The Isles of the Sea

Continuing the conversation begun by Neylan McBaine’s “Women at Church” @ FAIR Blog
  -  At the recent 2014 FairMormon Conference, I picked up a pre-release copy of Neylan...

Faith and Reason 18: Names in The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

“A Little Child Shall Lead”: 11 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Little Child: 11

“I Take Up My Pen”: H. Schatti, Hinwil Confiseriefabrik, 1937 @ Keepapitchinin
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Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 28 August 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | In Your Own Words is a regular...

Sow the Field with Roses: Chapter 2 @ Keepapitchinin
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“A Little Child Shall Lead”: 10 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Little Child: 10

RiseUp Podcast: Overcoming Struggles and Doubts @ FAIR Blog
  -  Jimmy Carpenter gives some personal insights as well as quotes from Elder D. Todd...

A Few Minutes in the Chicago Branch YMMIA, 1903 @ Keepapitchinin
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Thanks for Nothing; Two Ironies of the Book of Job @ Feast Upon the Word
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Fort Lauderdale Temple Named Best Cultural/Worship Project by Top Southeast Contractors @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Engineering News-Record (ENR)...

Casual about our testimonies @ Millennial Star
  -  There was a time when many members took most every doctrine or teaching seriously. ...

“A Little Child Shall Lead”: 9 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Little Child: 9

“I Take Up My Pen”: Kitchener Branch, 1941 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Kitchener Branch

New Methods for a New Age: In Search of Truth / John A. Widtsoe @ Keepapitchinin
  -  New Methods

Guest post: liberal Mormonism, a parable @ Millennial Star
  -  This is a guest post by Tom Stringham. At a conference for members of an animal rights...

Sow the Field with Roses: Chapter 1 (of 6) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Sow the Field

Articles of Faith 14: Mormon Women Stand – Defending Prophetic Authority @ FAIR Blog
  -  Kathryn Skaggs is the founder, and Angela Fallentine the co-founder of the Mormon Women...

“A Little Child Shall Lead”: 8 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Little Child: 8

Book Review: “Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact” @ FAIR Blog
  -              Neylan McBaine is one of several notable and...

And Earth will appear as The Garden of Enid @ A Motley Vision
  -  In honor of Enid’s recent (and rapid) rise to popularity, I give you the...

Mapping the Middle Tennessee Baptism Record @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Recently I have been working in an old membership record book for the Middle Tennessee...

First Presidency message for September urges preparedness @ Millennial Star
  -  I have heard people say that the Church is not emphasizing preparedness as much these...

Fair Issues 63: The tree of life and the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  As we begin our final discussion about the tee of life and the Book of Mormon, I quote...

Truth, Subjectivity, and History @ FAIR Blog
  -  Written by Stephen Trayner I was recently drawn into a fascinating discussion of truth...

Into the Darkness and the Light @ Millennial Star
  -  Pondering death can be tricky. There are several emotions that are involved with the...

The God-Science Conundrum (Part 1) @ FAIR Blog
  -  It would be so easy if science could prove religion in our quest for truth, and vice...

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

4th Watch 16: A Broken Vessel – What is clinical depression? @ FAIR Blog
  -  Brother Ned returns to his podcast after recovering from what he refers to as...

Faith and Reason 17: “Reformed Egyptian” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Critics have asserted for years that that there is no such thing as reformed Egyptian,...

How Joseph Smith Translated the Book of Abraham @ FAIR Blog
  -  By Kerry Muhlestein For most people, the idea of translating is fairly straightforward....

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...

Elder Bednar’s Social Media Guidelines @ Millennial Star
  -  Elder David A. Bednar spoke yesterday at the BYU Education Week on using social media to...

RiseUp Podcast: Finding Answers to Prayer @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Have you prayed about it?” It’s a question that is often asked, but...

Elder Bednar calls for using social media to spread the Gospel @ Millennial Star
  -  Elder Bednar, speaking during Education Week at BYU, called on members to use social...

Just a reminder @ A Motley Vision
  -  . If you’re in California or Arizona, Ben Abbott’s Questions of the Heart is...

Some Considerations (and an Interest Gauge) for an Online Mormon Lit Course @ A Motley Vision
  -  Earlier this year, Kent posted about the potentially increasing demand for MoLit classes....

Articles of Faith 13: Russell Stevenson FairMormon Conference Follow Up – Coming to Grips With Brigham Young and Race @ FAIR Blog
  -  Written by Russell Stevenson That Brigham Young struggled with and eventually succumbed...

Letters to a Former Missionary Companion – Letter 4 @ FAIR Blog
  -  The following series of articles is a fictional dialogue between Shane and Doug, two...

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

Endowed with Power @ Millennial Star
  -  This week as I attended the temple, I realized I failed to include in my Faithful Joseph...

Fair Issues 62: Old World Narratives and Lehi’s dream @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast brother Ash discusses Lehi’s dream of the tree of life that...

The Worth of a Convert @ Millennial Star
  -  My favorite interactions have been with those who had recently entered the waters of...

Update to CHI 2 – @ Millennial Star
  -  The Church Handbook of Instructions 2 has been updated to reflect new guidelines for...

A note on Mormon cosmology in Shannon Hale’s Dangerous @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Something I haven’t talked about in the main posts on this novel (question,...

Recommended Post: Chipping Away at Priesthood Authority of Mormon Prophets to Undermine Faith @ Millennial Star
  -  Over at the Mormon Women Stand website, Angela Fallentine has an excellent...

Faith and Reason 16: “It Came to Pass,” Part One @ FAIR Blog
  -  The original manuscript of the Book of Mormon had no punctuation. Likewise, manuscripts...

Just how dangerous is Shannon Hale? (part two) @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Yesterday, I talked about Shannon Hale’s apparent attempt to make a mainstream...

Mormon Fair cast 264: Letters to a Young Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Adam S. Miller who is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas...

RS/MP Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth @ Feast Upon the Word
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RiseUp Podcast – Introduction @ FAIR Blog
  -  RiseUp! is a new podcast, produced by FairMormon, that is designed to provide faithful...

Just how dangerous is Shannon Hale? @ A Motley Vision
  -  . NOTE: This is a work of cultural and literary criticism, and not a review. Please...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 13 August 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | This "Getting It Right"...

Best of Fair 14: Sharon Eubank – This is a Woman’s Church” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Best of Fair Podcast episodes feature great presentations from FairMormon conferences,...

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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“This Is a Woman’s Church,” Says Director of Humanitarian Services and LDS Charities @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Sharon Eubank, the director of...

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

“This is a Woman’s Church” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Sharon Eubank’s presentation, given on August 8 at the 2014 FairMormon Conference,...

RS/MP Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Faith and Reason 15: The “Rent” Garment, Part 1 @ FAIR Blog
  -  In Hebrew, the word qera' --which is translated as a noun for a "rent part' --derives...

Faulty Assumptions about the Book of Abraham @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Written by Kerry Muhlestein] As was mentioned in the last column (link to column here),...

Eborn Books Author Presentation: “What Did Joseph Smith Know about LDS Temple Ordinances by 1836?” @ FAIR Blog
  -  Directly after the FairMormon Conference on Friday, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw will be...

An inscription revealed; J. R. Hudson @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  This weekend I pieced together the barely readable inscription on the gravestone of J. R....

International Tourism Video to Feature Temple Square @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Temple Square in Salt Lake...

FairMormon Volunteers on Drive Time Radio Program @ FAIR Blog
  -  Two FairMormon volunteers, Neal Rappleye and Stephen Smoot, appeared on Mills...

Book Review: Tree of Sacrament by Nick Galieti @ FAIR Blog
  -  Author Nick Galieti discusses the history and origins of the Sacraments from the time of...

Church Honored for Humanitarian Work in Bolivia @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church of Jesus Christ of...

“There Began to be Lyings Sent Forth among the People”: The Message of Jeremy Runnells @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post was originally written by Brian Hales and is cross posted from his blog at...

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

Articles of Faith 12: David L. Paulsen: A Mother There – A Survey of Historical Teachings about Mother In Heaven @ FAIR Blog
  -    David L. Paulsen received an associates degree from Snow College in English in...

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

Faith and Reason 14: Chiasmus in The Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

“We Believe All That God Has Revealed” @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This blog post was written by guest contributor Brandon Habermeyer, a BYU graduate in...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | 1 August @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 1 August 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org pulls stories...

How we got the Book of Abraham @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This article was written by Kerry Muhlestein and originally posted at Meridian Magazine....

Mormon Scripture vs. The Protestant Bible @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...

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...

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...

Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 5–Brigham. @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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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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...

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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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...

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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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...

Invitation: 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing @ BOAP.org Blog
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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...

RS/MP Chapter 10: Our Search for Truth (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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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...

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...

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....

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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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...

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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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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From BoAP Archives: Who is Iscah? @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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Connecticut Readers: Talk on John Eliot’s Translation of the Bible @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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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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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
  -   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
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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
  -   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
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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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