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General Conference Activities for Children @ Times & Seasons
  -  It’s General Conference weekend! That means ten hours of hearing from prophets and...

A First Vision: A Conference Prep. @ By Common Consent
  -  Last year President Russell M. Nelson promised that this April church conference would be...

The Eighth Day @ By Common Consent
  -  Jennifer Champoux is a lecturer in art history at Northeastern University and vice...

The Church under Quarantine: SWOT Analysis @ Times & Seasons
  -  SWOT analysis seems to be something business majors learn their first semester. I’ve...

The Quarantined Mind @ By Common Consent
  -  “The Solarians have given up something mankind has had for a million years; something...

Why My Generation is Leaving the Church @ Times & Seasons
  -  I am saddened by the wickedness of my generation.  Three weeks ago – before the...

A Visionary Time @ By Common Consent
  -  The period during and after the “Raid,” the time when Mormon polygamists were...

The Way and the Ancient Gospel @ Times & Seasons
  -  Along with “baby Yoda” memes, Disney’s Mandalorian made two phrases trendy: “This...

In (tentative) defense of “translation” (and other conceptual “abuses”) @ Times & Seasons
  -  “The life of the common law has been in the unceasing abuse of its elementary ideas.”...

Martha’s Sacrament Revisited @ Times & Seasons
  -  In these challenging times, an experience I posted fourteen years ago on Times and...

The Seventy @ By Common Consent
  -  My wife and I have been holed up in our house for a week and a half now, so she decided...

Notes on the Book of Abraham @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’m only a translator in the sense that people keep paying me to translate things for...

The Olive Tree Restoration @ Times & Seasons
  -  There have been some common underlying themes to several Times and Seasons posts these...

Domestic Violence and Coronavirus @ By Common Consent
  -  COVID-19 hands the abuser a tool. As public and social services (hospitals, government...

Ordinariness in Exile: Some Thoughts on the Banality of Goodness @ By Common Consent
  -  In Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt famously examines the “banality of evil.” If...

Shelter-In-Place and the Sacrament @ By Common Consent
  -  Just over a week ago, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve announced that...

Church Without Churches @ Times & Seasons
  -  When my bishop announced that we would not be holding usual church services last Sunday,...

What is the right level of panic for the new coronavirus pandemic? @ By Common Consent
  -  Today’s guest post is courtesy of Rachel H. DeMeester, MPH, a public health expert...

Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death @ By Common Consent
  -  I’ve been practicing law in the City of Chicago since I graduated from law school...

What are the New Roles for our Latter-day Saint Cultures? @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’ve all seen the changes. Two hour church. High Priests don’t meet separately. No...

Embracing Jacob’s Sermon @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the more awkward moments of my time in graduate school came when I was reading a...

Why We Go to Church @ Times & Seasons
  -  Some of my friends were elated when they heard that church meetings were canceled because...

Teach me to walk . . . . @ Times & Seasons
  -  My wife and I held our own service this morning– we read a scripture, listened to...

Home church (part 1/x). Pandemics for kids @ Times & Seasons
  -  They say novel Coronavirus disease is easier on kids, but I’m not sure that’s the...

When There’s Church At Home @ Times & Seasons
  -  Our readers will have heard that the First Presidency announced yesterday that all church...

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...

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