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The Accidental Environmentalist

June 23, 2009 | 40 comments

I never really set out to be environmentally conscious–not that I don’t like the idea, of course, just that other priorities . . . well, took priority. Read more »

FHE Lesson #8

June 20, 2009 | 6 comments

Lesson #8: Talking to Heavenly Father Read more »

Mormon Theology Seminar Podcasts

June 1, 2009 | no comments

Podcasts from the seminars sponsored by the Mormon Theology Seminar are now available online. Read more »

LDS Readings of Revelation 21-22

May 10, 2009 | 3 comments

The Mormon Theology Seminar is beginning a seminar on Revelation 21-22. Read more »

FHE Lesson #5

May 9, 2009 | 3 comments

Lesson #5: Jesus Made the Earth Read more »

FHE Lesson #4

May 3, 2009 | 2 comments

Lesson #4: We Are Free to Choose Read more »

DIY Mormon Art

April 23, 2009 | 3 comments
DIY Mormon Art

Step One: Be nice to Ardis so that she’ll send you high-resolution files of art that you have fallen in love with. Read more »

FHE Lesson #3

April 19, 2009 | 2 comments

Lesson #3: Our Savior Read more »

Too Easy, Too Soon

April 19, 2009 | 13 comments

This morning I woke up to find my youngest child wearing accurately-buttoned church clothes and eating a hot breakfast that he had made without help. He might as well have handed me a pink slip. Read more »

Thank you, Valerie Hudson

April 15, 2009 | 95 comments

For the first time ever, I’ve read a defense of the anti-same-sex-marriage movement that didn’t make me cringe. HT: Nate Oman. Read more »

FHE: Proverbs 15:1

April 11, 2009 | 10 comments

I’m taking a break from the Gospel Fundamentals FHEs this week; if you’re really clever, you’ll be able to reverse engineer what kind of problems are plaguing the Smith household this week. Read more »


April 3, 2009 | 2 comments

I’m taking a break from the Gospel Fundamentals FHEs to do an Easter FHE next week and I’m posting this early because it requires a little prep work. Read more »

Santa Biblia

March 30, 2009 | 45 comments

A few years ago, as I was waiting for a temple session to begin, I began flipping the pages of the Spanish language Bible in front of me. Read more »

FHE Lesson #2

March 29, 2009 | 7 comments

Lesson #2: Our Life in Heaven Read more »

The Problem with the Unwritten Order of Things

March 27, 2009 | 103 comments

Can women offer the opening prayer in sacrament meeting? Read more »

Mormons Take over the World!

March 24, 2009 | 106 comments

Or, at least, most of Amazon’s best seller list. Read more »

FHE Lesson #1

March 23, 2009 | 21 comments

I’ve decided to start a new series of FHE lessons based on the Gospel Fundamentals book. Read more »

So you saw Big Love, then Googled to find out more about this Mormon temple weirdness, and ended up here.

March 15, 2009 | 135 comments

Hi. Read more »

Provident Living Idea

February 28, 2009 | 15 comments

Since more people are budget-minded these days, I thought I’d begin an occasional series of frugal ideas. Read more »


February 17, 2009 | 17 comments

I was intrigued by Adam’s link: “Legitimacy is the most precious resource of the state and should not be frittered away like this.” Read more »

Elijah and the Sealing Power

February 6, 2009 | 13 comments

I’ve been thinking about this week’s Relief Society lesson. Read more »

A Psalm for Inauguration Day

January 20, 2009 | 20 comments

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The Political is Personal

January 19, 2009 | 43 comments

This post is Janet’s fault. Read more »

The New Era 2.0

January 1, 2009 | 70 comments

The Church has a new website for youth, launched today. Read more »