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Lehi Quoting Joseph Quoting the Lord about All Those Josephs: 2 Nephi 3 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  With apologies to Kevin Barney for jumping on his bandwagon (Who’s on First? at By...

Early National Systems: Millennial Hope, II. William Miller. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Save the Trees @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Save the Trees By Bertha A. Kleinman Come out in the royal esplanade, Away from the halls...

No, Thank You! @ Keepapitchinin
  -  As much as I liked Postum — or at least this original version — this...

The Smoke of the Fire @ Millennial Star
  -  Elder David A. Bednar in the LDS Face2Face event for youth was asked a question by an...

Guest Post: How We Found the Gospel in a Remodeled Quonset Hut in Guam @ Keepapitchinin
  -  We Found the Gospel

Why Mortality? @ Millennial Star
  -  [Cross-posted from Deliberate Discipleship] It seems that each new day brings an...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 11, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 11 February 2016 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from...

Faith and Reason 65: Ur and Olishem @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

The Face of Kitty Franklin @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Kitty Franklin

Improvement Era, April 1907 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  April 1907

Dark Watch and other Mormon-American stories on sale @ A Motley Vision
  -  To celebrate it being one of three AML Awards finalists for short story collection, I...

Ethical Studies: Cultivation of Conscience @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Cultivation of Conscience

Another high profile disciplinary council @ Millennial Star
  -  Some readers may have heard that Jeremy Runnells has announced via a press release that...

Hand-Me-Down Dog @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Hand-Me-Down Dog By Ida Powell Brown I guess you couldn’t really call him my dog....

An Early MormonAd: 1969 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  From the Era of Youth (a section of Improvement Era), August 1969 — . .

Bad news for Bernie Sanders supporters @ Millennial Star
  -  If you are a Bernie Sanders supporter, I’ve got some bad news for you: nothing...

A Personal and Rhetorical Review of The Crucible of Doubt @ A Motley Vision
  -  Givens, Terryl and Fiona. The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Question for Faith....

Shattered Families, and the Spirit of Elijah @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Shattered Families

Early National Systems: Millennial Hope, I @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormon alternate history anthology: background reading @ A Motley Vision
  -  Interested in contributing to (or reading) the Mormon alternate history anthology I am...

Mormons can be Awesome! @ Millennial Star
  -  Too much time and attention has been spent discussing the negatives of Mormons. With the...

Church Missionary Department Explains Approach to Zika Virus @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 08 February 2016 | In recent weeks, general public concern over...

Black Lives Matter AND… @ Millennial Star
  -  I have a unique background that few other white LDS members have. I lived in the deep...

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

Seven Cities Announced for 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir European Tour  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 05 February 2016 | Seven cities will be part of the 2016 Mormon...

Come now, and let us be wrong together, saith the critic @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Today, an interview with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott appeared in Slate. The...

WWJSHDHHL (What would Joseph Smith have done had he lived?) @ Millennial Star
  -  Really, it doesn’t matter. I see too many, usually of the progressive stripe,...

Dieter F. Uchtdorf of Church’s First Presidency Recounts Childhood Refugee Ordeal @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 04 February 2016 | President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the...

World's Largest Family History Event Held in Utah @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 02 February 2016 | Thousands of family history enthusiasts from...

Quick Conference Thought – from “Yielding Our Hearts to God” by Sister Marriott @ Feast Upon the Word
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Hampshire Meetinghouse @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I have posted a photo of this meeting house before with a groups of people in front of it...

The Virtuous Cycle of Dialogue @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 01 February 2016 | Helping those who don’t belong to a church...

The Tree of Life, the Great and Spacious Building, and Suicides @ Millennial Star
  -  I had a follow up thought to Geoff’s post about recent LGBTQ suicides that I...

When the Temple Helps: Manaus Temple Caravan @ Millennial Star
  -  There hasn’t been a post in the When the Temple Helps series in a while, and I felt...

About that claim of suicides by LDS teens with same-sex attraction @ Millennial Star
  -  You may have heard the claim that there have been at least 32 suicides by LDS teens with...

Review. Jeremiah’s Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England @ BOAP.org Blog
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High Resolution Scans Now Available for the Complete Jonathan Edwards Collection at Yale and Andover Newton Theological School @ BOAP.org Blog
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A Worthwhile and Long-Awaited Story: The Agitated Heart, by Scott Bronson @ A Motley Vision
  -  Title: The Agitated Heart Author: Scott Bronson Publisher: ArcPoint Media, Orem,...

1 Nephi: An Arabian Testament @ FAIR Blog
  -  In 1844, the Prophet Joseph Smith went to his grave testifying of the Book of Mormon. By...

Apostles Visit Government Leaders in South Pacific, Central America @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum...

Provo City Center Temple Open House Tickets Still Available  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Provo City Center Temple open house tickets...

Mormon Tabernacles — Religious and Community Edifices @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Tabernacles are historical buildings...

Newish stuff from Van Sciver and Hales @ A Motley Vision
  -  . . Two interesting (and short) Mormon comics out in the last little while (or...

Visit After Thirteen Years @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [In the February 1916 issue of the Improvement Era we read that] Elders Avard Washburn...

Book Review: “The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals: Volume 3: May 1843 – June 1844” @ FAIR Blog
  -  In 1992, the second volume of Dean C. Jesse’s “The Papers of Joseph...

A review of Rachel McClellan’s “Escape to Eden,” and why we should advocate for LDS Commercial fiction @ A Motley Vision
  -  My last post was about LDS literary fiction. I discussed the fact that it’s...

Former US Senator Speaks of Religious Freedom’s Invaluable Contribution to America @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  WASHINGTON, D.C. | Friday, 22 January 2016 | Former U.S. Senator Gordon Smith spoke to...

Colleen Hinckley Maxwell, Wife of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Dies at Age 87 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 21 January 2016 | Colleen Hinckley Maxwell, the wife of late...

The First Presidency Announces Open House and Dedication Dates for Three Temples @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 21 January 2016 | The public is invited to visit the newly...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | January 21, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
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Book Review: “The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon: A Marvelous Work and a Wonder” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This book contains the papers from the 44th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B....

Want to read more at Feast? @ Feast Upon the Word
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Fiji Mormon Temple Opens its Doors to the Public @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | The public is invited to tour the recently...

Family History Workshops Held During Martin Luther King Day of Service in Philadelphia @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | Attendees of the largest Martin Luther King...

Nashville Mormons in 1916 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Mission news reports don't indicate an active branch in Nashville in 1916, though there...

Arias G Belnap Finishes in Tennessee What He Started in Germany @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Arias Guy Belnap did not expect that when he began his mission to Germany that he would...

Religious Freedom Expert Praises Church’s Family Home Evening Program @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Provo, Utah | Thursday, 14 January 2016 | Dr. Daniel Mark, an expert on religious freedom...

Mormon Youth Will Ask Church Leaders Questions in Live Chat Event @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 14 January 2016 |

What did President Kimball think about pressure regarding the pre-1978 priesthood ban? @ FAIR Blog
  -  There is a school of thought among some who believe that the united voice of the First...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites January 12, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 12 January 2016 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

“What Should I Do If I Think I’ve Received Revelation Different from Apostles and Prophets?” @ FAIR Blog
  -  What ought we to do if we believe we have received revelation that differs with the...

Memphis Mormons in 1916 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   As a proselytizing destination Memphis had been comparatively ignored for the first...

Provo City Center Temple Ready for Public Tours @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Provo, Utah | Monday, 11 January 2016 | A new yet familiar building has emerged from the...

Faith and Reason 64: Four Hundred Year Baktun @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Church Announces New Missions in Africa, Asia @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 07 January 2016 |

Gospel Hobbies and the Danger of “All-Consuming Patriotism” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Recent developments in rural Oregon have prompted Church leaders to respond to the claims...

Church Responds to Inquiries Regarding Oregon Armed Occupation @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 04 January 2016 |

Philadelphia Mormon Temple Reaches Significant Construction Milestone @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 04 January 2016 |

Reservations Begin for Provo City Center Temple Open House @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 04 January 2016 | The Provo City Center Temple public open house...

Karamesines’ Pictograph Murders, and the Dilemma of LDS Literary Fiction Writers @ A Motley Vision
  -  The way I see it, In the world of LDS arts, we are a small family, and we have to take on...

Elder Joseph E Winn's Mission Release @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Our year begins with the release of Joseph E. Winn. Missions records say he was released...

Faith and Reason 63: Earthquakes and Volcanoes @ FAIR Blog
  -  In approximately 6 BC, Samuel, the Lamanite prophet, prophesied of Christ’s birth...

His Right Hand (the conflicted review) @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Not so many pages into my reading of Mette Ivie Harrison’s new sequel to The...

One Hundred Years Ago Project @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The year was 1916. Joseph F Smith was President of the LDS Church. He had been since...

‘A Savior Is Born’ Video Ranked in Top 10 Holiday Campaigns of the Year @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 22 December 2015 |

2015 Year in Review @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 22 December 2015 | Take a look back at some of the significant...

Christmas Purchases for the Little Folks @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Here is another Christmas related event from Tennessee Mormons. This one is a from a...

The Gift of Friendship @ Home Waters
  -  I can remember my mother’s boisterous laugh when I was a little boy. I can remember my...

Is There a Distinctive Mormon Literary Esthetic? Part Two @ A Motley Vision
  -  In my last installment, I mentioned my skepticism about a Mormon literary esthetic....

Review: First Principles and Ordinances @ BOAP.org Blog
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Turkey for Christmas @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Here is another Christmas related event from Tennessee Mormons. This one is a from a...

The Purpose and Mission of FairMormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Do FairMormon volunteers lack empathy? Where does the organization get its money, and who...

Call for Papers: Mormon Scholars in the Humanities 2016 @ Feast Upon the Word
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A Simple Christmas Invitation @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  As Christmas draws near I will be sharing a few Christmas related events from Tennessee...

Release of the Final Volume in the Journals Series, Joseph Smith Papers @ BOAP.org Blog
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FairMormon’s Content and Update Policy @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon stands as a witness of Jesus Christ and His restored Church. Our mission is to...

A Call for Personal Family Histories. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Beginning in January I will be posting a series on the Church 100 years ago in Tennessee....

A Trip to Mullins Hill Cemetery @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Living in Rutherford county affords me a whole new set of places I can visit when the...

Faith and Reason 62: Uto-Aztecan Language @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Some Mistaken Claims Associated with the Church’s Policies Regarding Same-Sex Marriage @ FAIR Blog
  -  It has been a volatile and emotional few days since the leak of new Church policies...

Joel Ricks Jr - aka "Hagoth" @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I was fascinated by the mind of someone who would use a pseudonym to write letters home...

Faith and Reason 61: List of Book of Mormon Items @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

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...

Joseph Smith Papers Recent Content Bump @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Brethren are not Bigots @ FAIR Blog
  -  Several weeks ago, I was excited to learn Elder Quentin L. Cook would be visiting our...

Who was Hagoth of Tennessee? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  This is a continuation of a series on Hagoth. You can find the two earlier post here and...

A Look at the Church’s New Policy on Children of Gay Couples @ FAIR Blog
  -  The Church recently confirmed some changes to its Handbook of Instructions provided to...

Hagoth's 1883 Mission to Tennessee, part 2 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  This is a continuation of a series on a Missionary in Tennessee in 1883 who wrote at...

Resolving the Conflict Between Science and Religion @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following is part of a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two former...

The Parable of the Hounds and the Herrings @ FAIR Blog
  -  In 19th century England, hounds were often used for hunting foxes and other game for food...

Faith and Reason 60: Barley @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Some Thoughts on “Bracketing” and the Relationship of Reason and Revelation @ FAIR Blog
  -  Cross-posted from Studio et Quoque Fide When I first started this blog back in 2010, I...

Hagoth's 1883 Mission to Tennessee, part 1 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   ol.footnotes li {list-style-type:decimal;background:url(none) no-repeat left...

Faith and Reason 59: Cement @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Elder James D Linnell's Death. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  James David Linnell was born in Salt Lake City,Utah on September 30th, 1888 to Henry...

East Tennessee Baptismal Record @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  A couple weeks ago I finally got around to making digital copies of an East Tennessee...

Faith and Reason 58: Mesoamerican Warfare @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

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

Bamboozled by the “CES Letter” @ FAIR Blog
  -  In April 2013 Jeremy T. Runnells published a pdf booklet entitled, “Letter to a CES...

Faith and Reason 57: New World Temples and Towers @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Featherstone Family Times Two @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 2010 when the census was being taken I had two homes. It isn't a situation I...

George W Gwynn's Farm @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Some time ago I wrote about a mission conference that was held in Smyrna Tennessee in...

Faith and Reason 56: Tumbaga @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Data, Doctrines, & Doubts: Improving Gospel Instruction @ FAIR Blog
  -  This post originally appeared at Times and Seasons and is reposted here with permission....

William and Mary Denison of Wilson Co Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Some time in the early 1880's, (perhaps late 1881 or early 1882) William Carol Denison...

Book Review: “Schooling the Prophet: How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration” @ FAIR Blog
  -  A number of writers from both naturalistic and faithful backgrounds (Fawn Brodie and...

Faith and Reason 55: New World Writings @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

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

A Simple Hypothesis on Book of Mormon Translation @ FAIR Blog
  -  This post originally appeared at Mormon Puzzle Pieces and is reposted here by permission...

Fair Issues 94: Moroni and the Hill Cumorah @ FAIR Blog
  -  The Book of Mormon model for a Mesoamerican geography has – like virtually all...

Fair Issues 93: Mesoamerican model: Evidences and anomalies @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash discuss why most LDS scholars believe that ancient...

Faith and Reason 54: The Marketplace @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Early Priesthood Revelations Article @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...

Church Development in Florida @ FAIR Blog
  -  The news that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to develop some of...

A Land of Strangers and the Possibility of Another Book @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  It has been two years since I published A Land of Strangers: Cane Creek Tennessee's...

Fair Issues 90: True scholarship vs. wishful thinking @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash introduces the Mesoamerica model as a possible location...

On The Record @ FAIR Blog
  -  This presentation will cover the role of Church Public Affairs and how it interacts with...

Best of FairMormon Conference 2015: Michael Otterson – On The Record @ FAIR Blog
  -  On the Record – (audio only) Fair Mormon conference Aug 6-7, 2015 This is a...

RiseUp Podcast – The Choice of Discipleship @ FAIR Blog
  -  Some of the greatest questions that we have in life don’t arise from an unknown...

Joseph Smith and Magic @ FAIR Blog
  -  A common accusation levied against the Prophet Joseph Smith is that he was heavily...

Faith and Reason 53: Mesoamerican Cultures @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by:...

Fair Issues 92: A short history of LDS Mesoamerican scholars @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash relates the history of Dr. M. Wells Jakeman and Thomas...

Preaching under fire; first rocks then guns. Britt's Landing Branch Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Britt's Landing was little more than a general store, a warehouse and a loading dock on...

Faith and Reason 52: Unknown New World @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

4th Watch 21: The False Dichotomy of Truth @ FAIR Blog
  -  The false dichotomy of truth may seem like a strange title. Truth is truth right? Well,...

The Sabbath Day and Earth Stewardship @ Home Waters
  -  The LDS Church has recently rolled out new training for members about the central...

Fair Issues 91: New light on Book of Mormon geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode brother Ash sheds light on Book of Mormon geographic models from the...

RiseUp Podcast – Spiritual Calculators @ FAIR Blog
  -  chThis podcast is all about helping people find answers to spiritual and doctrinal...

Faith and Reason 51: Book of Mormon Geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Articles of Faith – Sustaining the Brethren – Interview with Duane Boyce @ FAIR Blog
  -  Duane Boyce received his academic training in psychology, philosophy, and the clinical...

Faith and Reason 50: Disarming Ammon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Who Were These Elders? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Recently I received some great biographical and autobiographical information on Elder...

Faith and Reason 49: King Benjamin’s Speech @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

A Letter from Somerville Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  This letter appeared in the Latter Day Saint Southern Star in 1900. Somerville Tenn Oct...

RiseUp Podcast: Acquainted with Grief – Interview with Misty Nielson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Every now and then you hear the story of an individual that is able to demonstrate...

The Archaeology of the Council of Nicaea @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Cross-posted from Forn Spǫll Fira.] Recent, under-informed assertions about the Book...

Sherem v. Jacob @ Feast Upon the Word
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Theology, Ecology, and the Word: Notes from Halki Summit, Part III @ Home Waters
  -  The Halki Summit ended after a provocative and fruitful discussion of the role the arts...

She Shall Be an Ensign: Ardis Parshall @ BOAP.org Blog
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Just for fun… “The Runaway Jonah” @ Feast Upon the Word
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Joseph Smith Papers Project News. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Hyrum on Prophets @ BOAP.org Blog
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Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 5: Principles of True Repentance @ Feast Upon the Word
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C19, J19 and the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists @ BOAP.org Blog
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Joseph Smith Papers Website Redesign @ BOAP.org Blog
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Print Culture and Orality in Early Mormonism @ BOAP.org Blog
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Church History Library: Foundations of Faith Exhibit @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...