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LDS Identity’s Effect on Mental Health @ By Common Consent
  -  It is a cognitive shortcut to assume that because my membership has benefited my mental...

The Children Suffer @ By Common Consent
  -  A child of god died this week. The causes of any suicide are complicated. There are...

Where am I in belief? @ By Common Consent
  -  Today’s guest post comes from Christian Kimball, a longtime friend of By Common...

And in His name all oppression shall cease @ By Common Consent
  -  This post started as a reaction to President Dallin H. Oaks’s commentary on...

Our First Holiday Sale: Mormon Women for Ethical Government’s Little Purple Book @ By Common Consent
  -  Watch this space closely, BCC Press will be announcing some exciting Christmas deals on...

Notes on faculty gender balance at BYU @ Times & Seasons
  -  Michael Austin reported in a 2016 post that women constitute just 11.7% of BYU-Idaho...

Nephi’s iron rod may not be what you think it is. @ By Common Consent
  -  This post might be a little oddly timed because we’re not doing the Book of Mormon...

Lesson 46: “A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed” @ By Common Consent
  -  Reading: Daniel 2 In the interest of full disclosure, I should say right up front that my...

Mormons in the 2018 Congressional Election @ By Common Consent
  -  Back in 2012, BCC ran a series of blog posts by Bob and Kay King, Latter-day Saints who...

The Celestial North @ Times & Seasons
  -  After hearing a lot of griping over the weekend about the snowstorms, I thought I’d...

Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology 2019 Conference @ Times & Seasons
  -  The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting at the...

Hope Is the Thing With Oxen @ By Common Consent
  -  Hope is the Jan Brady of the theological virtues–the sober, responsible...

The Bundys and Immigration @ By Common Consent
  -  Recently, Ammon Bundy has made some remarks about immigration policy. These remarks have...

10 Questions with Robert Millet @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re happy to share Kurt Manwaring’s interview with Robert Millet. Millet is...

Review: Foundational Texts of Mormonism @ Times & Seasons
  -  Here’s the shortest review possible. If you’re even moderately interested in...

Grace & Middle Way Mormonism @ Times & Seasons
  -  A lot has been written of late on so-called “middle way Mormons.”...

This is what it looks like when the prophet speaks as a prophet @ Times & Seasons
  -  It is a mistake to apply the heuristics of edge cases to central and paradigmatic...

Once More Evolution @ Times & Seasons
  -  I admit I have a bit of a fascination with evolution and theology. Not just in terms of...

An Open Letter to Eric Hawkins @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Dear Brother Hawkins, I listened in shock to your conversation with Elna Baker on the...

The Meekness of the Soldier and Servant @ Times & Seasons
  -  First, I must recognize that today is Veteran’s Day. Armistice Day.[1] I lived in...

5 lessons from Schmidt and Taylor’s book Carried: How One Mother’s Trust in God Helped Her through the Unthinkable @ Times & Seasons
  -  In late 2016, Annie Schmidt went hiking in the mountains of Oregon. When she didn’t...

Pastoral Care Basics and Resources for LDS Bishops and Other Leaders @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Yesterday, my husband and I had the opportunity to meet with his stake president about...

The Expanded Canon: A Review @ Times & Seasons
  -  Several months ago, my wife Lissette gave a talk in sacrament meeting on the topic of...

Bonsai @ Times & Seasons
  -  In one of the most profound scenes in The Karate Kid—a movie that fortunately has had...

Political Turmoil and Church Change @ Times & Seasons
  -  About every 50 years in US history there’s a major conflagration of political...

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

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...

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...

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...