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Fair Issues 61: Book of Mormon evidences today @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode Michael Ash illustrates the modern evidences concerning issues such as...

The Cynic @ Keepapitchinin
  -  The Cynic By Helen Martin Horne The mocker of faith resorts To the laughter of hollow...

“I Take Up My Pen”: University of Utah, 1919 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  University of Utah

Guest Post: Joan Florence Prangnell Farbus: “Pioneering” Ulster Hostess @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Joan Farbus

Responsible Mormons -vs- The Antithesis of Art (being responsibility) @ A Motley Vision
  -  . You average Mormon artist gets married younger than the average artist and starts...

The Lantern in the Tower: Chapter 1 (of 4) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lantern 1

We interrupt the usual doom and gloom to bring you some good news @ Millennial Star
  -  I wanted to highlight a fascinating story in the Economist that shows that young people...

Elizabeth Kane Meets the Madonna Dolorosa @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Madonna Dolorosa

The Conder Family and Land Deeds. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  What can the buying and selling of land tell us about the movements of people? In the...

Articles of Faith 10: S. Matthew Stearmer – A Reflection on the Cultural Construction of Sexual “Needs” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Matt Stearmer is a Ph.D. Candidate of Sociology at The Ohio State University. His...

Fifty Years in the Wilderness @ Millennial Star
  -  [This post is part of a series on Joseph Smith's Polygamy. To read from the beginning or...

Mormon Fair Cast 252: Scott Gordon and the histroy of FairMormon plus the Joseph Smith papers @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

In Our Ward: Lesson 27: The Influence of Wicked and Righteous Leaders @ Keepapitchinin
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Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 4–My Father’s House @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Family Priesthood @ Millennial Star
  -  By now most every Mormon is familiar with Elder Dallin H. Oak’s important talk...

Andrew Sproul, Missionary: February-March 1842 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Andrew Sproul, Missionary

Keepa’s Schedule @ Keepapitchinin
  -  We have some new readers, and I’ve received a couple of queries lately that suggest it...

Saturday Remix, 1923 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  In the Restaurant Diner – This ham’s bad! Waitress – Rubbish, it was only cured...

The Young and the Old @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Young and Old

Faith and Reason 12: Stylometry and The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Help a (Scriptural) Brother Out? @ Feast Upon the Word
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A Privileged Mormon Woman Defects @ Millennial Star
  -  [My darling husband has finally read this post, and I am updating it based on some of his...

Mormon Fair-cast 248: FairMormon conference and the Book of Job @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 15 July 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | This “Getting It Right”...

RS/MP Chapter 14: The Gift of the Holy Ghost (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Letters to a Former Missionary Companion – Letter 3 @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

The Trail of Memory @ Home Waters
  -  37 years ago I spent one month at the Bennion Boys Ranch in Victor, Idaho. It was the...

An Unexpected Trip to Dabbs Cemetery @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Yesterday, I was on my way to drop off my oldest son at scout camp, and realized I would...

For Eternity and Time @ Millennial Star
  -  [This post is part of a series on Joseph Smith's Polygamy. To read from the beginning or...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 3–Coming to Grips @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Priesthood of God @ Millennial Star
  -  The typical Protestant denomination, as implied, protested against the Catholic Church....

Fair Issues 60: Nephi, Laban and the brass plates @ FAIR Blog
  -  While encamped in the Valley of Lemuel, Lehi sent his sons back to Jerusalem to obtain...

Kirby discusses an atheist Mormon kid, and gets some things right and others horribly wrong @ Millennial Star
  -  Robert Kirby is a Mormon columnist for the SL Tribune. I have read 20 or so columns of...

18 percent of Mormons approve of President Obama? @ Millennial Star
  -  According to Gallup, 18 percent of Mormons approve of President Obama’s job...

Faith and Reason 11: Book of Mormon Politics Unlike Joseph Smith’s @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the Book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Should We Get the Government Out of Marriage? @ Millennial Star
  -  According to a recent installment at www.discussingmarriage.org, the answer is no. Doing...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 9 July @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Reports Show Alcohol’s Destructive Influence Worldwide @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A Deseret News editorial about...

New Gospel Topics Essay: “Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham” @ FAIR Blog
  -  A new essay has been posted on the Church’s Gospel Topics website, this time...

Articles of Faith 9: Greg L. Smith on FairMormon Wiki and Evolution @ FAIR Blog
  -    Greg Smith studied physiology and English at the University of Alberta, but...

Mormon Fair-cast 244: FairMormon Conference 2014 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

On Writing and Permission: Drafting My New Life @ A Motley Vision
  -  Almost exactly two years ago I wrote this post for AMV. It is all about seeking...

RS/MP Chapter 13: Baptism (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Collecting the Sorrowful @ Millennial Star
  -  [This post is part of a series on Joseph Smith's Polygamy. To read from the beginning or...

What is God Thinking? Reflections on Mormon Women and the Priesthood @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This is a guest post from Deborah Rowley, a Latter-day Saint woman sharing her...

Jacob F. Miller - April 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the journal of Jacob Franklin Miller, as he serves a mission...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 2–Rumors. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormon Fair-Cast 243: Barry R. Bickmore, “Restoring the Ancient Church” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

Fair Issues 59: To Arabs, valleys, not mountains, the symbol of permanence @ FAIR Blog
  -  As we discussed in the last installment of this series the Lehites’ first semi...

Vote in the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz @ A Motley Vision
  -  Voting in the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz contest ends at midnight Saturday, July 5. Please...

Faith and Reason 10: Evidence That The Book of Mormon Was Dictated @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith...

The People’s Democratic Church of Jesus Christ @ FAIR Blog
  -  Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entertain a belief that our...

Articles of Faith 8: LDS Church Disciplinary Councils @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is a special episode of Articles of Faith. It is special because, our normal focus...

Apostle Throws Out the First Pitch at Dodgers Game @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | More than 4,500 members of The...

Chattanooga Branch (Re)Organized 1932 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Above is a photo of the Chattanooga Sunday School published on November 7th,...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home, Part 1–The News @ BOAP.org Blog
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Fair Issues 57: Lehi’s ancient Arabic poetry @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash discusses how in Lehi’s world it was customary among...

Faith and Reason 9: Textual Consistency of The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 27 June @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Faith, community, excommunication, and Sister Kelly @ FAIR Blog
  -  To begin with, we offer our love to Sister Kelly. It is a hard, and sad, and sobering...

VIDEO: Church Hosts Live Facebook Chat with David Archuleta @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Mormon Battalion Site Receives California Historian Award @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Mormon Battalion Historic...

What Is Apostasy? @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following definition of “apostasy” was penned by Elder George Q. Cannon,...

Jacob F. Miller First Area - March 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [The continuation of Elder Jacob F. Miller's missionary journal....] Bairds Mills...

Articles of Faith 7: Rick Anderson on Mormonism and Intellectual Freedom @ FAIR Blog
  -  Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J....

In Video Message, Sister Oscarson Encourages Mormon Women to Reach Out @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 23 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women...

On Marriage @ Home Waters
  -  Twenty-five years ago yesterday, I married my wife, Amy. When we were dating, we did a...

Fair Issues 56: Nephi, Joseph Smith and biblical motifs @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast Michael R. Ash discusses the parallels between the wilderness accounts...

A Review of Alex Beam’s Treatment of Polygamy @ FAIR Blog
  -  *Cross posted from Mormon History Guy. By Brian C. Hales On June 5, 2014, I downloaded...

Outtakes from my Artistic Preaching interview @ A Motley Vision
  -  AMV turned 10 this month so Scott Hales interviewed me for his blog Artistic Preaching. I...

Faith and Reason 8: Translation Time of the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith By...

Documents 1 of JSP in Leather @ BOAP.org Blog
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My personal favorite AMV posts at year 10 @ A Motley Vision
  -  Back in 2009, I listed my personal favorite AMV posts — one for each of the...

Book Review: “Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Book Review: Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch (eds.), Sustaining...

The Conders Sell their Farm @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Long time readers will know about the Cane Creek Massacre and my fascination with the...

Articles of Faith 6: Jane Birch on the Word of Wisdom – Errant Comma Theory @ FAIR Blog
  -    Jane Birch is the author of Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights...

Well-Behaved? Well–Not Really . . . @ Messenger and Advocate
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Faith and Reason 7: Book of Mormon Witnesses @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 13 June @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Why Church Discipline? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In our increasingly diverse and tolerant society, it can be quite jarring to hear about...

Love of Reading @ Home Waters
  -  Consider this title in both of its syntactical meanings. What does it mean to love to...

Fatherhood: A Divine Responsibility to Revere @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Father's Day will be celebrated...

Book review: The Polygamous Wives Writing Club @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormon Fair-Cast 233: Should the stories in Genesis be taken literally? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of Religion Today, Martin Tanner discusses such issues as whether Eve was...

MHA Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I returned last night from a driving tour from Tennessee to Texas and back. Besides being...

How Do Mormon Missionaries Learn Foreign Languages? NPR Explains @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 9 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A piece from National Public Radio...

Words, Eternal Words @ A Motley Vision
  -  “word is a word” from procsilas moscas on FlickrAt the beginning of May, my...

Faith and Reason 6: Artifacts Retrieved from Moroni’s Stone Box @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith  by...

Interest gauge: anthology of Mormon alternate history @ A Motley Vision
  -  Here’s the bad news: I don’t have the time and energy to do a...

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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On Reading and Language (or, notes on what I have learned from literary theory) @ Home Waters
  -  There are at least two very important things that I learned from literary theory,...

Our Capricious God @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormon Arts Sunday is this Sunday, June 8 @ A Motley Vision
  -  Brothers and sisters I invite you to celebrate Mormon Arts Sunday this Sunday, June 8,...

Help track Whitney Awards-eligible titles @ A Motley Vision
  -  Every year there are titles that would be eligible to be judged for the Whitney Awards...

Articles of Faith 5: Kevin Christensen on Inevitable Consequences of the Different Investigative Approaches of Jeremy Runells and Jeff Lindsay @ FAIR Blog
  -  Kevin Christensen has been a technical writer since 1984, He has a Bachelors in English...

Faith and Reason 5: Joseph Smith’s Name Known Worldwide @ FAIR Blog
  -  The angel Moroni predicted that Joseph Smith's name would be had for good and evil among...

LAST CHANCE TO BUY CONFERENCE TICKETS AT THE DISCOUNTED PRICE. @ FAIR Blog
  -  Saturday, May 31 will be the last day to buy tickets at the discounted price for the...

Guest Post: D. J. Butler’s City of the Saints: An Irreantum Review @ A Motley Vision
  -  Before Irreantum folded, I’d recruited a few people to write book reviews for...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 29 May @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Articles of Faith 4: Valerie Hudson on the Current Discourse on Women and the Priesthood by Ballard, Dew, and Oaks @ FAIR Blog
  -  Dr. Valerie Hudson joined the faculty of Texas A&M University at the Bush School in...

A Scientist Looks at Book of Mormon Anachronisms @ FAIR Blog
  -  Review of Wade E. Miller, Science and the Book of Mormon: Cureloms, Cumoms, Horses &...

Letters to a Former Missionary Companion – Letter 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

Faith and Reason 4: A Miracle Operation @ FAIR Blog
  -  Most Latter-day Saints are familiar with the basic story of Joseph's childhood leg...

Putting Together an Awful Story @ FAIR Blog
  -  An anonymous author* writing at the MorningStar Post blog “had an awful time...

Invitation: 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing @ BOAP.org Blog
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Coping with the “Big List” of Attacks on the LDS Faith @ FAIR Blog
  -  One of the challenges in defending one’s faith is coping with critics who use the...

Articles of Faith 3: Craig L. Foster on Polygamy and its relationship to the LDS Church @ FAIR Blog
  -  Prior to graduating from BYU, Craig L. Foster served as a missionary in Belguim and...

The Durham Family of Bedford County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Probably the earliest family to join the LDS church in Bedford County were Favius and...

Nearing Fifty @ Home Waters
  -  I guess it must be the approaching milestone of turning fifty, but I am in a meditative...

Fair Issues 55: Do Nephite Names find a “Home” in Middle East @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast Michael Ash gives examples of common Book of Mormon names such as Lehi,...

RS/MP Chapter 10: Our Search for Truth (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Faith and Reason 3: A Prophet’s Birth from Noble Heritage @ FAIR Blog
  -  Both Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith came from a line of worthy ancestors. Some of their...

Mormon Apostle Joins Faith Leaders to Honor Rabbi Sacks @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Elder D. Todd Christofferson joined...

Temple Blindness @ FAIR Blog
  -  I am pained to see Latter-day Saints get carried away in cynicism over the Temple because...

Letters to a Former Missionary Companion @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 14 May 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

New Gospel Topics Essay: “Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints” @ FAIR Blog
  -  A new essay on the Gospel Topics website went up this morning. It is titled “Peace...

Feast Upon the Word: Vision @ Feast Upon the Word
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Articles of Faith 2: Royal Skousen on Book of Mormon Critical Text Project and Mary Whitmer Witness to the Gold Plates @ FAIR Blog
  -  Royal Skousen is a professor of linguistics and English at Brigham Young University. He...

Jacob F. Miller En Route - March 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Chattanooga Tenn. Sunday March 4 1883 ...Tuesday 27th left home for mission. Bro....

Mothers as Saviors @ FAIR Blog
  -  Mother’s Day may be the most ironic of holidays. It is calculated to be a time to pay...

Fair Issues 54: Does the Book of Mormon get the Old World Details Right? @ FAIR Blog
  -  When we examine the Old World geography through which the Lehites would have traveled, we...

RS/MP Chapter 9: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Faith and Reason 2: Primer on Ancient Documents @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith And Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting The Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church has maintained...

Opening Bedford County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Middle Tennessee Conference Bedford Co., Tenn. SHRD SHRDS Shelbyville, Bedford Co.,...

Waiting on the Lord @ Home Waters
  -  The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him....

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 2 May @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 2 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Elder Holland Surprises Mormon Youth Preparing for Cultural Event in Fort Lauderdale @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 1 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | During a trip to Florida last...

Mormon and Seventh-day Adventist Leaders Discuss Faith, Family and Religious Freedom @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | On Thursday, 24 April, Elder...

Jacob F. Miller Mission Preparations - February 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is one in a series of posts on Jacob F Millers's mission journal. To see them all...

Paul Fife. RIP. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Body @ Feast Upon the Word
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Church Provides Gift to New American Revolution Museum @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Construction is beginning on...

Church Partners to Help the Homeless @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Church “Because of Him” Easter Message Reaches Millions @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A weeklong social media effort...

Jacob F. Miller's Mission Call - January 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Farmington January 13, 1883  Received a letter of which the following is a copy...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 18 April @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

RS/MP Chapter 8: The Church and Kingdom of God (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Priesthood Article in Dialogue @ BOAP.org Blog
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Cheerful letter from a missionary in the south @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Abner, Lawrence County, Tennessee Dec 19, 1884 [to] Elder George C. Lambert Elder...

Two Atonements @ Feast Upon the Word
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New Mormon Tabernacle Choir Video Celebrates Easter Season @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Fans of the Mormon Tabernacle...

Atlantic Coast Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour Announced @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A summer 2015 concert tour has...

RS/MP Chapter 7: Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Witnesses for Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Lyman Butterfield Documentary Editing Award Nominations @ BOAP.org Blog
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Martin Luther King and President Uchtdorf: “Don’t Sleep Through The Revolution/Restoration.” @ Mormon Church History
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Mabel Jane Pettit NcNeill @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of my series on Early Sister Missionaries of Tennessee. This...

Church Provides Additional Missionary Statistics @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 5 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 |

A Critique of “Come Follow Me” (the new youth Sunday School curriculum) @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Blessings of Service: Lessons from Guatemala @ Home Waters
  -  Service opens the world to us. That, anyway, is what I have experienced in Guatemala...

Jacob F. Miller's Mission to Tennessee - An introduction. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  A couple years back I learned that my great grandfather served his mission in the...

Old Timey Blessings @ BOAP.org Blog
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Violence at Wolf Creek @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   On September 17th & 18th, 1887, a conference was held at the Stutts schoolhouse in Wolf...

John W. Sharp - Reporting from Hickman County, Tennessee 1877 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Friday March 23 1877 The Deseret News reports news from Elder John W. Sharp, now...

Richard C. Camp Reports from Weakley County Tennessee 1881 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  On this day in 1881 March 22nd 1881 Elder R[ichard C.] Camp writes of his experiences...

From the Archives: Purity of Thought @ BOAP.org Blog
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Flippin, Kentucky @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Last week I was contemplating using my Great Grandfather's (Jacob F. Miller) journal as...

Old Testamen Lesson 11 (KD): Genesis 34, 37-39 @ Feast Upon the Word
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Edward Stevenson reports from Hickman County, Tennessee 1878 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  On this day in 1878....... Friday, March 15, 1878          "Missionary work. --...

From BoAP Archives: Who is Iscah? @ BOAP.org Blog
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A Short visit to Mitchellville Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Elder James A Kelly of the Conference has contributed an article detailing the work of...

Anger, Forgiveness, and Community @ Home Waters
  -    I have been blogging here for two years, and throughout this time, I have been...

RS/MP Chapter 5: Faith and Repentance (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Was John W. Wilson Memphis Tennessee's first convert? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  For some reason, we tend to like stories about firsts. Who was the first to do this? or...

Connecticut Readers: Talk on John Eliot’s Translation of the Bible @ BOAP.org Blog
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The End of Prince Albert Suits among Tennessee Missionaries @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [For many years the Prince Albert suit was the uniform of the LDS missionary. It was...

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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Rhodes Family of Teague, Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [Eliza & Franklin Rhodes (seated) with two of their children Daniel & Lela) As a...

RS/MP Chapter 4: Strengthening and Preserving the Family (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Moses W Taylor the Mormon Giant @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The following excerpt was taken from a discourse given by Moses W. Taylor. He served from...

Agreeing to Disagree: Political Differences in a Community of Faith @ Home Waters
  -  Can people of faith be one even or especially if we aren’t in agreement on politics? In...

RS/MP Chapter 3: The Plan of Salvation (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale: Summer Course. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormons and Public Transportation @ Home Waters
  -  Recently an article in the Salt Lake Tribune raised the timely question, Is air pollution...

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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LaJean Carruth Reveals the “Lost Sermons” @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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RS/MP Chapter 21: Loving God More Than We Love the World (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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CFP: American Academy of Religion 2014 @ Feast Upon the Word
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2014 JWHA Call for Papers! @ Mormon Church History
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RS/MP Chapter 20: Missionary Work: “The Kingdom of God Moves Forward” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Gaining a Testimony: As Easy As Being Saved @ Feast Upon the Word
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New Summer Seminar in Mormon Theology @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 19: Missionary Work: “To Reach Every Human Heart” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 5 – As If @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 17: “Priesthood—’for the Salvation of the Human Family’” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 18: “Church Leadership and Selfless Service” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 4 – To and With @ Feast Upon the Word
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Joseph Smith Captured @ Mormon Church History
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 3 – Marvel and Wonder @ Feast Upon the Word
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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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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 2 – At the Temple @ Feast Upon the Word
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Is It a Sin to Annoy God? @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 1 – Saying and Showing @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 0 – Index @ Feast Upon the Word
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Life of Holiness, Romans 8:31-39 (pp. 438-453) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 16: “That We May Become One” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Reflections on Helaman 16 @ Feast Upon the Word
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Reflections on Helaman 15 @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 15: Faithful, Energetic Service in the Kingdom of God (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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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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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
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New Album from Jiminy Finn and the Moneydiggers! @ Life on Gold Plates
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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
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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
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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
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Review: Conor Cunningham, “Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong” @ Life on Gold Plates
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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
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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
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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
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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
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