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The Giant Joshua, Chapters 11-12: Polygamy and Postmemory @ By Common Consent
  -  by Sarah C. Reed “Hell ain’t got no terrors for me after Dixie!” (The Giant Joshua,...

Reconsidering the Curse of Ham @ Times & Seasons
  -  In a candid moment in January 1858, an early Church leader named Zerah Pulsipher told his...

Whiteness and Jesus @ By Common Consent
  -  Over the last couple weeks I’ve been reading The Color of Christ: The Son of God...

The Giant Joshua — Chapters Nine and Ten @ By Common Consent
  -  By Lynne Larson “That was it, she thought, that which would sustain her . . . the Light...

Uyghurs, the Church, and Religious Freedom @ By Common Consent
  -  About a week ago, Disney released its live-action Mulan for rent on Disney+. As people...

Never Forget: A 9/11 Reflection Demanding we Remember Consequences @ By Common Consent
  -  In September 2001 I had just started my first job out of law school—working right next...

“Come, Follow Me” and The Family: A Proclamation to the World @ Times & Seasons
  -  The “Come, Follow Me” manuals for 2021’s course of study are available online...

The delicious detail of Benjamin Park’s book The Kingdom of Nauvoo @ Times & Seasons
  -  I recently read (okay, listened to) Benjamin Park’s book Kingdom of Nauvoo: The...

Accusers and the Myth of a Meritocracy @ By Common Consent
  -  Samuel Alonzo Dodge is a PhD candidate studying American Religious History at Lehigh...

Maurine Whipple and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: A complicated relationship (Chapters 7 and 8) @ By Common Consent
  -  by Andrew Hall I’ll start today’s post with brief review of the themes in Chapters...

Calls to the Quorum of the Twelve: An Analysis @ Times & Seasons
  -  For something relatively out of the blue, I want to take a moment to consider potential...

My New JST Article @ By Common Consent
  -  Kevin L. Barney, “A Commentary on Joseph Smith’s Revision of First Corinthians,”...

Conspiracy Theories, Ritual Abuse and the Rise of QAnon in Mormondom @ By Common Consent
  -  We live at a time when conspiracy theory is spreading. This is my second post on its...

They’re not wrong @ Times & Seasons
  -  They’re not wrong. Not about everything. I disagree with their choice of candidate....

The Rise and Decline of the Angel Moroni @ Times & Seasons
  -  If you were to ask someone what the founding vision of the Restoration was at different...

The Giant Joshua – Chapters Five and Six: Community unity and Native Americans @ By Common Consent
  -  By Lynne Larson       “You couldn’t whip the desert without togetherness. The...

Nephi and the Garden Tower: A Children’s Play @ Times & Seasons
  -  This week’s Come, Follow Me lesson covers the story of Nephi praying on a tower in...

Thoughts on the Gold Plates @ Times & Seasons
  -  We round out the 10 questions interview series on Joseph Smith’s translation with a...

Producing Ancient Scripture: Q&A with Editors Mark Ashurst-McGee and Mike MacKay @ Times & Seasons
  -  Following on Chad’s recent discussions, I’m happy to share another offering...

Hebrew Studies and the Book of Abraham @ Times & Seasons
  -  We’re continuing our discussion of Joseph Smith’s translations and the...

Translation and the Adam Clarke Commentary @ Times & Seasons
  -  Kurt Manwaring has continued his interviews focusing on Joseph Smith’s translations...

A Brief Note on Alma and Corianton @ Times & Seasons
  -  Alma the Younger strikes me as one of the sterner of the prophets, which makes sense if...

Joseph Smith’s Studies and Translations @ Times & Seasons
  -  It has been a big year for volumes that discuss Joseph Smith’s translation projects,...

What I miss about home church—and why I need to go back to sacrament meeting @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’ve heard multiple people say how much they’ve enjoyed the last five months of home...

Reconsidering the Curse of Cain @ Times & Seasons
  -  Eugene England once shared an experience he had with the prominent Latter-day Saint...

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....