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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #17

April 21, 2015 | 3 comments
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The Only True and Living Opinion

April 18, 2015 | 22 comments
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The Only True and Living Opinion

So this week, the Salt Lake Tribune sponsored a live “Trib Talk;” the topic was “what Mormon women want.” You can watch it here. Afterwards, there was criticism that there wasn’t a traditional or a conservative or a happy-with-the-status-quo (or whatever term you’d prefer) position represented. (There was also criticism that, at least initially, it was planned as an all-white panel, but that’s a topic for a different post.) I have heard that more-traditional women were invited, but either refused or later backed out. There is also this dialogue you can watch, featuring Melissa Inouye, who identifies as an... Read more »

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #16

April 14, 2015 | 2 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #15

April 7, 2015 | 7 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #14

March 31, 2015 | 3 comments
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Defending the Family

March 29, 2015 | 20 comments
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Those wanting to follow the counsel from the first session of General Conference last night about the importance of defending the family will be very interested in this article (please ignore the click-baity headline and read the actual article). A much shorter version of the article was published in the Deseret News recently, but I think that even for the tl;dr crowd, the longer version is definitely worth the investment of time. This article is also well worth reading.     Read more »

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #13

March 24, 2015 | 10 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #12

March 17, 2015 | one comment
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What Was Satan’s Plan?

March 17, 2015 | 68 comments
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There’s an article in this month’s Ensign that makes two interesting moves. (There are also a few really unpleasant aspects of this article, but that’s a topic for a different post.) Read more »

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #11

March 10, 2015 | one comment
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #10

March 3, 2015 | 2 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #9

February 24, 2015 | one comment
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On Not Giving a Fig for Historicity Debates

February 21, 2015 | 139 comments
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On Not Giving a Fig for Historicity Debates

There’s a lot of discussion lately about the relationship between scripture and history. In this post, I suggest, by way of a case study, that the trees are obscuring the view of the forest for those gazing at historicity questions. Read more »

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #8

February 17, 2015 | 14 comments
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Religion of a Different Color

February 16, 2015 | one comment
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Religion of a Different Color

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Congo! Heart of . . .

February 11, 2015 | 11 comments
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Congo! Heart of . . .

Note: this post was written by Margaret Blair Young. Read more »

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #7

February 10, 2015 | 3 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #6

February 3, 2015 | 14 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #6

So here’s the plan: each week that the gospels are covered in Sunday School, I will post one question from my book along with a brief discussion of the issues that it raises.   Read more »

Guest Post: The World Is Improving

January 31, 2015 | 45 comments
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Guest Post: The World Is Improving

 Today we feature a guest post from Brandon Russell. Read more »

New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #5

January 27, 2015 | 16 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #4

January 20, 2015 | 18 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #3

January 13, 2015 | 29 comments
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New Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #2

January 6, 2015 | 10 comments
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What Role Should the JST Play in LDS Biblical Studies?

January 5, 2015 | 38 comments
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What Role Should the JST Play in LDS Biblical Studies?

Two people have asked me this question in the last week; here’s a stab at an answer. Read more »