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A Reaction to the Church’s Recent Essay on Book of Mormon Geography @ Times & Seasons
  -  Brant Gardner has kindly agreed to offer some comments on the recent Church essay on Book...

Explainer: Utah Stealthily Raised State Income Taxes @ By Common Consent
  -  At the intersection of Mormons and tax policy? This article is pure #BrunsonBait. Paging...

The JST as an Issue Spotting Exercise @ By Common Consent
  -  When I use the expression “issue spotting,” all the lawyers will nod...

“Blessed Are Ye” #BCCSundaySchool2019 (3 of 3) @ By Common Consent
  -  Part Three: Rules, what are they good for? There is a moment in one of the Terminator...

Faith in a Secular Age @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m pleased today to share a guest post from friend of the blog, Samuel Morris...

BCC Press Grows a Foot or Two @ By Common Consent
  -  The Legend of Hermana Plunge, by Angela Liscom Clayton. (Paperback: $12.95) (Kindle:...

“Blessed Are Ye” #BCCSundaySchool2019 (2 of 3) @ By Common Consent
  -  Part Two: Salt and Light, huh. Well let me tell you…. Ye are the salt of...

“Blessed Are Ye” #BCCSundaySchool2019 (1 of 3) @ By Common Consent
  -  Part One: Blessedness and Happiness Matthew 5; Luke 6 NB: Though this week’s reading is...

Notes on the history of missionary correspondence @ By Common Consent
  -  I decided to look through some of the old missionary handbooks in my library to see if...

Book Review Roundup @ By Common Consent
  -  The purpose of these periodic book review posts is to provide a succinct layman’s...

Missionary Communication Rules: How Folk Theology Works (and Doesn’t Work). @ By Common Consent
  -    The church announced today that effective immediately, missionaries can text,...

Book review: And It Was Very Good @ By Common Consent
  -  I seem to recall an episode of All in the Family (or possibly Archie Bunker’s Place)...

Satan’s troll farm @ Times & Seasons
  -  If Satan hired a Russian troll farm, what would the Mormon corner of the Internet be...

10 Questions with Grant Hardy @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to share an other in our series of interviews by Kurt Manwaring. This...

Hell Part 3: Egypt in the Book of Mormon @ Times & Seasons
  -  Back when I first was invited to join T&S I started doing a series on Hell in the...

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...

Interfaces of modernity: proselytizing, universities, politics @ Times & Seasons
  -  Avoiding controversy would make our lives easier, but it would not be good for the...

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...

Death and Immortality @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the interesting questions about the plan of salvation is why we need to think...

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...

Jesus the Precocious and the Angel’s Slap @ Times & Seasons
  -  For family scripture study in the mornings we’ve started just following the Primary...

Book of Mormon Studies Association Call for Papers @ Times & Seasons
  -  It appears to be the season of conference submission notifications! The Third Annual...

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

Future Mormon 9: Network Theology Part 1 @ Times & Seasons
  -  Welcome to the ninth chapter of the never quite weekly reading club for Adam...

SMPT Submissions Due Tuesday, Jan. 15th @ Times & Seasons
  -  There’s still time to submit a proposal for the Society for Mormon Philosophy and...

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

Does serving a mission in a low-income country change your commitment to the poor? @ Times & Seasons
  -  In a recent research paper, economist Lee Crawfurd seeks to answer this question by...

Ordinances and the Ship of Theseus @ Times & Seasons
  -  The ship of Theseus was an old Greek philosophical question. Over time a ship has various...

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

Uto-Aztecan and Semitic: Too much of a good thing @ Times & Seasons
  -  Brian Stubbs’s argument for extensive ancient contact between Semitic and...

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

Challenges for the church in 2019. A view from across the pond @ Times & Seasons
  -  On its website lds.org the church has a nice item on how the church changed in 2018,...