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In Our Ward: Lesson 43: The Shepherds of Israel @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lesson 43

On the Mormon Vision of Language: Korihor’s Curse @ A Motley Vision
  -  In which I offer a counterpoint to the pattern I’ve discussed in the last few...

Saturday Remix, 1920 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  And what were readers of the Church magazines laughing about in 1920? Read all about it...

Research Integrity in the Social Sciences: 5 Things The Mormon Gender Issues Survey Group Can Learn from Pew Research Center @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Dr. Andrew Auman, who holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics...

Mulek of Zarahemla: Chapter 3 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Mulek 3

When Soda Was a Health Food @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Soda

The Bishop’s Wife: the actual review @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Before we get started, we have a bit of business this morning. The back of my review...

Faith and Reason 30: The Liahona @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Faith Online: In Your Own Words | 21 November 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | In Your Own Words is a regular...

Mormon Fair-cast 319: #8, Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  D.M. Johnson and I are back in this second-to-last podcast on the authenticity of the...

The Storm @ Keepapitchinin
  -  The Storm By Evelyn Fjelsted Dark skies seem strangely ominous Old trees bend in the...

Update on the Alternate Mormon History anthology @ A Motley Vision
  -  Back in June, I did an interest gauge in an anthology of Mormon alternate history...

“I Take Up My Pen”: Manhattan Ward, 1945 @ Keepapitchinin
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A survey about the biased gender survey @ Millennial Star
  -  If you, like many of M*’s readers, found the recent gender survey being passed...

Little White Lab Rat Inventories His Food Storage @ Keepapitchinin
  -  LWLR: Inventory

Henry B. Eyring: Renaissance of Happy Marriage @ Millennial Star
  -  I’m sure you’ve seen by now that Tuesday, Pres. Henry B. Eyring spoke at the Vatican...

RiseUp Podcast: President Eyring Defending Marriage at Vatican Colloquium @ FAIR Blog
  -  President Eyring of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Mulek of Zarahemla: Chapter 2 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Mulek 2

The Chapel at Jacksonville, Florida @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Jacksonville

Latter-day Saint Images, 1949 (3) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Images 1949

When the temple helps @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Daniel Ortner, who blogs at symphony of dissent. Feminist Mormon...

Seeing Joseph Smith @ Millennial Star
  -  People always have the weirdest images of Joseph Smith added to their posts or dominating...

Fires of the Mind as “Mormon Tragedy” @ A Motley Vision
  -  . I’m reading the Mahonri Stewart-edited collection Saints on Stage, the first play...

The Refiner’s Fire @ Millennial Star
  -  Whew! It’s felt kind of crazy the last few days in the LDS social media world. This...

'Glorious’ Video Compilation Features Singers Around the World @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A fan supercut of the music...

Growing Evidence Links Utah Suicides to Altitude @ Millennial Star
  -  I just read this very interesting article about the “Utah Paradox” which is...

Why Build Temples? @ FAIR Blog
  -  A couple of years ago I encountered an online blogger who was complaining about how much...

Emigration from Southwest Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Most of us know about the the Mormon Pioneers. Over 70,000 people who followed the call...

Mormon Sons and Mothers: A Review of Douglas Thayer’s Will Wonders Never Cease @ A Motley Vision
  -  Loyal readers of Douglas Thayer’s fiction will not be surprised—at least...

Articles of Faith 20: Geoff Biddulph – Why Didn’t The Church Teach Me This Stuff? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Geoff Biddulph is a convert to the Church of just over 15 years. Before joining he read a...

What You Should Know About That Mormon Gender Issues Survey @ Millennial Star
  -  [Note: this post was co-authored by J. Max Wilson and LDS Philosopher] Regarding the...

Racial Strife – reflections on the Norfolk 17 and Virginia’s campaign of Massive Resistance @ Millennial Star
  -  Last night our family attended a high school production of a new play, A Line in the Sand...

What the Church Taught About “Polyandry” in 1943 (and also 1960) @ Millennial Star
  -  I wanted to set the record straight about what the Church taught about what we sometimes...

On the Mormon Vision of Language: The Word of Enoch @ A Motley Vision
  -  In this week’s ruminations, I circle back to the pattern I mentioned last week and...

RS/MP Chapter 23: Individual Responsibility (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Let’s get those first forty to sixty pages out of the way first (the beginning of our thlook at The Bishop’s Wife) (no Cary Grant this time around) @ A Motley Vision
  -  . One of the great challenges with writing a Mormon book for a national audience is...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | November 14 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Faith and Reason 29: Nephi and His Asherah @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Mormon Fair-cast 314: #7, Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Critics and skeptics have long attacked Jesus’ Resurrection. Why so?? Well, in short,...

Mormonism, Cosmology, and Environmental Stewardship @ Home Waters
  -  I just returned from a marvelous gathering at the Yale Divinity School where scholars and...

Articles of Faith Podcast: Dan Peterson – Reason, Experience, and the Existence of God @ FAIR Blog
  -  Bio: Daniel C. Peterson holds a Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, is a...

LDS.ORG Essay on Nauvoo Polygamy: What did Readers Expect? @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post has been cross posted from Joseph Smith’s Polygamy.] On October 22,...

Jacob F Miller - I find these people regard pleasure as a much worse evil than sin. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [A continuation of my GGGrandfather's missionary journal in Tennessee. For all his...

On the Mormon Vision of Language: Tutoring the Tongue @ A Motley Vision
  -  This week, I meditate on a pattern that appears in various places throughout the...

RS/MP Chapter 21: Proclaiming the Gospel to the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Here comes The Bishop’s Wife @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Over the next few Fridays, I’ll be posting several times on Mette Ivie...

Faith and Reason 28: Tree of Life Part I @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

2015 Summer Seminar of the Mormon Theology Seminar — Call for Applications! @ Feast Upon the Word
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RiseUp Podcast: Building a Testimony on a Sure Foundation – Part 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 2 of a 2 Part episode from J. Max Wilson on strategies for building a strong...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 5 November 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 |

Saved by Divine Guidance 1943 (or 1913ish) @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   What follows is a story of the kind that missionaries love to tell. I shared such...

Articles of Faith 18: Darla Isackson – Suicide, Grieving, Finding Comfort in Christ and Strength to Go On @ FAIR Blog
  -  Darla Isackson learned about adversity at an early age. She received life-threatening...

On the Mormon Vision of Language: God’s Works and God’s Words @ A Motley Vision
  -  In this week’s video, I turn to the Pearl of Great Price and explore the...

Fair Issues 73: Is the Tower of Babel historical or mythological? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash discusses the Jaredites and the Tower of Babel, and how the...

Faith and Reason 27: Nephi’s Bow @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | October 31 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Mormon fair-cast 307: #6, Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is the sixth installment on the authenticity of the Bible series of podcasts. Many...

FairMormon on Social Media @ FAIR Blog
  -  With the mission of FairMormon being the defense of the LDS Church, we find it necessary...

RiseUp Podcast: Building a Testimony on a Sure Foundation – Part 1 @ FAIR Blog
  -  J. Max Wilson presents a two-part episode on how to build a testimony on a sure...

New Content at the Joseph Smith Papers Website @ BOAP.org Blog
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Book Review: A Refuge from the Storm: The Priesthood, the Family, the Church @ FAIR Blog
  -  Title: A Refuge from the Storm: The Priesthood, the Family, the Church Author: Boyd K....

Articles of Faith 17: General Conference October 2014 – Apologetic Highlights @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this special episode of the Articles of Faith Podcast, Steve Densley (executive...

Freedom of Religion in the Workplace Discussed at the UN @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Religious freedom in the...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 28 October 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 |

Nauvoo Polygamists Were Skeptical — Just Like You and Me @ FAIR Blog
  -  The historical record shows that Joseph Smith and other Nauvoo Church members were very...

Influenza Epidemic 1918 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Seems like epidemics are on everyone's mind these days. Not sure why. In keeping with...

Fair Issues 72: How did the Book of Mormon people travel to the New World? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash discusses how the Lehites weren’t the only Book of...

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...

Book Review: Textual and Comparative Explorations in 1 & 2 Enoch @ FAIR Blog
  -  [The following review was written by Allen Hansen.] If you are looking for something that...

A Mormon Reads a REAL Atheist’s Blog Post @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Cross posted from Studio et Quoque Fide.] Many have probably already seen the post,...

Faith and Reason 26: Trails in the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Review of Temple Insights: Proceedings of the Interpreter Matthew B. Brown Memorial Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This review was written by FairMormon volunteer Rene Krywult.] On Saturday, 25 October...

Entertainer Donny Osmond to Speak at RootsTech 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Entertainer Donny Osmond will...

Collector’s Edition of Joseph Smith Papers, Documents 2, Now Available @ BOAP.org Blog
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RiseUp Podcast: Talking with your Parents About Sex @ FAIR Blog
  -  A challenging subject for youth and young adults to address with one another, but the law...

Young Women Leader Shares Message of Faith With Girl Scouts @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson,...

Church Updates Temple Garment Video @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | We’re pleased with the...

Book Review: A Non-LDS Approach to Enoch for an LDS Audience: Samuel Zinner’s Textual and Comparative Explorations in 1 & 2 Enoch @ FAIR Blog
  -  [The following review was written by Colby Townsend, an editorial consultant with...

Analysis of Textual Variants Now Available Online FREE @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Cross-posted from Studio et Quoque Fide.] I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in...

The Early History of the Church in McNairy County @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   1888 Map of McNairy County Tennessee Today, McNairy County is part of the Corinth,...

Articles of Faith 16: Margaret Blair Young – The Heart of Africa and The Welcome Table @ FAIR Blog
  -  Margaret Blair Young was raised in the Church and learned the standard Mormon clichés...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 20 October @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Fair Issues 71: Were there transoceanic voyages in ancient times? @ FAIR Blog
  -  While LDS scholars agree with non-LDS scholars that the New World was populated primarily...

4th Watch 17: A Broken Vessel – What is anxiety and PTSD? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In the last podcast I talked about depression and now add anxiety and PTSD will be added...

Faith and Reason 25: Unknown Arabia @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Mormon Fair-cast 297: #5, Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this fifth of nine podcasts with D.M Johnson, we’ll examine the various methods...

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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Jacob F. Miller at Laurel Hill - May 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Laurel Hill, Saturday May 26th 1883 Left Samples and came to this place yesterday calling...

Fair Issues 70: What was Nephi’s ship like? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Brother Ash discusses how Nephi was instructed to build a ship to take his family to...

“Meet the Mormons” Hits its Mark @ FAIR Blog
  -  I don’t often like documentaries. And I don’t usually look forward to seeing Church...

Why I Am a Mormon, Part III (Missionary Work) @ Home Waters
  -  It is fair to ask why a religious conviction needs to be expressed and shared publicly....

Faith and Reason 24: Killing Laban and the Oath of Zoram @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 10 October 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 10 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | In Your Own Words is a regular...

Church Partners With Other Faith Communities in “Faith Counts” Initiative @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 10 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church has partnered with...

Mormon Fair-cast 294: #4, Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is the 4th in a series of 9 interviews, D.M. Johnson, author and Bible scholar, and...

RiseUp Podcast: Putting Grease on the Iron Rod @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of RiseUp (that’s a bit longer than others–be patient), Nick...

Does God Authorize His Prophets to Make Mistakes? @ FAIR Blog
  -  [The Crucible of Doubt can be purchased from the FairMormon Bookstore.] Within the past...

Announcement: 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  –––From the Interpreter website––– The Interpreter Foundation would like to...

Articles of Faith 15: Loren Spendlove – Understanding Nephi with the Help of Noah Webster @ FAIR Blog
  -  Loren Spendlove (MBA, California State University, Fullerton and PhD, University of...

A Sailor Boy Writes His Branch President - 1943 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Excerpts from a letter received by President Stanley J. Bennion of Independence, Mo....

Fair Issues 69: Where is the land Bountiful? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash discusses possible locations for the land Bountiful....

Lost Sheep or Dumb Asses? @ Feast Upon the Word
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Faith and Reason 23: Laban and his “Fifty” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

David Archuleta Song From Meet the Mormons Captures Audiences on Social Media @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 3 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A new uplifting song recorded by...

Mormon Fair-cast 289: #3, Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  This third interview in a series of nine with guest D.M. Johnson discusses the manuscript...

RiseUp Podcast: When Bad Things Happen @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of RiseUp, Blake talks about a question that people often ask, Why do bad...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 30 September 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 |

RS/MP Chapter 19: In the World but Not of the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Letters to a Former Missionary Companion – Letter 6 @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

Articles of Faith Podcast 14: Ralph C. Hancock – An Invitation to Help Advance the Pursuit of Truth as it Concerns our Way of Life @ FAIR Blog
  -  Ralph C. Hancock earned his Bachelors from Brigham Young University and his M.A. and...

Bedford County Baptisms @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [What follows is an excerpt from a letter from George J. Woodbury written on February 2,...

Why I Am A Mormon, Part II (Revelation) @ Home Waters
  -  To continue from my previous post, I want to focus on three areas of my belief that are...

Fair Issues 68: Exploring the journey of Lehi’s family @ FAIR Blog
  -  Among the earliest LDS researchers to explore the likely path trekked by the Lehites, we...

Faith and Reason 22: The Axial Period @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Mormon Fair-cast 284: #2, Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this second interview in a series with DM Johnson, we discuss extra-Biblical evidence,...

Pew: Religion Losing Influence in America @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A new study from the Pew...

Why I Am a Mormon, Part I @ Home Waters
  -  This is an attempt (in four installments) to explain a few things about what might be...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 23 September @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

A Piece of the Rock @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  One of the early LDS families in Middle Tennessee was that of Abraham Church. I have yet...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 22 September 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 22 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | In Your Own Words is a...

FamilySearch Initiative Invites People to #MeetMyGrandma @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | If you could share one story...

Women Auxiliary Leaders Provide Training in the Southeast @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Members of the general...

Baptisms by Year in Middle Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  One of the records use in my research on Tennessee Mormon families is a Record book for...

Religion, Conservation, and Community @ Home Waters
  -  I have had a rare and unusual opportunity this week to spend a few days with leaders from...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 15 September 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | In Your Own Words is a...

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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Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 10 September 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | This "Getting It Right"...

RS/MP Chapter 18: Living by Every Word That Proceeds from the Mouth of God @ Feast Upon the Word
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13th BYU President Formally Installed @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Kevin J Worthen was formally...

Jacob F. Miller at Flynn's Lick - May 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Flynns Lick, Saturday May 19, 1883 Held meeting at New Hope near Alexandria on Sunday...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 5 September 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 5 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | In Your Own Words is a regular...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 5 September @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 5 September 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls...

Men in The Service from 1944 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   by Howard E. Salisbury, Lieutenant—USNR It has been fifteen months since three of...

The Theology of Climate Change Denial @ Home Waters
  -  Let me say outright that I am not interested in this post in trying to prove climate...

Thanks for Nothing; Two Ironies of the Book of Job @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mapping the Middle Tennessee Baptism Record @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Recently I have been working in an old membership record book for the Middle Tennessee...

The Spiritual Value of Reading Secular Literature @ Home Waters
  -  I recently gave a presentation at Education Week at BYU on this topic. I offer here a...

Linden Ward Open House @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   On August 10th, 2014 the Linden Ward of the Franklin Stake held an open house. You...

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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A visit to the Conder Cemetery @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Yesterday I visited the Conder Cemetery once again. It was the 130th anniversary of the...

RS/MP Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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An inscription revealed; J. R. Hudson @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  This weekend I pieced together the barely readable inscription on the gravestone of J. R....

Caves and Missionaries, 1884 edition @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While reading through a missionary journal I found this entry. Yellow Creek. Dixon Co....

Seeing Through A Glass Darkly @ Home Waters
  -  I have learned by happy and sometimes sad experience that the mind is a changeable thing...

Mormon Scripture vs. The Protestant Bible @ BOAP.org Blog
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A Conference in Memphis 1915 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   ELDERS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES MISSION. Top Row from Left to Right:—Charles J....

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 5–Brigham. @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Conder Family and Land Deeds. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  What can the buying and selling of land tell us about the movements of people? In the...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 4–My Father’s House @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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The Trail of Memory @ Home Waters
  -  37 years ago I spent one month at the Bennion Boys Ranch in Victor, Idaho. It was the...

An Unexpected Trip to Dabbs Cemetery @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Yesterday, I was on my way to drop off my oldest son at scout camp, and realized I would...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 3–Coming to Grips @ BOAP.org Blog
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RS/MP Chapter 13: Baptism (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Jacob F. Miller - April 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the journal of Jacob Franklin Miller, as he serves a mission...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 2–Rumors. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Chattanooga Branch (Re)Organized 1932 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Above is a photo of the Chattanooga Sunday School published on November 7th,...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home, Part 1–The News @ BOAP.org Blog
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Jacob F. Miller First Area - March 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [The continuation of Elder Jacob F. Miller's missionary journal....] Bairds Mills...

Documents 1 of JSP in Leather @ BOAP.org Blog
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The Conders Sell their Farm @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Long time readers will know about the Cane Creek Massacre and my fascination with the...

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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MHA Conference @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I returned last night from a driving tour from Tennessee to Texas and back. Besides being...

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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Invitation: 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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Paul Fife. RIP. @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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Priesthood Article in Dialogue @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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Lyman Butterfield Documentary Editing Award Nominations @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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Gaining a Testimony: As Easy As Being Saved @ Feast Upon the Word
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New Summer Seminar in Mormon Theology @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 19: Missionary Work: “To Reach Every Human Heart” (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...