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Lesson 39: “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains” #BCCSundaySchool2018 @ By Common Consent
  -  Lesson Objective: To seek a “teacher’s tongue” and an “open...

President Nelson and the Problem of Prophetic Infallibility @ By Common Consent
  -  President Nelson has set the precedent we need to get beyond our spurious belief in...

What I Learned in the Silence @ By Common Consent
  -  I learned in the silence that I need Mormon women.

Call For Applications: 2019 Mormon Theology Seminar @ Times & Seasons
  -  I am delighted to share the Call for Applications announcement for next year’s...

Call for Applications – 2019 Mormon Theology Seminar @ By Common Consent
  -  The Sixth Annual Summer Seminar on Mormon Theology “Given Thee by My Spirit: Reading...

Informal Gospel Study Groups @ By Common Consent
  -  Thank you October 2018 General Conference!  Due to the new two-hour block and emphasis...

Book Review — Where We Must Stand: Ten Years of Feminist Mormon Housewives @ Times & Seasons
  -  reading and reviewing this book was a weighty experience for me, just as participating in...

Two Quick Things Related to the Freedom From Religion Foundation @ By Common Consent
  -  A quick announcement, and a quick related link: I’ve been blogging about the...

The 60-Minute Sacrament Meeting: An opportunity to build a new Christ-centered worship service. @ By Common Consent
  -  The change about two-hour church that has attracted the most attention is the elimination...

Notes on Two-Hour Church @ By Common Consent
  -  I spent last weekend with a childhood friend doing Nauvoo. So I learned of the...

DeKalb @ By Common Consent
  -  In 1965 when I was six going on seven, my father got a job as a professor of education at...

Movie Review: Jane and Emma @ By Common Consent
  -  Some topics of Church history are so ugly, so complex and so fraught with conflicting...

Some Conference Reflections… @ Times & Seasons
  -  I always like a few days to reflect on conference. Partially that’s because...

Jane and Emma–Opening This Weekend @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   “No man can keep me from where God calls me.” Jane Elizabeth Manning James...

Ask fMh: Spiritual care after leaving the church. @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  “I have decided to leave the Mormon church, for a lot of reasons. I am sure you can...

Trials, Tribulations, and a Movie: An LDS-themed Discussion of the Coen Brothers’ A SERIOUS MAN @ Times & Seasons
  -  A well-known axiom in both life and storytelling states that the matters we find most...

Times & Seasons Re-Welcomes Bryan Hickman @ Times & Seasons
  -  Times & Seasons hopes you will join us in welcoming our latest guest blogger, Bryan...

Conference Weekend Rumors @ Times & Seasons
  -  It’s that time of year again. The time when Mormons hit the rumor mill. Normally...

33% of Missionaries Coming Home? @ Times & Seasons
  -  Jana Riess had up a particularly interesting and provocative post out today. I suspect...

Authority, Apostasy and Excommunication @ Times & Seasons
  -  Steve, over at BCC had up a rather interesting post on authority and excommunication the...

!!!? @ Times & Seasons
  -  As I’ve been re-reading talks from the latest general conference, something keeps...

Gospel Haiku @ Times & Seasons
  -  A few years ago, a Texas lawyer named Keith Jaasma gained some notoriety for his poetry....

Until We See Eye to Eye @ Times & Seasons
  -  I adapted this post from a talk that I gave in my ward on June 24, 2018.  We See the...

10 Questions Interview with Devery Anderson @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to share Kurt Manwaring’s interview with Devery Anderson....

What Can Church Youth Leaders Learn from Baltimore? @ Times & Seasons
  -  For ten years, a Baltimore non-profit called Thread has been working with the youth of...

Times & Seasons Welcomes Levi Jones @ Times & Seasons
  -  Times and Seasons hopes you will join us in welcoming our latest guest blogger, Levi...

Saints, Volume 1: A Review @ Times & Seasons
  -  About a week ago, the first volume of the new official history of the Church was...

Learning From History (or not) @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  In 1974 (before the revelation extending priesthood/temple blessings to all worthy...

Announcing the Launch of “Let Babies Eat” Action @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -   Let Babies Eat was created in response to the growing number of reports about women...

Bad Apples @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  These men, they’re just bad apples. Not all bishops are like that. Setting aside for a...

Please Call Me Mormon @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  The Church (as they would like to be called) has announced (once again) that they’re...

Worthiness Interviews and Church PR…Again @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I am so tired of the sophistry and gaslighting that the LDS church’s newsroom...

Does Finding Heavenly Mother Hurt or Help Women? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  by Mindy May Farmer Someone invited me once to imagine God. Not the God I’d been taught...

FMH and “Where We Must Stand” at the Sunstone Summer Symposium @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Special announcement for those of you attending this week’s Sunstone Symposium in...

Letters to a Beleaguered SCMC Member @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Dear Member of the Strengthening Church Membership Committee, Your name is really long....