The Isles of the Sea

In Our Ward: Lesson 4: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Lesson 4

Funny Bones, 1905 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  These antique examples of the humor of our grandparents are new-to-Keepa today – they...

Faith and Reason 36: Jared’s Ships @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

RiseUp podcast: Using Family History Work to Overcome Trials of Faith, Depression, and Addiction @ FAIR Blog
  -  In what might be an unlikely option for people that are experiencing questions about...

The Striped Pencil @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Striped Pencil

The First Snow Vision @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Snow Vision

Can anyone be as invisible as Linda Wallheim? @ A Motley Vision
  -  . EVERYTHING IN THIS POST IS A SPOILER One of the remarkable things about the Utah...

Missionary Songs of Brigham Young, 1833 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Missionary Songs

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | Jan 23 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

The Beaver Skin Hat: How Joseph Interpreted the Plates @ Millennial Star
  -  [In homage to Bruce Nielson, I am dictating this post using Dragon dictation.] Don...

Mormon Fair-Cast: Peoples Choice Podcast Awards @ FAIR Blog
  -  Stop what you are doing – right now and do this. We really need you to do this. We...

A Prayer for Men at Conference Tables @ Keepapitchinin
  -  A Prayer

Trailbuilders’ Caps, 1940 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  The Trailbuilders (three oldest boys’ Primary classes) in the late ’30s and...

Conservative Oklahoma politician wants to end government marriage licenses @ Millennial Star
  -  This story reports about a conservative Oklahoma politician, an Assemblies of God pastor,...

Observant Mormons @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Some people are just more observant than I am. The Improvement Era issue for January 1951...

Questions and Apostasy @ FAIR Blog
  -  [The follow was written by DeeAnn Cheatham, a volunteer with FairMormon.] Occasionally...

Well, I tried… @ Millennial Star
  -  My shoulder became so painful yesterday I couldn’t even do my job. Very scary....

Mormonism In the News: Getting It Right | January 22, 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This "Getting It Right"...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 22 January 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This In Your Own Words...

FairMormon TV now available for Android TV and Roku @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon TV is now available on Google Play for Android TV. Watch videos produced by...

FairMormon Front Page News Review Podcast #2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Welcome to FairMormon’s Front Page News Review for the third week of January, 2015....

Granny Will Be Waiting @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Granny

Eliza R. Snow’s birthday @ A Motley Vision
  -  . She would be 211 today. In commemoration, here’s an excerpt from...

On the Program: Dedication of the Institute Building at Laramie, Wyoming, 1936 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  The opening of an LDS Institute building near the campus of the University of Wyoming was...

The Mystery of the Kinderhook Plates, Solved! @ Millennial Star
  -  In April 1843, in the small village of Kinderhook, Illinois, Robert Wiley dug a deep...

Millstone City of Brick and Shadow @ A Motley Vision
  -  . The remarkable thing comparing my reviews of Millstone City (by S.P. Bailey, 2012) and...

Keeping the Faith 14: Leaving and Returning–Lessons Learned pt. 1 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Rich Milllar loved the Church as a teenager. He served a successful mission to Russia....

Keeping the Faith 14: Leaving and Returning–Lessons Learned pt. 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  This is part 2 of a two-part episode called Keeping the Faith 14: Leaving and...

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

BCC Watch: Why do Mormons that Lose Their Faith Become Atheists? @ Millennial Star
  -  I read an interesting article at BCC today by Brad Masters. He gives his views (within...

Fair Issues 78: What is the correct Book of Mormon geography? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode brother Ash investigates real world distances in determining the proper...

BCC Watch: Hope, Atonement, and Islam @ Millennial Star
  -  My goal to read BCC for a month continues. Here are three posts I liked. SteveP writes a...

Faith and Reason 35: Angels and Books @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

New Podcast! – Front Page News Review @ FAIR Blog
  -  FairMormon Front Page News Review is a weekly show where host Nick Galieti, and...

Indianapolis Indiana Temple dates announced @ Millennial Star
  -  Just received this from my stake president. As my stake’s public affairs director,...

A brief spoilery post on The Bishop’s Wife as ghost story @ A Motley Vision
  -  . EVERYTHING IN THIS POST IS A SPOILER Last October, I was looking through some notes my...

From John Dehlin’s stake president @ Millennial Star
  -  It is worth reminding ourselves that when somebody is brought up for Church discipline,...

Why I am not Persuaded Joseph Smith had Sex with Plural Wives @ Millennial Star
  -  Sorry I haven’t yet followed through with my promised series on the ladies some...

RiseUp Podcast – Having conversations about the history of Blacks and the LDS Church @ FAIR Blog
  -  Race issues in the LDS Church can be difficult to understand and even more difficult to...

On Reading within the Context of Gospel Values: An Open Letter to Young Mormons (Part 2) @ A Motley Vision
  -  ICYMI: In part one of this letter, I address BYU-Idaho’s mission as a...

My BCC Thoughts: On Faith and Choice @ Millennial Star
  -  There is an interesting post at BCC today called “On Faith and Choice.” The...

Paying for [another’s] plagiarism @ A Motley Vision
  -  . I assume you all remember Rachel Nunes’s 2014 epic collision with a plagiarist. I...

Joseph Smith Papers Website Redesign @ BOAP.org Blog
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On Reading within the Context of Gospel Values: An Open Letter to Young Mormons (Part 1) @ A Motley Vision
  -  I’ve taught first-year writing at BYU-Idaho since 2010. The curriculum for the...

City of Brick and Shadow by Tim Wirkus @ A Motley Vision
  -  . I’m a bit worn down by my Bishop’s Wife marathon so I won’t be...

The Almost Forgotton Mission to Bedford County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While browsing the pages of the Messenger and Advocate I found the following...

Fair Issues 77: What is the correct geography for the Book of Mormon? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this podcast Michael Ash relates the possible models for the Book of Mormon...

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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The Bishop’s Wife Reader’s Guide @ A Motley Vision
  -   . Along with the comp ARC Soho sent me was included a slim, half-signature readers...

Why Do They Leave? III @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This entry originally appeared at Forn Spǫll Fira and is reposted here with the...

New Mormon Missions, Mission Presidents Announced for 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 9 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Faith and Reason 34: Ancient Shipbuilding @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

RiseUp Podcast: What’s Wrong with Masturbation @ FAIR Blog
  -  Youth, or Young Adults in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have had...

Working Together to Save Youth in a Secular Age @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post originally appeared at Difficult Run and is reposted here with permission...

Getting It Wrong: How Not to Save LDS Youth in a Secular Age @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This entry originally appeared at Sixteen Small Stones and has been cross posted here...

BYU Animation @ A Motley Vision
  -  . For the last ten years or so, I’ve been subjected to BYU Magazine listing all the...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 6 January 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This In Your Own Words features...

Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right | 6 January 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 00:00:00 -0700 | This "Getting It Right"...

Why Do They Leave? II @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post has been cross posted from Forn Spǫll Fira with the permission of the...

East Tennessee Conference 1942 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   Left to Right:-Front Row: Robert G. Murdock, David W. Barker (former District Pres.),...

Fair Issues 76: How were the languages confounded at the tower of Babel? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode Mike explores several possibilities that may have resulted in the...

Faith and Reason 33: Bountiful @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Why Do They Leave? @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post has been cross posted from Forn Spǫll Fira with permission of the author.] I...

Church History Library: Foundations of Faith Exhibit @ BOAP.org Blog
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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | December 31 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

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...

Articles of Faith Podcast #22 – Neal Rappleye – Making God in Our Own Image to Cast Aside His Prophets @ FAIR Blog
  -  Neal Rappleye volunteers with FairMormon, The Interpreter Foundation, and writes on his...

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...

Montreal Mormon Flash Mob Musically Shares Christmas Message @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | More than 230 Montreal,...

Mormon Fair-cast 330: #9 Is the Bible an authentic source of truth? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In the concluding podcast of this series Karen talks about the prophecies of Jesus. The...

Behind the Scenes at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | It takes a cast and crew of...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 18 December 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | This post features reaction...

RiseUp Podcast – Israel’s Faith Crisis @ FAIR Blog
  -  From time to time we may hear the term Faith Crisis. Some may even talk about it as if it...

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | December 17 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Church Marks Centennial of World War I Christmas Truce @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | This Christmas Eve, December...

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...

Fair Issues 75: How did Noah’s ark and Jaredite barges get light and air? @ FAIR Blog
  -  The story of Noah, or some equivalent figure, is found in a wide array of ancient...

Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 12 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | RootsTech 2015, the largest...

RiseUp Podcast: Small and Simple Truths Blog Interview @ FAIR Blog
  -  In this episode of the RiseUp podcast, Blake sits down with some young adults who are...

“He Is the Gift” Christmas Initiative Being Viewed by Millions @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | After nearly two weeks, The...

Joseph Smith Papers Newsletter: Number 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Getting It Right: "Why Jews — and Everyone Else — Should See ‘Meet the Mormons’" @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Over at the Jewish Tablet...

Faith and Reason 32: Raw Meat in the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Articles of Faith: Samuel M. Brown – First Principles and Ordinances (Book) @ FAIR Blog
  -  SAMUEL M. BROWN is Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and...

Jacob F Miller - Flynn's Lick in June 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [A continuation of my GGGrandfather's missionary journal in Tennessee. For all his...

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...

RiseUp Podcast: Helping People in Faith Crisis @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith Crisis is a term describing a period of time or event where someone has serious...

Joseph Smith Papers, Documents Vol. 3: Review @ FAIR Blog
  -  The Joseph Smith Papers Project has recently released volume 3 of the Documents series,...

Joseph Smith Papers Documents Vol. 3 Release Presentation @ BOAP.org Blog
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My Visit to the Modern Lebanon Ward @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Last week I stepped outside my comfort zone. I am an introvert. In general I avoid crowds...

Faith and Reason 31: Nahom @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

Praise to the Man Even with 40 Wives and Teenage Brides @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This post was originally written by David Grant at LDS.net and is reposted here with...

Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words | 26 November 2014 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 |

Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | November 26 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

Living with Fallibility @ FAIR Blog
  -  [The following was written by James Faulconer at Patheos and is reposted here with his...

Mormons Join Christians Around the World to Celebrate the Bible @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Christians around the world...

Minor Historical Puzzles Are Why I Do This. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In the last few weeks I have been working on a history of the Baird's Mill Branch....

Violin Phenom Lindsey Stirling to Live Chat Online with Mormon Youth @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Lindsey Stirling, Latter-day...

Fair Issues 74: What happened at the Tower of Babel? @ FAIR Blog
  -  In Genesis we are told that following the confusion of tongues the people were scattered...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RS/MP Chapter 23: Individual Responsibility (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Mormons Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites | November 14 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | MormonNewsroom.org features...

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

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

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

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

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

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

RS/MP Chapter 21: Proclaiming the Gospel to the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Faith and Reason 28: Tree of Life Part I @ FAIR Blog
  -  Faith and Reason is a weekly podcast featuring new evidence supporting the Restoration...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Content at the Joseph Smith Papers Website @ BOAP.org Blog
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Freedom of Religion in the Workplace Discussed at the UN @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00:00 -0700 | Religious freedom in the...

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

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

Preaching in Antebellum America: An Example. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Boap.org is down for the moment @ BOAP.org Blog
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Jacob F. Miller at Laurel Hill - May 1883 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Laurel Hill, Saturday May 26th 1883 Left Samples and came to this place yesterday calling...

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....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RS/MP Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth @ Feast Upon the Word
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A Failure to Communicate @ Feast Upon the Word
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Ask and ye shall receive–it really is just that simple @ Feast Upon the Word
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The Terrifying Reality of Monotheism @ Feast Upon the Word
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A visit to the Conder Cemetery @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Yesterday I visited the Conder Cemetery once again. It was the 130th anniversary of the...

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

Mormon Scripture vs. The Protestant Bible @ BOAP.org Blog
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Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 5–Brigham. @ BOAP.org Blog
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Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 4–My Father’s House @ BOAP.org Blog
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Help a (Scriptural) Brother Out? @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 14: The Gift of the Holy Ghost (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Wilford Woodruff: The Way Home. Part 3–Coming to Grips @ BOAP.org Blog
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RS/MP Chapter 13: Baptism (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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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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Gaining a Testimony: As Easy As Being Saved @ Feast Upon the Word
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New Summer Seminar in Mormon Theology @ Feast Upon the Word
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RS/MP Chapter 19: Missionary Work: “To Reach Every Human Heart” (Lorenzo Snow Manual) @ Feast Upon the Word
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Joseph Smith Captured @ Mormon Church History
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Historical Conference-The Museum of Mormon History in Mexico (Provo Branch), August 31 10am-3pm @ Mormon Church History
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Mormon History Association 2014 in San Antonio, TX Call For Papers-Deadline October 1, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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Benchmark Books Evening with an Author: Phil Barlow, 5/29/2013 @ Mormon Church History
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Daniel Peterson Goes Rogue–Transitions From Dark To Light @ Messenger and Advocate
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The 13th Annual UVU Mormon Studies Conference–The Expanded Canon: Perspectives on Mormonism & Sacred Texts April 4-5, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: Journal of Mormon History Special Issue on Mormonism & Race @ Mormon Church History
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John Dehlin Article By Gregory L. Smith (Formerly of FARMS) Now Published by Interpreter @ Messenger and Advocate
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Preaching Politics From The Pulpit, Stake President Matthew DeVisser Goes Off The Reservation @ Messenger and Advocate
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The Mormon History Association Annual Conference (June 6-9, 2013) Preliminary Program Released @ Mormon Church History
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CFP: The Mormon Studies Group at the 2013 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nov. 23-26, 2013 @ Mormon Church History
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No. Wearing Pants to Church is Not Civil Disobedience @ Messenger and Advocate
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Keeping It Classy–John Dehlin and Mormon Stories @ Messenger and Advocate
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FARMS Fires Peterson et al . . . @ Messenger and Advocate
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Debut album by Jiminy Finn and the Moneydiggers! @ Life on Gold Plates
  -   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...