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Parsing the Word of Wisdom @ By Common Consent
  -  In light of the recent Church announcement regarding the Word of Wisdom, I’m seeing...

A Conversation with my Catholic Husband on the Word of Wisdom @ By Common Consent
  -  “Did you see your Church just officially banned green tea?” “And vaping. That’s...

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....

The JST and the Adam Clarke Commentary @ By Common Consent
  -  Two and a half years ago on March 16, 2017, Haley Wilson and her mentor for this...

Elvis, the Book of Mormon, and the Story @ Times & Seasons
  -  Starting at the end of the 80’s a story came to be told of a Book of Mormon written...

Russian Taxes: A Bleg @ By Common Consent
  -  Readers know that I’m interested in basically anything that has to do with the...

Book Review: Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question @ By Common Consent
  -  David B. Ostler Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question Greg Kofford Books, Salt Lake...

Adiaphora @ Times & Seasons
  -  Adiaphora is a term that has played an important role in Lutheran history but not much in...

“Overcome Evil with Good” Romans 7–16 #BCCSundaySchool2019 @ By Common Consent
  -  Reading: Romans 7–16. Main topics: Overcoming Evil with Good, Predestination and...

Monday Mid-Afternoon Theological Poll: Active Afterlife Edition @ By Common Consent
  -  What do you expect to spend the majority of your time on in the celestial kingdom? Or, if...

The Problem of the Default Male and All-Male Church Leadership @ By Common Consent
  -  This past weekend I was traveling to another state for my younger brother’s...

The Foot Shelf @ By Common Consent
  -  About ten years ago, we were renovating our master bathroom, making the shower larger...

Paul and Authority @ Times & Seasons
  -  Jana Reiss had up an interesting post last week where she suggested Mormons don’t...

On Satan’s Plan, Tax Edition @ By Common Consent
  -  A couple days ago, I got a message from a friend, asking how I respond to people who...

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...

Nephi’s Apocalypse @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the most interesting, most popular, yet also quite controversial elements in the...

Echoes of the City of Joseph @ Times & Seasons
  -  Scott Esplin is a professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU with a background in...

Handcarts and History @ Times & Seasons
  -  In many ways, handcarts have come to symbolize the Mormon pioneer experience. There are a...

Mormon Life on the Moon @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m old enough to remember the moon landing, 50 years ago today. And I’m old enough...

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...

Whispering from the dust @ Times & Seasons
  -  As comments go this is a rather belated one, but PA decisions are not up to warp speed...

Water Alone @ Times & Seasons
  -  In my last post, I discussed an argument in favor of needing to partake of both the bread...

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

The Neglected Louie B. Felt @ Times & Seasons
  -  RoseAnn Benson’s book Alexander Campbell and Joseph Smith: 19th-Century...

Bread and Water @ Times & Seasons
  -  In my previous two posts, I discussed questions relating to the sacrament of the Lord’s...

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...