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Book Notice: “From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon” @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Ploni Almoni.] The Religious Studies Center at Brigham...

Heart’s Bounty, Chapter 1 (of 6) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Heart's Bounty 1

RiseUp Podcast – The H Word @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of RiseUp, Nick Galieti interviews a Young Women from Southern Californa...

Young Woman’s Journal, October 1929 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  YWJ 1929

New Testament Commentaries for Gospel Doctrine Teaching @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Commentaries

Academy Tennessee Branch @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Academy Branch took its name from the educational academy in which the early saints met....

Fair Issues 83: Great Lakes Book of Mormon geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this article brother Ash discusses several authors and the arguments they make for a...

Wives of Joseph Smith @ Millennial Star
  -  Over the course of 2015 I will be blogging about the various women believed to have...

The Lowell Cats by Adam Koford @ A Motley Vision
  -  . I don’t know how you’re most likely to know of Adam Koford’s work....

In Our Ward: Lesson 14: “Who Is My Neighbour?” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lesson 14

Learning in the Light of the Gospel and BYU Law School @ Millennial Star
  -  Robert P. George spoke at the BYU Commencement Ceremony this week where he was given an...

Saturday Remix, 1886 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Conundrums. When is a pie like a poet? When it is Browning. Upon what object in nature...

The Dress: Part 2 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  The Dress 2

Young Woman’s Journal, April 1903 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  YWJ 1903

Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: Neylan McBaine & the Hidden Beauty of the Gospel @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Worlds Without End and is reposted here with...

“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 6 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Discussion 6

Front Page News Review #7 @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon’s Front Page News Review provides context and analysis of the past...

“The isms of the Age,” 1839 @ Keepapitchinin
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Hail to Thee, Utah @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Because I know how many of you LOVE the identification of “Mormonism = Utah”...

Joseph’s Wives: Emma Hale @ Millennial Star
  -  From December 2013 to August 2014 I wrote a series of posts on a Faithful Joseph, tracing...

Relevance? @ Millennial Star
  -  In The Art of War, Sun Tzu offers some very relevant advice on retreating. Paraphrased,...

Converts from Paris, Tennessee - circa 1834 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  With the sad state of official LDS records from 1834 in Tennessee, it is impossible to...

Best of FairMormon: April 2015 General Conference – An Apologetic Review (Part 2 – Sunday Sessions & Women’s Session) @ FAIR Blog
  -  April 2015 General Conference featured presenters from the presiding quorums and general...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites April 20, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Faith and Reason 42: Sheum @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

The Economist discusses young women, missions and education @ Millennial Star
  -  The Economist magazine has a very interesting article on another side of the surge of...

Advice for Mormon writers of historical fiction @ A Motley Vision
  -  As I revealed earlier in the year, I was a finalists judge for historical fiction for...

Review: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy – Toward a Better Understanding @ Millennial Star
  -  And now for the review that matters this month, the delightfully concise book about...

What Mormon Women Want @ Millennial Star
  -  The world always clamors for our attention. As covenant women, we have to be diligent...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | April 14, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This edition of "Mormonism in...

Review: The Persistence of Polygamy, Volume 2 @ Millennial Star
  -  This second volume of the Persistence of Polygamy series deals with polygamy following...

D&C 76 and the Telestial Kingdom, a Different Reading. @ Millennial Star
  -  On Facebook, I’ve been in a discussion with several in regards to Pres...

Laura Hales: why I write about polygamy @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Laura Hales. Laura Harris Hales is a freelance copy editor and...

Open House Tickets for Payson Utah Temple Now Available @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | The Payson Utah Temple opens its...

Artists of the Restoration part IV: Restorationist Manifesto @ A Motley Vision
  -  This series spun out of a post that I wrote that expressed a desire to build Zion through...

Best of FairMormon: April 2015 General Conference – An Apologetic Review (Part 1 – Saturday Sessions) @ FAIR Blog
  -  April 2015 General Conference featured presenters from the presiding quorums and general...

Articles of Faith Podcast: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy – Interview with Brian and Laura Hales @ FAIR Blog
  -  Bio: Brian and Laura Harris Hales are the co-authors of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy:...

A Response to Kristy Money’s Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed @ FAIR Blog
  -  By Russell Stevenson In Kristy Money’s recent op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune, she...

Paris Tennessee Branch 1834-1835 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Arguably the first branch of the Church in Tennessee was at Paris, Tennessee. It was...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 6 April 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 6 April 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This weekend thousands shared...

4th Watch: My Testimony @ FAIR Blog
  -  Brother Nick Galieti, the podcast manager for FairMormon, asked for our personal...

In News Interview, Primary Leaders Reflect on Five Years of Service @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 2 April 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | The three women who have led the...

Faith-Based Media Experiences Revival, Finds New Audiences @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 2 April 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | Hollywood executives are...

A Plea to Seminary Teachers and Parents @ FAIR Blog
  -  Over the last several years, the LDS Church history department has become increasingly...

Just for fun… “The Runaway Jonah” @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 31 March 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | The first session of the 185th...

Articles of Faith Podcast: Syntax and Book of Mormon Authorship – Interview with Stanford Carmack @ FAIR Blog
  -  Stanford Carmack has a linguistics and a law degree from Stanford University, as well as...

John Solomon Fullmer's Letter to Mr Howell @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In the December 1st 1842 issue of the Times and Seasons, was published a letter written...

Mormon Scholars in the Humanities @ A Motley Vision
  -  . This is the schedule for the MSH conference to be held in Berkeley, California....

Admission and Omission: What Is the Church’s Position on the Book of Abraham? @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Printing Plates of Facsimiles of Papyrus Drawings, Nauvoo, IL, early 1842″...

Joseph Smith Papers Project News. @ BOAP.org Blog
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1 and 2 Nephi as a Temple Text @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Studio et Quoque Fide and is reposted here with the...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 25 March 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This week Mormonism Online: In...

RiseUp Podcast – Freetown Movie – Interview with Garrett Batty and Melissa Larson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Click here to find showings of Freetown at a theater near you. Films have an impact on...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites March 24, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Artists of the Restoration Part III: MODERNISM & POSTMODERNISM @ A Motley Vision
  -  Previously, I wrote about why I’m more interested in active LDS artists who are seeking...

“Able to Know Heavenly Things”: The Ante-Nicene Mysteries and their New Testament Sources @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following issue of the FairMormon Papers and Reviews was written by Andrew I. Miller....

Articles of Faith Podcast: In The Gospel, Faith Must Come First – Interview with Taylor Halverson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Bio: Dr. Taylor Halverson received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in Ancient Near...

Wilford Woodruff's Tennessee Mission Journal @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Recently I have acquired a copy of Wilford Woodruff's missionary Journal. It is...

The Hope of Stewardship: A Review of Joseph Spencer’s For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope @ Home Waters
  -  There are those who are infected by nostalgia and yearn for a nineteenth-century...

2015 AML Conference: Everything you wanted to know about Mormon Literature (but were afraid to ask) @ A Motley Vision
  -  NOTE: James Goldberg has provided the following information about the AML Conference on...

Church Leaders Visit Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | While leaders of The Church of...

UVU Lecture, AML Conference next week @ A Motley Vision
  -  Two events  will take place next week (the week of March 23) that are of interest to...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 18 March 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 |

Front Page News Review Podcast #6 @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon’s Front Page News Review is a show that provides context and analysis of...

Flowers of Grace: a conversation with Teresa Hirst @ A Motley Vision
  -  Flowers of Grace, Mormon writer Teresa Hirst’s first work of fiction, was...

Family Lore about Abraham Church: Baptism @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The most elusive prize of the life of Abraham Church was whether or not he was baptized...

Faith and Reason 41: Thieves and Robbers @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

4th Watch 19: Why are Mormons prejudiced? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Like all human begins we have our own personal preferences about everything in life. ...

Rise Up Podcast – What Is Your Mission in Life? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Rise Up is a show for the youth and young adults looking for answers and encouragement to...

VIDEO: New Mormon Message Focuses on the Ten Commandments @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | The Mormon Channel, which...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Gives Fans a Virtual Opportunity to Sing With the Choir @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | Fans of the Mormon Tabernacle...

The Tooth Fairy Wars @ A Motley Vision
  -  . An occasional series of brief posts on the 2015 AML Award nominees. . I’m not...

The Princess in Black @ A Motley Vision
  -  . An occasional series of brief posts on the 2015 AML Award nominees. . If you...

Lending Clarity to Confusion: A Response to Kirk Van Allen’s “D&C 132: A Revelation of Men, Not God” @ FAIR Blog
  -  By Brian and Laura Hales The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has generally...

Family Lore about Abraham Church: Meeting David Patten @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Abraham Church was the first in his family to settle in Middle Tennessee. He chose to...

Fair Issues 82: The errors of Holley’s map @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash talks about the basic Great Lakes model for the Book of...

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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Two New Articles: “When Doubts and Questions Arise” and “Answers to Common Questions” @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared as two separate blog posts at Ploni Almoni–Mr. So and...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 6 March 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 6 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This In Your Own Words shares...

How to be Comfortable Not Knowing @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This piece originally appeared at LDS.net and is reposted here with permission.] The...

Mormon Fair-Cast: Peoples Choice Podcast voting @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is a Mormon Fair-Cast news flash announcement. For the fourth year in a row, The...

Women Church Leaders Visit Faith-Based Relief Agency in Texas @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, general...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 4 March 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This week In Your Own Words...

Articles of Faith podcast: Big Ocean Women – Interview with Carolina Allen @ FAIR Blog
  -  Carolina Allen is a Brazilian native and US immigrant. She is a 2nd generation member of...

Tracts and Pamphlets 1943 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This unattributed, undocumented story comes from East Tennessee. Sadly there were no...

Fair Issues 81: The Baja model of Book of Mormon geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash discusses the Rosenvall’s model for the Book of Mormon...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Perform at Yankee Stadium @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 2 March 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | The New York Yankees announced...

Faith and Reason 40: Nephite Money @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Best of Fair 18 – Mike Parker: The Challenge and Choice of Faith @ FAIR Blog
  -  This the best of FairMormon on the Mormon Fair-cast. This presentation was given by...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites February 27, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

The Folly of LDS Church Financial Transparency @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This article originally appeared at Tim’s Accounting and is reposted here with...

Front Page News Review Show #5 @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon’s Front Page News Review is a show designed to provide context and analysis...

RiseUp Podcast: What I Learned In My First Year With FairMormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon is an organization that seeks to offer faithful answers to difficult or...

An Old Mission Home in Chattanooga @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   In 1894, when J. Golden Kimball was president of the Southern States Mission, this...

Fair Issues 80: What is the Peruvian model? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash explains the basics of the Peruvian model for the Book of...

Faith and Reason 39: Hidden Records @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | February 19, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This “Getting It Right”...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 19 February 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This week In Your Own Words...

RiseUp Podcast: Modesty @ FAIR Blog
  -  Modesty is a challenging subject for both youth and adults to wrap their heads around,...

C19, J19 and the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists @ BOAP.org Blog
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Returned Missionary Announcement - 1882 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Here's a little tidbit about the persecution at Cane Creek before the Massacre. Although...

Front Page News Review #4 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Welcome to FairMormon’s Front Page News Review where we provide context and analysis of...

RiseUp Podcast: Trying to Serve the Lord Without Offending the Devil @ FAIR Blog
  -  Primary Source: November 15th, 1994 BYU Devotional – Elder James E. Faust When it...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | Feb 11 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music? There’s an App for That @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | The Mormon Tabernacle Choir...

"Brothers Frost and Linzey have baptized 22 in Knox county." @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Samuel Buchanan Frost  was an early ante bellum LDS missionary to Tennessee and the...

Fair Issues 79: A consistent Book of Mormon map @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash relates how the work of Dr. John Sorenson and Randall...

Faith and Reason 38: The Rent Garment II @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Rediscovering the First Vision @ FAIR Blog
  -  A Review of: Matthew B. Christensen, The First Vision: A Harmonization of 10 Accounts...

Articles of Faith – The Parable of Chesterton’s Fence – Cassandra Hedelius @ FAIR Blog
  -  Cassandra S. Hedelius studied political science and mathematics at the University of...

Some Benefits of Attending Sunday Meetings @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Cross posted from Sic et Non.] Not infrequently, I read comments from purportedly...

Two Healings in Tennessee 1943 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  TENNESSEE WEST DISTRICT Bumard N. Taylor, President "And again it shall come lo pass that...

Faith and Reason 37: Chopping Down The Execution Tree @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 30 January 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This In Your Own Words features...

4th Watch 18: OCD and addiction recovery @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is the third and final podcast in this series on physiological issues from a...

Front Page News Review Podcast #3 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Welcome to FairMormon’s Front Page News Review for the fourth week of January, 2015....

RiseUp Podcast – From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher, the story of Wain Myers @ FAIR Blog
  -  Wain Myers is a native of Dayton, Ohio and a graduate of John H. Patterson High School...

Articles of Faith – In Argumentato Pietatis – Valerie Hudson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Dr. Valerie Hudson joined the faculty of Texas A&M University at the Bush School in...

Re-examining gay Mormon youth and suicide: What does the data say? @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Virtuous Society and is reposted here with the...

The birth of the Middle Tennessee Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  When we take notes during a meeting, we don't expect it to be come the only record of...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | Jan 23 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 22 January 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This In Your Own Words...

Southwest Tennessee Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 1884, just before the Cane Creek Massacre, the West Tennessee Conference was split in...

Joseph Smith Papers Website Redesign @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Almost Forgotton Mission to Bedford County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While browsing the pages of the Messenger and Advocate I found the following...

Experience and Understanding @ Home Waters
  -  Two friends recently independently mentioned to me that it seems that at every turn,...

Print Culture and Orality in Early Mormonism @ BOAP.org Blog
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East Tennessee Conference 1942 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Left to Right:-Front Row: Robert G. Murdock, David W. Barker (former District Pres.),...

Church History Library: Foundations of Faith Exhibit @ BOAP.org Blog
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Baird's Mill Branch of Wilson Co., Tenn. 1881-1888 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Like most of the handful of LDS branches that dotted the late 19th century Tennessee...

Visit RT’s draft of some fine criticism of 1 Sam. 1:1-4a. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Is Moving the New Gathering? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Many of the primary sources I work with are filled with descriptions of recent converts...

Christine Talbot: A Foreign Kingdom @ BOAP.org Blog
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Local variations of church policy @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Much has been said about how policies are dictated from Salt Lake City and that the...

If Truth Were A Child @ Home Waters
  -  We live in the age of polemics. Choices are presented to us as mutually exclusive, and...

Joseph Smith Papers Newsletter: Number 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Jacob F Miller - Flynn's Lick in June 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [A continuation of my GGGrandfather's missionary journal in Tennessee. For all his...

Review: First Principles and Ordinances: The Fourth Article of Faith in Light of the Temple by Samuel Brown @ Home Waters
  -  Sam Brown has written an important and beautiful book. Every Mormon serious about...

Joseph Smith Papers Documents Vol. 3 Release Presentation @ BOAP.org Blog
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My Visit to the Modern Lebanon Ward @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Last week I stepped outside my comfort zone. I am an introvert. In general I avoid crowds...

Minor Historical Puzzles Are Why I Do This. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In the last few weeks I have been working on a history of the Baird's Mill Branch....

Emigration from Southwest Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Most of us know about the the Mormon Pioneers. Over 70,000 people who followed the call...

RS/MP Chapter 23: Individual Responsibility (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormonism, Cosmology, and Environmental Stewardship @ Home Waters
  -  I just returned from a marvelous gathering at the Yale Divinity School where scholars and...

Jacob F Miller - I find these people regard pleasure as a much worse evil than sin. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [A continuation of my GGGrandfather's missionary journal in Tennessee. For all his...

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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Saved by Divine Guidance 1943 (or 1913ish) @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   What follows is a story of the kind that missionaries love to tell. I shared such...

New Content at the Joseph Smith Papers Website @ BOAP.org Blog
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Why I Am A Mormon, Part IV (Temples) @ Home Waters
  -  When I was in my last year of graduate school at Berkeley, I was given the opportunity to...

Collector’s Edition of Joseph Smith Papers, Documents 2, Now Available @ BOAP.org Blog
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Preaching in Antebellum America: An Example. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Boap.org is down for the moment @ BOAP.org Blog
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Why I Am a Mormon, Part III (Missionary Work) @ Home Waters
  -  It is fair to ask why a religious conviction needs to be expressed and shared publicly....

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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Why I Am A Mormon, Part II (Revelation) @ Home Waters
  -  To continue from my previous post, I want to focus on three areas of my belief that are...

Why I Am a Mormon, Part I @ Home Waters
  -  This is an attempt (in four installments) to explain a few things about what might be...

Religion, Conservation, and Community @ Home Waters
  -  I have had a rare and unusual opportunity this week to spend a few days with leaders from...

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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Mormon Scripture vs. The Protestant Bible @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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RS/MP Chapter 21: Loving God More Than We Love the World (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Book Notice: I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: American Academy of Religion 2014 @ Feast Upon the Word
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2014 JWHA Call for Papers! @ Mormon Church History
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RS/MP Chapter 20: Missionary Work: “The Kingdom of God Moves Forward” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Gaining a Testimony: As Easy As Being Saved @ Feast Upon the Word
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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...