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Sabbath Revival: “Patience” @ Segullah
  -  I have an epic sweet tooth. There have been a couple times in my life when...

About Me @ Peculiar People
  -  Before I start writing for Patheos, especially for Peculiar People, I thought that it...

Book Review: Baptism and Boomerangs @ Segullah
  -   Vegamite, boomerangs, and Mum. How do any of those things connect to a children’s...

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 33: 1 Corinthians 1-10 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  This week, we’re all in one place, 1 Corinthians, which is a smorgasbord of...

Single Mothers in the Church Will Never Get a Break @ Mormon Mentality
  -  As many of you know, I have a daughter who is a temple-divorced single mom. She left her...

August Journal @ Segullah
  -   The August Segullah Journal is posted. This month we are featuring an...

“It seems as if the whole world has gone crazy”: Seeking peace in the midst of turmoil @ Peculiar People
  -  For the first eighteen years of my life, I was Catholic. As I like to say, “the real...

Pew Religious Facts @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  Pew has some interesting facts about religion in America. Protestants are now less than...

I can kinda identify with that ‘no Fun Home’ Duke freshman. But only kind of @ Peculiar People
  -  Editor’s note: This expression of ideas is way too long and meanders a bit. The...

By Small and Simple Things @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  “Ride like the wind, my brother!” That’s what he shouts every time I approach,...

What’s Goin’ On With Peculiar People @ Peculiar People
  -  We are due for a little change. Peculiar People is relaunching with a renewed emphasis on...

“Youth” = Boys @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  The Church released a statement today saying that it will continue to be a chartering...

Favorites: Unexpected Acts of Kindness @ Segullah
  -  A little over a week ago, on an otherwise unpreposessing Monday, I opened my email inbox...

With the Mormon Church’s Backlash Against Boy Scouts, Gay Leaders Are Merely Scapegoats @ Peculiar People
  -  Young men in the Mormon faith are almost guaranteed to be automatically enrolled with the...

We’re All Mad Here @ Segullah
  -  Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum’s Reasons for Admissions, late 1800s I found the...

2 Girls For Every Boy: The Unpleasant Reality for Utah Mormon Singles @ Peculiar People
  -    The Beach Boys sang about it, and now it’s coming true here in the Salt Lake...

Interview with Blake Ostler @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  There’s a podcast interview with Blake Ostler at Mormon Discussion.1 While I disagree...

Ben on Grace @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  Ben Spackman on grace. Great summary that gets at most of the issues.

Jon McNaughton, the Obama Era’s Most Significant Artist @ Peculiar People
  -  Gaze upon the works of Jon McNaughton, the most important painter of our time.*...

Peculiar Treasures: Write On! @ Segullah
  -   Discipline is a complicated word and verb – what if kids respond to a different...

Necessary background on grace, faith, works, law, justification for the coming LDS Gospel Doctrine discussions @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Let me open by saying, this is a wide-ranging and complex subject, on which I am not an...

Sabbath Revival: “To be an Help Meet for him…” @ Segullah
  -  Today’s Sabbath Revival was originally posted in January 2007 by...

Woman News Part 2 @ Mormon Mentality
  -  This came across my Facebook Newsfeed page and I thought it made important points about...

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32: Acts 18:23-20:38, Galatians @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  (Some mysterious formatting issues in today’s post, though I’m told it looks...

Seven Favorite Back-to-School Tips @ Segullah
  -   My Instagram feed features one back-to-school snap after another– freshly scrubbed...

Woman News @ Mormon Mentality
  -  Are you on Facebook? If you are a female, I sure hope so. That is where girls go to get...

Priesthood Leaders of Good Report @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  The caricature of the Mormon feminist is that she gets hurt by a priesthood holder...

Avoiding Deception @ Segullah
  -  I have long been concerned with avoiding deception. I am a Mormon convert because I am a...

I Love Books @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   I’m going to be very busy for the next couple of weeks, so I will take a break from...

The Benefits of Separation @ Segullah
  -   I’ve been separated from my husband for ten weeks, but our marriage is stronger...

Derrida’s Voice and Phenomenon @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  NDPR reviews Vernon Cisney’s Derrida’s Voice and Phenomenon, a commentary on one of...

Christianity, Unconditional Love, and Absolute Tolerance: Eating with Sinners (Matt. 9) @ Small and Simple
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 31: Acts 15-18, 1-2 Thessalonians. @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  We’re moving into very very dense historical, textual, and doctrinal territory...

A Lesson From Russell M. Nelson's On-the-Fly Heart Surgery Innovation: Sometimes Revelation Can Be Detailed and Technical @ Mormanity
  -  Russell M. Nelson examining a model of the human heart.Last night I read an entire...

Kierkegaard on Practice in Christianity (SMPT Topic?) @ Small and Simple
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Sin and Self-Loathing @ Small and Simple
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What doctrines of the Church forbid openly gay scout leaders? @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  In the Church’s Newsroom statement a couple of weeks ago where they expressed...

McWhorter on Profanity @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  John McWhorter, who is primarily a linguist and not a political commentator, on words of...

Three Levels of Thinking @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Perhaps you have heard the saying, “There are two kinds of people—those who divide...

Matt Bowman and Ben Park Talk Seer Stones On RadioWest @ Peculiar People
  -    For the lucky few vacationing in isolated corners of the world without internet...

Rabbi For All @ Mormon Mentality
  -   In my town, the local Rabbi is retiring after 41 years of leading the Jewish...

Russell on Abortion @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  Russell Fox has a great post up at his blog on abortion. I always love reading Russell. I...

Calvinistic Ontology @ Mormon Metaphysics
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An Even More Embarrassing Issue Involving the Book of Mormon @ Mormanity
  -  I may have erred recently when I spoke of the awkward phrase "in them days" as perhaps...

Ardis on the Seer Stone @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  The always great Ardis does a really nice lesson on Joseph’s seer stone including a big...

The Problem of Will in Free Will @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  There was a great two part episode of Partially Examined Life interviewing Eva Brann...

On the Logic of Seerstones @ Mormon Metaphysics
  -  I spent far too much time commenting in the various blog posts about the new Ensign...

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30: Acts 10-15 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Since I am posting this and the last lesson two nights apart, I’m going to repeat...

With God, Nothing is Impossible…Except Choir @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -   I am our ward choir director. If you knew me in real life you might find this...

Another Test: The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants Use of Command Syntax and What It Tells Us About the Language in the Book of Mormon @ Mormanity
  -  In a recent post examining the language of the Doctrine and Covenants, I found that the...

What’s Next???? @ Mormon Mentality
  -  Sheesh. I go away for one lousy week to participate at Sunstone Symposium at the Univ. of...

An Old Story Gets a New Face: The Seer Stone and the Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon @ Mormanity
  -  Photo of the long-discussed seer stone used by Joseph Smith.What's interesting news for...

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29: Acts 6-9 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  We’re about half way through the year, and I felt it appropriate to repost some...

A Review and a Farewell: Of Manuscripts and Seer Stones @ Peculiar People
  -  I’ve been, as Mormons say, “less active” here at the blog for the past...

Inspired By a Technical Suport Call--Will Miracles Never Cease? @ Mormanity
  -  Often when I'm calling customer service, especially for technical support issues with...

An Embarrassment . . . of Riches in the Book of Mormon Text--And a Surprise from "Them Days" @ Mormanity
  -  When I first opened up my newly purchased blue-bound volume from Royal Skousen containing...

Roger’s 13 Very Useful Rules for the Editing of Things Which Are in Need of Editing and to Create the Case in Which Readability Is Very Much Enhanced @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   As I indicated in my introductory post back in January, I am an editor by profession and...

Did You Notice? What the Doctrine and Covenants Tells Us About the Earliest Text of the Book of Mormon @ Mormanity
  -  Introduction and OverviewFor those of us puzzled over the fascinating and fairly strong...

Sunstoning @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  I was kind of ambivalent about attending Sunstone this year. I hadn’t been in a few...

Its … It's So Easy to Overlook--Another Test Related to Language in the Original Book of Mormon @ Mormanity
  -  In my previous post, I looked at the use of the word be in the earliest text of the Book...

Why the True Church Cannot Be Perfect @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Dialogue published this essay in its spring 2013 issue. Since two years have passed and...

Update on Early Modern English in the Book of Mormon: One Potential Test to Identify the Possible Influence of New England Dialect on the Dictated Text @ Mormanity
  -  Executive Summary:I remain impressed with the detailed, data-rich work of Carmack and...

Boy Scouts – It’s About Time @ Mormon Mentality
  -   So, the Boy Scouts finally did it and the church newsroom wasted no time reacting....

The Summer of Heaven and Hell @ Mormon Mentality
  -  The summer of 2001 was the worst. Rob and I were pushed to the max with our demanding...

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28: Acts 1-5 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Today we begin something new that is neither here nor there. Acts is not a letter, like...

Respecting the Legitimacy of Experiences Foreign to Us @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  One of the most vexing problems for any religious tradition which asserts exclusivity...

The Uniform of Babylon @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Let’s take a break from more serious topics and have some fun today with the...

Help Thou Mine Unbelief @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  As I’ve journeyed through my faith transition these past few years, I’ve...

Christianity, Unconditional Love, and Absolute Tolerance: The Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) @ Small and Simple
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 27: Matt. 28:1-20, Luke 24, John 20-21, Mark 16. @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Apologies for a short post on such an important section. I don’t get out to...

Dark Matter and Joseph Smith's Statement on the Material Nature of Spirit @ Mormanity
  -  My latest post over at the Nauvoo Times (Orson Scott Card's LDS project with a good...

Religious and Gay: A Catholic-Mormon Dialogue (Part 3 of 3) @ Peculiar People
  -  This is part 3 of a 3-part discussion with Alex Griffin and Eve Tushnet. In the first...

What Does the Church Want Non-LDS Gay People to Do? @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  I’ve read a lot of posts on gay marriage in the last few weeks, and seen a lot of...

Economic Equality (Part 5: The Federal Model) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   In the previous post, I introduced Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar’s three-tiered economy. The...

Triggers and Tolerating Negative Feelings @ Zelophehad's Daughters
  -  I used to be one of the admins for an internet community that dealt with mental health...

Christianity, Unconditional Love, and Absolute Tolerance: Matt 4 @ Small and Simple
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From Hope to Despair and Back Again: The Mysterious Power of Complaining @ Mormanity
  -  I have newfound respect for the marvelous power of complaining after an instructive...

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 26: Matthew 26:47–27:26; Mark 14:43–72; Luke 22:47–71; John 18:1–27 @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Today’s readings cover the events of Gethsemane, Jesus being brought before Pilate...

Christianity, Unconditional Love, and Absolute Tolerance: Matt. 3 @ Small and Simple
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Christianity, Unconditional Love, and Absolute Tolerance @ Small and Simple
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Book Review: “Feast Upon the Word: 7 Effective Tips to Improve Scripture Study” by Jared Hansen @ Small and Simple
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25: Matthew 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:39–46. Also, BYU’s New Testament Commentary @ Benjamin the Scribe
  -  Between a family reunion on the east coast, and a busy work week, I offer a few tidbits...

Hannah Ronning, Missionary to China @ Mormanity
  -  I recently discussed a book that continues to inspire me, China Mission: A Personal...

Economic Equality (Part 4: Transforming Our System of Ownership) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Around the turn of the twentieth century, Latter-day Saints formally abandoned not just...

What Exactly Are We Defending The Family From? @ Mormon Mentality
  -   I admit I am pretty worn out. It has been a hectic few days since the Supreme Court...

A Beautiful Ukrainian Perspective: How Can I Be Useful to the Lord? @ Mormanity
  -  Sunday I attended church in Hangzhou where we had a wonderful sacrament meeting that...

Me, Rex and the Supreme Court @ Mormon Mentality
  -   Clockwise: Rex at top, Rob, Elise, Ty, Jennifer and me in the center, right where I...

Economic Equality (Part 3: The Mondragon Model) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   A common reaction to the possibility of worker ownership on a large scale is to dismiss...

Holy Shikes, What Happened to Father’s Day? @ Mormon Mentality
  -   On Father’s Day I posted a short, sweet anecdote about a girl in my ward who...

Mormonism’s Truth Claims and The Claims of ‘Truth’ Seekers @ Small and Simple
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Halvor and Hannah Ronning: Inspiring Missionaries to China @ Mormanity
  -  One of my favorite books on China portrays Chinese history in the past 120 years through...

Where Thieves Break Through and Steal: Your Bank Account (in China or Elsewhere) @ Mormanity
  -  An increasing number of friends are reporting troubling cases of theft from their China...

Economic Equality (Part 2: Widespread, Limited Ownership) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Were we to become serious about restructuring our errant economic system and equalizing...

On Unconditional Love @ Small and Simple
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Jaredite Barges: Clearing the Air (with the Help of a Confusing Electric Piano) @ Mormanity
  -  I was sure the simple instructions were wrong as I assembled the frame for the Casio...

Economic Equality (Part 1: A Worldly Rationale for a Heavenly Requirement) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   In the past few posts, I’ve talked about how our corporate system is largely...

A False Dichotomy: Freedom vs. Equality @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Although there are significant differences between America’s two major political...

Clement of Alexandria, Temple Mysteries, and the Divine Potential of Man @ Mormanity
  -  One of the earliest Christian writers after the New Testament era was Clement of...

Youth Conference in China and the Contributions of Young Single Adults @ Mormanity
  -  Our recent May 2015 Youth Conference in the Shanghai International District of the...

Economic Authoritarianism (Part 3: Libertarian Myopia) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Kurt Luchs, author of “Frodo in a World of Boromirs,” an essay that appeared in the...

"I Have Said, 'Ye Are Gods'" -- The Latest Scholarship on the Controversial 82nd Psalm @ Mormanity
  -  Latter-day Saints often need to discuss or defend LDS teachings about the potential of...

The Increasingly Strange Text of the Book of Mormon @ Mormanity
  -  Stanford Carmack's series of four articles at the Mormon Interpreter provide a large body...

Economic Authoritarianism (Part 2: The Shred of Truth) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Last week I started with a story about an East German official who appeared on West...

Blame Mom: A Late Mother's Day Gift from CNN, Peggy Drexler, and UC San Diego @ Mormanity
  -  Like most universities, the University of California, San Diego strives to assure parents...

The Human Side of Trees @ Mormanity
  -  Diane Wirth has an interesting article at the Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum...

Economic Authoritarianism (Part 1: The Socialism Myth) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   In 1976, while I was serving a mission in West Germany, I was told about an East German...

Mother's Day and Grace, Mormon Style @ Mormanity
  -  As I reflected upon Mothers Day and my relationship with my mother, I saw a potential...

Grace and the Temple: Insights from a Jewish Scholar @ Mormanity
  -  Some of our fellow Christians misunderstand LDS teachings regarding grace, feeling that...

Bureaucracy (Part 2: The Tendency toward Centralization) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   As mentioned last week, one of the structural tendencies of bureaucracy is...

The Ups and Downs of Captivity: Or, Keep Your Knees Bent @ Mormanity
  -  The day my previous post appeared on deliverance and captivity, I experienced a little...

Bureaucracy (Part 1: The Nature of the Beast) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Bureaucracy is the plague of the modern organizational world. It breeds inefficiency and...

Some Thoughts on Convert Baptisms per Missionary @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   For the past couple of years, I’ve been anticipating the April 2015 conference. I was...

The Individual and the Institution: A Lesson in Organizational Ethics from Star Trek @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   As Latter-day Saints, we often live out our lives within the semipermeable boundaries of...

How to Lead by Inspiration AND Participation @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Last week I suggested that one of the biggest challenges leaders face, if they...

The Church IS a Democracy @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   I thought that might get your attention. So now that you’re here, let me qualify that...

The Most Powerful Idea in the Universe (Part 5: Getting Personal) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Okay, so I didn’t finish this topic in four posts. I figured I ought to illustrate the...

The Most Powerful Idea in the Universe (Part 4: Correlation) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Organizationally speaking, the Church is a hybrid: it is both an ecclesiastical...

The Most Powerful Idea in the Universe (Part 3: Infiltration) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   Originally, I thought this would be a three-part series of posts. But if I try to pack...

The Most Powerful Idea in the Universe (Part 2: Values) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   In the previous post, I introduced an idea called the organizational imperative. First...

The Most Powerful Idea in the Universe (Part 1: The Imperative) @ Mormonomics & Mormonethics
  -   In the next three posts, I will be discussing an idea that, in its own quiet way, tends...

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
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Cathy Stokes aka MoDea (the Mormon Madea) @ As Sistas in Zion
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Faith and Family with Garth Smith and DeAnne Flynn @ As Sistas in Zion
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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
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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
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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
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A Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria Osteen { SLC, Utah Review} @ As Sistas in Zion
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SiZ Radio: 183rd October LDS Conference Review @ As Sistas in Zion
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A Girl's Guide to Football with Jessica Kehl @ As Sistas in Zion
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An Ordinary Hero: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and Loki Mulholland @ As Sistas in Zion
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Mormon Survivor Dawn Meehan + Jack and Sherry Weyland @ As Sistas in Zion
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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...

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...

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...

Being Taught After the Manner of the Jews, Again @ Patheos
  -   Perhaps we should read the Book of Mormon aloud in our meetings in concert with the...

Gospel: From Problem to Promise @ Patheos
  -   There is no answer to the question of suffering if an answer means an explanation of...

Mormonism's Future: Influential Beyond the Numbers @ Patheos
  -   The question and challenge facing Mormonism in 21st-century America is not whether it...

The North American LDS Church Must Address These Problems First @ Patheos
  -   As we move more deeply into the 21st century, there are two major issues we must...

The Mormon Law of Consecration @ Patheos
  -   Zion may always be in transition and always under revision. Perhaps that is what it...

Mormonism Begins Its Third Century: Seven Predictions @ Patheos
  -   In the years ahead, the Church will need a great deal of skill in managing its public...