Even More Islands and Atolls

Can BYU afford to avoid Sunday play? @ Mormon Heretic
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A Review of “Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany” @ Worlds Without End
  -    Moroni and the Swastika: Mormons in Nazi Germany By David Conley Nelson Copyright...

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...

Heavenly Mother’s Day: Vision of Her Love @ Exponent
  -   Like our poet-prophetess of old, I too seek the “mutual approbation” that comes from...

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...

Heavenly Mothers Day: My Absentee Heavenly Parent @ Exponent
  -  Many women—and men—yearn for our heavenly mother. I don’t. When I believe in her at...

Stand By Me @ Approaching Justice
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Make a Donation For Your Exaltation @ Approaching Justice
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Heavenly Mothers Day: BYU Heavenly Mother Art Show, May 8, 2015 @ Exponent
  -  Guest Post by Katie PayneKatie just graduated with an MFA from Brigham Young University,...

Introducing our Heavenly Mother’s Day Series @ Exponent
  -  CW: Suicidal thoughts I moved to Oakland five years ago. One of my first outings in the...

Guest Post: Two Baby Blessings @ Exponent
  -  by Becca I have two daughters. At the time of my first daughter’s birth I am a...

May 2015 Visiting Teaching Message: Teacher’s Choice from Conference @ Exponent
  -  I confess that the past 12 months have not been easy for me. We moved house twice in this...

Pay Tithes and Offerings Online! @ Approaching Justice
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Baltimore’s Dream and Ours @ Approaching Justice
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Ezra Taft Benson Chronology: Continued fight against communism (through McKay administration) @ Worlds Without End
  -  Ezra Taft Benson Chronology (Part IV): Oct 18, 1963 to January 18, 1970 (Apostle; 2nd...

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...

Relief Society Lesson 9: The Book of Mormon—Keystone of Our Religion @ Exponent
  -   Traduction en français/Click for French Translation Is there not something deep in our...

Fever in Baltimore @ Approaching Justice
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The Great and Spacious Building @ Worlds Without End
  -  “[I]t appeared to reach to the very heavens. It was full of doors and windows, and they...

Re-imagining a hymn: I know that my Redeemer lives @ Exponent
  -  I’ve been thinking a lot about President Uchtdorf’s General Conference talk...

Have We Lost the War on Drugs? @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Global Mormon Feminism: Reflections On The 40th Anniversary Exponent II Issue @ Exponent
  -  Exponent II has been such a gift to me.  There is always something there to make me...

The Consumption of Corruptible Things @ Exponent
  -  By Chrissie By Jenny I’ve always been fascinated with the apocalyptic side of the...

A Twenty-Fourth Century Mormon Parallel @ Worlds Without End
  -  “[T]he first speaker sat down by my side and in a low tone begged pardon for his...

What If Everyone Mattered? @ Approaching Justice
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Harry Reid’s Missionary Work Helps Convert Former U.S. Senator to Mormonism @ Approaching Justice
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Rapid Rise in Super PACs Dominated by Single Donors @ Approaching Justice
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Mormon Nazis @ Mormon Heretic
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“In a coming day…” Remembering Bruce R McConkie @ Approaching Justice
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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...

A Response to Nathaniel Givens’ Unfortunate Defense of #GamerGate @ Approaching Justice
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Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: Neylan McBaine & the Hidden Beauty of the Gospel @ Worlds Without End
  -  At the end of Roger Scruton’s controversial documentary Why Beauty Matters, 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...

Dan Vogel takes on Mormonism Unvailed @ Mormon Heretic
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Did Joseph Use a Bible in Compiling the Book of Mormon? @ Worlds Without End
  -  The Book of Mormon often quotes the King James Bible. It even reproduces entire chapters...

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,...

Utah’s model of Anti-Discrimination and Religious Rights @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Missionary work in Mongolia @ Mormon Heretic
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Holy Hope For Holy Leadership @ Clean Cut
  -  I have very modest expectations for LDS ecclesiastical leaders. This keeps me...

The Swords of Damocles, Laban, and the Lord @ Worlds Without End
  -  According to legend, the ancient Syracusan tyrant Dionysius II had a flatterer named...

LDS Church politics in Utah @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Council of 50 – Q&A with Jedidiah Rogers @ Mormon Heretic
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Ezra Taft Benson chronology: Early battle against communism @ Worlds Without End
  -  Ezra Taft Benson Chronology (Part III): May 22, 1961 to October 7, 1963 (Apostle;...

"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...

Unhealthy Baby Abortion @ Mormon Heretic
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Monogamous Mormon Threatened for Rejection of Polygamy @ kiwimormon
  -  On the 2nd February  Kirk van Allen wrote a critique of Section 132 of the Doctrine and...

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...

Review: ‘Grace Is Not God’s Backup Plan’ @ Worlds Without End
  -  Review of Adam S. Miller, Grace Is Not God’s Backup Plan: An Urgent Paraphrase of...

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

D&C 132 and Other Men’s Wives @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Ezra Taft Benson chronology: Secretary of Agriculture @ Worlds Without End
  -  Ezra Taft Benson Chronology (Part II): Nov 5, 1952 to January 20, 1961 (years as...

Digesting the Dehlin Drama: Thoughts in the wake @ kiwimormon
  -  I’ve spent the last couple of days percolating the latest excommunication drama,...

@ 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...

On tuning into another LGBT drama in ‘Murica @ kiwimormon
  -  30 Minutes ago the Mormon Newsroom concluded a rare press conference.   Let me be...

"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, I have...

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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How loving the church can get you hated by the church @ kiwimormon
  -  On the 10th of January 2014 a group of commissioners from the Hamilton District Council...

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...

The 15 Ailments of the LDS Church (With a hat tip to Pope Francis) @ kiwimormon
  -  While Mormons are asked to, required to, strong-armed into ‘sustaining’, not...

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...

Why Leaving the Church Often Means Leaving God @ kiwimormon
  -  This guest post is by New Zealander Mike Cammock who is originally from Christchurch....

Ancient Jewish Traditions Concerning Angels (Draft for Ensign) @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  I recently posted on Facebook regarding a small contribution that I made to...

The 2014 Temple on Mt Zion Videos Are Here!! @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  For any of you who were not able to make it to the Temple on Mt Zion Conference held on...

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

"Every instrument is precious and adds to the complex beauty of the symphony" @ Clean Cut
  -  One my favorite quotes is from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin: "Some are lost because they are...

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...

What "Sustaining" Our Leaders *Really* Means @ Clean Cut
  -  One of the best statements about sustaining our leaders was written during this...

"We are to embrace all truth not just the convenient truth" @ Clean Cut
  -  I think Darius Gray has a lot to teach us about grappling with messy history. Even though...

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...

Hazards of Obedience @ Clean Cut
  -  To quote the late great BYU historian Richard Poll:"James Madison cautioned: 'When the...

"Restive And Concerned" @ Clean Cut
  -  Armand Mauss (from p. 70 of his memoir), writing about correlation during an era he came...

What Mormons should–and should not–expect from prophets @ Clean Cut
  -  Julie Smith makes some salient observations on having more realistic and historically...

The Puzzle of Polygamy @ Clean Cut
  -  "In this church you only need to believe the truth, find out what the truth...

More on Tiny Houses. @ Ethesis
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“Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience." @ Clean Cut
  -  Spotlighting a post from my friend, Lon Young: Put Away Our Telescopes? Not a...

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...

How To Change The World @ Clean Cut
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Does "we cannot lead you astray" lead to blind self-security? @ Clean Cut
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A Hugh B. Brown Benediction @ Clean Cut
  -  The following excerpts come from the final chapter (9) of "An Abundant Life: The...

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....

Let's Be Frank About the Book of Mormon Introduction @ LDS Science Review
  -  Daniel Peterson spoke at the annual FAIR conference last month, and the transcript of his...

Are We Too Stupid to NOT Believe in Free Will? @ LDS Science Review
  -  Over at his blog, Sic et Non, Daniel Peterson highlighted a Scientific American article...

The Case for Junk DNA @ LDS Science Review
  -  Most of our DNA probably doesn't really do anything and could be dispensed with. Some may...

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

On the Origin of Hitler @ LDS Science Review
  -  About a month ago I was browsing through Science and noticed a review of a recent book by...

Blessed Are the Nerds @ LDS Science Review
  -  My Saturday web surfing alerted me to a small controversy over the role of nerds in...

What Is the Deal with the Ebola Outbreak? @ LDS Science Review
  -  This week I caught some of The Diane Rehm Show on NPR, which had a very interesting...

The Mayans and the Neanderthals @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last week I was reading a news article about a new study that determined that Tibetans...

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...

More on tiny houses (I'm a fan) @ Ethesis
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REVIEW: Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy @ Improvement Era
  -   Can a faithful Latter-day Saint accept the possibility that what are commonly called the...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Wayfaring Stranger @ Ethesis
  -   A friend told me about this, they are using it for a memorial service.

On doctrinal shifts and trends @ Ethesis
  -  Back in the 70s I encountered the limited geography, Lehi & family as an island in a...

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...

Rachel's talk at church today (2013/12/29) @ Ethesis
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Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men @ Ethesis
  -  Another child of God (blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children...

Answering intrusive questions @ Ethesis
  -  Too often people ask questions that are so intrusive. For example, they might ask "you...

Reflections @ Ethesis
  -  I very much enjoyed the speakers at Church this last Sunday.  As always, I had to leave...

Inclusiveness and the gospel @ Ethesis
  -   Wherever you are, whatever you are wearing, whatever language you are hearing, you...

Movie Review for Thor, The Dark World @ Ethesis
  -  I have not seen it, but I've been told this is pretty...

On raising children -- what economists have to say @ Ethesis
  -  I was listening to...

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....

180 Years (and 1 month) Ago In Church Periodicals: August 1832 @ Improvement Era
  -  I’ve been trying to make sure I get these up during the same month they were initially...

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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