Even More Islands and Atolls

Memories from Mexico City Girls’ Camp @ Exponent
  -  The mountains near where we camped as Young Women for Girls’ Camp. Now that summer...

Does D&C 132 support Polyandry? @ Mormon Heretic
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10 Years of Exponent: The Gift of Trust and the Birth of the Exponent Blog @ Exponent
  -  Guest post by Aimee Evans Hickman   When the Exponent II board was considering...

Rebuilding the EU @ Approaching Justice
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Throwing Off the Chains of Motherhood @ Exponent
  -  By Becca Hanson By Jenny I sat across the desk from a suit-clad member of my Stake...

Keeping my last name @ Exponent
  -   By Dani Addante It was two months before my wedding, and my fiancé and I had gone to...

“Not What I Expected” @ Exponent
  -  I’ve heard this phrase frequently throughout my life. Especially at BYU. A friend...

Dogs, Boys and Cooking @ Exponent
  -  A few years ago, a friend alerted me to a contest. I could submit a photo of my child to...

Your Name for God @ Exponent
  -   I’ve never read the Old Testament cover-to-cover, and just for “fun”...

Joseph’s DNA test @ Mormon Heretic
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Lesson 12, Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson @ Ethesis
  -   Chapter 12: “Seek the Spirit in All You Do” Teachings of Presidents of the Church:...

Father’s Day: honoring one of my favorite parents @ Exponent
  -  Tomorrow is Father’s Day in the US, and so I wanted to write this, my first posting as...

Primary Songs for Girls @ Exponent
  -   Looking for ways to make Primary singing time and FHE lesson songs more gender...

Guest Post: What’s Your Number? @ Exponent
  -  by Quimby One of the great things about having kids is that they introduce you to things...

A Gay Christian Response @ Approaching Justice
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Saints and Bodhisattvas: Mortal Human Messianicity in Mormonism and Mahayana Buddhism @ Worlds Without End
  -   In a previous post I reviewed Jad Hatem’s Postponing Heaven, recently published in...

MHA 2016 @ Mormon Heretic
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Church Decline: Theirs and Ours @ Approaching Justice
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On doing Mormon theology as a non-Mormon @ Worlds Without End
  -  I have been a participant at the Third Annual Mormon Theology Seminar at Graduate...

Bernie Sanders Didn’t Lose @ Approaching Justice
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Early Mormons and Mass Poisoning @ Worlds Without End
  -  In this 1842 letter, Mormon dissenter George M. Hinkle rashly accused Joseph Smith of...

The House Adam Built: Review of ‘Future Mormon’ @ Worlds Without End
  -  Review of Adam S. Miller, Future Mormons: Essays in Mormon Theology (Salt Lake City: Greg...

“How can we not have a mother?” Louis C.K. on Heavenly Mother (From the Archives) @ Approaching Justice
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Anti-Mormon Mudslinging in Nevada Politics @ Approaching Justice
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Book of Mormon Genetics: Good News and Bad News @ LDS Science Review
  -  As scientists have uncovered the genetic heritage of Native Americans, they've...

Memorial Day Mortality @ Mormon Heretic
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Rainbow Mormon Initiative: “All about love, saving lives” @ Approaching Justice
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Nominal vs. Convictional Christians @ Approaching Justice
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Are Addictions and Free Will Compatible? @ Mormon Heretic
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The Night I Spoke in Tongues @ Worlds Without End
  -   Most modern Mormons understand the “gift of tongues” as the ability to...

Methodism and Me @ Approaching Justice
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Review of Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume Four: April 1834–September 1835 @ Worlds Without End
  -  Matthew C. Godfrey, Brenden W. Rensink, Alex D. Smith, Max H Parkin, and Alexander L....

Ronald W. Walker (1939-2016): A gifted and gracious historian @ Worlds Without End
  -  Along with many, I was saddened by the news of Ronald W. Walker’s passing. This...

Is Utah’s Porn Problem Really a Public Health Crisis? @ Mormon Heretic
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Working on a rough draft @ Ethesis
  -   Changes. Introduction There have been four changes in the Church in the last fifty...

The Prodigal Daughter @ Mormon Heretic
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Tyler Glenn and Jeffery Holland: The Power and the Limits of Anger @ kiwimormon
  -  Shortly after Nathan and I married we were enjoying a family evening for two. He was...

Creationist Smackdown: Pterosaur Edition @ LDS Science Review
  -  While browsing The Guardian today, I came across a fun creationist smackdown. An article...

Manchester, New York Is the Place @ Worlds Without End
  -  Worlds Without End is very pleased to present this guest contribution from acclaimed...

BYU Book Seeks to Overturn Manchester Location of the Founding of the Church @ Worlds Without End
  -  Worlds Without End is very pleased to present this guest contribution from acclaimed...

What We Should Learn from Jeremy Runnells: Some Thoughts on His Departure From the Church @ Worlds Without End
  -   A disciplinary council for Jeremy Runnells, author of the CES Letter and founder of...

Lesson Eight -- Overcoming the Walls of our Minds. @ Ethesis
  -   “The purpose of the gospel of Jesus Christ is to bring about love, unity,...

Honorable Mention Dissident? @ Mormon Heretic
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You Have to Believe… @ Approaching Justice
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Memory, Simplification and Lies @ Ethesis
  -  I realized recently that by the standards of some people who insist that all...

How I Failed My Mormon Sabbatical @ kiwimormon
  -  At the end of last year I tearfully thrust my Temple Recommend into my Bishop’s hands,...

Canaanite Dieties @ Mormon Heretic
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Thoughts on Mitt, Trump, and Hilary @ Mormon Heretic
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Why this KiwiMormon would Vote for Bernie Sanders if I Could @ kiwimormon
  -  A couple of weeks ago someone challenged my right to have a say on the American...

Reflections on the New Zealand/Australia Special Conference: Finding Mormonism’s Thin Places @ kiwimormon
  -    I’ve just been to a special Stake Conference for New Zealand and Australia. It...

The Basis for ABO Blood Typing Undermines Common Design @ LDS Science Review
  -  When Darwin first proposed the idea of common descent there seemed to be no evolutionary...

The Difference Between Ancestry and Race @ LDS Science Review
  -  The current issue of the journal Science has a policy article discussing the pitfalls of...

‘Gospel’ Culture Shock @ kiwimormon
  -  I grew up in New Zealand hearing a term that was frequently deployed in order to remind...

What will it mean to be Maori and Mormon in 2050? @ kiwimormon
  -  In November 2014 I was privileged  to be asked to be the closing speaker at the...

Earth's Warming Enters a New Pause @ LDS Science Review
  -  Richard Muller is a University of California, Berkeley physicist who took an interest in...

There are No Gays in Heaven? @ kiwimormon
  -  Guest post by Mike Cammock – a New Zealand  born Vermont marriage transplant....

Rough Draft Interview of Jerilyn Hassell Pool @ Ethesis
  -   Welcome to the interview series Ms. Jerilyn Hassell Pool. You are famous in some...

Some Science and Medical Myths are Tough to Correct @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last month the journal Nature published a news article, The science myths that will not...

God is Silent on Same Sex Marriage – How Opinion Turns into Doctrine @ kiwimormon
  -  Guest post by Ganesh Cherian of Wellington, New Zealand   As Mormons we pride...

Finding Faith in Jesus Christ -- January 10th lesson @ Ethesis
  -  When you think about how Howard W. Hunter lost his job about seven months after getting...

On the passing of my father-in-law @ Ethesis
  -   In the end it comes to three things. Did we accept that we needed a Savior? Did we...

On Spiritual Defiance @ kiwimormon
  -  As it happens my blog is surveilled by people who have bigger jobs in the church than me....

Why didn't anyone tell me -- about literal interpretation vs. allegory @ Ethesis
  -  Many people claim to believe "literally" in the Bible.  More or less.  They read it as...

The Next Women in Jesus’ Life @ kiwimormon
  -  In the summer of my 12th year my woman’s body began to take shape. In that space...

Climate Science and the Republican Soviet-Style Dictatorship @ LDS Science Review
  -  The post title may be a little clickbaity, but the words aren't mine. Conservative New...

Sacrament talk, November 29, 2015 @ Ethesis
  -   Brothers and Sisters, the Apostle Paul wrote: o   But whether there be prophecies,...

Why I Love the LDS Church Enough to Both Criticize It AND Step Away From It @ Clean Cut
  -  In March (2015), on the 50th Anniversary of "the March" in Selma, Alabama, President...

A Call For Simple-Minded Mormons To Repent @ Clean Cut
  -  A family member just shared with me today a public Facebook post by a man named Dustin...

When The Mormon Church Was Dead Wrong And Too Stubborn to See It @ Clean Cut
  -  This past week I've experienced a roller coaster of emotions. My wife and I welcomed a...

The Evolutionary History of Whales Is Doing Fine, Thank You Very Much @ LDS Science Review
  -  Recently I became aware that the evolutionary history of whales is based on fraudulent...

Ben Carson and the Fallacy of the Providential Diet @ LDS Science Review
  -  If you paid any attention to last week's Republican primary debate and the subsequent...

Meat and Cancer: Let's Not Go Overboard @ LDS Science Review
  -  This morning as I was doing my news-browsing rounds, I came across the big news that the...

On LDS Historical Honesty/Dishonesty @ Clean Cut
  -  Last week Brian Whitney wrote a post which did a fine job of telling the...

The General Conference Buffet: Both Good AND Bad @ Clean Cut
  -  I really tried--God knows I tried--to not let my skeptical side taint my desire to simply...

Lesson 19 @ Ethesis
  -   In leading the Twelve, President Benson encouraged quorum members to express their...

The Church's New Institute Manual Makes the Divine Sonship of Jesus a Scientific Issue @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Church is introducing new 'cornerstone' religion courses for Church universities and...

Updated Temple Studies Bibliography with 8500+ Items @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  If you have not previously seen the incredible Temple Studies Bibliography put together...

LDS General Conference Is Great...Except For The Bad Parts @ Clean Cut
  -  A metaphor for the Church itself?Most Mormons view General Conference as quite a treat--I...

The Only Time I Met Elder Scott it was Kind of a Disaster @ LDS Science Review
  -  In memory of Elder Richard G. Scott, I thought I would share my only personal interaction...

Vaccination is Not a Partisan Issue...Yet @ LDS Science Review
  -  During the last U.S. presidential election cycle, Michelle Bachmann was briefly seen as...

What I Wish We'd Hear In General Conference @ Clean Cut
  -  This is the testimony that rings most true to me now:"My agenda now is fairly simple: I...

Some thoughts on Constitution day @ Clean Cut
  -  I'm still inspired by the three most important words that begin a masterful preamble: "We...

Musings of an Independent Mormon-Christian-Agnostic-Theist @ Clean Cut
  -  A hodgepodge of thoughts about scripture, faith, and my conception of God (sparked by a...

Observing the Past to Refute Cranks in the Present @ LDS Science Review
  -  No one seems to care about the difference between observations (or 'facts') and...

Pro-Evolution Article in Interpreter @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last week the LDS journal Interpreter published a pro-evolution article, The Theory of...

Another Important New Book by Andrei Orlov, “The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham” @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  Prolific author Andrei A. Orlov, Professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at...

Two Great Scholars Speak to Interpreter Gathering @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  I had the opportunity to be at a gathering for the Interpreter online journal early in...

There is More Regulation of Your Dog's Medicine than Your Dietary Supplements @ LDS Science Review
  -  Did you know that in the U.S. drugs for animals are regulated by the Food and Drug...

Brené Brown on Faith @ Clean Cut
  -  "Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers,...

A book review of Fresh Courage Take @ Ethesis
  -   Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? 'Tis not so; all is right. Why should we...

Fabulous Insights From A Gay Mormon @ Clean Cut
  -  The ever insightful Mitch Mayne gave a truly fabulous interview at Wheat and Tares. Some...

Mitch Mayne Interview, rough draft (goes live on Wheat & Tares Thursday morning) @ Ethesis
  -   Mitch, you’ve become well known because of how you’ve interacted with the Church,...

Today's Lesson @ Ethesis
  -  I'm following our schedule in our local ward, and teaching the high priests, so my focus...

Book of Mormon DNA Apologetic Arguments Have a Shelf-life @ LDS Science Review
  -  There have been a couple of scientific advances on Native American origins this summer....

Lesson on the Family @ Ethesis
  -  “God intended the family to be eternal. With all my soul, I testify to the truth of...

Down at the [Y]MIA ... @ Ethesis
  -   For the last twenty-thirty years the Church has explored alternatives to scouting.  One...

BYU Tears Down Another Piece of My Past (WIDB) @ LDS Science Review
  -  It seems like every time I visit my undergraduate alma mater another construction project...

Rough Draft of Nick Literski Interview @ Ethesis
  -  Nick Literski was a blogger at Mormon Matters, ran a site on LDS Temples and was married...

On Authentic Truth and Authentic Faith @ Clean Cut
  -  In 2001, Todd Compton wrote the following response to negative reviews about his book "In...

Lesson Thirteen -- The Temple as a reflection of people who love each other @ Ethesis
  -           President Benson said that a temple is “a symbol of all we hold...

The Story of John Taylor's Watch Seems Too Good to Let Go @ LDS Science Review
  -  I just returned from my summer vacation, part of which included a visit to Carthage Jail....

Reflections on my life @ Ethesis
  -  I'm 59 years old.  Since I was about 14 or so I've known and interacted with a constant...

REVIEW: Re-Reading Job @ Improvement Era
  -  What matters more – understanding why people suffer, or knowing how we should...

Dear Elder Oaks and Brother Turley @ Clean Cut
  -  Dear Elder Oaks and Brother Turley:

Advocate For Mormon Intellectuals @ Clean Cut
  -  Dick and Gene PollA month ago I mentioned how I consider Richard "Dick"...

EVEs Are Bone of Our Bones and Flesh of Our Flesh @ LDS Science Review
  -  When we think of the human genome, we generally have in mind the collection of genes that...

If you could ask the First Presidency a question--any question--what would you ask? @ Clean Cut
  -  "If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it...

The Beauty Of Owning Our Own Post-Certain Religious Life @ Clean Cut
  -  Brent Beal shared some profound insights about those of us who no longer claim to "know"...

Important New Monograph by Andrei A. Orlov, “Divine Scapegoats” @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  Andrei A. Orlov, Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism (Albany:...

The Calderwood's Concerns Should Be The Church's Collective Concerns @ Clean Cut
  -  "When religious people are publicly intimidated, retaliated against, forced from...

Interviews @ Ethesis
  -  I decided to start a new feature at Wheat & Tares -- interviews of people I either really...

The Truth: ALL Families Deserve To Be Strengthened @ Clean Cut
  -  The thirteenth Article of Faith states "we believe in doing good to all [mankind]."...

Before Richard Dawkins, There Was Orson Pratt @ LDS Science Review
  -  At By Common Consent, writer WVS shared an excerpt of Wilford Woodruff's journal, which...

Decalogue for Dissenters @ Clean Cut
  -  The first Sunstone piece I may have ever read was likely Armand Mauss's "Alternate...

Lesson 6 @ Ethesis
  -      On April 4, 1986, in connection with his first general conference as President of...

The Ways of Correlation are Mysterious: When Jesus Was Born @ LDS Science Review
  -  Lately I've been browsing through some of the newer manuals published by the Church. I've...

A Liahona Latter-day Saint @ Clean Cut
  -  I never knew Dr. Poll (pronounced Paul--the name was English) in person, but through...

On Being Faithful to the Future @ LDS Science Review
  -  I've been a little more active in my reading lately, but am unable to comment in detail...

The Church's Cardinal Sin of Blasphemy/Idolatry @ Clean Cut
  -  There's a well-known Book of Mormon story in which a humble prophet named Abinadi engages...

The Evolution of Adam @ LDS Science Review
  -  When I bought The Evolution of Adam, by Peter Enns, I was afraid that I might be in for a...

Lowry Nelson's Reflections on the State of Academic Freedom at BYU and the Personality of Heber J. Grant @ Clean Cut
  -  Last month I began reading the memoirs of brother Lowry Nelson. Immediately, the...

Polygamy was not, is not, and never will be of God @ Clean Cut
  -  My personal sense is that the LDS Church has paid (and will continue to pay) a high price...

Priesthood lesson 6 Jesus Christ, Our Savior and Redeemer @ Ethesis
  -  _________________________________________________________________Ezra Taft Benson Lesson...

Gaslighting and you @ Ethesis
  -  Preface. I've written about communicating with general authorities and others in a...

Oklahoma is Fulfilling Prophecy @ LDS Science Review
  -  Several passages of scripture speak of "earthquakes in divers places" as a sign of the...

Grace: Like An Oasis in the Desert @ Clean Cut
  -  Like an oasis in the desert, President Uchtdorf's sermon "The Gift of Grace" was itself,...

An Inconvenient Truth: Lowry Nelson was right; The First Presidency was wrong @ Clean Cut
  -   Darius Gray has inspired me to embrace the full truth, not just the convenient...

Lesson 5 @ Ethesis
  -   1.     Why did God tell the early church “say nothing but repentance unto this...

Lesson 4 (rough draft) @ Ethesis
  -   “Happiness here and now consists in freely, lovingly, joyfully acknowledging God’s...

Philosophy mingled with scripture (rough draft) @ Ethesis
  -  When people talk about philosophy mingled with scripture they generally mean one of two...

Recent Resources, Books and Articles of Interest for Ancient Studies and Scripture 1/12/15 @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  This is my second post (in what may become a regular series) of recent items (with links)...

Meditation on the Word @ Improvement Era
  -  Consider the word Elephant. If I break down the word Elephant, I find many parts. Three...

REVIEW: Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy @ Improvement Era
  -   Can a faithful Latter-day Saint accept the possibility that what are commonly called the...

Worlds Without Number @ Improvement Era
  -  One of the most beautiful and profound passages in Adam Miller’s Letters to a Young...

REVIEW: Letters to a Young Mormon @ Improvement Era
  -  The Neal A. Maxwell Institute has just released the first volume in their ‘Living...

Divine Councils, Blood, Clay, and the Sacrament @ Improvement Era
  -  This year, members of the LDS Church through its Gospel Doctrine curriculum are studying...

Mourning With Those That Mourn: A Homily on the Lord’s Supper @ Improvement Era
  -  The following is adapted from a message I presented as a Sacrament Meeting talk in two...

Testimony tips @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Man, do I love the Book of Mormon.I have for some time. It is a key element of my...

Spiritual Sudoku @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I recently worked my first Sudoku puzzle. If you’re not familiar, Sudoku puzzles have...

On Being One @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In yesterday’s High Priest group meeting, one of our members led us in a discussion of...

On reading a new copy of the Book of Mormon @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I don’t know how many times I’ve read the Book of Mormon. I imagine (conservatively)...

Balance @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m back.I’ve been on a self-imposed hiatus. There was some vacation time, some minor...

A flood of seminary @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I am returning to teach seminary again in the fall.  (I’d posted before that I was...

Testimony and Faith Journeys @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  As I think about my membership in the LDS church (nearly 37 years now), I realize that I...

A series on Addiction Recovery @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I was out last week at a family reunion, so did not post. While I was gone, Real Intent...

Mission Call Madness @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  A recent Salt Lake Tribune opinion piece about Bountiful HS grads who “announced”...

Spiritual Mentors @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  The kernel of the idea for this post came from a comment over at Real Intent. In response...

Revisiting electronic scriptures @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Some time ago, MMM did a great post on electronic vs paper scriptures and I joined...

Let's talk about sex @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  We had an awesome 5th Sunday lesson yesterday.  Our bishop taught us about teaching...

The Big Meeting @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Like many others, I watched the leadership training broadcast yesterday afternoon, and...

"We're just like you." @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  We had a special stake conference this past weekend. Four general authorities (including...

Provider, Protector and Plumber @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Yesterday was an awesome Father’s Day. I had calls and wishes from all my kids, a...

The Boomerang, My Father, and Me @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  When I was 11 or 12, my father and I embarked on a project to build a boomerang.I’m not...

35 Years Later -- Memories of the revelation on the priesthood @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Saturday was the 35th anniversary of the announcement of extension of priesthood...

The Best Kept Secret @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In the last months of my mission, my companion’s brother was travelling through Europe...

Experience coaches vs. helicopter parenting @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Last week’s Wall Street Journal featured this story on parents’ serving as...

My conversion story @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Encouraged by MMM’s 2nd Annual Hug a Convert Day, I am sharing my own conversion...

Wow, it's here early! @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  See that button over there to the right?  It looks just like this:If you click on...

Good things come in threes @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  No, this is not a follow up on my Three Good Things post from last week, but I suppose in...

In Defense of "The Orange Shirt" @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m still an avid reader of The Friend, even though my youngest graduated Primary last...

Three Good Things @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m dealing with a rather long period of depression. I wrote about it at Real Intent a...

Listen to the still small voice! Listen. Listen. @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In 12-step programs there are often promises associated with working the steps. ...

Grace & the Person in the Pit analogy (at Feast Upon the Word) @ Beginnings New
  -  In order to reach both YW and YM leaders, I have posted some notes about the March...

Come and share your thoughts @ Beginnings New
  -  Those of us who have been writing for this blog for the past few years have all felt...

REVIEW: War and Peace In Our Time: Mormon Perspectives @ Improvement Era
  -   Title: “War & Peace In Our Time: Mormon Perspectives” Editors: Patrick...

Share, Teach, Act: Questions on getting Youth more involved with the New Curriculum @ Beginnings New
  -  Like many of you, our ward is spending several Sundays getting ready to teach the New...

Training Video for the New Curriculum: Determine What to Teach @ Beginnings New
  -  I'm starting to explore the material on lds.org about the new curriculum. I think these...

Welcome to the new curriculum! @ Beginnings New
  -  The time has finally come!!!! I wish we could hold some celebration of sorts...

New Youth Curriculum, and the Digital Facilitation of New Revelation @ Improvement Era
  -    [Cross posted over at Worlds Without End: A Mormon Studies Roundtable, a wonderful...

REVIEW and MUSINGS – Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet @ Improvement Era
  -  John Turner’s Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet is an excellent book. An important book....

Best thing about Girls Camp this year? @ Beginnings New
  -  What things can you share with us from your Girls Camp that you were excited about and/or...

Youth Media - Pure and Simple Faith @ Beginnings New
  -  Happy summer!  Today I'm posting the newest video from youth.lds.org.  It...

Teaching to Understand @ Beginnings New
  -  I've been reading, off and on, Elder Bednar's book Increase In Learning: Spiritual...

Think Before You Pass Out @ Beginnings New
  -  Why, why do Young Women leaders persist in doing this?Go here, and read this post.Treats...

Youth Media - Our True Identity @ Beginnings New
  -  President Uchtdorf has a way with words.  I find so many of his talks to be poetic...

Melchizedek Priesthood - notes on D&C 128, D&C 121, and Alma 12 & 13 (YW Lesson 15, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  Our ward is teaching the lessons on Priesthood after the lessons on the temple. We're...

Closing the Loop @ Beginnings New
  -  I haven't written a blog post in ages, so I'm really glad ks is here keeping things...

Youth Media - Dare to Stand Alone @ Beginnings New
  -  So today I wanted to share the newest youth.lds.org video (these can also be found on...

Teaching About the Temple (YW Lesson 18: Temple Marriage) @ Beginnings New
  -  Last Sunday I had the wonderful opportunity to teach on the temple. I got permission from...

YW Lesson 17: The Purpose of Covenants and Ordinances @ Beginnings New
  -  From my perspective, it seemed like the purpose of this lesson was to teach about...

Youth Media - Things as They Really Are @ Beginnings New
  -  It's time for another media review!  This time I wanted to share one of my...

"Women and Priesthood Bearers" (YW Lesson 16, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  There was one quotation from this lesson that I wanted to think about, line by line. It...

A few thoughts on motherhood and not judging other moms @ Beginnings New
  -  A friend recently shared with me this article at Salon about how much mothers label,...

Advice on teaching youth about family history? @ Beginnings New
  -  Our ward is about to embark on some teaching and training on family history, the temple,...

Happy Easter! @ Beginnings New
  -  A few things I noticed around the web over the last few days...Some beautiful Easter...

Thoughts from your experience of teaching about the Priesthood? @ Beginnings New
  -  So most of you have probably already taught the lessons on the Priesthood (we haven't,...

Further Thoughts On the Temple, Virtue, Personal Progress, and Family History @ Beginnings New
  -  When I posted my notes from meeting Sis. Dalton, I didn't add very many of my...

Youth Media - Arise to the Mountain @ Beginnings New
  -  Hello!  My name is Sharon, aka dieMutti ("the mom" in German), and I am delighted to...

Resource suggestions for teaching on the Priesthood? (YW Lesson 13, 14, 15 and/or 16) @ Beginnings New
  -  Until I get a chance to write again, I thought I could at least provide a place to start...

Self Reliance (YW Lesson 11 and Lesson 12, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  Note: I glanced through the lesson outlines, and it appears to me mostly to be a lesson...

My twelve days experience @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Christmas Traditions: LDS Style @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Midieval English carols @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Chapter 6: Spinning wheels @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Prorogued @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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