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Faith and Reason 69: Plain and Precious Parts @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by:...

“Bring Forth Fruit with Patience”: Lessons on Faith and Patience from the Book of Mormon Archaeology @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience” (James 1:3)....

Saturday Remix, 1940 (3) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1940 (3)

The Ancient Art of Misleading by Selective Citation @ FAIR Blog
  -  A recent article was posted in which a woman struggling with her faith reported a...

If Spring Be Late: Chapter 6 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Spring 6

Book Giveaway 10: Monster Winners’ Edition @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Giveaway: Winners

2016 BYU Women’s Conference: Live Streaming Information @ Millennial Star
  -  From our friends at BYU Women’s Conference: “Elder Dale G. Renlund has...

Oh, to be an Angel! @ Millennial Star
  -  Robb Smith puts forward an interesting premise regarding the authorship of Alma 29. Most...

The Appeal of Science Fiction for (Some) Mormons @ A Motley Vision
  -  The other day, I woke up and wound up writing — well, this. And so I decided that I...

If Spring Be Late: Chapter 5 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Chapter 5

Book Review: Nothing New Under the Sun, by Adam S. Miller @ Millennial Star
  -  Just over a year ago, I reviewed Adam S. Mller’s recently released great little...

Sabbath Evening Prayer @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Sabbath Evening Prayer By Jean Bennion Oh, thou who has all gifts to give, Be merciful to...

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

If Spring Be Late: Chapter 4 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Spring 4

Improvement Era, February 1921 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  February 1921

The Myth of Ego Depletion @ Millennial Star
  -  For the past twenty years a narrative has been building steam. Willpower, it appeared,...

Fair Issues 98: What critics don’t understand about testimony @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this weeks issue brother Ash talks about how testimonies are balanced with reason and...

Book Giveaway: 10 (new rules) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Giveaway 10

Opening South America: 1-15 January 1926 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Opening South America

Book Review: A Reason for Faith @ Millennial Star
  -  Book Review: A Reason for Faith – Navigating LDS Doctrine and Church History,...

Saturday Remix, 1908 (2) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1908 (2)

4th Watch 23: The challenge of discipleship @ FAIR Blog
  -  Back in the day, late 60’s and the early 70’s just across the border in Rosarito...

The Relief Society might have handled it better… @ Millennial Star
  -  BYU freshman, Madeline MacDonald, was reportedly assaulted by a creep. Ms. MacDonald did...

Non-Mormon Mormon Movie: ‘Midnight Special’ @ Millennial Star
  -  This is the latest in the occasional series on movies that have themes that will be...

The Millennial Generation Troubles @ Millennial Star
  -  According to some, Millennials are leaving the LDS Church in large numbers. How different...

Fair Issues 97: Proof is in the eye of the Beholder @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this instalment brother Ash sets for forth evidences, proofs and faith concerning the...

Faith and Reason 68: The Apostasy @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Sodom and Gomorrah @ Millennial Star
  -  I do not have a problem with people choosing LGBTQ lifestyles. I personally believe...

Presiding Bishop Caussé Dedicates the Palmyra Bishops’ Storehouse @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  MANCHESTER, NEW YORK | Saturday, 16 April 2016 | An area of great significance in the...

Additional Witnesses of the Coming Forth and Content of the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Cross posted from Truth Will Prevail.] By Dennis B. Horne As Joseph Smith was dictating...

Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 14 April 2016 | The first online installment of the journal of...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 14, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 14 April 2016 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

We have a name for the Mormon alternate history mini-anthology (plus submissions update) @ A Motley Vision
  -  I have two updates in relation to the Mormon alternate history anthology I’m...

Boundary Maintenance in Mormonism Addressed by Church Public Affairs Head @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Orem, Utah | Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | Boundary maintenance “more often resembles art...

Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA | Saturday, 09 April 2016 | Ground was broken for the Durban South...

Mormonism in Pictures: General Conference Spring 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 08 April 2016 | Large crowds gathered on Temple Square in Salt...

Book Review: The Reluctant Polygamist, by Meg Stout @ Millennial Star
  -  Note: This is a book review of The Reluctant Polygamist, by Meg Stout. This book will be...

Adam & Eve in 2016 @ A Motley Vision
  -  . AMV’s about page is very upfront about the inbred nature of the current...

Four New Temples Announced by President Monson @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Sunday, 03 April 2016 | Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of...

Coverage and News Media Resources from the 186th Annual General Conference @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 02 April 2016 | The April 2016 general confernece proceedings...

2015 Statistical Report for April 2016 General Conference @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 02 April 2016 | The First Presidency has issued the following...

The World Report @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 02 April 2016 | The April 2016 edition of The World Report...

Eleven New General Authority Seventies Announced at April 2016 General Conference @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 02 April 2016 | The First Presidency announced the calls of 11...

First Presidency Announces New Primary General Presidency @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 02 April 2016 | The First Presidency announced a new Primary...

Mormon Temples Currently Under Construction @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 02 April 2016 | In addition to its 150 operating temples...

Church-Owned Ranch Balances Agriculture and Conservation in Central Florida @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 01 April 2016 | Deseret Cattle and Citrus is owned by The Church...

Elder Nielson Provides Church Missionary Update After Surge @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 31 March 2016 | As millions of Latter-day Saints around the...

General Women’s Session, March 26, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 28 March 2016 | News media and bloggers will find...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 28, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 28 March 2016 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

Church Leaders Encourage Women of the Church to Serve Refugees @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 28 March 2016 | The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus...

“I Glory in my Jesus”: How Nephi Helps Us Grow Closer to the Savior @ FAIR Blog
  -    Today, Christians around the world celebrate the single greatest event in world...

At UN, Sister Neill F. Marriott Speaks on Role of Women @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  NEW YORK CITY | Saturday, 26 March 2016 | Sister Neill F. Marriott, second counselor in...

We Came to Earth to Fail the deluxe Studio C fireside recap @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Having two new visitors swing by AMV to engage on a single post doesn’t happen...

4th Watch 22: The High Cost of Resentment @ FAIR Blog
  -  4th Watch 22: The High Cost of Resentment This podcast is a follow up to my previous one...

Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for the Star Valley Wyoming and Hartford Connecticut Temples @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 25 March 2016 | The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus...

Meet the Faces of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Virtual 'Hallelujah' Chorus @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 25 March 2016 | A recent invitation from the Mormon Tabernacle...

Mormon Apostle: 'Seek a Cease-fire in the Culture Wars' @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Claremont, California | Friday, 25 March 2016 | Understanding and civility are...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performs Handel's 'Messiah' in Easter Concerts @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 25 March 2016 | The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at...

Mormon Faithful Get Ready for Annual General Conference @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 24 March 2016 | Mormons from all over the world are preparing...

Catholic Archbishop Speaks on Faith, Family and Religious Freedom at BYU Forum @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  PROVO, UTAH | Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Catholic Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the...

There and back again—then onward ever onwarda chat with Dendo‘s Brittany Long Olsen @ A Motley Vision
  -  . I try to keep up on the what’s-what in Mormon comics, but I didn’t even...

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...

Faith and Reason 67: More Book of Abraham Evidences @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith By...

“Sometimes in the arena you look really stupid.” a report from the Studio C fireside @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Note: don’t forget your Saturday deadline! . It’s just down the 880 from...

Submissions due Saturday for Mormon alternate history anthology @ A Motley Vision
  -  NOTE: the deadline has passed and submissions are now closed. Just a reminder that...

Nephi and Isaiah: Some Suggestions for Study @ FAIR Blog
  -  We have all experienced it. Newly committed to the read through the Book of Mormon, we...

Stephen H. Webb, 1961–2016 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Dr. Stephen H. Webb, retired Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Wabash College,...

Fair Issues 96: Mapping Book of Mormon Lands @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode brother Ash relates how modern mapping may differ from ancient...

Faith and Reason 66: Heliocentric Universe @ FAIR Blog
  -  According to the Book of Abraham, the highest celestial objects “govern” the...

Lehi’s Lasting Legacy @ FAIR Blog
  -  Nephi tells us that his father, Lehi, kept a record (1 Nephi 1:17). That record is lost...

Fair Issues 95: A Journey across the “narrow neck” @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode brother Ash offers several explanations and illustrations for what could...

Revisiting The Reluctant Blogger @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Those of you with excellent memories or a fetish for reluctant bloggers may recall that...

Early National Systems: Millennial Hopes, III (Catholics in America) @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...

Early National Systems: Millennial Hope, II. William Miller. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Faith and Reason 65: Ur and Olishem @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

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...

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....

Early National Systems: Millennial Hope, I @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...

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

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...

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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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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Sherem v. Jacob @ Feast Upon the Word
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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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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
  -   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...