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The Family of Joseph and Emma @ Millennial Star
  -  Six months ago now, I visited Nauvoo for the Untold Stories Conference, held in Nauvoo...

Joseph Smith Papers: Publication of the Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Printer's Manuscript

For the Bereft @ Keepapitchinin
  -  For the Bereft by Christie Lund Coles These words are for those who have lost their love,...

The Children’s Friend, August 1927 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  August 1927

The Liberal Mormon: The State as an Agent for Justice @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Agent for Justice

Church History Department Releases Book of Mormon Printer’s Manuscript in New Book @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 04 August 2015 | A new volume of “The Joseph Smith Papers...

The Secret of Blueberry Hill: Chapter 1 (of 5) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Blueberry Hill 1

“I Take Up My Pen”: Deseret Book Company, 1934 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  DesBk 1935

“An Elder Goes into a New Town …” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  New Town

Faith and Reason 53: Mesoamerican Cultures @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by:...

In Our Ward: Lesson 28: “We Are Witnesses” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lesson 28

A Modern Day Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard @ Millennial Star
  -  It isn’t often, when we get to see one of the savior’s parable’s directly at work...

Sister Missionary: 3 February – 25 February 1947 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Sister Missionary

Fair Issues 92: A short history of LDS Mesoamerican scholars @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash relates the history of Dr. M. Wells Jakeman and Thomas...

Saturday Remix, 1909 (2) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1909 (2)

The End of the World as We Know It (and I feel fine) @ Millennial Star
  -  There seems to be a growing chasm between the world and the Church.  Years ago, society...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites July 30, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 30 July 2015 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

From Harold B. Lee @ Millennial Star
  -  There are many who profess to be religious and speak of themselves as Christians, and,...

A few more details on the Church and the Scouts @ Millennial Star
  -  This Salt Lake Tribune article is the typical garbage spewed by that rag of a newspaper....

MOTION GRAPHIC: Helping the Needy; It's a Hand Up @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Each year thousands of members of The Church...

CFP: Announcing a New Anthology of Essays on Mormon Literature @ A Motley Vision
  -  Next year marks the twentieth anniversary of Eugene England and Lavina Fielding...

Church reevaluating Scouting program @ Millennial Star
  -  The Church released the following today: Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program Concern...

Integrity and Respect versus Sparking Joy @ Millennial Star
  -  Today I came across a TEDx talk by ADM Greenert, who is Chief of Naval Operations. I know...

Preaching under fire; first rocks then guns. Britt's Landing Branch Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Britt's Landing was little more than a general store, a warehouse and a loading dock on...

Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 27 July 2015 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Faith and Reason 52: Unknown New World @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

4th Watch 21: The False Dichotomy of Truth @ FAIR Blog
  -  The false dichotomy of truth may seem like a strange title. Truth is truth right? Well,...

The Sabbath Day and Earth Stewardship @ Home Waters
  -  The LDS Church has recently rolled out new training for members about the central...

Fair Issues 91: New light on Book of Mormon geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode brother Ash sheds light on Book of Mormon geographic models from the...

One Family of Thousands (Trek Redux) @ Millennial Star
  -  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words (see my post from last week about trek)....

RiseUp Podcast – Spiritual Calculators @ FAIR Blog
  -  chThis podcast is all about helping people find answers to spiritual and doctrinal...

Mormonism in Pictures: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Expands Outreach @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Every week, members of the Mormon Tabernacle...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Announces 2016 European Tour @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | For the first time in 18 years, the...

Review of William B. Smith Biography @ Millennial Star
  -  Dr. Kyle R. Walker has produced the first biography of Joseph Smith’s controversial...

Guest post for Pioneer Day @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Huston. “Call up your courage again. Dismiss your grief and...

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Provides Wheelchairs Around the World @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 20 July 2015 | For 1 percent of the world's population,...

Faith and Reason 51: Book of Mormon Geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Broadway Artist Joins Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day Concert @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 18 July 2015 | Broadway performer Laura Osnes appeared with...

Church Launches Online Campaign to Recognize Pioneers Past and Present @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 17 July 2015 | A global social media campaign launched by the...

LDS Charities Donates Medical Supplies in Papua New Guinea @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | LDS Charities is participating in Pacific...

Mormon fiction writers and the spectre of excommunication @ A Motley Vision
  -  I recently had a Twitter conversation with Mette Ivie Harrison about an experience where...

Russell M. Nelson: New President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Russell M. Nelson is president of...

Elder Andersen Meets Jerusalem Mayor During Israel Visit @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the...

Articles of Faith – Sustaining the Brethren – Interview with Duane Boyce @ FAIR Blog
  -  Duane Boyce received his academic training in psychology, philosophy, and the clinical...

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Sets Its Sights on Vision Care Around the World @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Nearly 500,000 people in 50 countries have a...

Open House Begins for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | The public is invited to visit the newly...

Church Comments on Boy Scouts of America Resolution on Adult Leader Standards @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 13 July 2015 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Faith and Reason 50: Disarming Ammon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Church Leader Linda K. Burton Throws Out First Pitch at Dodgers Game @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 11 July 2015 | Several thousand members of The Church of Jesus...

Funeral Services on Temple Square Honor President Boyd K. Packer @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Thousands filled the Tabernacle and other...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | July 9, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 09 July 2015 |

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Provides Neonatal Resuscitation Training Around the World @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 09 July 2015 | An estimated one million newborns will never...

“If it be a true seed, or a good seed”: A Brief Note on Narrative Ethics @ A Motley Vision
  -  (My thoughts in this post may not break new ground in narrative studies or be foreign to...

Who Were These Elders? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Recently I received some great biographical and autobiographical information on Elder...

VIDEO: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performs Fourth of July Concert at West Point  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  NEW YORK CITY | Sunday, 05 July 2015 | The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the West Point...

VIDEO: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings at Yankee Stadium on East Coast Tour @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  NEW YORK CITY | Saturday, 04 July 2015 | Baseball fans at Yankee Stadium in New York City...

Funeral Services Scheduled for President Boyd K. Packer @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 04 July 2015 | Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer,...

President Boyd K. Packer Dies At Age 90 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 03 July 2015 | Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the...

A brief look at Heaven Knows Why! @ A Motley Vision
  -  . When Taylor’s novel was first serialized in 1948 as The Mysterious Way in...

VIDEO: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Draws Large Crowds During East Coast Tour @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  NEW YORK CITY | Thursday, 02 July 2015 | Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are on...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | July 2, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 02 July 2015 | This “Getting It Right” includes coverage...

Guest Post on Creation by Sam Barrett @ A Motley Vision
  -  . INTRODUCTORY NOTE: This is the written version of a talk given by Sam Barrett in...

Faith and Reason 49: King Benjamin’s Speech @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

A Letter from Somerville Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  This letter appeared in the Latter Day Saint Southern Star in 1900. Somerville Tenn Oct...

RiseUp Podcast: Acquainted with Grief – Interview with Misty Nielson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Every now and then you hear the story of an individual that is able to demonstrate...

The Archaeology of the Council of Nicaea @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Cross-posted from Forn Spǫll Fira.] Recent, under-informed assertions about the Book...

Williams Washington Camp @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Williams Washington Camp was born December 11, 1800, in Georgia. His unusual given name...

Sherem v. Jacob @ Feast Upon the Word
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Book Review: “First Principles and Ordinances: The Fourth Article of Faith in Light of the Temple” @ FAIR Blog
  -  By Russell Stevenson Note: The parenthetical citations reflect the enumeration found in...

On the Possible in Mormon Styles @ A Motley Vision
  -  Raymond Queneau (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ve gotten into the, perhaps bad, habit...

Faith and Reason 48: Columbus @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

RiseUp Podcast – Doubt Your Doubts – Interview with Chad Conrad @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Doubt Your Doubts” by Chad Conrad is an eye-opening read that will help readers...

Theology, Ecology, and the Word: Notes from Halki Summit, Part III @ Home Waters
  -  The Halki Summit ended after a provocative and fruitful discussion of the role the arts...

Articles of Faith: Inside the Mind of an Inactive Member @ FAIR Blog
  -  Laurie White is a mother of four and grandmother of ten in Sacramento, California.She...

Right on Target: Gidgiddoni @ FAIR Blog
  -  (Cross-posted from Ether’s Cave with permission.) There are generally two...

Theology, Ecology, and the Word: Notes from Halki Summit, Part II @ Home Waters
  -  I have a few things to report that deserve commentary from the Halki Summit II...

Mormon(ish) Religious Enthusiasm in Ante Bellum Tennessee. Part 3 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of parts one and two.] Billy and Alfred learned that Elder Lee...

Theology, Ecology, and the Word: Notes from Halki Summit, Part I @ Home Waters
  -  I have arrived this week for the Halki Summit II, a meeting co-sponsored by the Patriarch...

Faith and Reason 47: King Benjamin’s Speech @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Fair Issues 89: Dilemmas with Great Lakes Model @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode brother Ash explores the work done by Dr. John Clark and Dr. John...

“By the Gift and Power of Art” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Professor Anthony Sweat (an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham...

Mormon Arts Sunday is June 14 @ A Motley Vision
  -  Mormon Arts Sunday is June 14. I’ll include links to previous posts below, but...

She Shall Be an Ensign: Ardis Parshall @ BOAP.org Blog
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Faith and Reason 46: Olive Culture @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Fair Issues 88: Geographical inconsistencies in the Great Lakes model @ FAIR Blog
  -  While the past few installments have engaged some of the more common non-geographical...

RiseUp Podcast: Hugh B. Brown – Letter on Doubt @ FAIR Blog
  -  Hugh B. Brown served as an apostle, and later, as a member of the First Presidency of The...

Front Page News Review Podcast #9 – Week of May 24th, 2015 @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon’s Front Page News Review is a podcast where we provide context and analysis...

The Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ @ FAIR Blog
  -  This post by FairMormon volunteer Jordan Latimer was originally delivered as a farewell...

Emily Harris Adams on her book For Those with Empty Arms @ A Motley Vision
  -  Emily Harris Adams is a Mormon poet and essayist. Her book For Those with Empty Arms:  A...

Faith and Intellect @ FAIR Blog
  -  I recently read a blog post on Patheos about archeology and the Book of Mormon. The...

Articles of Faith Podcast: Jeffrey Thayne – Some Thoughts on Discipleship and “Staying Mormon” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Jeffrey Thayne grew up in Elk Ridge, Utah, collecting bugs in the woodland hills behind...

Mormon(ish) Religious Enthusiasm in Ante Bellum Tennessee. Part 2 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of previous post, which you can find here.] When we last left...

Faith and Reason 45: Metal Plates and Stone Boxes @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Fair Issue 87: Is the “Promised Land” limited to one area? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode brother Ash relates how the term “promised Land” can refer to...

RiseUp Podcast: Dealing with gender dysphoria – Finding inner peace through Christ @ FAIR Blog
  -  Dealing with gender dysphoria: Finding inner peace through Christ – An interview...

Mormon(ish) Religious Enthusiasm in Ante Bellum Tennessee. Part 1. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The date was 18 May 1842, the place Putnam county, Tennessee. Elder J. D. Lee wrote a...

Fair Issues 86: The Lamanite prophet Zelph @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this article brother Ash considers the account of the prophet Joseph Smith when he...

Dating Christ’s Birth @ FAIR Blog
  -  I have always loved Christmas. As far as I can remember, it has always been my favorite...

A Visit to Zion Cemetery. Woburn, Illinois @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Last week work took me to a sales demo for some software my company sells. The trip took...

Faith and Reason 44: Temple Outside of Jerusalem @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Fair Issues 85: Cumorah claims can’t sustain Great Lakes model @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this article brother Ash addresses the claim that the Cumorah of the Book of Mormon is...

Dark Watch and other Mormon-American stories is available for pre-order @ A Motley Vision
  -   6/1/15 Note: it’s now available on all four platforms: PURCHASE: Amazon | Kobo |...

Front Page News Review podcast #8 @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is FairMormon’s Front Page News Review podcast, where we provide context and...

“Woman of Another World, I Am with You”: Reading the Divine Feminine in Mormonism @ A Motley Vision
  -  (Cross-posted here.) It’s May, which means it’s time to celebrate (among...

Faith and Reason 43: Land of Jerusalem @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

RiseUp Podcast – Interview with Rod Olson @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of RiseUp, Nick Galieti interviews Rod Olson in a very candid discussion...

Fair Issues 84: Two arguments for Great Lakes model not conclusive @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash refers to word “lake” as having various...

Does the Historicity of the Book of Mormon Matter? @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Studio et Quoque Fide and is reposted here with...

Artwork of Joseph Smith Translating the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Early this week I posted a brief notice for the book From Darkness unto Light: Joseph...

Book Notice: “From Darkness unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon” @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Ploni Almoni.] The Religious Studies Center at Brigham...

RiseUp Podcast – The H Word @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of RiseUp, Nick Galieti interviews a Young Women from Southern Californa...

Academy Tennessee Branch @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Academy Branch took its name from the educational academy in which the early saints met....

Fair Issues 83: Great Lakes Book of Mormon geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this article brother Ash discusses several authors and the arguments they make for a...

Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: Neylan McBaine & the Hidden Beauty of the Gospel @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Worlds Without End and is reposted here with...

Front Page News Review #7 @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon’s Front Page News Review provides context and analysis of the past...

Converts from Paris, Tennessee - circa 1834 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  With the sad state of official LDS records from 1834 in Tennessee, it is impossible to...

Best of FairMormon: April 2015 General Conference – An Apologetic Review (Part 2 – Sunday Sessions & Women’s Session) @ FAIR Blog
  -  April 2015 General Conference featured presenters from the presiding quorums and general...

Faith and Reason 42: Sheum @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Best of FairMormon: April 2015 General Conference – An Apologetic Review (Part 1 – Saturday Sessions) @ FAIR Blog
  -  April 2015 General Conference featured presenters from the presiding quorums and general...

Articles of Faith Podcast: Joseph Smith’s Polygamy – Interview with Brian and Laura Hales @ FAIR Blog
  -  Bio: Brian and Laura Harris Hales are the co-authors of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy:...

A Response to Kristy Money’s Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed @ FAIR Blog
  -  By Russell Stevenson In Kristy Money’s recent op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune, she...

Paris Tennessee Branch 1834-1835 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Arguably the first branch of the Church in Tennessee was at Paris, Tennessee. It was...

Just for fun… “The Runaway Jonah” @ Feast Upon the Word
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John Solomon Fullmer's Letter to Mr Howell @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In the December 1st 1842 issue of the Times and Seasons, was published a letter written...

Joseph Smith Papers Project News. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Wilford Woodruff's Tennessee Mission Journal @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Recently I have acquired a copy of Wilford Woodruff's missionary Journal. It is...

The Hope of Stewardship: A Review of Joseph Spencer’s For Zion: A Mormon Theology of Hope @ Home Waters
  -  There are those who are infected by nostalgia and yearn for a nineteenth-century...

Family Lore about Abraham Church: Baptism @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  The most elusive prize of the life of Abraham Church was whether or not he was baptized...

Family Lore about Abraham Church: Meeting David Patten @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Abraham Church was the first in his family to settle in Middle Tennessee. He chose to...

Hyrum on Prophets @ BOAP.org Blog
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Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 5: Principles of True Repentance @ Feast Upon the Word
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Tracts and Pamphlets 1943 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This unattributed, undocumented story comes from East Tennessee. Sadly there were no...

An Old Mission Home in Chattanooga @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   In 1894, when J. Golden Kimball was president of the Southern States Mission, this...

C19, J19 and the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists @ BOAP.org Blog
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Returned Missionary Announcement - 1882 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Here's a little tidbit about the persecution at Cane Creek before the Massacre. Although...

"Brothers Frost and Linzey have baptized 22 in Knox county." @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Samuel Buchanan Frost  was an early ante bellum LDS missionary to Tennessee and the...

Two Healings in Tennessee 1943 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  TENNESSEE WEST DISTRICT Bumard N. Taylor, President "And again it shall come lo pass that...

The birth of the Middle Tennessee Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  When we take notes during a meeting, we don't expect it to be come the only record of...

Southwest Tennessee Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 1884, just before the Cane Creek Massacre, the West Tennessee Conference was split in...

Joseph Smith Papers Website Redesign @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Almost Forgotton Mission to Bedford County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While browsing the pages of the Messenger and Advocate I found the following...

Experience and Understanding @ Home Waters
  -  Two friends recently independently mentioned to me that it seems that at every turn,...

Print Culture and Orality in Early Mormonism @ BOAP.org Blog
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East Tennessee Conference 1942 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Left to Right:-Front Row: Robert G. Murdock, David W. Barker (former District Pres.),...

Church History Library: Foundations of Faith Exhibit @ BOAP.org Blog
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Baird's Mill Branch of Wilson Co., Tenn. 1881-1888 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Like most of the handful of LDS branches that dotted the late 19th century Tennessee...

Visit RT’s draft of some fine criticism of 1 Sam. 1:1-4a. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Christine Talbot: A Foreign Kingdom @ BOAP.org Blog
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If Truth Were A Child @ Home Waters
  -  We live in the age of polemics. Choices are presented to us as mutually exclusive, and...

Joseph Smith Papers Newsletter: Number 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Review: First Principles and Ordinances: The Fourth Article of Faith in Light of the Temple by Samuel Brown @ Home Waters
  -  Sam Brown has written an important and beautiful book. Every Mormon serious about...

Joseph Smith Papers Documents Vol. 3 Release Presentation @ BOAP.org Blog
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RS/MP Chapter 23: Individual Responsibility (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormonism, Cosmology, and Environmental Stewardship @ Home Waters
  -  I just returned from a marvelous gathering at the Yale Divinity School where scholars and...

RS/MP Chapter 21: Proclaiming the Gospel to the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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2015 Summer Seminar of the Mormon Theology Seminar — Call for Applications! @ Feast Upon the Word
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New Content at the Joseph Smith Papers Website @ BOAP.org Blog
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Why I Am A Mormon, Part IV (Temples) @ Home Waters
  -  When I was in my last year of graduate school at Berkeley, I was given the opportunity to...

Collector’s Edition of Joseph Smith Papers, Documents 2, Now Available @ BOAP.org Blog
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Preaching in Antebellum America: An Example. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Boap.org is down for the moment @ BOAP.org Blog
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Lost Sheep or Dumb Asses? @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 19: In the World but Not of the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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CFP: AAR-PNW 2015 @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 17: Sealing Power and Temple Blessings (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 18: Living by Every Word That Proceeds from the Mouth of God @ Feast Upon the Word
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Thanks for Nothing; Two Ironies of the Book of Job @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth @ Feast Upon the Word
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A Failure to Communicate @ Feast Upon the Word
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Ask and ye shall receive–it really is just that simple @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Terrifying Reality of Monotheism @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Help a (Scriptural) Brother Out? @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 14: The Gift of the Holy Ghost (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 13: Baptism (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Well-Behaved? Well–Not Really . . . @ Messenger and Advocate
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Book review: The Polygamous Wives Writing Club @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 12: The Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 11: Honoring the Priesthood Keys Restored through Joseph Smith (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Our Capricious God @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 10: Our Search for Truth (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Feast Upon the Word: Vision @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 9: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Body @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 8: The Church and Kingdom of God (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Two Atonements @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 7: Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Witnesses for Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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A Critique of “Come Follow Me” (the new youth Sunday School curriculum) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Old Testamen Lesson 11 (KD): Genesis 34, 37-39 @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 5: Faith and Repentance (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Restitution: A Lesson From the Anti-Nephi-Lehies @ Feast Upon the Word
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Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7: The Abrahamic Covenant (and how it relates to Adam & to us) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 4: Strengthening and Preserving the Family (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 3: The Plan of Salvation (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Where were you during the War on Poverty? @ Messenger and Advocate
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The Book of Mormon as a Key to the Gathering of Israel and Judah @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 2: Our Savior, Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 1: Our Father in Heaven (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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“Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born” – Lesson 2 (Old Testament Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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All or Nothing @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 24: Reflections on the Mission of Jesus Christ (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Christmas List 2013: Books on Scripture/Theology @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 23: The Prophet Joseph Smith (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 22: Doing Good to Others (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 21: Loving God More Than We Love the World (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Book Notice: I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: American Academy of Religion 2014 @ Feast Upon the Word
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2014 JWHA Call for Papers! @ Mormon Church History
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RS/MP Chapter 20: Missionary Work: “The Kingdom of God Moves Forward” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Joseph Smith Captured @ Mormon Church History
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Historical Conference-The Museum of Mormon History in Mexico (Provo Branch), August 31 10am-3pm @ Mormon Church History
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Mormon History Association 2014 in San Antonio, TX Call For Papers-Deadline October 1, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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Benchmark Books Evening with an Author: Phil Barlow, 5/29/2013 @ Mormon Church History
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Daniel Peterson Goes Rogue–Transitions From Dark To Light @ Messenger and Advocate
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The 13th Annual UVU Mormon Studies Conference–The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts April 4-5, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: Journal of Mormon History Special Issue on Mormonism & Race @ Mormon Church History
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John Dehlin Article By Gregory L. Smith (Formerly of FARMS) Now Published by Interpreter @ Messenger and Advocate
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Preaching Politics From The Pulpit, Stake President Matthew DeVisser Goes Off The Reservation @ Messenger and Advocate
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The Mormon History Association Annual Conference (June 6-9, 2013) Preliminary Program Released @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: The Mormon Studies Group at the 2013 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nov. 23-26, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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No. Wearing Pants to Church is Not Civil Disobedience @ Messenger and Advocate
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Keeping It Classy–John Dehlin and Mormon Stories @ Messenger and Advocate
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FARMS Fires Peterson et al . . . @ Messenger and Advocate
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Debut album by Jiminy Finn and the Moneydiggers! @ Life on Gold Plates
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New Album from Jiminy Finn and the Moneydiggers! @ Life on Gold Plates
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Help Us Raise Money to Fight ALS @ Life on Gold Plates
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Living Prophets To Address The World @ Messenger and Advocate
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What has the “Joseph Smith Papers Project” to do with Islam? @ Life on Gold Plates
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The Mormon Moment Hits Wyoming Politics @ Messenger and Advocate
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Review: Molly C. Haslam, “A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability: Human Being As Mutuality...

Review, Tom Mould, “Still, the Small Voice” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Still, the Small Voice: Narrative, Personal Revelation, and the Mormon Folk...

Review: N.T. Wright, "Simply Jesus" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title:  Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He...

Review: Davis Bitton, “Knowing Brother Joseph Again: Perceptions and Perspectives” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Knowing Brother Joseph Again: Perceptions and...

Review: Stephen Carter, "What of the Night? Personal Essays" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Periodically, (usually when a collection is published) we see reflections on the...

Review: Conor Cunningham, “Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both...

Review: Steven Pinker, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has...

Review: Craig Harline, “Conversions: Two Family Stories From the Reformation and Modern America” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Conversions: Two Family Stories From the Reformation and Modern...

Review: Howard C. Stutz, “Let the Earth Bring Forth: Evolution and Scripture” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Let the Earth Bring Forth: Evolution and ScriptureAuthor: Howard C....

Review: N.T. Wright, “Scripture and the Authority of God” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible...

Review: Eric W Jepson, et.al., “The Fob Bible” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Fob BibleEditors: Eric W Jepson, B.G. Christensen, Sarah E....

Review: Ken Jennings, "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks Author: Ken...

Review: Gardner, “The Gift and the Power: Translating the Book of Mormon” @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Gift and the Power: Translating the Book of Mormon Author: Brant A....

Review: Turley and Slaughter, "How We Got the Book of Mormon" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: How We Got the Book of Mormon Authors: Richard E. Turley, Jr., William W....

Review: Givens and Grow, "Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism Authors: Terryl L. Givens,...

Review: James Rollins, "The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel Author: James...

Review: Lieb, Mason, Roberts, eds., "The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the...

Review: Reeve and Van Wagenen, "Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural World in Mormon History and Folklore" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: Between Pulpit and Pew: The Supernatural World in Mormon History and...

Mormon Shout-Outs in Books I'm Reading @ Life on Gold Plates
  -  (Initiated on 12/16/10) It seems like Mormons pop up ever so briefly in many of the...

Review: Mark D. Bennion, "Psalm & Selah: A Poetic Journey Through The Book of Mormon" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   "Selah,  a musical term with uncertain meaning.  It may mean either a pause...

Review: Patrick Q. Mason, "The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South" @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   Title: The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum...