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Zane Grey and Mormonism today @ Millennial Star
  -  I recall as a kid, enjoying reading the Sackett series of western books by Louis...

A Lenten Personal Progress – Days 39 – 46 @ Millennial Star
  -  This is the final week of this lenten personal progress journey. In the United States...

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,...

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...

President Boyd K. Packer Passes Away at 90 @ Millennial Star
  -  The Church announced today that President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve...

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...

Missionaries Serving in Some Missions No Longer Required to Wear Suit Coats @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 02 July 2015 | To reduce the financial burden on missionaries...

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...

Dealing With Hurt @ Millennial Star
  -  The account below is a composite of the stories of two individuals, male & female,...

The Best-Laid Plans @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Best-Laid Plans

Note @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Having a lousy internet connection through a lousy company with some of the poorest...

Episcopalian Convention Includes Hands-On Interfaith Service Project at Welfare Square @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 01 July 2015 | Episcopalians joined Mormons at Welfare Square...

BYU to Host Religious Freedom Conference in July @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  PROVO | Wednesday, 01 July 2015 | Brigham Young University will host a conference on...

Viewpoints @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Viewpoints By Ruth Starkweather They say baby sitters are hard to get, But I wouldn’t...

Church leaders counsel members after same-sex marriage decision in the U.S. @ Millennial Star
  -  The Church has issued the following information at the on-line Newsroom: THE CHURCH OF...

She Shall Be an Ensign: Kickstarter Countdown @ Keepapitchinin
  -  An Ensign

Church Leaders Counsel Members After Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | The following letter from the Council of the...

Church Leaders Call for Better Observance of Sabbath Day @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

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...

Vacation Plans @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Vacation Plans

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

Big Tent Mormonism, 1913-1914 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Big Tent Mormonism

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

LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson Did NOT Say that it is Okay for LDS Members to Support Same-Sex Marriage @ Millennial Star
  -  We wanted to bring your attention this this article. LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson...

To Repent @ Millennial Star
  -  The other day, as the missionaries visited us, we discussed repentance. My daughter and I...

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Helps Provide Immunizations Around the World @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 29 June 2015 | Can one dollar make a difference? In developing...

In Our Ward: Lesson 23: “Love One Another, As I Have Loved You” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lesson 23

A Lenten Personal Progress – Days 32 – 38 @ Millennial Star
  -  This week a series of intense storms blew through the area where I live. The debris...

The Standard of Truth Still Stands Strong @ Millennial Star
  -  I haven’t written much on the topic of gay marriage in recent months because I felt...

The eternal consequences of legalizing same sex marriage @ Millennial Star
  -  By Michael J Davidson, a sometimes guest blogger at Millennial Star who happens to be...

Supreme Court Decision Will Not Alter Doctrine on Marriage @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 26 June 2015 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

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...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites June 25, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

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

People and Place @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Latter-day Saints have a collective identity as...

Journalist Notes Similarities on Environmental Stewardship Between Faiths @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Deseret News reporter Tad Walch wrote an article...

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

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Helps Provide Clean Water Around the Globe @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 22 June 2015 | Did you know water covers 75 percent of the...

Sherem v. Jacob @ Feast Upon the Word
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Church Dedicates Trujillo Peru Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Sunday, 21 June 2015 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Saturday Remix, 1904 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Gardener: “This here is a tobacco plant in full flower.” Lady: “How very...

Christine’s Extravagance @ Keepapitchinin
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It Didn’t Matter @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Didn't Matter

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...

Freedmen's Bureau Project: Connecting African Americans With Civil War–Era Ancestors @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  LOS ANGELES | Friday, 19 June 2015 | A national effort launched Friday will connect...

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...

LDS Charities: A Look at 30 Years of Worldwide Humanitarian Relief @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Monday, 15 June 2015 | LDS Charities has worked to improve the lives of...

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

Church Calls New Member of Sunday School General Presidency @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 12 June 2015 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Mormon Leader Encourages Dialogue, Deeper Understanding Among Global Faiths @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Elder Jörg Klebingat spoke at a session of...

Suva Fiji Temple Scheduled for Rededication in January 2016 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus...

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 Apostle Addresses All-Party Parliamentary Group in UK House of Lords @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  LONDON | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | With religious conflicts growing throughout the world,...

Update: Missionaries Return to Liberia @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 10 June 2015 | Missionaries are once again being called to...

Open House Announced for Provo City Center Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 09 June 2015 | The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus...

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...

My 2014 Whitney Awards Ballot @ A Motley Vision
  -  The voting window for the 2014 Whitney Awards* closed last week. The gala takes place...

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...

The Lowell Cats by Adam Koford @ A Motley Vision
  -  . I don’t know how you’re most likely to know of Adam Koford’s work....

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...

Advice for Mormon writers of historical fiction @ A Motley Vision
  -  As I revealed earlier in the year, I was a finalists judge for historical fiction for...

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...

4th Watch: My Testimony @ FAIR Blog
  -  Brother Nick Galieti, the podcast manager for FairMormon, asked for our personal...

A Plea to Seminary Teachers and Parents @ FAIR Blog
  -  Over the last several years, the LDS Church history department has become increasingly...

Just for fun… “The Runaway Jonah” @ Feast Upon the Word
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Articles of Faith Podcast: Syntax and Book of Mormon Authorship – Interview with Stanford Carmack @ FAIR Blog
  -  Stanford Carmack has a linguistics and a law degree from Stanford University, as well as...

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...

Admission and Omission: What Is the Church’s Position on the Book of Abraham? @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Printing Plates of Facsimiles of Papyrus Drawings, Nauvoo, IL, early 1842″...

Joseph Smith Papers Project News. @ BOAP.org Blog
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1 and 2 Nephi as a Temple Text @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Studio et Quoque Fide and is reposted here with the...

RiseUp Podcast – Freetown Movie – Interview with Garrett Batty and Melissa Larson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Click here to find showings of Freetown at a theater near you. Films have an impact on...

“Able to Know Heavenly Things”: The Ante-Nicene Mysteries and their New Testament Sources @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following issue of the FairMormon Papers and Reviews was written by Andrew I. Miller....

Articles of Faith Podcast: In The Gospel, Faith Must Come First – Interview with Taylor Halverson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Bio: Dr. Taylor Halverson received a B.A. from Brigham Young University in Ancient Near...

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...

Front Page News Review Podcast #6 @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon’s Front Page News Review is a show that provides context and analysis of...

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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Is Moving the New Gathering? @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Many of the primary sources I work with are filled with descriptions of recent converts...

Christine Talbot: A Foreign Kingdom @ BOAP.org Blog
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Local variations of church policy @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Much has been said about how policies are dictated from Salt Lake City and that the...

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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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....

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
  -   I'm pleased to announce the official release of the new album, "Campfire Carols,"...

New Album from Jiminy Finn and the Moneydiggers! @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   I'm pleased to announce the official release of the new album, "Campfire Carols," by...

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
  -   Or, “an ode to invested Latter-day Saint history” *** Yesterday, various...

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...