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“Behold the Condescension of God” @ By Common Consent
  -  Quanta dignatio Dei! quanta Virginis excellentia! Currite, matres; currite, filiae;...

Filling the Measure of Their Creation In Pioneer Utah  @ Times & Seasons
  -  I like people; that’s why I got a PhD in demography. My ideal existence is some rural...

“To Whom It May Concern” @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, that I find it odd that Official...

The Church, the State (of Utah), and Welfare @ By Common Consent
  -  On Thursday, ProPublica and the Salt Lake Tribune published a fascinating article...

Hearing leaders teach in their own languages: October 2021 General Conference edition @ Times & Seasons
  -  Do you remember that time when speakers in General Conference were allowed to speak in...

Brian and Laura Hales on Polygamy @ Times & Seasons
  -  ‘Tis the season … to talk about polygamy, apparently.  Kurt Manwaring recently sat...

A Scientist’s Humility and Why Everyone Needs a George Kneale @ By Common Consent
  -  This guest post is by Shawn Tucker, Professor of Art and Humanities at Elon College and...

Making Sense of Prophecies (5): “Lutius Gratiano” in the 20th and 21st centuries @ Times & Seasons
  -  The prophecy of “Lutius Gratiano” has a missing link in its textual history. Read...

Religion and Abortion @ By Common Consent
  -  As I type this post, the Supreme Court is listening to arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson...

“I saw the hosts of the dead” @ Times & Seasons
  -  President Joseph F. Smith’s Vision of the Redemption of the Dead is one of the most...

Mormon Boy @ By Common Consent
  -  I get completely random songs stuck in my head all the time. Yesterday, my subconscious...

An Interview with Reverend Dr. Andrew Teal @ Times & Seasons
  -  Have you ever met anyone who, through their example and experiences, leads you to seek...

My Christmas Posts @ By Common Consent
  -  Now that we’re past Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a young man’s fancy (or in my...

A New Book and a Christmas Sale from BCC Press @ By Common Consent
  -  Humility: A Practical ApproachJust in time for Christmas, BCC Press is deeply, profoundly...

“The Word and Will of the Lord” @ Times & Seasons
  -  There is a story about President David O. McKay where a youth who wasn’t active in the...

How Democracies Die: A Cautionary Tale from the Book of Mormon @ By Common Consent
  -  The world is becoming more authoritarian as non-democratic regimes become even more...

2021 Christmas gift book guide @ By Common Consent
  -  Another Christmas season is upon us. Sorry for getting the list out a little late. My...

The Future of the Church is Orthodox @ Times & Seasons
  -  I recently helped conduct a much-overdue national survey of Catholic priests that, among...

Weasleys, Rostovs, and Mormons–Oh My! @ By Common Consent
  -  In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Harry Potter franchise. . . . The Weasleys are...

Are Latter-day Saint Marriages Happier? @ Times & Seasons
  -  A few weeks ago I posted some numbers that suggested that Latter-day Saints have...

Making Sense of Prophecies (4): The Origin of “Lutius Gratiano” @ Times & Seasons
  -  With early efforts to locate the text in mind, we can now reconstruct the origin of the...

“There is never but one on the earth at a time” @ Times & Seasons
  -  Polygamy was one of the most divisive and explosive policies that Joseph Smith ever...

Making Sense of Prophecies (3): Reconsidering “Lutius Gratiano” @ Times & Seasons
  -  In the prophecy of “Lutius Gratiano,” we have the unusual opportunity to observe the...

“That they may bear the souls of men” @ Times & Seasons
  -  My wife is 37 weeks pregnant, and she is ready to be done.  She’s started writing down...

*Search, Ponder, and Pray* by Julie Smith: your essential guide to revisiting the gospels @ Times & Seasons
  -  “Tell me the stories of Jesus,” begins the primary song. You’ve read the stories of...

Mental Health Professionals in Support of Natasha Helfer @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
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Come Follow Me “correction” As Harmful As Before @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Dear Latter-day Saints, The latest online correction to the Come Follow Me manual has me...

Authority, Scripture, and Social Location @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  By Margaret Olsen Hemming Over the last couple of years, I’ve described The Book of...

Pop Culture Friday: Justice In America @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  It’s been awhile since I promo-ed a podcast.  Today I’m spotlighting a more serious...

Pop Culture Friday: Jane the Virgin @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  If you are looking for a binge-worthy TV show with fantastic characters, great acting, a...

Pop Culture Friday: Dread Nation @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Today’s (slightly late, sorry, the school year just started and my brain is mostly...

Pop Culture Friday: The Memory of Light and Disappeared @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I have a 2-in-1 recommendation for you today, two excellent books by Francisco X....

Pop Culture Friday: The Poet X @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I love a good slam poem, one full of emotion and power and truth.  One of the great...

Pop Culture Friday: The Witch Boy @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Aster’s family keeps to themselves.  They live in the woods outside of town and have...

Pop Culture Friday: #WizardTeam @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Today I want to highlight one of my favorite podcasts: #WizardTeam by Black Girls...