Even More Islands and Atolls

Everyone You Love Will Die @ Exponent
  -  I hope (and believe) that everyone you love will also be resurrected, but this post...

Birth and the Unknown @ Exponent
  -   I was fairly certain that God had abandoned me. Perhaps I had done something wrong....

The Mormon Church & Blacks @ Mormon Heretic
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The Difference Between Ancestry and Race @ LDS Science Review
  -  The current issue of the journal Science has a policy article discussing the pitfalls of...

Following @ Exponent
  -   By Aly H I felt it again early this morning as my toddler slept, her growing little...

The Future of Liberal Christianity @ Approaching Justice
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Bernie Bro Hymn @ Approaching Justice
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Blood, Sweat, and Tea: Revising My Family Story of Self-sacrifice @ Exponent
  -   On a shelf in my childhood home, we displayed the tea set of sacrifice. The oft-repeated...

“They Call Me the Working Man”: Hints of a Mormon Theology of Work @ Worlds Without End
  -   Our fearless leader Christopher Smith recently shared an insightful bit from his...

Eight is Great @ Exponent
  -  Last Sunday, our Primary had a little “8 is Great!” class for the Primary...

February 2016 Visiting Teaching Message @ Exponent
  -  The February Visiting Teaching message reviews the principle that marriage is between a...

The Exponent Blog 10th Anniversary Celebration: 2006 Posts with the Most Comments @ Exponent
  -   As part of our celebration of our ten-year anniversary here on the blog, each month...

Doctor’s Orders @ Exponent
  -  Yesterday I spent my morning waiting for and receiving several routine tests at a...

Relief Society Lesson #5: Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration @ Exponent
  -    Introduction:   This lesson focuses on the prophetic role of Joseph Smith....

Private Ecclesiastical Interviews for Children Are Abusive and Must Stop @ Exponent
  -  TW: Sexual abuse, ecclesiastical abuse This morning the LDS Newsroom released a statement...

‘Gospel’ Culture Shock @ kiwimormon
  -  I grew up in New Zealand hearing a term that was frequently deployed in order to remind...

My Sloppy Manners Explained! Support Approaching Justice! @ Approaching Justice
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What will it mean to be Maori and Mormon in 2050? @ kiwimormon
  -  In November 2014 I was privileged  to be asked to be the closing speaker at the...

A Case for Bernie, Suggestions for Hillary @ Approaching Justice
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Earth's Warming Enters a New Pause @ LDS Science Review
  -  Richard Muller is a University of California, Berkeley physicist who took an interest in...

There are No Gays in Heaven? @ kiwimormon
  -  Guest post by Mike Cammock – a New Zealand  born Vermont marriage transplant....

Rough Draft Interview of Jerilyn Hassell Pool @ Ethesis
  -   Welcome to the interview series Ms. Jerilyn Hassell Pool. You are famous in some...

Some Science and Medical Myths are Tough to Correct @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last month the journal Nature published a news article, The science myths that will not...

God is Silent on Same Sex Marriage – How Opinion Turns into Doctrine @ kiwimormon
  -  Guest post by Ganesh Cherian of Wellington, New Zealand   As Mormons we pride...

Finding Faith in Jesus Christ -- January 10th lesson @ Ethesis
  -  When you think about how Howard W. Hunter lost his job about seven months after getting...

Confessions: I Don’t Belong @ Approaching Justice
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Thoughts on Bundy Extremism and Responses To It @ Approaching Justice
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On the passing of my father-in-law @ Ethesis
  -   In the end it comes to three things. Did we accept that we needed a Savior? Did we...

The Mormon Roots of Cliven Bundy’s New Political Party @ Approaching Justice
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Confessions: I Want to Conquer the World…and Other Resolutions @ Approaching Justice
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Confessions: Religious But Not Spiritual. #planted @ Approaching Justice
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Why Mormons Identify with Syrian Refugees @ Approaching Justice
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Book Review: Postponing Heaven @ Worlds Without End
  -   Hatem, Jad. Postponing Heaven: The Three Nephites, the Bodhisattva, and the Mahdi....

On Spiritual Defiance @ kiwimormon
  -  As it happens my blog is surveilled by people who have bigger jobs in the church than me....

Reviewing Religion of a Different Color @ Mormon Heretic
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War on Christmas? Blame Christians @ Mormon Heretic
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Why didn't anyone tell me -- about literal interpretation vs. allegory @ Ethesis
  -  Many people claim to believe "literally" in the Bible.  More or less.  They read it as...

The Next Women in Jesus’ Life @ kiwimormon
  -  In the summer of my 12th year my woman’s body began to take shape. In that space...

Interfaith for Mormons @ Mormon Heretic
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Apostates and Witches @ Worlds Without End
  -   Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. (Ex. 22:18) I recently read Peter Charles...

The Idolatry of Following the Brethren @ Mormon Heretic
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Climate Science and the Republican Soviet-Style Dictatorship @ LDS Science Review
  -  The post title may be a little clickbaity, but the words aren't mine. Conservative New...

Sacrament talk, November 29, 2015 @ Ethesis
  -   Brothers and Sisters, the Apostle Paul wrote: o   But whether there be prophecies,...

The Saddest Funeral @ Mormon Heretic
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A Book, A Buddhist, and a Change of Heart? @ kiwimormon
  -  A review of  “Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis:  A Simple Developmental Map.”...

Disruptive Technology: When Business As Usual Doesn’t Work Anymore (for the Church) @ Worlds Without End
  -  The purchasing counter at the Amazon Bookstore. No cash allowed. First, an example. When...

Blacks and Gays @ Mormon Heretic
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Why I Love the LDS Church Enough to Both Criticize It AND Step Away From It @ Clean Cut
  -  In March (2015), on the 50th Anniversary of "the March" in Selma, Alabama, President...

A Call For Simple-Minded Mormons To Repent @ Clean Cut
  -  A family member just shared with me today a public Facebook post by a man named Dustin...

A Message for my LDS Friends who are Considering Joining the Community of Christ @ Worlds Without End
  -  Image courtesy of cofchrist.org Through the tumult of the LDS Church’s recent...

Something Broke Open Today @ kiwimormon
  -  Something feels terribly, horribly broken in the church.   Today my friend Kendall...

Clarification to The Same-Sex Policy: A Sigh of Relief? Sort of. @ Worlds Without End
  -  Image courtesy of LDS.org A much-needed clarification of the new policies surrounding...

In Memoriam: Big Tent Mormonism @ Worlds Without End
  -  The term “big tent Mormonism” has appeared frequently in online LDS discourse...

When The Mormon Church Was Dead Wrong And Too Stubborn to See It @ Clean Cut
  -  This past week I've experienced a roller coaster of emotions. My wife and I welcomed a...

Critical Times Call for Critical Thinking: A Plea about a Policy @ Worlds Without End
  -  Photo credit: Elvert Barnes / Foter.com / CC BY Worlds Without End is pleased to present...

Suffer little children, and forbid them not @ Mormon Heretic
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Pain and Suffering @ Worlds Without End
  -  Worlds Without End is pleased to present this guest contribution from Viliami Pauni....

So what kind of church is this? @ kiwimormon
  -  In a previous post I mentioned that I had been attending a local Baptist church. I’ve...

“Suffer the Little Ones”: The LDS Church’s Recent Policy Updates Regarding Same-Sex Families @ Worlds Without End
  -  Ease back from the ledge. Like many who follow developments within the LDS Church online,...

The Evolutionary History of Whales Is Doing Fine, Thank You Very Much @ LDS Science Review
  -  Recently I became aware that the evolutionary history of whales is based on fraudulent...

From Awkward to Awesome Compassion @ Mormon Heretic
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Ben Carson and the Fallacy of the Providential Diet @ LDS Science Review
  -  If you paid any attention to last week's Republican primary debate and the subsequent...

An Open Letter to My Ward @ kiwimormon
  -  Dear Ward Family   You have probably noticed I haven’t been to church lately....

Are Cops in Schools a Good Thing? @ Mormon Heretic
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Meat and Cancer: Let's Not Go Overboard @ LDS Science Review
  -  This morning as I was doing my news-browsing rounds, I came across the big news that the...

On LDS Historical Honesty/Dishonesty @ Clean Cut
  -  Last week Brian Whitney wrote a post which did a fine job of telling the...

The General Conference Buffet: Both Good AND Bad @ Clean Cut
  -  I really tried--God knows I tried--to not let my skeptical side taint my desire to simply...

Lesson 19 @ Ethesis
  -   In leading the Twelve, President Benson encouraged quorum members to express their...

The Church's New Institute Manual Makes the Divine Sonship of Jesus a Scientific Issue @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Church is introducing new 'cornerstone' religion courses for Church universities and...

Updated Temple Studies Bibliography with 8500+ Items @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  If you have not previously seen the incredible Temple Studies Bibliography put together...

LDS General Conference Is Great...Except For The Bad Parts @ Clean Cut
  -  A metaphor for the Church itself?Most Mormons view General Conference as quite a treat--I...

The Only Time I Met Elder Scott it was Kind of a Disaster @ LDS Science Review
  -  In memory of Elder Richard G. Scott, I thought I would share my only personal interaction...

Vaccination is Not a Partisan Issue...Yet @ LDS Science Review
  -  During the last U.S. presidential election cycle, Michelle Bachmann was briefly seen as...

What I Wish We'd Hear In General Conference @ Clean Cut
  -  This is the testimony that rings most true to me now:"My agenda now is fairly simple: I...

Some thoughts on Constitution day @ Clean Cut
  -  I'm still inspired by the three most important words that begin a masterful preamble: "We...

Musings of an Independent Mormon-Christian-Agnostic-Theist @ Clean Cut
  -  A hodgepodge of thoughts about scripture, faith, and my conception of God (sparked by a...

Observing the Past to Refute Cranks in the Present @ LDS Science Review
  -  No one seems to care about the difference between observations (or 'facts') and...

Pro-Evolution Article in Interpreter @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last week the LDS journal Interpreter published a pro-evolution article, The Theory of...

Another Important New Book by Andrei Orlov, “The Atoning Dyad: The Two Goats of Yom Kippur in the Apocalypse of Abraham” @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  Prolific author Andrei A. Orlov, Professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at...

Two Great Scholars Speak to Interpreter Gathering @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  I had the opportunity to be at a gathering for the Interpreter online journal early in...

There is More Regulation of Your Dog's Medicine than Your Dietary Supplements @ LDS Science Review
  -  Did you know that in the U.S. drugs for animals are regulated by the Food and Drug...

Brené Brown on Faith @ Clean Cut
  -  "Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you've got all the answers,...

A book review of Fresh Courage Take @ Ethesis
  -   Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? 'Tis not so; all is right. Why should we...

Fabulous Insights From A Gay Mormon @ Clean Cut
  -  The ever insightful Mitch Mayne gave a truly fabulous interview at Wheat and Tares. Some...

Mitch Mayne Interview, rough draft (goes live on Wheat & Tares Thursday morning) @ Ethesis
  -   Mitch, you’ve become well known because of how you’ve interacted with the Church,...

Today's Lesson @ Ethesis
  -  I'm following our schedule in our local ward, and teaching the high priests, so my focus...

Book of Mormon DNA Apologetic Arguments Have a Shelf-life @ LDS Science Review
  -  There have been a couple of scientific advances on Native American origins this summer....

Lesson on the Family @ Ethesis
  -  “God intended the family to be eternal. With all my soul, I testify to the truth of...

Down at the [Y]MIA ... @ Ethesis
  -   For the last twenty-thirty years the Church has explored alternatives to scouting.  One...

BYU Tears Down Another Piece of My Past (WIDB) @ LDS Science Review
  -  It seems like every time I visit my undergraduate alma mater another construction project...

Rough Draft of Nick Literski Interview @ Ethesis
  -  Nick Literski was a blogger at Mormon Matters, ran a site on LDS Temples and was married...

On Authentic Truth and Authentic Faith @ Clean Cut
  -  In 2001, Todd Compton wrote the following response to negative reviews about his book "In...

Lesson Thirteen -- The Temple as a reflection of people who love each other @ Ethesis
  -           President Benson said that a temple is “a symbol of all we hold...

The Story of John Taylor's Watch Seems Too Good to Let Go @ LDS Science Review
  -  I just returned from my summer vacation, part of which included a visit to Carthage Jail....

Reflections on my life @ Ethesis
  -  I'm 59 years old.  Since I was about 14 or so I've known and interacted with a constant...

REVIEW: Re-Reading Job @ Improvement Era
  -  What matters more – understanding why people suffer, or knowing how we should...

Dear Elder Oaks and Brother Turley @ Clean Cut
  -  Dear Elder Oaks and Brother Turley:

Advocate For Mormon Intellectuals @ Clean Cut
  -  Dick and Gene PollA month ago I mentioned how I consider Richard "Dick"...

EVEs Are Bone of Our Bones and Flesh of Our Flesh @ LDS Science Review
  -  When we think of the human genome, we generally have in mind the collection of genes that...

If you could ask the First Presidency a question--any question--what would you ask? @ Clean Cut
  -  "If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it...

The Beauty Of Owning Our Own Post-Certain Religious Life @ Clean Cut
  -  Brent Beal shared some profound insights about those of us who no longer claim to "know"...

Important New Monograph by Andrei A. Orlov, “Divine Scapegoats” @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  Andrei A. Orlov, Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism (Albany:...

The Calderwood's Concerns Should Be The Church's Collective Concerns @ Clean Cut
  -  "When religious people are publicly intimidated, retaliated against, forced from...

Interviews @ Ethesis
  -  I decided to start a new feature at Wheat & Tares -- interviews of people I either really...

The Truth: ALL Families Deserve To Be Strengthened @ Clean Cut
  -  The thirteenth Article of Faith states "we believe in doing good to all [mankind]."...

Before Richard Dawkins, There Was Orson Pratt @ LDS Science Review
  -  At By Common Consent, writer WVS shared an excerpt of Wilford Woodruff's journal, which...

Decalogue for Dissenters @ Clean Cut
  -  The first Sunstone piece I may have ever read was likely Armand Mauss's "Alternate...

Lesson 6 @ Ethesis
  -      On April 4, 1986, in connection with his first general conference as President of...

The Ways of Correlation are Mysterious: When Jesus Was Born @ LDS Science Review
  -  Lately I've been browsing through some of the newer manuals published by the Church. I've...

A Liahona Latter-day Saint @ Clean Cut
  -  I never knew Dr. Poll (pronounced Paul--the name was English) in person, but through...

On Being Faithful to the Future @ LDS Science Review
  -  I've been a little more active in my reading lately, but am unable to comment in detail...

The Church's Cardinal Sin of Blasphemy/Idolatry @ Clean Cut
  -  There's a well-known Book of Mormon story in which a humble prophet named Abinadi engages...

The Evolution of Adam @ LDS Science Review
  -  When I bought The Evolution of Adam, by Peter Enns, I was afraid that I might be in for a...

Lowry Nelson's Reflections on the State of Academic Freedom at BYU and the Personality of Heber J. Grant @ Clean Cut
  -  Last month I began reading the memoirs of brother Lowry Nelson. Immediately, the...

Polygamy was not, is not, and never will be of God @ Clean Cut
  -  My personal sense is that the LDS Church has paid (and will continue to pay) a high price...

Priesthood lesson 6 Jesus Christ, Our Savior and Redeemer @ Ethesis
  -  _________________________________________________________________Ezra Taft Benson Lesson...

Gaslighting and you @ Ethesis
  -  Preface. I've written about communicating with general authorities and others in a...

Oklahoma is Fulfilling Prophecy @ LDS Science Review
  -  Several passages of scripture speak of "earthquakes in divers places" as a sign of the...

Grace: Like An Oasis in the Desert @ Clean Cut
  -  Like an oasis in the desert, President Uchtdorf's sermon "The Gift of Grace" was itself,...

Let's Not Overinterpret Revelation @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last week Mormon Interpreter published a treatise by Duane Boyce titled Sustaining the...

An Inconvenient Truth: Lowry Nelson was right; The First Presidency was wrong @ Clean Cut
  -   Darius Gray has inspired me to embrace the full truth, not just the convenient...

Medicine is an Important Part of Addiction Recovery @ LDS Science Review
  -  See update below.Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is such a part of American culture that even...

Lesson 5 @ Ethesis
  -   1.     Why did God tell the early church “say nothing but repentance unto this...

Lesson 4 (rough draft) @ Ethesis
  -   “Happiness here and now consists in freely, lovingly, joyfully acknowledging God’s...

Philosophy mingled with scripture (rough draft) @ Ethesis
  -  When people talk about philosophy mingled with scripture they generally mean one of two...

In the Universe, But Not Of the Universe? @ LDS Science Review
  -  I have a hard time rejecting causal determinism [1], which is essentially the idea that...

@ Ethesis
  -   I like how Andrew S and Brigham Young actually reach a parallelism on deconstruction...

Lesson 3 @ Ethesis
  -   Preface:     Discussions in small groups “give a large number of people the...

ETB #2 Lesson -- Pray Always @ Ethesis
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Recent Resources, Books and Articles of Interest for Ancient Studies and Scripture 1/12/15 @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  This is my second post (in what may become a regular series) of recent items (with links)...

ETB Lesson #1 @ Ethesis
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Meditation on the Word @ Improvement Era
  -  Consider the word Elephant. If I break down the word Elephant, I find many parts. Three...

REVIEW: Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy @ Improvement Era
  -   Can a faithful Latter-day Saint accept the possibility that what are commonly called the...

Worlds Without Number @ Improvement Era
  -  One of the most beautiful and profound passages in Adam Miller’s Letters to a Young...

REVIEW: Letters to a Young Mormon @ Improvement Era
  -  The Neal A. Maxwell Institute has just released the first volume in their ‘Living...

Divine Councils, Blood, Clay, and the Sacrament @ Improvement Era
  -  This year, members of the LDS Church through its Gospel Doctrine curriculum are studying...

Mourning With Those That Mourn: A Homily on the Lord’s Supper @ Improvement Era
  -  The following is adapted from a message I presented as a Sacrament Meeting talk in two...

Testimony tips @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Man, do I love the Book of Mormon.I have for some time. It is a key element of my...

Spiritual Sudoku @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I recently worked my first Sudoku puzzle. If you’re not familiar, Sudoku puzzles have...

On Being One @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In yesterday’s High Priest group meeting, one of our members led us in a discussion of...

On reading a new copy of the Book of Mormon @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I don’t know how many times I’ve read the Book of Mormon. I imagine (conservatively)...

Balance @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m back.I’ve been on a self-imposed hiatus. There was some vacation time, some minor...

A flood of seminary @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I am returning to teach seminary again in the fall.  (I’d posted before that I was...

Testimony and Faith Journeys @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  As I think about my membership in the LDS church (nearly 37 years now), I realize that I...

A series on Addiction Recovery @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I was out last week at a family reunion, so did not post. While I was gone, Real Intent...

Mission Call Madness @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  A recent Salt Lake Tribune opinion piece about Bountiful HS grads who “announced”...

Spiritual Mentors @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  The kernel of the idea for this post came from a comment over at Real Intent. In response...

Revisiting electronic scriptures @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Some time ago, MMM did a great post on electronic vs paper scriptures and I joined...

Let's talk about sex @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  We had an awesome 5th Sunday lesson yesterday.  Our bishop taught us about teaching...

The Big Meeting @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Like many others, I watched the leadership training broadcast yesterday afternoon, and...

"We're just like you." @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  We had a special stake conference this past weekend. Four general authorities (including...

Provider, Protector and Plumber @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Yesterday was an awesome Father’s Day. I had calls and wishes from all my kids, a...

The Boomerang, My Father, and Me @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  When I was 11 or 12, my father and I embarked on a project to build a boomerang.I’m not...

35 Years Later -- Memories of the revelation on the priesthood @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Saturday was the 35th anniversary of the announcement of extension of priesthood...

The Best Kept Secret @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In the last months of my mission, my companion’s brother was travelling through Europe...

Experience coaches vs. helicopter parenting @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Last week’s Wall Street Journal featured this story on parents’ serving as...

My conversion story @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Encouraged by MMM’s 2nd Annual Hug a Convert Day, I am sharing my own conversion...

Wow, it's here early! @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  See that button over there to the right?  It looks just like this:If you click on...

Good things come in threes @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  No, this is not a follow up on my Three Good Things post from last week, but I suppose in...

In Defense of "The Orange Shirt" @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m still an avid reader of The Friend, even though my youngest graduated Primary last...

Three Good Things @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m dealing with a rather long period of depression. I wrote about it at Real Intent a...

Listen to the still small voice! Listen. Listen. @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In 12-step programs there are often promises associated with working the steps. ...

Grace & the Person in the Pit analogy (at Feast Upon the Word) @ Beginnings New
  -  In order to reach both YW and YM leaders, I have posted some notes about the March...

Come and share your thoughts @ Beginnings New
  -  Those of us who have been writing for this blog for the past few years have all felt...

REVIEW: War and Peace In Our Time: Mormon Perspectives @ Improvement Era
  -   Title: “War & Peace In Our Time: Mormon Perspectives” Editors: Patrick...

Share, Teach, Act: Questions on getting Youth more involved with the New Curriculum @ Beginnings New
  -  Like many of you, our ward is spending several Sundays getting ready to teach the New...

Training Video for the New Curriculum: Determine What to Teach @ Beginnings New
  -  I'm starting to explore the material on lds.org about the new curriculum. I think these...

Welcome to the new curriculum! @ Beginnings New
  -  The time has finally come!!!! I wish we could hold some celebration of sorts...

New Youth Curriculum, and the Digital Facilitation of New Revelation @ Improvement Era
  -    [Cross posted over at Worlds Without End: A Mormon Studies Roundtable, a wonderful...

REVIEW and MUSINGS – Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet @ Improvement Era
  -  John Turner’s Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet is an excellent book. An important book....

Best thing about Girls Camp this year? @ Beginnings New
  -  What things can you share with us from your Girls Camp that you were excited about and/or...

Youth Media - Pure and Simple Faith @ Beginnings New
  -  Happy summer!  Today I'm posting the newest video from youth.lds.org.  It...

Teaching to Understand @ Beginnings New
  -  I've been reading, off and on, Elder Bednar's book Increase In Learning: Spiritual...

Think Before You Pass Out @ Beginnings New
  -  Why, why do Young Women leaders persist in doing this?Go here, and read this post.Treats...

Youth Media - Our True Identity @ Beginnings New
  -  President Uchtdorf has a way with words.  I find so many of his talks to be poetic...

Melchizedek Priesthood - notes on D&C 128, D&C 121, and Alma 12 & 13 (YW Lesson 15, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  Our ward is teaching the lessons on Priesthood after the lessons on the temple. We're...

Documentary Hypothesis – The Name of God @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Is the Documentary Hypothesis antithesis of Mormonism or a point of explanation? A discussion @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Closing the Loop @ Beginnings New
  -  I haven't written a blog post in ages, so I'm really glad ks is here keeping things...

Youth Media - Dare to Stand Alone @ Beginnings New
  -  So today I wanted to share the newest youth.lds.org video (these can also be found on...

Teaching About the Temple (YW Lesson 18: Temple Marriage) @ Beginnings New
  -  Last Sunday I had the wonderful opportunity to teach on the temple. I got permission from...

YW Lesson 17: The Purpose of Covenants and Ordinances @ Beginnings New
  -  From my perspective, it seemed like the purpose of this lesson was to teach about...

Youth Media - Things as They Really Are @ Beginnings New
  -  It's time for another media review!  This time I wanted to share one of my...

"Women and Priesthood Bearers" (YW Lesson 16, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  There was one quotation from this lesson that I wanted to think about, line by line. It...

A few thoughts on motherhood and not judging other moms @ Beginnings New
  -  A friend recently shared with me this article at Salon about how much mothers label,...

Advice on teaching youth about family history? @ Beginnings New
  -  Our ward is about to embark on some teaching and training on family history, the temple,...

Happy Easter! @ Beginnings New
  -  A few things I noticed around the web over the last few days...Some beautiful Easter...

Thoughts from your experience of teaching about the Priesthood? @ Beginnings New
  -  So most of you have probably already taught the lessons on the Priesthood (we haven't,...

Further Thoughts On the Temple, Virtue, Personal Progress, and Family History @ Beginnings New
  -  When I posted my notes from meeting Sis. Dalton, I didn't add very many of my...

Youth Media - Arise to the Mountain @ Beginnings New
  -  Hello!  My name is Sharon, aka dieMutti ("the mom" in German), and I am delighted to...

Resource suggestions for teaching on the Priesthood? (YW Lesson 13, 14, 15 and/or 16) @ Beginnings New
  -  Until I get a chance to write again, I thought I could at least provide a place to start...

Self Reliance (YW Lesson 11 and Lesson 12, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  Note: I glanced through the lesson outlines, and it appears to me mostly to be a lesson...

Constitutional fight about polygamy @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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All Hallows Eve – A History @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Stephen Hawking is wrong and here is why @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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