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Questing Lights: Chapter 3 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Questing 3

Puzzle: Pioneer Days @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Puzzle

Church Creates Original Video Series on Addiction Recovery @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 28 August 2015 | 12 Steps to Change, a new video series,...

To an American in England @ Keepapitchinin
  -  In England

“I Take Up My Pen”: Irish Free State, 1933 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Irish

Angel Moroni Lifted to the Top of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Standing atop most temples of The Church of...

Questing Lights: Chapter 2 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Questing 2

Father Brown’s thought of the day @ Millennial Star
  -  “There is,” said Father Brown dryly; “and that is the real difference...

Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | At this time, The Church of Jesus Christ of...

We Thank Thee @ Keepapitchinin
  -  We Thank Thee By Ida R. Alldredge We thank Thee our Father in Heaven above For blessings...

Children’s Friend, April 1939 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  April 1939

You Have Been Listening to “New Witnesses for Christ,” 1936 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Church of the Air

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 25, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | This edition of “Getting It Right”...

Questing Lights: Chapter 1 (of 9) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Questing 1

Tithing Yard, circa 1900 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Tithing Yard

A Simple Hypothesis on Book of Mormon Translation @ FAIR Blog
  -  This post originally appeared at Mormon Puzzle Pieces and is reposted here by permission...

Mayim Bialik on modesty and lack of faith in Hollywood @ Millennial Star
  -  This interview may be of interest to M* readers. One aspect of Judaism the mom-of-two...

Fair Issues 94: Moroni and the Hill Cumorah @ FAIR Blog
  -  The Book of Mormon model for a Mesoamerican geography has – like virtually all...

Their Iniquities shall be Spoken upon the Housetops: Ashley Madison and Living True to the Gospel @ Millennial Star
  -  This week the news was filled with accounts of the hack of Ashley Madison, a website...

When the Temple Helps: Beyond My Ignorant Self @ Millennial Star
  -  Walking into and participating in the Temple for the first time can be for anyone a...

First Latter-day Saint Temple in Indiana Dedicated  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  INDIANAPOLIS | Sunday, 23 August 2015 | President Henry B. Eyring, dedicated the...

Important words from President Harold B Lee @ Millennial Star
  -  Thanks to Meridian Magazine for this meme: Source:...

Frankfurt Germany Temple to Close for Renovation @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | The Frankfurt Germany Temple will close...

Priesthood and Family Executive Councils @ Millennial Star
  -  As Deseret News’ Tad Walch reported yesterday, “Church leaders changed the...

Women Church Leaders Appointed to Leadership Councils @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Several women general officers of The...

Mormons Around the World Country Newsroom Websites August 19, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | MormonNewsroom.org features stories from its...

Once I Was a Beehive @ A Motley Vision
  -  . I left Utah just as the Mormon-movie craze was collapsing into a heap of half-baked,...

Dennis Potter on Liberation Theology @ Millennial Star
  -  in my continued reading of the book “Discourses in Mormon Theology” (ed James...

Provo City Center Temple Open House Dates Announced @ Millennial Star
  -  As a BYU student, I lived right down the street from the Provo Tabernacle, and had many...

Fair Issues 93: Mesoamerican model: Evidences and anomalies @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash discuss why most LDS scholars believe that ancient...

Faith and Reason 54: The Marketplace @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

The Stone in a Hat and the Miracle of Translation @ Millennial Star
  -  “You find magic wherever you look. sit back and relax. all you need is a book”...

Early Priesthood Revelations Article @ BOAP.org Blog
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Things Rich and Strange: Mormonism through the Lens of Steve Peck, a Sympathetic Alien @ A Motley Vision
  -  Title: Wandering Realities: The Mormonish Short Fiction of Steven L. Peck Author: Steven...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | August 14, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 14 August 2015 | This edition of “Getting It Right” includes...

Mormon Leaders Sharing Inspirational Messages on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 14 August 2015 | Many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

The Quest for Renewal and the Religious Life @ Home Waters
  -  There is a paradox at the heart of the practice of religion. Religion is designed to...

Church Development in Florida @ FAIR Blog
  -  The news that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to develop some of...

Elder Oaks Encourages BYU Graduates to Serve @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum...

Origins of the Earth and Genesis @ Millennial Star
  -  This guest post is written by a friend of mine, Ken Cluff, who expressed some interest in...

Mexico City Temple Opens to the Public  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Tuesday, 11 August 2015 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

A Land of Strangers and the Possibility of Another Book @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  It has been two years since I published A Land of Strangers: Cane Creek Tennessee's...

Fair Issues 90: True scholarship vs. wishful thinking @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this installment brother Ash introduces the Mesoamerica model as a possible location...

On The Record @ FAIR Blog
  -  This presentation will cover the role of Church Public Affairs and how it interacts with...

Best of FairMormon Conference 2015: Michael Otterson – On The Record @ FAIR Blog
  -  On the Record – (audio only) Fair Mormon conference Aug 6-7, 2015 This is a...

Church Public Affairs Head Shares Insights at FairMormon Conference @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 08 August 2015 | In a speech titled “On the Record,” the...

Ground Is Broken for the Cedar City Utah Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Saturday, 08 August 2015 | Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

RiseUp Podcast – The Choice of Discipleship @ FAIR Blog
  -  Some of the greatest questions that we have in life don’t arise from an unknown...

Joseph Smith and Magic @ FAIR Blog
  -  A common accusation levied against the Prophet Joseph Smith is that he was heavily...

Groundbreakings Announced for Tucson and Concepción Temples @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 07 August 2015 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Jordan River Utah Temple Will Close for Extensive Renovation @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 07 August 2015 | The First Presidency has announced the closure...

Latter-day Saint Volunteers Bask in  Special Olympics Fever @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  SALT LAKE CITY | Thursday, 06 August 2015 | Thousands of Mormons volunteered to help in...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RS/MP Chapter 21: Proclaiming the Gospel to the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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2015 Summer Seminar of the Mormon Theology Seminar — Call for Applications! @ Feast Upon the Word
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New Content at the Joseph Smith Papers Website @ BOAP.org Blog
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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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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
  -   Pardon this intrusion to my regular blogging fare. I'm posting a letter written by...

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...