Even More Islands and Atolls

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...

How many times? @ Exponent
  -  I sat on the floor with my legs crossed, leaning against a console stereo, my ear pressed...

Policy Suggestions @ Exponent
  -   Family Portrait by Lavinia Fontana This list is a resource for general-level church...

Relief Society Lesson 17: Keeping the Law of Chastity @ Exponent
  -   Traducción española/Click for Spanish Translation Teachings of Presidents of the...

Agency @ Exponent
  -  Jesus Tempted by Carl Heinrich Bloch Scripture teaches that agency is God’s gift and...

Transparency @ Exponent
  -  Esther Denouncing Haman by Ernest Normand Transparency is key to preventing abuses in any...

Protecting the Vulnerable @ Exponent
  -  The Woman with an Issue of Blood by James Tissot Christ taught that we have a special...

Birth of the Devil @ Mormon Heretic
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The Golden Rule @ Exponent
  -  The Sermon on the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch Christ taught the Golden Rule:...

Communication @ Exponent
  -  Jesus and the Canaanite Woman by Mattia Preti Jesus Christ set an example of open...

Opportunity @ Exponent
  -  The Gleaners by Jean-Francois Millet The scriptures teach that “if ye have desires...

Womanhood @ Exponent
  -  Virgin of the Green Cushion by Andrea Solario “The worth of souls is great in the sight...

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...

LDS Church Stays with Scouting @ Approaching Justice
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Cornel West Endorses Bernie Sanders @ Approaching Justice
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Sunstone Testimonies 2015 @ Mormon Heretic
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Back to School: School Clothes and the Challenges of Poverty @ Approaching Justice
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Brené Brown on Faith @ Clean Cut
  -  "Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers,...

Intellectual Honesty and the Dance of Fear @ kiwimormon
  -  Religion at its best should be biblically responsible, intellectually honest, emotionally...

Ted Cruz Happy to See LGBTQ Discrimination @ Approaching Justice
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How the Book of Mormon Translation Story Changed over Time @ Worlds Without End
  -  When Joseph Smith began the Book of Mormon translation, he acted in his capacity as a...

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...

The Book of Mormon and Latter-Day Pride @ Approaching Justice
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Mormon Pageant Season @ Mormon Heretic
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Fabulous Insights From A Gay Mormon @ Clean Cut
  -  The ever insightful Mitch Mayne gave a truly fabulous interview at Wheat and Tares. Some...

Joseph Smith’s Seer Stone: A Historiographical Glimpse @ Worlds Without End
  -   The recently released images of Joseph Smith’s brown seer stone in the Joseph Smith...

Broaching the Subjects of Race and Class @ Approaching Justice
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Magical Artifacts and Book of Mormon Translation @ Worlds Without End
  -  Joseph Smith initially told the story of the golden plates in the language of folk-magic...

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...

Why I Support Rev. Vosper Even As I Disagree with Her @ Approaching Justice
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Church Unveils Joseph Smith Seer Stone in Drive toward Historical Transparency @ Worlds Without End
  -  At a press conference yesterday the LDS Church released photographs of the...

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...

Family Breakdown, the Welfare State, and the Family Proclamation: An Alternative History* @ Worlds Without End
  -  Laura Compton at Rational Faiths has an enlightening and informative post on the origins...

Socialism, Social Solidarity and Race @ Approaching Justice
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Down at the [Y]MIA ... @ Ethesis
  -   For the last twenty-thirty years the Church has explored alternatives to scouting.  One...

Greg Kearney on Masonic Origins on LDS Endowment @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

“I will be all right: My people were Mormon Pioneers.” @ Approaching Justice
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Why I’m Still a Gay Christian @ Approaching Justice
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On Authentic Truth and Authentic Faith @ Clean Cut
  -  In 2001, Todd Compton wrote the following response to negative reviews about his book "In...

Greg Prince on “Polarizing Packer” @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Too Much Monkey Business: Reconstructing Joseph Smith’s Polygamy for the Unsettled Latter-day Saint @ Worlds Without End
  -  Title: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding Authors: Brian C. Hales...

Atheist finds Garden of Eden @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Parenting Taboos – Part 2 @ Mormon Heretic
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Atheist in a Foxhole: The Tillman Story @ Mormon Heretic
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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:

Parenting Taboos – Part 1 @ Mormon Heretic
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The Letter from the Office of the First Presidency that Never Came @ kiwimormon
  -  The Office of the First Presidency Somewhere on Temple Square Salt Lake City, Utah USA...

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

MHA 2015 in Review @ Mormon Heretic
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Ezra Taft Benson Chronology: Presidency @ Worlds Without End
  -  Ezra Taft Benson Chronology (Part VI): November 10, 1985 to 2014 (President of the...

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...

Choosing NOT to Serve a Mission @ kiwimormon
  -  This guest post is by 21 year old Isaac McCluskey - my son.  Raising children to be LDS...

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...

Polygamy – It’s in our bones @ kiwimormon
  -  Ganesh Cherian, a former bishop from Wellington, New Zealand joins KiwiMormon once again...

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"...

Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: Julie Smith and Reading the New Testament Anew @ Worlds Without End
  -  This is how I spend most of Sunday School. I used to have a ritual headache every Sunday...

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

The Foolishness of the Calderwood Excommunications @ kiwimormon
  -  Last night Marisa and Carson Calderwood were excommunicated at a Church Discipline held...

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

Race and the Mormon Struggle to Revise Whiteness @ Worlds Without End
  -   Mormonism’s nineteenth-century white Protestant critics often cast the Latter-day...

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...

Ezra Taft Benson Chronology during the Joseph Fielding Smith, Harold B. Lee and Spencer W. Kimball administrations @ Worlds Without End
  -  Ezra Taft Benson Chronology (Part V): January 23, 1970 to November 10, 1985 (Apostle,...

Freedom for all, except people who disagree with me @ kiwimormon
  -  This guest post is by Nicola Ward Petty, a convert from Catholicism, a returned...

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...

Gloriavale and the Mormons: What New Zealand’s latest religious drama has to teach us @ kiwimormon
  -  Nestled against the Western range of the Southern Alps in New Zealand is a Christian...

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...

Mormon Internet Trolls, Cyberbullies and Doxing @ kiwimormon
  -  I’ve been in the blogging game for three years now.  I’m used to trolls and...

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...

Uncritical Lovers: Mormonism’s problem children @ kiwimormon
  -  A friend recently shared an observation with me about lovers and critics of the church....

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,...

Dear President; Dear Bishop @ kiwimormon
  -  Dear President, Dear Bishop   It has come to my attention that there are some...

Let's Not Overinterpret Revelation @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last week Mormon Interpreter published a treatise by Duane Boyce titled Sustaining the...

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...

Holy Hope For Holy Leadership @ Clean Cut
  -  I have very modest expectations for LDS ecclesiastical leaders. This keeps me...

Medicine is an Important Part of Addiction Recovery @ LDS Science Review
  -  See update below.Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is such a part of American culture that even...

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

"I will not seek to compel any man to believe as I do, only by the force of reasoning, for truth will cut its own way.” @ Clean Cut
  -  On December 7th, 1945, Church President George Albert Smith wrote a masterful...

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...

Mormonism: A Sausage Makers Religion @ Clean Cut
  -  A friend of mine, Christian Harrison--whom some bloggers may know as "Silus...

In the Universe, But Not Of the Universe? @ LDS Science Review
  -  I have a hard time rejecting causal determinism [1], which is essentially the idea that...

Updating Sexual Development @ LDS Science Review
  -  One of the things I have always liked about biology is the propensity of nature to...

@ Ethesis
  -   I like how Andrew S and Brigham Young actually reach a parallelism on deconstruction...

Lesson 3 @ Ethesis
  -   Preface:     Discussions in small groups “give a large number of people the...

Dear Elder Christofferson @ Clean Cut
  -  Dear Elder Christofferson, you recently stated:“We hope our members will be part of the...

"'A Prophet is not always a Prophet' only when he is acting as such" @ Clean Cut
  -  Joseph Smith wrote in his diary on February 8th, 1843: “'A Prophet is not always a...

A Paranormal Plug in the Deseret News @ LDS Science Review
  -  Oh, for heaven's sake. Daniel Peterson's latest column in the Deseret News, Defending the...

"How in the world in the 21st century is a church asking people not to talk openly about things?" @ Clean Cut
  -  I struggle to always express things gracefully and diplomatically; regardless, along...

BYU Fact-Checks Joseph Smith on Zacharias: How an Apocryphal Story Became Revealed Knowledge @ LDS Science Review
  -  As we are studying the New Testament in Sunday School this year, I was interested to see...

ETB #2 Lesson -- Pray Always @ Ethesis
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NASA: 2014 Hottest Year on Record @ LDS Science Review
  -  NASA and NOAA have officially declared 2014 as the warmest year on record. This in spite...

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)...

ETB Lesson #1 @ Ethesis
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Harold B. Lee Library Resources for Ancient Studies, Ancient Scripture and Philosophy @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  The BYU Harold B. Lee Library has some great study guides and links to resources that are...

BYU Studies: Science as Storytelling, and the Atomization of Knowledge @ LDS Science Review
  -  While looking for something to read during my Christmas vacation, I discovered that the...

Recent Resources, Books and Articles of Interest for Ancient Studies and Scripture @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  A list of recent items (with links) I have been made aware of which may be of interest to...

Adam Miller on Flawed Prophets @ Clean Cut
  -  From Adam S. Miller's chapter on History (pages 47 through 49 of "Letters to a Young...

On Being Seasick While Staying In The Boat @ Clean Cut
  -  Based on a recent stake conference talk by a visiting area authority and subsequent...

Facts and Authority @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Crucible of Doubt, by Terryl and Fiona Givens, contains this quote from Austin Farrer...

Zion="Expanding Grid Mormonism" @ Clean Cut
  -  I was recently introduced to Scott Hales' "The Garden of Enid" comics, but I think this...

Rachel's talk in Sacrament today @ Ethesis
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The Crucible of Doubt: Granting Permission to Believe @ LDS Science Review
  -  Modern science has taught us a lot about how our bodies work. To say it all boils down to...

Voting Your Conscience: Old LDS Edition @ LDS Science Review
  -  This week's U.S. election gives me an excuse to share some material from Church history I...

More on Tiny Houses. @ Ethesis
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Ebola: Fox News Preaches the Truth @ LDS Science Review
  -  Fox's Shep Smith put the smackdown on Ebola fear mongering in a brief but forceful...

Priesthood Session Highlights: Dunning-Kruger and The Eyring Letter @ LDS Science Review
  -  Two items of relevance to this blog in last night's priesthood session of General...

How Climate Change Skeptics Made Me Feel Better About Ebola @ LDS Science Review
  -  The bad news is that the Ebola outbreak is awful and is likely to get worse in western...

Abraham's Myths @ LDS Science Review
  -  This is mostly a note for myself, but I thought I would post it for anyone interested....

Seeing the truth @ Ethesis
  -   I have done all that I could To see the evil and the good without hiding You must help...

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

How ... @ Ethesis
  -  The woman stumbled, fell forward and died, baby in her arms, inches from food. "How...

Reflecting @ Ethesis
  -  I was reflecting that the two times I've been warned spiritually of future pain or...

On privileges and advantages @ Ethesis
  -  I recently watched the movie The Fault in Our Stars -- we saw it for family home evening...

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...

Documentary Hypothesis – The Name of God @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Is the Documentary Hypothesis antithesis of Mormonism or a point of explanation? A discussion @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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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...

Constitutional fight about polygamy @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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All Hallows Eve – A History @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Stephen Hawking is wrong and here is why @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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