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Monday Morning Theological Poll: Also-Ran Edition @ By Common Consent
  -  What is the difference between the lower two tiers of the celestial kingdom and the...

Welcome Richelle Wilson to BCC! @ By Common Consent
  -  By Common Consent is thrilled to welcome a new permanent blogger to the team, Richelle...

The Stranger and His Friend @ By Common Consent
  -  A couple of months ago the sister in charge of our sacrament meeting music wanted to...

Cut Off From the Prophets @ Times & Seasons
  -  One interesting thing about most scripture is the gap between the texts we have the the...

Jane @ By Common Consent
  -  I’m fairly involved in the broad field of Mormon Studies. My own particular niche...

Pop Culture Friday: Patina by Jason Reynolds @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Patina by Jason Reynolds  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction Patina Jones ain’t no junk....

Introducing Pop Culture Friday @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  (Post edited 6/22/19 to give proper credit to Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop)   Several...

10 questions with Thomas Alexander @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to have an other of our co-posts with Kurt Manwaring with 10 questions...

Epistemic Humility and the Crisis in the Church @ By Common Consent
  -  Human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts...

King Brigham! (Also, Dogs) @ By Common Consent
  -  Last week, for various reasons that involve research and things, I fell down the rabbit...

Book Review—Jana Riess, The Next Mormons @ By Common Consent
  -  Richelle Wilson is a PhD student in Scandinavian studies and comparative literature at...

I Am Worried about Jessica. @ By Common Consent
  -  Lona Gynt is a friend of BCC.  She is a Latter-day Saint and works as a physician in...

Frequency of the Sacrament @ Times & Seasons
  -  I mentioned in my previous post that the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper has been on...

Lesson 25: It is Finished. Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19 #BCCSundaySchool2019 @ By Common Consent
  -  The Seven Words of Jesus. These chapters deal with the consummation of the ministry of...

Monday Morning Theological Poll: LGBTQ in abstract edition @ By Common Consent
  -  How does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints view Homosexuality as a whole...

Your apocalyptic hymnbook @ Times & Seasons
  -  Hymns are useful evidence of religious practice. Hymns are a basic element of personal...

Why the Sacrament? @ Times & Seasons
  -  For Christians, the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was and is, in the words of one...

Battle for the Public Square @ Times & Seasons
  -  While it seems too soon to say the US is moving towards a more fully secular society like...

If this goes on— @ Times & Seasons
  -  If we wanted to hazard a guess at what the upcoming years and decades hold in store for...

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

Some Abortion Thoughts @ Times & Seasons
  -  Abortion has been in the news of late. Given the polarized times we live in, particularly...

Why Must All Life Live? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Once, as a kid, I sat on the front steps of our house, waiting for someone, I think. As I...

Updates on the New Hymnbook @ Times & Seasons
  -  It’s been nearly a year since the new core hymnbook was announced. While there have...

An International Church in an Isolationist Age @ Times & Seasons
  -  The most paranoid fantasies your persecution complex can dream up will probably come true...

God and Being @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the big differences between our faith and traditional Christianity is over the...

Revelation by the rooster @ Times & Seasons
  -  It is a week after Easter now, and surely Petrus (Peter, the English call him, but I...

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  When I was young, my parents would invite the Kelly’s over for dinner.  Dr. Kelly had...

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

On the Honor Code @ Times & Seasons
  -  Let me state my priors on the honor code. I think it’s an important set of rules...

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...