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Teaching Old Testament, Primary-style @ By Common Consent
  -  I’m having a pretty good time teaching the Old Testament to my Valiant 9 class....

Stoic Maxims to Enhance Your Mormonism @ By Common Consent
  -  The Stoics gave us many general principles that are worth our time and attention. But in...

Where is the wedding? @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is about ritual, not doctrine, so it is about the form of worship, not its...

Invisible and Overqualified @ By Common Consent
  -  “Whom the Lord calls, the Lord qualifies” is a statement often used in...

Inspired by Charmaine: Another Story of Abuse @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  By Anonymous Thank you for speaking Charmaine. I hear you and hope that you are finding...

Loving my Prosperity Gospel @ Times & Seasons
  -  The term “prosperity gospel” describes an execrable set of ideas in American...

God of the Deluge @ By Common Consent
  -  The weather did not relent at any point. Yet when the deluge drenched me again and again,...

Three sub-degrees in the Celestial Kingdom? @ By Common Consent
  -  1922 is the first time I can find any such teaching, in print form, of a three sub-degree...

“Confessions of a Mormon Historian” The diaries of Leonard J. Arrington. A Review. @ By Common Consent
  -  Confessions of a Mormon Historian: The Diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997. Salt...

Lesson 15: “Look to God and Live” #BCCSundaySchool2018 @ By Common Consent
  -  The Old Testament’s hottest book is Numbers. This week’s reading has it all:...

The Post Mormon Bible: Brushing Teeth as a Form of Prayer @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Prayer seemed like the obvious first topic for this series. So much of Mormonism is...

#TaxDay 2018: For Ye Were Strangers @ By Common Consent
  -  The foreigner who resides with you must be to you like a native citizen among you; so you...

A Simple Religion @ Times & Seasons
  -  You’ve probably noticed I’ve not been around much of late. I was fighting off...

Book Review: Becoming Cliterate @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   I’ll start with saying this book is not my style, but that definitely...

The Little Things of General Conference @ By Common Consent
  -  Amy Harris lives in the western US.  She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with...

Avoiding Holier-Than-Thou Ministering @ By Common Consent
  -  In a recent episode of Mormon Land, historian (and BCC blogger) Matt Bowman talked about...

Book Review: The Holy Invitation @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  This booklet (it’s small and very short- easy to get through in a day) was okay. I...

The Post Mormon Bible: Introduction @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   In this series, I will be selecting one spiritual practice (like prayer, tithing, temple...

10 Questions with Spencer Fluhman @ Times & Seasons
  -  Continuing our work with the 10 Questions team, we are pleased to present Kurt...

Reflections on the Atonement @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I feel very grateful and humble and a renewed awe for the Savior, on Easter Sunday, to...

That time President Nelson released me from the pulpit @ Times & Seasons
  -  One week before general conference I got up in High Priest Group and conducted the...

10 Questions with Jonathan Stapley @ Times & Seasons
  -  As part of our work with the 10 Questions team, we will be posting later this week on...

Fusion @ Times & Seasons
  -  Meeting with my ward high priests group has been one of my favorite parts of the week for...

Book Review: Gilda Trillim: Shepherdess of Rats @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   There are pithy, erudite things a reviewer could say to impress a reader regarding...

A feminist evaluation of Personal Progress: Faith @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  By Jenneology With each of the activities in the Personal Progress Program, I am on the...

Hello Again, and Craftivism @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ~Mathatma Ghandi It’s been...

What’s that smell? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Last year mold was found in my daughter’s middle school. It was black mold, and it was...

Maxwell Institute Giveaway @ Times & Seasons
  -  To promote #10questions interviews about “To Be Learned is Good” with Richard...

Easter Conference @ Times & Seasons
  -  Based on a talk given this Sunday in sacrament meeting. This year, Easter and General...

Failed Revolutions and Failed Patriarchs – Reading Nephi – 18:17-22 @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is part of a series of reflections on I Nephi. If you’re interested, the...

Flourishing Amidst the Storm – Reading Nephi – 18:9-16 @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is part of a series of reflections on I Nephi. If you’re interested, the...

Stating the Obvious: The World @ Times & Seasons
  -  In the current unhappy state of online Mormon discourse, stating the obvious is sometimes...

SMPT at Utah State Univ. Next Weekend: The Exaltation Revelations @ Times & Seasons
  -  The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology will be meeting at Utah State on...

Review: William V. Smith’s ‘Textual Studies of the Doctrine & Covenants’ @ Times & Seasons
  -  In October 2007, I returned home to Texas from my mission in Nevada. In April of the...

Driven Towards the Promised Land – Reading Nephi – 18:1-8 @ Times & Seasons
  -  This post is part of a series of reflections on I Nephi. If you’re interested, the...