Even More Islands and Atolls

Can a Mormon be a Conservative? @ Approaching Justice
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Up for Awards @ Mormon Heretic
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LDS News Conference on Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination @ Approaching Justice
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On tuning into another LGBT drama in ‘Murica @ kiwimormon
  -  30 Minutes ago the Mormon Newsroom concluded a rare press conference.   Let me be...

FLASHBACK: The 10 Best Facebook Reactions to Election Night 2012 @ Approaching Justice
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Economist to Headline Free Discussion Series on Postal Banking @ Approaching Justice
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We Are Not The Cool Kids. We Are Approaching Justice. @ Approaching Justice
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Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients @ Approaching Justice
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Feminist Church, in Haiku Form @ Exponent
  -   Wearing pants to church. Getting shifty eyes from the RS President. Girls, we need to...

Hard Mormon Conversations at Church @ Exponent
  -  I recently had a conversation about conversations.  I wondered aloud if there was a...

Virtual Oases @ Exponent
  -  A round-up of interesting news and links for your weekend! Exponent blogger, April...

"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...

Because We Preach Repentance @ Exponent
  -  by Akls Meteo It was a rainy Sunday afternoon as I sat on the hill at the south end of...

A Spiritual Hiatus @ Exponent
  -  “Will you be moving your records into the branch?” “….Maybe.” The YSA Branch...

Is Romney the Next FDR? Wait, Stop Laughing @ Approaching Justice
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American Sniper and Futile Heroism @ Approaching Justice
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Elected Hecklers #SOTU @ Approaching Justice
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Context and Motivation @ Exponent
  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juTeHsKPWhY It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World is one...

My Sloppy Manners Explained! Support Approaching Justice! @ Approaching Justice
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You can’t be what you can’t see @ Exponent
  -  My seven year old nephew recently announced to his mother that there are more boys than...

“Selma” & “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”: A Review @ Exponent
  -  In a rare occurrence for this poor recent college graduate, I treated myself to seeing...

Dehlin and Bennett put on Notice @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Relief Society Lesson 2: Pray Always @ Exponent
  -  Due to a scheduling snafu (my bad) this lesson was due to go up next week, but I’ve...

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...

An Announcement from April Young Bennett @ Exponent
  -  As a condition of renewing my temple recommend, my new stake president has required me to...

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)...

This Forgotten Restoration Will Sound Amazingly Familiar—Except for the Female Prophets @ Worlds Without End
  -  The Banazova Plateau, site of the New Jerusalem The prophet drew opinions the way a...

Salt Lake’s Cure for Homelessness @ Mormon Heretic
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ETB Lesson #1 @ Ethesis
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Church Ball @ Mormon Heretic
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Denver Snuffer and an Emerging Mormon Mysticism @ Worlds Without End
  -  Tim Malone Tim Malone was a long-time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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...

Did you Meet the Mormons? @ Mormon Heretic
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The Christmas Star in BoM @ Mormon Heretic
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On Being Seasick While Staying In The Boat @ Clean Cut
  -  Based on a recent stake conference talk by a visiting area authority and subsequent...

Council of Fifty: A Documentary History @ Worlds Without End
  -  Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Jedediah S. Rogers, editor, Signature Books...

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

Impromptu Sacrament Meetings @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Documents, Volume 3 of the Joseph Smith Papers released @ Worlds Without End
  -  I had the good fortune to attend a media event with members of the Joseph Smith Papers...

Uninspirational Missionary Farewells @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: The Mundane and the Sublime in Mormon Art @ Worlds Without End
  -  Michelangelo, Pieta [A]ll good things…come by grace and grace comes by art and art does...

Is it Time to Update the Word of Wisdom? @ Mormon Heretic
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Anguished Musings on a Frayed Testimony @ kiwimormon
  -  What is the Atonement? I asked my elder foster brother Jeff. I was 16. During the...

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...

2015 Summer Seminar: “Organizing the Kingdom: Priesthood, Church Government, and the Forms of LDS Worship” @ Worlds Without End
  -   The Maxwell Institute will be sponsoring another summer seminar for graduate students,...

Is ISIS our generation’s version of Nazis? @ Mormon Heretic
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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...

The Polygamy Revelations of Joseph Smith @ Worlds Without End
  -  The recent gospel topics essays by the church on plural marriage provide an...

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
  -  "I long for the day when LDS church meetings and materials tout not only the virtues of...

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

On Despising Mormon Polygamy @ kiwimormon
  -  This is my response to the Plural Marriage in Kirkland and Nauvoo essay posted last...

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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The Temple View Saga: A Podcast @ kiwimormon
  -  Temple View is a small Mormon village on the outskirts of Hamilton New Zealand and lies...

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...

Growing Bold Mormon Daughters: The Impossibility of Emma Watson and Jacinda Ardern @ kiwimormon
  -  If I had a daughter I hope she would be Emma Watson.   I don’t have any daughters....

Faith, Hope, and Charity, even with Reduced Church Expectations @ Clean Cut
  -  I recently finished reading Armand Mauss's memoir, "Shifting Borders and a Tattered...

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...

Seeing beyond tobacco smoke and into the soul of a man @ Clean Cut
  -  From page 71 of "An Abundant Life: The Memoirs of Hugh B. Brown":We had a wonderful stake...

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

The Temple Recommend Series: The Interview Guidelines @ kiwimormon
  -  In this first substantive edition of the Temple Recommend Series I will consider the...

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...

The Temple Recommend Series: An Introduction @ kiwimormon
  -  I had my first temple recommend in 1987. For the next 25 years these interviews were...

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...

The Gospel Checklist: Crowding Out the Spirit? @ Worlds Without End
  -  [T]he Final Judgment is not just an evaluation of a sum total of good and evil...

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...

Academic Job Posting from BYU @ Worlds Without End
  -  Our friends at BYU asked me to post the following job announcement for a faculty position...

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...

Don't fall victim to the "Too Syndrome" @ Clean Cut
  -  “Sometimes we have what I call the Too Syndrome. We feel that there are some people we...

"What absolutes do you believe in?" @ Clean Cut
  -  Chieko Okazaki:“[A] woman said that her sister-in-law once asked her, ‘What absolutes...

Come Support Our Bloggers at the Sunstone Symposium! @ Worlds Without End
  -  Several Worlds Without End bloggers will be presenting at the upcoming Salt Lake City...

On Asking Questions and Patiently Hoping for Changes @ Clean Cut
  -  I'm grateful that Church spokeswoman Ally Isom (in her RadioWest interview with Doug...

"Only men are ordained to serve in priesthood offices" @ Clean Cut
  -  The question is "why?"

Where There Is Charity and Love, God Is There @ Clean Cut
  -  One of the highlights of my time singing in the BYU Concert Choir was singing this...

Speaking Words of Wisdom @ Clean Cut
  -  From Margaret Blair Young's post: "Here I Stand. God Help Me, I Can Do No Other.":When I...

Keep Calm and Carry On, Carry On, Carry On! @ Clean Cut
  -  Carry on!Posted by Kate Kelly on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog |Joy and...

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

Perfect people don’t need a Savior @ Clean Cut
  -  “Well, my dear sisters [and brothers], the gospel is the good news that can free us...

Scientists: Bigfoot Still Missing @ LDS Science Review
  -  University of Oxford scientists have published--in a peer-reviewed journal--results of...

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...

Watch Your Inner Animal @ LDS Science Review
  -  Back in 2008 I read paleontologist Neil Shubin's book, Your Inner Fish. (Dave at Times...

Climate Science Versus the Ether @ LDS Science Review
  -  In my last post I highlighted the release of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and...

Climate Change: Still Happening @ LDS Science Review
  -  Major life changes (good) have interfered with blogging for about the last six months....

More on tiny houses (I'm a fan) @ Ethesis
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Daniel Peterson Heading to NRO @ LDS Science Review
  -  Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Peterson for being picked up as a columnist at National...

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.

D&C 77 and the World's Week @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Church has released a new Doctrine and Covenants and Church History manual for...

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

The Church Teaches Evolution via the Book of Mormon @ LDS Science Review
  -  In what may be the most scientifically detailed explanation on LDS.org, the Church...

Even as I Will @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Book of Moses comes from Joseph Smith's inspired revision of Genesis. After...

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...

The Secret @ Ethesis
  -  My mother was a professional cake decorator for much of the time I was growing up,...

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...

Addiction Recovery and the Twelve Steps @ Ethesis
  -  Elder Mathew Cowley of the quorum of the twelve apostles in 1954.  "Sometimes our own...

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...

Some inspiration @ Ethesis
  -  Recently...

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. ...

But what have you done? @ Ethesis
  -  My mother-in-law tells the story of her first ward after she was married. The bishop had...

Asking Questions: What should I expect from this lesson? @ Ethesis
  -  In the Lorenzo Snow manual there is a sub-heading (on page 25) "Ministering to...

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...

On diet supplements and vitamins @ Ethesis
  -   My mother got a free subscription to a nutrition magazine that mostly wrote about...

Women in the Military, women in combat @ Ethesis
  -  There has been a lot of discussion over the years about women in the...

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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