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The Point of View for My Work as an Author–On Leere @ By Common Consent
  -  This post is a continuation from the AML Blog. Read it first to understand my path in...

Your Earth Day Present from BCC Press: The Tragedy of King Leere, Goatherd of the La Sals, by Steven L. Peck @ By Common Consent
  -  Two years and two weeks ago, on April 6, 2017, BCC Press began with a single book: Steven...

Don’t Reform the Honor Code @ Times & Seasons
  -  The current round of dissatisfaction with the BYU honor code will hopefully result in...

“O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory?” #BCCSundaySchool2019 @ By Common Consent
  -  The Come Follow Me manual’s resources for the week of Easter include no set reading...

Special Assignment @ By Common Consent
  -  About two and a half years ago a local church leader gave me what he dubbed a...

The Prophet Project: Careful versus Casual by Sister Becky Craven @ By Common Consent
  -  Near the end of her talk, Careful versus Casual, Sister Becky Craven says something...

Easter @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m not big on religious holidays. I know some look at all the holy days of...

A Poem for Holy Thursday (2019) @ By Common Consent
  -  I posted this two years ago on Holy Thursday. I’ve tweaked it and made some...

Thursday @ By Common Consent
  -  If you look at our archives, today is a day when I revisit the liturgies associated with...

Some tips for your obituary @ Times & Seasons
  -  For some time, I’ve been writing obituaries for a secular educational institution...

Sunday Dress @ By Common Consent
  -  In our most recent General Conference, there has been a push for members to dress up for...

Come Follow Me as a Quasi-, or Proto-Lectionary @ By Common Consent
  -  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn’t have a traditional...

Ethics and Mormon missionary work: what memoirs tell us @ Times & Seasons
  -  They are still teenagers, 18 or 19, and are sent out to change the lives of adults. The...

#taxday 2019: Henry P. Richards and Hawaiian Personal Taxes @ By Common Consent
  -    Today is April 15, which means it’s Tax Day! And, as always, on Tax Day, I...

Grace and Cooperative Salvation @ Times & Seasons
  -  Since at least the time of Augustine of Hippo and Pelagius, western Christianity has been...

When God Changes Address @ Times & Seasons
  -    One of the many striking episodes in the life of the prophet Elijah is his...

Church Statistics 2019 @ Times & Seasons
  -  Now that the latest Church statistics are out everyone is putting up their analysis.[1]...

10 questions with Philip Barlow @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to have an other of our co-posts with Kurt Manwaring. This is 10...

Spanish Hymns and the Future Hymnbook @ Times & Seasons
  -  Recently, Walter van Beek wrote an interesting post on this blog about Global Mormonism....

Global Mormonism: decentered and decentering @ Times & Seasons
  -  One central question in Mormon Studies, from its inception, is in what measure preaching...

Of early modern English and the Book of Mormon @ Times & Seasons
  -  I don’t think the language usage patterns of the Book of Mormon require the...

On Early Modern English and the Book of Mormon @ Times & Seasons
  -  In some ways new discoveries about our modern scriptures have become much rarer of late....

On Not Understanding the Atonement @ Times & Seasons
  -  There are some pretty major aspects of our Latter-day Saint faith–and of...

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Throughout the Restoration @ Times & Seasons
  -  I remember seeing a survey several years ago that claimed that the two most popular hymns...

Disputations in Zion @ Times & Seasons
  -  A couple of weeks ago, we reached the end of 3 Nephi 26 in our family scripture reading....

Online Dating Series: Potential Pitfalls @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Things are zipping along, you’re going on meets and dates and maybe some of your...

Online Dating Series: Meet or Date Gone Wrong @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Since I stuck to the criteria I shared, it was really rare for a date to go wrong aside...

Online Dating Series: The Meet @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  How to know when to meet? I used several criteria. Does conversation flow naturally? Do...

Online Dating Series: First Contact @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I took it to heart that I should initiate contact when a profile caught my attention....

Online Dating Series: The Profile (Theirs) @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Many of the same things apply to looking at a potential’s profile as they do...

Online Dating Series: The Profile (Yours) @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  It can be intimidating looking at that blank profile page you need to create to represent...

Online Dating Series: Setting Your Sites @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Knowing absolutely nothing about online dating sites to eventually becoming a monitor...

Online Dating Series- The Decision/Preparation @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Disclaimer– Up front, this series will probably piss off a few men (especially LDS...

Renewing My Vows @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   I love the idea of wedding vow renewals, whether it’s to mark a significant...

She who Speaks @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  In recent days, with the changes to the temple ceremony, I have been contacted by many...