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Signs of a True Church @ By Common Consent
  -  Why would I feel a sense of loss if this church in the Cook Islands decided to be more...

Why LDS Women Turn to the Media @ By Common Consent
  -  Natalie Brown reflects on how the recent New York Times piece about women and temple...

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington @ Times & Seasons
  -  Joseph Smith’s presidential campaign has been an area of interest for several years now...

A Non-Believer’s Benediction for Cumorah, and Other Things @ By Common Consent
  -  A little less than two weeks ago, the church broadcast a Hill Cumorah Commemorative...

“This is Elias” @ Times & Seasons
  -  In both the Vision studied recently (D&C 76) and the first revelation studied this...

Fathers, Friendship, and Holding onto Your Platoon (or Not) @ By Common Consent
  -  [Cross-posted to In Medias Res] This old Cal Grondahl cartoon, from many years ago, has...

Notes on the Priesthood and Temple Ban @ By Common Consent
  -  [Preface: I bought the house I currently live in back in 1988. Since then I have attended...

Paid clergy isn’t priestcraft @ Times & Seasons
  -  But I’m still glad we don’t have one. For the sake of this discussion, I’m not...

A Scriptural Prank @ Times & Seasons
  -  One day while I was serving my mission, my companion told me that he knew the name of the...

“Bodies Terestrial and not bodies Celestial” @ Times & Seasons
  -  As I was working on my previous post, I had a thought I wanted to explore, but not enough...

Your own planet @ By Common Consent
  -  Last week, a friend posted on facebook that the Gospel Topic Essay “Becoming Like...

“They cannot come worlds without end” @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the methods that paleontologists use to understand the age of a fossil in relation...

HIPAA and the Church @ By Common Consent
  -  Just to be clear, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act...

Ruf aus der Wüste 5.3: Hyde on Missouri @ Times & Seasons
  -  The experience of persecution in Missouri was not just recent history. For Hyde, it was...

Lit Come Follow Me: D&C 76: The Vision @ Times & Seasons
  -  Poetry for this week’s Come Follow Me lesson, D&C section 76, The Vision of the...

“Exhortation to the churches” @ Times & Seasons
  -  It can be easy at times, when studying the early history of the Church through the lens...

Social Justice Sunday School @ By Common Consent
  -  A guest post from Christina Taber-Kewene My husband of twenty years gazes back at me from...

Mormon Men Write Their Own Script @ By Common Consent
  -  [part 7 in an ongoing series about LDS missions and missionary work] The organizers of...

A Whole Lot of Hugh Nibley @ Times & Seasons
  -  Some years ago, I attended a course on the Pearl of Great Price at the Logan Institute...

Thank you for your honesty. Seriously. @ By Common Consent
  -  I am an old mom. Not by Mormon standards, but by legitimate biological standards. I am...

We did okay @ Times & Seasons
  -  If you survey the damage left by Donald Trump and Covid-19 in our neighborhood of the...

Lit Come Follow Me: D&C 71-75: Criticism, Consecration and Proclamation @ Times & Seasons
  -  Poetry for this week’s Come Follow Me lesson, D&C sections 71-75, addressing...

Lit Come Follow Me: D&C 67-70: The Lord’s Witness, Inspiration, and Parenting @ Times & Seasons
  -  Poetry for this week’s Come Follow Me lesson, D&C sections 67-70, addressing The...

“When moved upon by the Holy Ghost” @ Times & Seasons
  -  At this point in the year, we’ve finally caught back up with the context of where we...

Ruf aus der Wüste 5.2: Hyde on wealth @ Times & Seasons
  -  Orson Hyde, socialist? * * * Noah was lifted up over the surface of the earth in the ark...

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...