (Scriptural) Brother Out? @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 14: The Gift of the Holy Ghost (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 13: Baptism (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Well-Behaved? Well–Not Really . . . @ Messenger and Advocate
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Book review: The Polygamous Wives Writing Club @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 12: The Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 11: Honoring the Priesthood Keys Restored through Joseph Smith (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Our Capricious God @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 10: Our Search for Truth (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Feast Upon the Word: Vision @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 9: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Body @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 8: The Church and Kingdom of God (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Two Atonements @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 7: Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Witnesses for Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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A Critique of “Come Follow Me” (the new youth Sunday School curriculum) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Old Testamen Lesson 11 (KD): Genesis 34, 37-39 @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 5: Faith and Repentance (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Restitution: A Lesson From the Anti-Nephi-Lehies @ Feast Upon the Word
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Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7: The Abrahamic Covenant (and how it relates to Adam & to us) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 4: Strengthening and Preserving the Family (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 3: The Plan of Salvation (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Where were you during the War on Poverty? @ Messenger and Advocate
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The Book of Mormon as a Key to the Gathering of Israel and Judah @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 2: Our Savior, Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 1: Our Father in Heaven (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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“Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born” – Lesson 2 (Old Testament Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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All or Nothing @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 24: Reflections on the Mission of Jesus Christ (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Christmas List 2013: Books on Scripture/Theology @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 23: The Prophet Joseph Smith (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 22: Doing Good to Others (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Book Notice: I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring @ Mormon Church History
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2014 JWHA Call for Papers! @ Mormon Church History
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Joseph Smith Captured @ Mormon Church History
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Historical Conference-The Museum of Mormon History in Mexico (Provo Branch), August 31 10am-3pm @ Mormon Church History
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Mormon History Association 2014 in San Antonio, TX Call For Papers-Deadline October 1, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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Benchmark Books Evening with an Author: Phil Barlow, 5/29/2013 @ Mormon Church History
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Daniel Peterson Goes Rogue–Transitions From Dark To Light @ Messenger and Advocate
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The 13th Annual UVU Mormon Studies Conference–The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts April 4-5, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: Journal of Mormon History Special Issue on Mormonism & Race @ Mormon Church History
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John Dehlin Article By Gregory L. Smith (Formerly of FARMS) Now Published by Interpreter @ Messenger and Advocate
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Preaching Politics From The Pulpit, Stake President Matthew DeVisser Goes Off The Reservation @ Messenger and Advocate
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The Mormon History Association Annual Conference (June 6-9, 2013) Preliminary Program Released @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: The Mormon Studies Group at the 2013 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nov. 23-26, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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No. Wearing Pants to Church is Not Civil Disobedience @ Messenger and Advocate
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Keeping It Classy–John Dehlin and Mormon Stories @ Messenger and Advocate
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FARMS Fires Peterson et al . . . @ Messenger and Advocate
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Debut album by Jiminy Finn and the Moneydiggers! @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   I'm pleased to announce the official release of the new album, "Campfire Carols,"...

New Album from Jiminy Finn and the Moneydiggers! @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   I'm pleased to announce the official release of the new album, "Campfire Carols," by...

Help Us Raise Money to Fight ALS @ Life on Gold Plates
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Living Prophets To Address The World @ Messenger and Advocate
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What has the “Joseph Smith Papers Project” to do with Islam? @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Or, “an ode to invested Latter-day Saint history” *** Yesterday, various...

The Mormon Moment Hits Wyoming Politics @ Messenger and Advocate
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Review: Molly C. Haslam, “A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability: Human Being As Mutuality...

Review, Tom Mould, “Still, the Small Voice” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Still, the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and the Mormon Folk...

Review: N.T. Wright, "Simply Jesus" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title:  Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He...

Review: Davis Bitton, “Knowing Brother Joseph Again: Perceptions and Perspectives” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Knowing Brother Joseph Again: Perceptions and...

Review: Stephen Carter, "What of the Night? Personal Essays" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Periodically, (usually when a collection is published) we see reflections on the...

Review: Conor Cunningham, “Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both...

Review: Steven Pinker, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has...

Review: Craig Harline, “Conversions: Two Family Stories From the Reformation and Modern America” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Conversions: Two Family Stories From the Reformation and Modern...

Review: Howard C. Stutz, “Let the Earth Bring Forth: Evolution and Scripture” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Let the Earth Bring Forth: Evolution and ScriptureAuthor: Howard C....

Review: N.T. Wright, “Scripture and the Authority of God” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible...

Review: Eric W Jepson, et.al., “The Fob Bible” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Fob BibleEditors: Eric W Jepson, B.G. Christensen, Sarah E....

Review: Ken Jennings, "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks Author: Ken...

Review: Gardner, “The Gift and the Power: Translating the Book of Mormon” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Gift and the Power: Translating the Book of Mormon Author: Brant A....

Review: Turley and Slaughter, "How We Got the Book of Mormon" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: How We Got the Book of Mormon Authors: Richard E. Turley, Jr., William W....

Review: Givens and Grow, "Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism Authors: Terryl L. Givens,...

Review: James Rollins, "The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel Author: James...

Review: Lieb, Mason, Roberts, eds., "The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the...

Review: Reeve and Van Wagenen, "Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural World in Mormon History and Folklore" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural World in Mormon History and...

Mormon Shout-Outs in Books I'm Reading @ Life on Gold Plates
  -  (Initiated on 12/16/10) It seems like Mormons pop up ever so briefly in many of the...

Review: Mark D. Bennion, "Psalm & Selah: A Poetic Journey Through The Book of Mormon" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   "Selah,  a musical term with uncertain meaning.  It may mean either a pause...

Review: Patrick Q. Mason, "The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum...