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When you want your integrity and faith at the same time @ By Common Consent
  -  Back in 2013 I created the Maxwell Institute Podcast with an eye toward constructive or...

Call for Papers: D. Michael Quinn: The Life and Times of a Mormon Historian @ By Common Consent
  -  Few figures in the development of Mormon studies during the late-twentieth century are...

James Huntsman Lawsuit Dismissed @ By Common Consent
  -  A quick follow-up to one of my previous posts: a federal judge dismissed James...

Are We Going to Be Able to Buy the Kirtland Temple? @ Times & Seasons
  -  I’ve always been fascinated with sacred real estate disputes, and we certainly have our...

Waiting For Saints 3 @ Times & Seasons
  -  Three years ago this month, Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth, 1815-1846 was...

Terryl Givens on Eugene England @ Times & Seasons
  -  In general, the people who are in a position to be most influential in the Church of...

Book Review: Rosalyn Eves’ Beyond the Mapped Stars @ By Common Consent
  -  I was startled to realize recently that I had never read a mainstream novel by and about...

A plea for opacity @ Times & Seasons
  -  It’s the ecclesiology, stupid. Calls for the church to be more transparent in its...

“The constitution of this Land” @ Times & Seasons
  -  The attitude of Latter-day Saints towards the United States government has historically...

On “Hot Drinks” @ By Common Consent
  -  I suspect that we’ll never find a definitive explanation of how the proscribed...

“Concerning the building of mine house” @ Times & Seasons
  -  The temples of the early Latter Day Saint movement were a place where several strands of...

The Texas Abortion Ban and the Death of Constitutional Rights @ By Common Consent
  -  Got your attention? Great! As I’m sure you’ve heard, the Supreme Court...

How can we measure our lives?: The crisis edition* @ By Common Consent
  -  As I received with hard-won indifference a job rejection this week, I contemplated how...

The hundred billion dollar question @ Times & Seasons
  -  The stakes in the 2024 election couldn’t be higher. On the one side, there is Your...

3 quotes I like better than the musket stuff @ By Common Consent
  -  When I worked at BYU’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute I was aware of Elder...

Archeology, Ceramics, and the Smith Family in Tunbridge @ Times & Seasons
  -  In addition to written records, people leave behind traces of their material lives that...

Words and Consequences @ By Common Consent
  -  We owe Robinson Crusoe to the 18th-century public’s inability to understand satire....

“That you may understand and know” @ Times & Seasons
  -  “The world is changed. … Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember...

I Want It Back @ By Common Consent
  -  There are two recent lawsuits filed against the LDS church that are worth taking a look...

Ruf aus der Wüste 6: Appendix @ Times & Seasons
  -  Orson Hyde asks people to read his book. Or else. * * * Appendix. The previous little...

“A word of wisdom for the benefit of the Saints” @ Times & Seasons
  -  One of the paradoxes about the Word of Wisdom is that the name (drawn from the opening...

Is the Church Replacing Itself in the United States? Population Momentum and its Capacity to Hide Decline @ Times & Seasons
  -  The following is Stephen Cranny’s fourth guest post here at Times & Seasons....

Historical Mindset for Mormons, 101 @ Times & Seasons
  -  While studying in a scientific field, two major ideas were drilled into me that have been...

“This is the light of Christ“ @ Times & Seasons
  -  As one of Joseph Smith’s largest revelations, Doctrine and Covenants, Section 88 (or,...

Ruf aus der Wüste 5.5: Hyde’s police report @ Times & Seasons
  -  Orson Hyde might be protesting too much here. At the end of the (unnumbered) fifth...

Mental Health Professionals in Support of Natasha Helfer @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
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Come Follow Me “correction” As Harmful As Before @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Dear Latter-day Saints, The latest online correction to the Come Follow Me manual has me...

Authority, Scripture, and Social Location @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  By Margaret Olsen Hemming Over the last couple of years, I’ve described The Book of...

Pop Culture Friday: Justice In America @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  It’s been awhile since I promo-ed a podcast.  Today I’m spotlighting a more serious...

Pop Culture Friday: Jane the Virgin @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  If you are looking for a binge-worthy TV show with fantastic characters, great acting, a...

Pop Culture Friday: Dread Nation @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Today’s (slightly late, sorry, the school year just started and my brain is mostly...

Pop Culture Friday: The Memory of Light and Disappeared @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I have a 2-in-1 recommendation for you today, two excellent books by Francisco X....

Pop Culture Friday: The Poet X @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  I love a good slam poem, one full of emotion and power and truth.  One of the great...

Pop Culture Friday: The Witch Boy @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Aster’s family keeps to themselves.  They live in the woods outside of town and have...

Pop Culture Friday: #WizardTeam @ Feminist Mormon Housewives
  -  Today I want to highlight one of my favorite podcasts: #WizardTeam by Black Girls...