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Reflections on the Tree of Life, Part 2: The Presence of God @ Times & Seasons
  -  Truman G. Madsen once wrote: “Religious literature, ancient and modern, is replete with...

NonBelief Relief and Church Financial Disclosure @ By Common Consent
  -  As we’re all very aware, questions of financial transparency have recently become...

An Brief Post About a Complicated Topic @ By Common Consent
  -  Today I attended a local ecumenical Christian conference here in Wichita, KS. While...

Must testimony be tied to historical claims? @ Times & Seasons
  -  Call him Ishmael. The man has been coming to church with the missionaries for six or...

And He Gave Some Pastors @ By Common Consent
  -  I wrote this a long time ago, but didn’t post it then because I knew it would...

Introducing The Book of Mormon for the Least of These @ By Common Consent
  -  Today, BCC Press is tickled pinkish to be launching The Book of Mormon for the Least of...

The humbling of the kingdom? @ Times & Seasons
  -  In Matthew 13, Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed which, though tiny,...

Times and Seasons Welcomes (back) Steve Smith @ Times & Seasons
  -  To update what Craig wrote in 2010: Times and Seasons is happy to welcome as a guest...

When the Roads Part @ By Common Consent
  -  Jaxon Washburn is a friend of BCC and student at Arizona State University. “Prepare the...

Parenting, faith and vomit @ By Common Consent
  -  Rachel Allred lives in California and loves her husband, her two young kids, and ice...

Author-Attributed Manuals @ By Common Consent
  -  For virtually my entire life, Church manuals have been anonymously written, produced by...

What I Wish My Prophet Would Say @ By Common Consent
  -  Kenneth Merrill graduated from BYU with a degree in Philosophy and now works as a...

What to Do with that Embarassing Mistake in the Manual? Try BCC Press @ By Common Consent
  -  You have probably heard by now that the printed edition of this year’s Come Follow...

A Place to Belong @ By Common Consent
  -  I read A Place to Belong this weekend. I understand why it was written and marketed to...

Pagans and Christians in the City (2/2) @ Times & Seasons
  -  Don’t bring immanent evidence to a transcendent argument. One of the attractions of...

The Impact of a Scholar – Truman G. Madsen @ Times & Seasons
  -  Throughout the twentieth century, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has...

The Church of the Devil and the Church of the Lamb of God @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the more controversial aspects of Nephi’s vision of the tree of life is the...

A New First Vision Podcast @ Times & Seasons
  -  We are now in the year 2020, which is 200 years after the date that Joseph Smith said...

Reflections on the Tree of Life, Part 1: Immortality and Eternal Life @ Times & Seasons
  -  Between reflecting on Mack Wilberg’s choral piece “The Tree of Life,” preparing for...

“Should Mormons use Medicaid?” @ Times & Seasons
  -  Yes. Should historians write about current events? Maybe not. But when they do, they...

Devotion @ Times & Seasons
  -  Do not ascribe to fear or compulsion what can be best explained by love.Read more →

The Gospel According to “A Christmas Carol” II @ Times & Seasons
  -  As I mentioned in my last post, I read Dickens’ novella, A Christmas Carol each year...

The Gospel According to “A Christmas Carol” I @ Times & Seasons
  -  At Christmas time, one of my holiday customs is to read Dickens’ novella, A Christmas...

Women, Priesthood, and Power @ Times & Seasons
  -  There are several hot topics that come up on a regular basis in the Church.  One of...

Review: Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, “Crossings: A Bald Asian American Latter-day Saint Woman Scholar’s Ventures through Life, Death, Cancer & Motherhood (Not Necessarily in that Order)” @ Times & Seasons
  -  A couple of years ago I spent an afternoon digging weeds from my lawn, sweating into a...

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....

Introducing Pop Culture Friday @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  (Post edited 6/22/19 to give proper credit to Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop)   Several...

Why Must All Life Live? @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Once, as a kid, I sat on the front steps of our house, waiting for someone, I think. As I...