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My Own Iron Rod @ By Common Consent
  -  At 14 years old, I looked about the same that I do now, except somehow much ganglier and...

Could we Sustain the Female General Officers of the Church as Prophets, Seers, and Revelators? @ By Common Consent
  -  This past conference, President Nelson announced additional changes to the ecclesiology...

Seeing Jesus as a Jew @ By Common Consent
  -  Review of Trevan G. Hatch, A Stranger in Jerusalem: Seeing Jesus as a Jew (Eugene,...

Fan Culture and General Conference @ Times & Seasons
  -  Elder Holland’s talk at the conclusion of the Saturday Afternoon session of the...

Sunday Sermon: Take the Grace @ By Common Consent
  -  Nineteenth-Century England produced many greater poets than Francis Thompson and many,...

Abrahams, Ranked @ By Common Consent
  -  It’s been a while since we ranked something, Steve tells me. How about Abrahams?...

Kind to be Cruel? @ By Common Consent
  -  I’ve heard the following quite a bit lately: “If you really cared about LGBT...

The Church of Contrition @ By Common Consent
  -  I speak today to apologize. I believe a sincere "I'm sorry" is second only to “I...

First Vision Resources @ Times & Seasons
  -  We were left with a bit of a cliff hanger at the end of general conference this...

Amish at the ABA Tax Section Meeting @ By Common Consent
  -  On Friday, I was at the ABA Tax Section meeting in San Francisco. Patrick Thomas had...

October Conference: President Nelson Announces New Temple Recommend Questions @ By Common Consent
  -  Below you can see a comparison between the new and previous recommend questions. There...

Worst General Conference posts, ranked @ Times & Seasons
  -  General Conference begins in two days. I’m looking forward to it, but not as much to...

Women Witnesses for Ordinances @ By Common Consent
  -  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this morning that women can now...

A Word of Wisdom or a Commandment? @ Times & Seasons
  -  The revelation that forms the basis of the Latter-day Saint dietary code refers to its...

Voir dire @ Times & Seasons
  -  Voir dire, from Norman French, is pronounced “jury selection” by normal people, but I...

Hot Drinks and Cold Soda @ Times & Seasons
  -  One aspect of the Word of Wisdom that has long been debated is whether or not all...

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...

Remembering Clark Goble @ Times & Seasons
  -  This hit my inbox this afternoon: In case you hadn’t heard, Clark Goble just passed...

This has all happened before @ Times & Seasons
  -  Over at the Interpreter, Nate Oman asks an important question. How will the church...

Cores and Corollaries of the Word of Wisdom @ Times & Seasons
  -  The Church recently published some clarifications on issues related to our health code in...

Pop Culture Friday: Dread Nation @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Today’s (slightly late, sorry, the school year just started and my brain is mostly...

Fishing Adventures with President Monson @ Times & Seasons
  -  Many people know of Pres. Monson’s cabin up Provo Canyon at Vivian Park. His son,...

Neutrality @ Times & Seasons
  -  During this particularly awful political moment, I allow myself a sigh of relief when I...

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....

Elvis, the Book of Mormon, and the Story @ Times & Seasons
  -  Starting at the end of the 80’s a story came to be told of a Book of Mormon written...

Adiaphora @ Times & Seasons
  -  Adiaphora is a term that has played an important role in Lutheran history but not much in...

Paul and Authority @ Times & Seasons
  -  Jana Reiss had up an interesting post last week where she suggested Mormons don’t...

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...

Nephi’s Apocalypse @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the most interesting, most popular, yet also quite controversial elements in the...

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...

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  When I was young, my parents would invite the Kelly’s over for dinner.  Dr. Kelly had...