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Peculiar Treasures – 22 September @ Segullah
  -   Do we have some amazing, incredible, bizarre and wonderful links for you this week! The...

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 36: Isaiah 1-6 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Normally I’d begin with a link to my podcast and transcript… except it...

To Be Possessed by God @ Patheos
  -   Knowledge of God is the most important knowledge to have, and that knowledge is not...

The Out-of-Town Sister @ Segullah
  -  I’m the out-of-town sister.   My dad and step-mom live in Texas. My mom and step-dad...

Behold! A Little Fact’ry! @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  It’s almost Conference time again, and although it has only been six months, I can...

Confidence and courage and all good things @ Segullah
  -   Recently, I talked with a friend about her 19 year old daughter Kate who just departed...

Secrets of Past Lives @ Segullah
  -                     I have a box in my garage...

The Incredible Shrinking Statistical Report @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  If you look back through Church statistical reports released in every April Conference...

The Problem of Evil and Some LDS Perspectives, Or, We Are All Statistics Till the Conflict Is Over @ Mormanity
  -  Shame and Anger: A Response to Small Miracles in a World of Big Pain and Evil Latter-day ...

Peculiar Treasures: A Curious Collection @ Segullah
  -  Here’s our eclectic collection to start your week off right. First off, if you...

Sabbath Revival: Fifth Business @ Segullah
  -  Today’s post from the past comes from Annie on April 14, 2011. “Those roles...

Temporary Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35: Amos and Joel @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  The week has come and gone, and I realize I haven’t put up  a post yet, which is a...

I Loved to See the Temple @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  Encouraged by Primary, I grew up imagining God like my father: brilliant and impressive,...

Call for Submissions @ Segullah
  -  Hey, ever wish you could see your writing here? We’d love to see it too.  Here is...

“Immeasurable Heaven” @ Segullah
  -  “Laniakea” Mixed-Media 4″x6″ by Linda Hoffman Kimball I recently...

Capacity for grief @ Segullah
  -  It was my birthday a few days ago, and for a birthday treat this morning, my husband let...

Tired of Pep Talks @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  Because I was born and raised a Mormon, it seems only right to begin this post with a...

Artist Interview with Paige Crosland Anderson @ Segullah
  -  All Assembled Awaiting We hope you are enjoying Paige Crosland Anderson’s work and...

Tuesday’s Twice-Baked ZD: Called of God @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  In this trip to the ZD archives, Lynnette discusses those of different faiths who see...

David L. Paulsen on the Problem of Evil @ Mormanity
  -  Many thanks to Matt W. at New Cool Thang for mentioning the outstanding speech by David...

Gospel Doctrine lesson 34: Hosea @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  First off, my podcast and transcript on Hosea are here. The manual suggests primary focus...

Do women’s patriarchal blessings mention a career? @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  Several months ago (in May, I think), there was a discussion at the Mormon Hub that...

Mormonism in an Expanding World @ Patheos
  -   Like every religion, especially in the West we face the issue of how to deal with our...

The Commenting Olympics @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  The Bloggernacle has always been a competitive place—witness the fiercely contested...

We don’t need no stinkin’ dictionary! @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  This is an exchange between Jane Little and Michael Otterson in Little’s BBC piece...

You are Your Book of Life @ Mormon Mentality
  -   What is the Book of Life? As a child, I was taught it was a record that angels in heaven...

Joseph Smith's Hick Language in the Original Book of Mormon Manuscript: Divine Irony? @ Mormanity
  -  Executive SummarySkousen's study of the first Book of Mormon manuscripts found evidence...

Being a Body, Owing Grace @ Patheos
  -   We must think about the body in terms of grace: to be embodied is unavoidably to...

For the Ones Who Never Wanted a Fight @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  I’m a rare presence around these here parts.  But I guess I’ve been thinking...

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 33- Jonah and Micah @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Jonah Jonah is four short chapters. I’ve done a lot with Jonah in the past....

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32- Job @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Today we come to another little-read and little-known jewel of the Old Testament. It...

Dumb Questions @ Mormon Mentality
  -  What is the stupidest thing you ever asked your bishop? Mine has to be the time I asked...

Daniel Peterson Quotes a Questionable LDS Apologist, But the Rest of His Presentation Was Good @ Mormanity
  -  At the recent FAIR Conference, among the very interesting presentations was Daniel...

Thank Heavens This is Behind Us @ Mormon Mentality
  -  I just read an article in the online Salt Lake Trib. from one of my favorite columnists,...

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 31- Proverbs and Ecclesiastes @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Between family in town and application deadlines, it’s been a very busy time, and I...

What do we mean by “Another Testament”? @ Peculiar People
  -  Before 1981, the Book of Mormon was simply the Book of Mormon; since then, however, it...

What Do LDS Men Get? @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, what do men get? That’s a...

Eternal Womanhood and the Limits of Public Recognition @ Patheos
  -   The challenge is to enrich LDS language about and for women without equating it to...

Sexuality: The Path of Unity with God @ Patheos
  -   We not only believe but ritualize the importance of sexual difference to Christian life...

No Evidence at All? @ Mormanity
  -  One critic posting on my comments pages recently explained why he didn't believe in...

2014 Fair Conference: Ty Mansfield on Sexual Identity and Same-Sex Attraction from an LDS Perspective @ Mormanity
  -  The recent 2014 Fair Conference, held Aug. 7-8, 2014 in Provo, offers a great selection...

What American's Open Borders Mean in a World with Ebola: An Easy But Hopefully Wrong Prophecy @ Mormanity
  -  Have you read Laurie Garrett's piece for ForeignPolicy.com, "You Are Not Nearly Scared...

First Temple Memories @ Mormon Mentality
  -   What I remember about our family sealing trip to the Oakland, CA temple was that my new...

Primary Sources @ Peculiar People
  -  The question that kept me awake one night last week was this: what are the primary...

We Lost a Good One @ Mormon Mentality
  -   Unbelievable. Less than an hour after the announcement of comic Robin Williams passing...

Visible Women @ Peculiar People
  -  On June 24, I was at a national gathering of religious leaders and scholars in New York...

A Standing Ovation for Sharon Eubank and "This Is a Woman's Church" @ Mormanity
  -  At the FAIR Conference a few days ago, a rare standing ovation was given for Sharon...

The Factory Price, Or, The Price of Friendship @ Mormanity
  -   A scene from the markets at Dong Tai Road.Shortly after coming to China, we made friends...

In Good Conscience… @ Peculiar People
  -  Over the past six years or so, I’ve watched a number of my friends and...

Being the Body of Christ @ Patheos
  -   Membership in the community attests to the multiplicity of the self that Christian...

Dark Night of the Soul @ Mormon Mentality
  -  I am at the age/demographic/end of my rope enough that I consented to a medical...

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30: 2 Chronicles 29–30; 32; 34 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Here’s the link to my combined podcast of lessons 29-30, and transcript. I find...

And After The Fire, A Still Small Voice @ Peculiar People
  -  Elijah the Tishbite stood on Mount Horeb, where Moses had stood centuries earlier to...

The Best Lesson From the Old Testament @ Mormon Mentality
  -  There is so much about the Old Testament that I dislike, what with all the raping,...

Gospel Doctrine lesson 29- 2 Kings 2, 5-6 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Here’s the link to my combined podcast of lessons 29-30, and transcript. These...

Hurray for Mary Higby Schweitzer: Working Mom, Christian, and Dangerous Scientist @ Mormanity
  -  The Book of Mormon warns against some of the many fallacies made by the elite and...

Book Review: Confessing History @ Peculiar People
  -  John Fea, Jay Green, and Eric Miller, eds. Confessing History: Explorations in Christian...

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28- 1 Kings 17-19 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  First of all, thanks to all of you who have contributed in one way or another. It’s...

Big Tent Mormonism -or- The Church of Anything Goes @ Small and Simple
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Transgender Mormons @ Mormon Mentality
  -  In 2013 a short 15 minute filmed titled ‘TransMormon‘ was released for public...

Suffer the Children @ Mormon Mentality
  -  You gotta love my current home state, Iowa. We have a governor who has been ruling our...

The Border Crisis, Unaccompanied Minors, and the Downside of Compassion @ Mormanity
  -  With thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the increasingly porous borders...

Happy Pioneer Day @ Peculiar People
  -  The following are excerpts from a lecture on “Mormonism and the American West” that I...

The State of the Blog: A Quasi-Important Post @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  The continued existence of this blog is in question. As I’ve gone through the science...

Call for Papers – Faith and Knowledge Conference @ Peculiar People
  -  LDS graduate students and early career scholars are invited to participate in and attend...

The Hard Sayings: Forgive @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  The Hard Sayings of Jesus are generally those saying in the gospels attributed to Jesus...

Lessons From A Sunburn @ Mormon Mentality
  -  Reprinted from the Ezra and Hadassah book site

LDS.org Offers "Gospel Topics" Section on the Historicity and Translation of the Book of Abraham @ Mormanity
  -  Among the growing body of helpful and carefully researched topics discussed in the...

A few things you should read before you make up your mind about Hobby Lobby @ Peculiar People
  -  I suppose this post is about a week and a half late, given the short attention span of...

The Problem with Automatically Changing Women’s Last Names and What to do if it Happens to You @ Peculiar People
  -  When I got married in May, I had long since decided to keep the name I’ve had since...

Kate Kelly, Ordain Women, and Foxconn: The Importance of Asking Questions @ Mormanity
  -  Kate Kelly's story as presented in the media is a compelling one, stirring and...

No, the Strangite Witnesses Are Not Strong Parallels to the Book of Mormon Witnesses @ Mormanity
  -  In my last post, Lawyers, Inc. vs. Faith, some folks suggested that the import of the...

Lawyers, Inc. vs. Faith @ Mormanity
  -  My sophomore English class at Brighton High School was a disaster. The school was using a...

Church Discipline as a Shepherd Rescuing Lost Sheep @ Small and Simple
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Scientific American Offers a Surprise Gift Just in Time for Father's Day: Maybe Dads Are Important After All, According to a New Study @ Mormanity
  -  In a world that seems zealously devoted to downplaying the importance of gender-related...

Karen Trifiletti's Open Letter on the Ordain Women Movement and the Call to Give the Priesthood to Mormon Women @ Mormanity
  -  On my LDSFAQ page on LDS practices, I mention a newly published essay from an LDS woman I...

For the OW Crowd, OD2 Would Seem Like a Two-Edged Sword @ Small and Simple
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Pornography and Reduced Brain Power: New Scientific Study Does Not Resolve An Important Question @ Mormanity
  -  A recent scientific study explored the association between pornography use and brain...

Book of Mormon Geography: North America @ Small and Simple
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So, Back to Sobeck? @ Mormanity
  -  Facsimile 1 in the Book of Abraham shows an Egyptian priest of Pharaoh attempting to slay...

Returning @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  I’m starting Mormon Metaphysics back up after a long absence. Sorry for the time...

Coping with the "Big List" of Attacks on the LDS Faith @ Mormanity
  -  One of the challenges in defending one's faith is coping with critics who use the "Big...

How FamilySearch.org Strengthened Ties with My Mother @ Mormanity
  -  I'd like to thank FamilySearch.org for one of the most enjoyable times I've spent with my...

Temple Blindness @ Mormanity
  -  Ancient Chinese silk showing Nüwa holding a compass and Fuxi holding a square, symbols...

What College Graduation Can Teach Us About the LDS Temple @ Mormanity
  -  I was in Utah recently to attend graduation ceremonies at Brigham Young University, where...

Provident Living: Some Practical Tips on Used Cars @ Mormanity
  -  While visiting family in Utah, I spent a good amount of time helping a son buy a used...

Mormon's Codex: Rich Support for Book of Mormon Plausibility @ Mormanity
  -  I just finished John L. Sorenson's monumental work, Mormon's Codex (Provo: Neal A....

New Gospel Topic at LDS.org – Becoming Like God @ Small and Simple
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RootsTech 2014 Review and The Hipster RM @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Listen live HERE and call in at (646)...

Ordain Women {Kate Kelly & Suzette Smith} @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5pm - 7pm (Mountain Time) Listen live HERE and call in...

Cathy Stokes aka MoDea (the Mormon Madea) @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5pm - 7pm (Mountain Time) Listen live HERE and call in...

Faith and Family with Garth Smith and DeAnne Flynn @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5pm - 7pm (Mountain Time) Listen live HERE and call in...

Shall we discuss my story Démodé before computers do it for us? @ Mormon Organon
  -  Well it’s a new year and my one New Year’s Resolution was to revive this into...

Finding Faith in 2014 @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5pm - 7pm (Mountain Time) Listen live HERE and call in...

Past Changes and Future Changes Some Hope For @ Small and Simple
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2013 in review @ Small and Simple
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Race and the Priesthood in the LDS Church @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Episode will load below or listen here. Tune in as the Sistas speak with members of The...

Nelson Mandela and Faith-based News + Filmmaker Stephen V. Nelson @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5pm - 7pm (Mountain Time) Listen live HERE and call in...

Sheri Dew - Women and the Priesthood: What One Mormon Woman Believes @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Episode will load below or listen here. Sheri Dew stops by SiZ Radio to chat with...

Mormon Women Bare, Katrina Barker Anderson + Journalist, Trent Toone @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen live...

Hot Wife, Helpful Husband? @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  What happened to happy wife, happy life? A new study says husbands are happier in their...

She Said, She Said: Mormon Women Bare @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Our girl Jennifer Borget has a blog segment called “He Said, She Said” where she...

Sunday Best: Saturday is a Special Day @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Is Saturday really the day that we get ready for Sunday? Sista Laurel shares her...

Songs for the Soul: He is With Us @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Uplifting music has the power to put us in tune with the Spirit of Lord. The Sistas share...

Marriage Ain't for You {Urban Translation of Marriage Isn't for You} @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  If you tuned in to SiZ Radio last night you heard us talking to Seth Adam Smith author of...

Marriage Isn't For You {Seth Adam Smith & Aesha Adams-Roberts} @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen live...

Luv True Luv... @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Do we really "fall" in love or do we accept, allow, and embrace it? There are several...

It Ain't Even Black History Month! @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  We thought PBS might hold it against us since folks said our Mormon brotha Mitt Romney...

Preachers of L.A. {Is Religion Right for Reality TV?} @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen live...

A Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria Osteen { SLC, Utah Review} @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  SISTASinZION Radio! Sundays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen live...

SiZ Radio: 183rd October LDS Conference Review @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Sistas in Zion Radio! Every Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen here and...

D&C 107 and Ordaining Women @ Small and Simple
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A Girl's Guide to Football with Jessica Kehl @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Sistas in Zion Radio! Every Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen here and...

An Ordinary Hero: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and Loki Mulholland @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Sistas in Zion Radio! Every Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen here and...

Mormon Survivor Dawn Meehan + Jack and Sherry Weyland @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Sistas in Zion Radio! Every Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen here and...

How the Mother of Vampiro Rojo de Santanás Died at the Hand of the Ethicless Thing @ Mormon Organon
  -   I’ve been too busy of late to write any science posts, but here is a little...

SiZ Radio: Be Wise Magazine + Jamaican LDS Pioneer @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Sistas in Zion Radio! Every Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Listen here and...

Nobody Asked You: A Dose of Unsolicited Christian Advice @ As Sistas in Zion
  -  Have you ever made a comment only to hear, "Nobody asked you!" Or read an advice column...

40 Answers from a Mormon @ Small and Simple
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Why evolution matters to LDS Theology @ Mormon Organon
  -  There seems to be a temptation to borrow Christian fundamentalist creationist ideas and...

Death, the Fall, and Darwin: Roman Legions of Death, Part 2 of 7 @ Mormon Organon
  -  So to begin. Assume that the story that science tells is tout court correct. That humans...

Death, the Fall, and Darwin: A More Harmonious Reading, Part 1 of 7 @ Mormon Organon
  -  This is being posted semi-concurrently at BCC (Posted there about a week earlier than...

Scholar of Moab makes Ben Park’s ‘Nearly Essential Readings’ in Mormonism for Members! @ Mormon Organon
  -  Ben Park has compiled a list of Essential Readings in Mormonism that includes both...

What Happens When You Feed The Feminists? @ Small and Simple
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Clark Monson on Wolves @ Mormon Organon
  -  President Monson’s son weighed in on the debate about introducing wolves back into...

On guns @ Mormon Organon
  -  In silence I’ve watched the splashes of opinion on Facebook and among blogs on gun...

Your Christmas gift guide @ Mormon Organon
  -  Having trouble picking which of my books you would like to give for Christmas? Here is a...

Wise advice on Sunday School Teaching @ Mormon Organon
  -  From my friend Blair Hodges: “Too often, the Sunday School teacher doesn’t...