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

Priesthood in the New Testament Era Church, 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Purpose of Prayer @ Millennial Star
  -  A few days ago John S. Harvey sent the M* editors a question regarding the purpose of...

New Church Mission Presidents Announced @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 13 January 2017 | New mission presidents have been announced by...

‘Light the World’ Initiative Encourages Year-Round Service @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 13 January 2017 | Millions of people around the world...

Two Mormon Apostles to Attend 2017 US Presidential Inauguration @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 13 January 2017 | The First Presidency has assigned Elder D....

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites January 12, 2017 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 12 January 2017 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

Knit Hearts of the Past @ Millennial Star
  -  Nauvoo has long captivated me. But it wasn’t until 2015 that I decided I wanted to...

Exploring Near Death Experiences @ Millennial Star
  -  http://traffic.libsyn.com/ldsperspectives/Near_Death_Experiences.mp3 In 1975, Dr. Raymond...

Dear Hollywood, YOU created Donald Trump @ Millennial Star
  -  Last night at the most recent “I Love Me, Aren’t I Wonderful?”...

News from Tennessee Conferences 9 Jan 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   A few notes about exact dates, or the lack thereof. Elder James Baron and Alma Pace...

Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults – President Russell M. Nelson @ Millennial Star
  -  Since I (just barely) fit into the demographics for the devotional (18-30), I thought it...

President and Sister Nelson Discuss Leadership, Marriage at Worldwide Devotional @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  PROVO, UTAH | Sunday, 08 January 2017 | A Mormon apostle is counting on the young adults...

I blame the Obama Administration @ Millennial Star
  -  Chicago has big problems. Huge debts are just one small item. Violence is on the rise. ...

Middle & East Tennessee Conferences - 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 1917 the Middle Tennessee Conference covered most of Tennessee west of the Cumberland...

Elder Bruce D. Porter Is Laid to Rest @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  BOUNTIFUL, UT | Thursday, 05 January 2017 |

The MoTab member who refused to sing at Trump’s inauguration is interviewed @ Millennial Star
  -  Jan Chamberlin, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir member who refused to sing at Trump’s...

Joseph Smith’s Papyri @ Millennial Star
  -  http://traffic.libsyn.com/ldsperspectives/16LDSP__Joseph_Smiths_Papyri_with_John_Gee.mp3...

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
  -    There is a battle raging for the hearts and minds of those who have sincere...

News from Tennessee Conferences 2 Jan 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Liahona: The Elders Journal January 2, 1917 Although published in 1917, this news...

Happy New Year! @ Millennial Star
  -  2017 rang in quietly at my home. We watched a DVD someone got for Christmas. Five...

Dubious Anniversary @ Millennial Star
  -  175 years ago Brigham Young reportedly attempted to convince Martha Brotherton to be his...

Elder Bruce D. Porter of the Seventy Has Died @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 29 December 2016 | Elder Bruce D. Porter of the General...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites December 29, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 29 December 2016 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from...

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

The Christmas Story 12. Examples Taken From Early Christian Hymns @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...

Those Old Timey Family Group Records @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Want something to do over your Christmas vacation? How about looking at some old timey...

The Christmas Story 11. Temple Ordinances–KJV Error–Origins of the Author of Luke @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Sing at US Presidential Inauguration @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 22 December 2016 | At the request of the U. S. Presidential...

Association for Mormon Letters 2017 Conference Call for Papers @ A Motley Vision
  -  Writing the Past: Intersections of Literature and History in Mormon Letters Utah Valley...

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

'Light the World' Christmas Initiative Reaches Global Audience @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 20 December 2016 | An effort to encourage people to perform...

The Christmas Story 10. Luke on the Scene of Jesus’ Birth @ BOAP.org Blog
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Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission Is Announced @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Sunday, 18 December 2016 | Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency...

The Christmas Story 9. Mary, Elizabeth and Hymns of Early Christians @ BOAP.org Blog
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Latino Christmas Traditions Celebrated on Temple Square @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 17 December 2016 | Hundreds of singers and dancers performed...

The Christmas Story. 8. Gabriel: Mary as Disciple. @ BOAP.org Blog
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In Honor of the First Amendment @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 15 December 2016 | On this day in 1791 the Bill of Rights of...

When was Jesus Born? with Dr. Jeffrey Chadwick @ FAIR Blog
  -  Have you ever wondered why we celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25? Was it just a...

The Joseph Smith Papers: Administrative Records: Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844-January 1846 @ FAIR Blog
  -  [For more information on the Council of Fifty, see Matthew J. Grow’s 2016...

The Christmas Story 7. Gabriel, Zacharias, Elizabeth, and John @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites December 12, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 12 December 2016 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

The Book of Mormon as a Second Witness to the Divinity of Jesus Christ @ FAIR Blog
  -  “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in...

The Christmas Story 6. Luke and the Roman World. @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Christmas Story 5. Matthew’s Episode of the Wicked King @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performs Annual Christmas Concert @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 09 December 2016 | Thousands of people gathered in downtown Salt...

2016 Year in Review @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 09 December 2016 | Take a look back at some of the significant...

Emma Smith, “An Elect Lady” with Matthew J. Grow @ FAIR Blog
  -  Laura Harris Hales of LDS Perspectives Podcast sat down with Matthew J. Grow, the LDS...

At Library of Congress, Apostle Speaks on Book of Mormon’s Lasting Legacy @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  WASHINGTON, D.C | Wednesday, 07 December 2016 | The Book of Mormon was added to the list...

Elder Christofferson Offers Prayer in U.S. Senate @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Washington, D.C. | Wednesday, 07 December 2016 | Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the...

The Christmas Story 4. Matthew on Sex and Wise Men @ BOAP.org Blog
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Church Presents Historic Freedmen’s Bureau Database to African American Museum @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Washington, D.C. | Tuesday, 06 December 2016 | FamilySearch International, the world’s...

Christmas Story 3. The Birth of Jesus: Matthew. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Messages of Christ's Birth Shared at First Presidency's Christmas Devotional @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Sunday, 04 December 2016 | “Our hope is to capture the true spirit of...

Ground Is Broken for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 03 December 2016 | Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Church Releases Historical Background of Doctrine and Covenants @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 02 December 2016 | In 2017, Latter-day Saint adults and youth...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | December 2, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 02 December 2016 | In Your Own Words is a regular sampling of...

Announcing the States of Deseret table of contents @ A Motley Vision
  -  I’m delighted to announce the table of contents for the forthcoming Peculiar Pages...

Primary Leader Participates in UNICEF Panel Discussion @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  NEW YORK CITY | Thursday, 01 December 2016 | A general officer of The Church of Jesus...

The Christmas Story. 2. The Genealogy of Jesus @ BOAP.org Blog
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Temple Square Visitors Help ‘Light the World’ during the Christmas Season @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 29 November 2016 | Thousands of people visit Temple Square in...

The Christmas Story. I @ BOAP.org Blog
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Alvin Verd Washburn's Mission @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [Since this is intended to be primarily about Verd's mission I have left much of the...

The Book of Mormon: A Closer Look with Brant Gardner @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of the LDS Perspectives Podcast, Laura Harris Hales interviews Brant A....

Book Review: Joseph Smith’s Seer Stones @ FAIR Blog
  -  In September 2015, photographs of one of Joseph Smith’s seer stones were published in...

Translating with Seer Stones with Michael Hubbard MacKay @ FAIR Blog
  -  Russell Stevenson of LDS Perspectives Podcast interviews Dr. Michael Mackay about the use...

Early National Systems. Slavery and Its American Social Constructs: part 2. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Braving Nephi’s Isaiah with Joseph M. Spencer @ FAIR Blog
  -    Join Laura Harris Hales from LDS Perspectives Podcast as she discusses with Joseph...

Ellen Ruth Jacklin's Mission to the Southern States @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While trying to identify the people in this photo, I made the acquaintance of a...

Early National Systems. Slavery and Its American Social Constructs: part 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Sundry Moldy Solecisms # 3 Mahonri Stewart, A Roof Overhead @ A Motley Vision
  -  Title: A Roof Overhead and Other Plays Author: Mahonri Stewart Publisher: Zarahemla...

Courtroom Analogy @ FAIR Blog
  -  Guest post by Paul Brooks from The Reasonable Mormon Not guilty vs innocent    ...

The Conversion of Martha Elizabeth O'Neal @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [One of the benefits of posting photographs with names online is that the relatives...

Update on Identifying Missionaries using a Weird Trick @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  OK, so it isn't much of a weird trick, but after patiently waiting for this photo to make...

DNA Detective Work with Ugo Perego @ FAIR Blog
  -  Last summer Russell Stevenson of the LDS Perspectives Podcast sat down with Dr. Ugo...

Book of Mormon Central with Neal Rappleye @ FAIR Blog
  -  Welcome to the first podcast in the LDS Perspectives’ Young Scholars Series. In...

Why Build Temples? @ FAIR Blog
  -    The Lima Peru Temple This week, critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

Homosexuality and the Gospel with Ty Mansfield @ FAIR Blog
  -  LDS Perspectives host Nick Galieti and Dr. Ty Mansfield openly discuss the need for...

Interview with Dr. Louis C. Midgley @ FAIR Blog
  -  This week’s interview on the Mormon FAIRCast is with is with Dr. Louis C. Midgley....

LDS Artwork Revisited with Dr. Anthony Sweat @ FAIR Blog
  -    In this fascinating and enlightening episode, Russell Stevenson of LDS...

What is Grace? with Brad Wilcox @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode, Dr. Brad Wilcox joins Nick Galieti to discuss the grace of Christ. Grace...

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Addresses Religious Persecution Conference in the UK @ FAIR Blog
  -  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland addresses humanitarians, scholars, faith and government leaders...

The Historical Jesus @ FAIR Blog
  -  You may have heard discussions about the historical Jesus and wondered exactly what that...

Will You Engage in the Wrestle? @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Questions are not just good, they are vital, because the ensuing spiritual wrestle...

Book Review: A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine & Church History @ FAIR Blog
  -  In the prologue of A Reason for Faith, the editor, Laura Hales, lays out the purpose...

On Sheldon Lawrence’s Hearts of the Fathers and Categories of Relgious Fiction (with a most inappropriate comparison) @ A Motley Vision
  -  I had the pleasure of reading Sheldon Lawrence’s book Hearts of the Fathers a couple of...

President Scott Gordon Reviews the 2016 FairMormon Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  “If we can’t have a discussion, then we might as well not have a...

The Probability of Mormonism as Divine @ FAIR Blog
  -  FAIRMormon welcomes Paul Brooks as a guest blogger. Paul is from the United...

LTUE Call for Papers @ A Motley Vision
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Reading The Devil Is Due in Dreary as a Mormon text @ A Motley Vision
  -  . David Parkin gave me a copy of The Devil Is Due in Dreary after my Comic-Con...

Middle Tennessee Conference - Spencer Tenn., Sept 1894 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [The caption names the people in the photo from left to right starting in the front...

What Weird Trick Will Identify These People? #5 Will Surprise You! @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This blog post will be cross posted at Keepapitchinin and Juvenile Instructor.  -...

Mormon Easter Eggs and Mormon Veins of Goldin Pariah Missouri @ A Motley Vision
  -  . As this post appears, you have less than one day to get into the Pariah Missouri...

The Critic’s Big List of Problems @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Michael R. Ash Any member who has undergone a faith crisis knows that there are many...

The Courage of Our Convictions: Embracing Mormonism in a Secular Age @ FAIR Blog
  -  Patrick Mason’s presentation from the 2016 FairMormon Conference. The transcript...

Four Things To Remember When Asking a Stranger for Research Help @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Charles Crow (and sons) and his Harness & Saddle Shop in SLC. So you decided you are...

Faith and Reason 76: Deification @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Art & Belief @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Part I: Whoops. Somehow I failed to post this earlier this week. I hope you...

Notes Toward a Mormon Theology of the Word: A Working Response to Jack Harrell’s Writing Ourselves @ A Motley Vision
  -  My review essay on Jack Harrell’s recently released book, Writing Ourselves: Essays on...

Turkey Creek Branch in 1916 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Readers of this blog have heard about Turkey Creek before. Back in 2009 I posted a short...

Taking Our Stories to a General Audience: A review of The Librarian Shoots a Gun, by Amber Gilchrist @ A Motley Vision
  -  Amber Gilchrist is an independent writer of fiction that is unapologetically LDS and...

Adams Branch Conference in 1916 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The mission news report described a branch conference July 23 attended by three...

Missionary Letter - Silas W Ward @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Chattanooga, Tenn, July 20 1916 Editor Times,      Dear sir, I certainly appreciate...

Charity Never Faileth @ FAIR Blog
  -  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these...

Book Review: The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents Volume 4, April 1834 – September 1835 @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is the fourth in a projected twelve volumes in the Documents series of the Joseph...

The CES Letter 50 to 65 Witnesses Continued @ FAIR Blog
  -  In Video Five in the FairMormon series: “The CES Letter, A Closer Look” Brian...

Faith and Reason 75: Degrees of Glory @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

The CES Letter 50 to 65 Three Witnesses @ FAIR Blog
  -  In Video Four of the FairMormon series: “The CES Letter, A Closer Look” Brian...

Faith and Reason 74: Salvation for the Dead @ FAIR Blog
  -  Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of all who have lived on...

The Turner Sisters' Grave @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   This last weekend I attended the 2016 Mormon History Association annual conference....

The CES Letter 43 to 44 Kinderhook Plates @ FAIR Blog
  -  In Video Three in the FairMormon series: “The CES Letter, A Closer Look”...

Faith and Reason 73: Sacred Vestments @ FAIR Blog
  -  To those outside a particular faith, the rituals and clothing may seem unfamiliar. But...

New DNA Evidence Reveals the Father of Josephine Lyon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Josephine Lyon is the daughter of Windsor Lyon. This proven relationship diminishes the...

The CES Letter 31 to 34 Polyandry @ FAIR Blog
  -  In Video Two in the FairMormon series: “The CES Letter, A Closer Look” Brian...

Faith and Reason 72: Secret Teachings Among the Apostles @ FAIR Blog
  -  Christ with the Twelve Apostles by Jacques Tissot From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80...

Witness the Condescension of the Son of Man @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Gregorio Billikopf In the pseudepigraphical book, The Ascension of Isaiah, we come to...

The CES Letter 22 to 23 First Vision @ FAIR Blog
  -  In Video Two in the FairMormon series: “The CES Letter, A Closer Look” Brian...

Faith and Reason 71: Premortal Existence @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by:...

A Case for Ancient Temple Ordinances @ FAIR Blog
  -  The most sacred structure to Latter-day Saints is the Temple. Of course, what makes the...

Fair Issues 101: Types of evidence and the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash discusses the basic techniques used to...

“Idle and Slothful Strange Stories”: Book of Mormon Origins and the Historical Record @ FAIR Blog
  -    This post was originally published by Interpreter and is cross posted by permission....

The CES Letter, A Closer Look @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is Video One in the FairMormon series: “The CES Letter, A Closer Look”...

Book Review: Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World @ FAIR Blog
  -  This book is from the 2013 BYU Church History Symposium, held March 7–8, 2013. The...

Historic Preservation @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The other day a friend in Georgia posted a photo of an historic LDS church in his area...

A Missionary Report From East Tennessee - 1896 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [Written from] Blount County February 19th 1896      Elder  Robert R. Judd,...

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

Name that Missionary. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Today I'm going the try a game.  The missionaries in the photo below have recently...

A Brief Hiatus @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  A few months back my wife decided she had had enough of the LDS Church's policies and...

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...

The Conversion of John W Wilson @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [Last week a new blog reader found an old post I wrote about her great grandfather, John...

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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Hampshire Meetinghouse @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I have posted a photo of this meeting house before with a groups of people in front of it...

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

Want to read more at Feast? @ Feast Upon the Word
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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...

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

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
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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
  -   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...