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To the Mountains of Ephraim (Redux) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  This old post is a talk I gave in Sacrament Meeting on Pioneer Day 9 years ago. I love...

Opening South America: 16-31 July 1926 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Opening South America

Saturday Remix, 1910 (2) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1910 (2)

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

Cuthbert Tells the Truth @ Keepapitchinin
  -  This is the first of a half dozen or so stories featuring the character Cuthbert. From...

Birth of the Maori Agricultural College, 1908 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  It took months of planning and long-distance consultation – it took a month for a...

Pioneer Day Concert Features the King’s Singers and Mormon Tabernacle Choir  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 22 July 2016 | Fresh off of their successful seven-city European...

Zion, Utopias and being politically agnostic artists @ A Motley Vision
  -  Based on the evidence we have (the scriptures), it seems to me that it takes...

In Tune @ Keepapitchinin
  -  In Tune By Helen Kimball Orgill The day has been dark and dreary, My task has been hard...

Mormonism in Pictures: Pioneers’ Trek West @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 21 July 2016 | Before the historic 1847 trek of the Mormon...

Snakes, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Snakes and Snails

“In the Twinkling of a Toe” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Twinkling

The Squeeze @ Keepapitchinin
  -  From the Improvement Era, August 1935 – The Squeeze By Samuel Taylor Gil Mathew was...

The Same Mistake Twice @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Same Mistake

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

Theric at San Diego Comic-Con International @ A Motley Vision
  -  . As part of this ongoing hoax of me being expert, I will be presenting on Mormons in...

Angel Moroni Statue Tops Meridian Idaho Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 20 July 2016 | Crane operators and construction workers...

Elder Stevenson Throws First Pitch at Angels Game @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 19 July 2016 | The first pitch at a recent Los Angeles Angels...

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

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings to Enthusiastic Audiences in Europe @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  ROTTERDAM | Monday, 18 July 2016 | More than 300 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir...

New ‘Meet the Mormons’ Stories Released by Church @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 14 July 2016 | Several new stories made by the producers of...

FamilySearch Hosts Worldwide Indexing Event @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 12 July 2016 | FamilySearch is sponsoring its...

Engaging Real Faces in Real Places @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 11 July 2016 | While it’s true we live in a world of moral...

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

Fairness for All @ Millennial Star
  -  Introduction Latter-day Saints have been long-time defenders of religious liberty, and...

Russia’s New Proselytism Ban @ Millennial Star
  -  For those who have not yet heard, Russia recently enacted an expansive new law against...

2016 FairMormon Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  The FairMormon Conference is an annual event that brings together scholars, apologists,...

Russia Passes Law Affecting Missionary Work @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 08 July 2016 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

CES to Add Secular Class! (Church Takes Benedict Option?) @ Millennial Star
  -  The news is out that the Church is revamping CES to include secular classes taught in...

Elder Wickman: Religious Freedom Requires Engaging with Others, Compromise @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  PROVO | Thursday, 07 July 2016 | "Every person—including people of faith and their...

Were the Ammonites pacifists? @ Millennial Star
  -  Most readers will be familiar with the story of the people of Ammon. Because of...

A Labor of Love: Editing Let Your Hearts and Minds Expand, by Tom Rogers @ A Motley Vision
  -  It all started back in the summer of 2011. Tom Rogers and I were trading pieces of...

BYU Religious Freedom Conference to Be Held July 7–8, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 05 July 2016 | How can you get involved in the religious...

Apostle Throws Strike at Dodgers Game @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 05 July 2016 | Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the...

Freedom and Fourth of July Fireworks @ Millennial Star
  -  I have seen some pretty impressive firework shows in my life. In particular, I have been...

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...

Sapporo Japan Temple to Open for Public Tours @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 04 July 2016 | The public is invited to visit the newly...

Going to church while on vacation @ Millennial Star
  -  I am on vacation in the Rocky Mountains with the family. We went to church today and...

Guest post: Fathers are not defective mothers @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Lucinda Hancock. Recently I’ve been trying to live with...

New study shows children suffer being raised in same-sex households @ Millennial Star
  -  We would like to draw your attention to this story. Please visit the story for many of...

2016 FairMormon Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  The FairMormon Conference is an annual event that brings together scholars, apologists,...

VIDEO: Helping Refugees — Easy as Riding a Bike @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 27 June 2016 | A new video for the LDS Charities’ “Give...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | June 27, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 27 June 2016 | This edition of Getting It Right features...

Elder Christofferson Says Religious Freedom Is ‘Under Fire’ @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 27 June 2016 | “My remarks this evening are about America’s...

Three Poems by Mormon Women to Joseph F. Smith, 1855-1857 @ A Motley Vision
  -  My recent study on the correspondence of Ina Coolbrith and Joseph F. Smith introduced me...

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...

On Poets & Poetry: Salt to the World @ A Motley Vision
  -  BYU Studies Quarterly just published my review essay on two recent poetry collections:...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites June 22, 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

Get married and be submissive @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Lucinda Hancock. Several years ago, Constanza Miriano wrote a...

It's World Refugee Day 2016—How Have You Helped? @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 20 June 2016 | Today is World Refugee Day, in which we pause to...

Historic Freedmen's Bureau Project Completed @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 20 June 2016 | FamilySearch has announced completion of the...

Mormon Message: Like a Broken Vessel @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 20 June 2016 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

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...

A Spark of True Nobility @ Millennial Star
  -  This post is not directly related to the Church, but it concerns an inspiring event in...

Indonesia Eliminates Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The...

VIDEO: A Brief History of LDS Charities @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Since 1985, LDS Charities (the humanitarian...

Ground Broken on Scouting Complex Named After President Monson @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  GLEN JEAN, WEST VIRGINIA | Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Ground was broken on a Scouting...

Tongan Royalty Participate in Polynesian Cultural Center Ceremony @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Hawaii | Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), located on the...

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...

Vote in the 2016 Mormon Lit Blitz and you will be blessed @ A Motley Vision
  -  Voting for the twelve finalist of the 2016 Mormon Lit Blitz is now open through this...

Call for Papers — Mormonism & Spec Fiction (LTUE 2017) @ A Motley Vision
  -  The Association for Mormon Letters is calling for papers relating to the connections...

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:...

“The Split House” by Annie Poon @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Center Street in Provo is swiftly becoming the happen’est locale in Mormon arts....

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...

New Content at Joseph Smith Papers Web Pages @ BOAP.org Blog
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“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...

Edited Volumes: George Whitefield, Mormon Women @ BOAP.org Blog
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Faith and Reason 70: The Restoration @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by:...

Book Review: The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is the first publication from The Church Historian’s Press other than the Joseph...

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

Assumptions @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong,” Albert Einstein. We assume the...

Fair Issues 100: Evidence versus proof @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash explains the differences between what we consider as...

Where are the “Official” Answers? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn, Benjamin Franklin. I...

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...

Fair Issues 99: Emotion is part of testimony and decision making @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this article brother Ash discusses how emotions play an integral part in...

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)....

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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

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...

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,...

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...

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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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...