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What Kirby Got Wrong This Time @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Kirby Tanks Again

Hollyhock Dolls @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Hollyhock Dolls By Helen Hinckley My grandmother has the nicest back yard Where...

Your Young Men’s Reading Assignment, 1914 – @ Keepapitchinin
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A Word on a “Liberal” vs. a “Conservative” Understanding of Scripture @ FAIR Blog
  -  [By David Larsen, cross posted with slight alterations from Heavenly Ascents.] I recently...

On Evaluating Too-Good-To-Be-True “Quotations” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Quotations

Elsie Birdsall Taylor (Cora’s Sister) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Cora's Sister

The Lantern in the Tower: Chapter 4 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lantern 4

The Happy Family Drinks Together @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Happy Family

The Trials of Cora Birdsall: part 8 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Cora Birdsall 8

A Conference in Memphis 1915 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   ELDERS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES MISSION. Top Row from Left to Right:—Charles J....

Article of Faith 11: Neal Rappleye – “War of Words and Tumult of Opinions”: The Battle for Joseph Smith’s Words in Book of Mormon Geography @ FAIR Blog
  -  Neal Rappleye is a student at Utah Valley University working toward a BA in History with...

Families Can Be Together Forever @ Millennial Star
  -  I enjoy the tumblr feed at Just Say Amen Already (JSAA). The author is K, a Jewish...

Mormon Fair cast 257: Hannah Smith and religious liberty today @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

The Order of the Relief Society @ Millennial Star
  -  This is the final in a series about Mormon Priesthood theology and development. The...

In Our Ward: Lesson 28: “After the Fire a Still Small Voice” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lesson 28

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 5–Brigham. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Guest post: only believers can testify @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Tom Stringham Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel...

Andrew Sproul, Missionary: March-April 1842 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Andrew Sproul

Exodus? @ Millennial Star
  -  There had been a promise that multitudes, distressed by the harsh punishment inflicted on...

Faith and Reason 13: If/And Conditional Sentences @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

A Choice Land: Book of Mormon Geography @ Millennial Star
  -  I recently came across a new and interesting Book of Mormon geography theory that I...

Guest post: Kate Kelly lectures her stake president on how to do his job @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Michael Davidson a father, husband, member of the Church, and...

Nephi, Isaiah and the Constitution @ Millennial Star
  -  This Saturday I’ll be giving a lesson to our tri-stake Single Adult’s group...

Church disaffection and the parable of the urban park @ Millennial Star
  -  There once were two men who lived near an urban park, Tom and Henry. The two were friends...

Fair Issues 61: Book of Mormon evidences today @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode Michael Ash illustrates the modern evidences concerning issues such as...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 23 July 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | This “Getting It Right”...

FamilySearch Volunteers Break International Indexing Record @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | FamilySearch indexing...

Responsible Mormons -vs- The Antithesis of Art (being responsibility) @ A Motley Vision
  -  . You average Mormon artist gets married younger than the average artist and starts...

We interrupt the usual doom and gloom to bring you some good news @ Millennial Star
  -  I wanted to highlight a fascinating story in the Economist that shows that young people...

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...

Articles of Faith 10: S. Matthew Stearmer – A Reflection on the Cultural Construction of Sexual “Needs” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Matt Stearmer is a Ph.D. Candidate of Sociology at The Ohio State University. His...

Fifty Years in the Wilderness @ Millennial Star
  -  [This post is part of a series on Joseph Smith's Polygamy. To read from the beginning or...

Mormon Fair Cast 252: Scott Gordon and the histroy of FairMormon plus the Joseph Smith papers @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 4–My Father’s House @ BOAP.org Blog
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Faith and Reason 12: Stylometry and The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Help a (Scriptural) Brother Out? @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormon Fair-cast 248: FairMormon conference and the Book of Job @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 15 July 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | This “Getting It Right”...

RS/MP Chapter 14: The Gift of the Holy Ghost (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Letters to a Former Missionary Companion – Letter 3 @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

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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Fair Issues 60: Nephi, Laban and the brass plates @ FAIR Blog
  -  While encamped in the Valley of Lemuel, Lehi sent his sons back to Jerusalem to obtain...

Faith and Reason 11: Book of Mormon Politics Unlike Joseph Smith’s @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the Book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 9 July @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Reports Show Alcohol’s Destructive Influence Worldwide @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A Deseret News editorial about...

New Gospel Topics Essay: “Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham” @ FAIR Blog
  -  A new essay has been posted on the Church’s Gospel Topics website, this time...

Articles of Faith 9: Greg L. Smith on FairMormon Wiki and Evolution @ FAIR Blog
  -    Greg Smith studied physiology and English at the University of Alberta, but...

Mormon Fair-cast 244: FairMormon Conference 2014 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

On Writing and Permission: Drafting My New Life @ A Motley Vision
  -  Almost exactly two years ago I wrote this post for AMV. It is all about seeking...

RS/MP Chapter 13: Baptism (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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What is God Thinking? Reflections on Mormon Women and the Priesthood @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This is a guest post from Deborah Rowley, a Latter-day Saint woman sharing her...

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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Mormon Fair-Cast 243: Barry R. Bickmore, “Restoring the Ancient Church” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Martin Tanner who is the host of “Religion Today” on KSL FM 102.7 and AM...

Fair Issues 59: To Arabs, valleys, not mountains, the symbol of permanence @ FAIR Blog
  -  As we discussed in the last installment of this series the Lehites’ first semi...

Vote in the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz @ A Motley Vision
  -  Voting in the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz contest ends at midnight Saturday, July 5. Please...

Faith and Reason 10: Evidence That The Book of Mormon Was Dictated @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith...

The People’s Democratic Church of Jesus Christ @ FAIR Blog
  -  Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entertain a belief that our...

Articles of Faith 8: LDS Church Disciplinary Councils @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is a special episode of Articles of Faith. It is special because, our normal focus...

Apostle Throws Out the First Pitch at Dodgers Game @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | More than 4,500 members of The...

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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Fair Issues 57: Lehi’s ancient Arabic poetry @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash discusses how in Lehi’s world it was customary among...

Faith and Reason 9: Textual Consistency of The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 27 June @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Faith, community, excommunication, and Sister Kelly @ FAIR Blog
  -  To begin with, we offer our love to Sister Kelly. It is a hard, and sad, and sobering...

VIDEO: Church Hosts Live Facebook Chat with David Archuleta @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Mormon Battalion Site Receives California Historian Award @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Mormon Battalion Historic...

What Is Apostasy? @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following definition of “apostasy” was penned by Elder George Q. Cannon,...

Jacob F. Miller First Area - March 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [The continuation of Elder Jacob F. Miller's missionary journal....] Bairds Mills...

Articles of Faith 7: Rick Anderson on Mormonism and Intellectual Freedom @ FAIR Blog
  -  Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the J....

In Video Message, Sister Oscarson Encourages Mormon Women to Reach Out @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 23 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women...

On Marriage @ Home Waters
  -  Twenty-five years ago yesterday, I married my wife, Amy. When we were dating, we did a...

Fair Issues 56: Nephi, Joseph Smith and biblical motifs @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast Michael R. Ash discusses the parallels between the wilderness accounts...

A Review of Alex Beam’s Treatment of Polygamy @ FAIR Blog
  -  *Cross posted from Mormon History Guy. By Brian C. Hales On June 5, 2014, I downloaded...

Outtakes from my Artistic Preaching interview @ A Motley Vision
  -  AMV turned 10 this month so Scott Hales interviewed me for his blog Artistic Preaching. I...

Faith and Reason 8: Translation Time of the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith By...

Documents 1 of JSP in Leather @ BOAP.org Blog
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My personal favorite AMV posts at year 10 @ A Motley Vision
  -  Back in 2009, I listed my personal favorite AMV posts — one for each of the...

Book Review: “Sustaining the Law: Joseph Smith’s Legal Encounters” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Book Review: Gordon A. Madsen, Jeffrey N. Walker, and John W. Welch (eds.), Sustaining...

The Conders Sell their Farm @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Long time readers will know about the Cane Creek Massacre and my fascination with the...

Articles of Faith 6: Jane Birch on the Word of Wisdom – Errant Comma Theory @ FAIR Blog
  -    Jane Birch is the author of Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights...

Well-Behaved? Well–Not Really . . . @ Messenger and Advocate
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Faith and Reason 7: Book of Mormon Witnesses @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 13 June @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Why Church Discipline? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In our increasingly diverse and tolerant society, it can be quite jarring to hear about...

Love of Reading @ Home Waters
  -  Consider this title in both of its syntactical meanings. What does it mean to love to...

Fatherhood: A Divine Responsibility to Revere @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Father's Day will be celebrated...

Book review: The Polygamous Wives Writing Club @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormon Fair-Cast 233: Should the stories in Genesis be taken literally? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of Religion Today, Martin Tanner discusses such issues as whether Eve was...

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

How Do Mormon Missionaries Learn Foreign Languages? NPR Explains @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 9 June 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A piece from National Public Radio...

Words, Eternal Words @ A Motley Vision
  -  “word is a word” from procsilas moscas on FlickrAt the beginning of May, my...

Faith and Reason 6: Artifacts Retrieved from Moroni’s Stone Box @ FAIR Blog
  -  From the book: Of Faith and Reason: 80 Evidences Supporting the Prophet Joseph Smith  by...

Interest gauge: anthology of Mormon alternate history @ A Motley Vision
  -  Here’s the bad news: I don’t have the time and energy to do a...

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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On Reading and Language (or, notes on what I have learned from literary theory) @ Home Waters
  -  There are at least two very important things that I learned from literary theory,...

Our Capricious God @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormon Arts Sunday is this Sunday, June 8 @ A Motley Vision
  -  Brothers and sisters I invite you to celebrate Mormon Arts Sunday this Sunday, June 8,...

Help track Whitney Awards-eligible titles @ A Motley Vision
  -  Every year there are titles that would be eligible to be judged for the Whitney Awards...

Articles of Faith 5: Kevin Christensen on Inevitable Consequences of the Different Investigative Approaches of Jeremy Runells and Jeff Lindsay @ FAIR Blog
  -  Kevin Christensen has been a technical writer since 1984, He has a Bachelors in English...

Faith and Reason 5: Joseph Smith’s Name Known Worldwide @ FAIR Blog
  -  The angel Moroni predicted that Joseph Smith's name would be had for good and evil among...

LAST CHANCE TO BUY CONFERENCE TICKETS AT THE DISCOUNTED PRICE. @ FAIR Blog
  -  Saturday, May 31 will be the last day to buy tickets at the discounted price for the...

Guest Post: D. J. Butler’s City of the Saints: An Irreantum Review @ A Motley Vision
  -  Before Irreantum folded, I’d recruited a few people to write book reviews for...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 29 May @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Articles of Faith 4: Valerie Hudson on the Current Discourse on Women and the Priesthood by Ballard, Dew, and Oaks @ FAIR Blog
  -  Dr. Valerie Hudson joined the faculty of Texas A&M University at the Bush School in...

A Scientist Looks at Book of Mormon Anachronisms @ FAIR Blog
  -  Review of Wade E. Miller, Science and the Book of Mormon: Cureloms, Cumoms, Horses &...

Letters to a Former Missionary Companion – Letter 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

Faith and Reason 4: A Miracle Operation @ FAIR Blog
  -  Most Latter-day Saints are familiar with the basic story of Joseph's childhood leg...

Putting Together an Awful Story @ FAIR Blog
  -  An anonymous author* writing at the MorningStar Post blog “had an awful time...

Invitation: 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing @ BOAP.org Blog
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Coping with the “Big List” of Attacks on the LDS Faith @ FAIR Blog
  -  One of the challenges in defending one’s faith is coping with critics who use the...

Articles of Faith 3: Craig L. Foster on Polygamy and its relationship to the LDS Church @ FAIR Blog
  -  Prior to graduating from BYU, Craig L. Foster served as a missionary in Belguim and...

The Durham Family of Bedford County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Probably the earliest family to join the LDS church in Bedford County were Favius and...

Nearing Fifty @ Home Waters
  -  I guess it must be the approaching milestone of turning fifty, but I am in a meditative...

Fair Issues 55: Do Nephite Names find a “Home” in Middle East @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast Michael Ash gives examples of common Book of Mormon names such as Lehi,...

RS/MP Chapter 10: Our Search for Truth (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Faith and Reason 3: A Prophet’s Birth from Noble Heritage @ FAIR Blog
  -  Both Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith came from a line of worthy ancestors. Some of their...

Mormon Apostle Joins Faith Leaders to Honor Rabbi Sacks @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Elder D. Todd Christofferson joined...

Temple Blindness @ FAIR Blog
  -  I am pained to see Latter-day Saints get carried away in cynicism over the Temple because...

Letters to a Former Missionary Companion @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 14 May 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

New Gospel Topics Essay: “Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints” @ FAIR Blog
  -  A new essay on the Gospel Topics website went up this morning. It is titled “Peace...

Feast Upon the Word: Vision @ Feast Upon the Word
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Jacob F. Miller En Route - March 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Chattanooga Tenn. Sunday March 4 1883 ...Tuesday 27th left home for mission. Bro....

RS/MP Chapter 9: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church has maintained...

Opening Bedford County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Middle Tennessee Conference Bedford Co., Tenn. SHRD SHRDS Shelbyville, Bedford Co.,...

Waiting on the Lord @ Home Waters
  -  The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him....

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 2 May @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 2 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

Elder Holland Surprises Mormon Youth Preparing for Cultural Event in Fort Lauderdale @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 1 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | During a trip to Florida last...

Mormon and Seventh-day Adventist Leaders Discuss Faith, Family and Religious Freedom @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | On Thursday, 24 April, Elder...

Jacob F. Miller Mission Preparations - February 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is one in a series of posts on Jacob F Millers's mission journal. To see them all...

Paul Fife. RIP. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Body @ Feast Upon the Word
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Church Provides Gift to New American Revolution Museum @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Construction is beginning on...

Church Partners to Help the Homeless @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Church “Because of Him” Easter Message Reaches Millions @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | A weeklong social media effort...

Jacob F. Miller's Mission Call - January 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Farmington January 13, 1883  Received a letter of which the following is a copy...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 18 April @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

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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Cheerful letter from a missionary in the south @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Abner, Lawrence County, Tennessee Dec 19, 1884 [to] Elder George C. Lambert Elder...

Two Atonements @ Feast Upon the Word
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New Mormon Tabernacle Choir Video Celebrates Easter Season @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Fans of the Mormon Tabernacle...

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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Martin Luther King and President Uchtdorf: “Don’t Sleep Through The Revolution/Restoration.” @ Mormon Church History
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Mabel Jane Pettit NcNeill @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of my series on Early Sister Missionaries of Tennessee. This...

A Critique of “Come Follow Me” (the new youth Sunday School curriculum) @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Blessings of Service: Lessons from Guatemala @ Home Waters
  -  Service opens the world to us. That, anyway, is what I have experienced in Guatemala...

Jacob F. Miller's Mission to Tennessee - An introduction. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  A couple years back I learned that my great grandfather served his mission in the...

Old Timey Blessings @ BOAP.org Blog
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Violence at Wolf Creek @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   On September 17th & 18th, 1887, a conference was held at the Stutts schoolhouse in Wolf...

John W. Sharp - Reporting from Hickman County, Tennessee 1877 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Friday March 23 1877 The Deseret News reports news from Elder John W. Sharp, now...

Richard C. Camp Reports from Weakley County Tennessee 1881 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  On this day in 1881 March 22nd 1881 Elder R[ichard C.] Camp writes of his experiences...

From the Archives: Purity of Thought @ BOAP.org Blog
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Flippin, Kentucky @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Last week I was contemplating using my Great Grandfather's (Jacob F. Miller) journal as...

Old Testamen Lesson 11 (KD): Genesis 34, 37-39 @ Feast Upon the Word
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Edward Stevenson reports from Hickman County, Tennessee 1878 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  On this day in 1878....... Friday, March 15, 1878          "Missionary work. --...

From BoAP Archives: Who is Iscah? @ BOAP.org Blog
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A Short visit to Mitchellville Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Elder James A Kelly of the Conference has contributed an article detailing the work of...

Anger, Forgiveness, and Community @ Home Waters
  -    I have been blogging here for two years, and throughout this time, I have been...

RS/MP Chapter 5: Faith and Repentance (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Was John W. Wilson Memphis Tennessee's first convert? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  For some reason, we tend to like stories about firsts. Who was the first to do this? or...

Connecticut Readers: Talk on John Eliot’s Translation of the Bible @ BOAP.org Blog
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The End of Prince Albert Suits among Tennessee Missionaries @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [For many years the Prince Albert suit was the uniform of the LDS missionary. It was...

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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Rhodes Family of Teague, Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [Eliza & Franklin Rhodes (seated) with two of their children Daniel & Lela) As a...

RS/MP Chapter 4: Strengthening and Preserving the Family (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Agreeing to Disagree: Political Differences in a Community of Faith @ Home Waters
  -  Can people of faith be one even or especially if we aren’t in agreement on politics? In...

RS/MP Chapter 3: The Plan of Salvation (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale: Summer Course. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormons and Public Transportation @ Home Waters
  -  Recently an article in the Salt Lake Tribune raised the timely question, Is air pollution...

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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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 5 – As If @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 17: “Priesthood—’for the Salvation of the Human Family'” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 18: “Church Leadership and Selfless Service” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 4 – To and With @ Feast Upon the Word
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Joseph Smith Captured @ Mormon Church History
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 3 – Marvel and Wonder @ Feast Upon the Word
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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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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 2 – At the Temple @ Feast Upon the Word
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Is It a Sin to Annoy God? @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 1 – Saying and Showing @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Visit of Christ in Third Nephi, 0 – Index @ Feast Upon the Word
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Life of Holiness, Romans 8:31-39 (pp. 438-453) @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 16: “That We May Become One” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Reflections on Helaman 16 @ Feast Upon the Word
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Reflections on Helaman 15 @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 15: Faithful, Energetic Service in the Kingdom of God (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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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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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
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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
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Review: Conor Cunningham, “Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong” @ Life on Gold Plates
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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
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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
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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
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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
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