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Playing with Fire

March 22, 2008 | 24 comments
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Playing with Fire

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More Mormon Urban Legends?

March 9, 2008 | 32 comments
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How about the one about the frog in boiling water? Read more »

The Quote that Wouldn’t Die

March 9, 2008 | 74 comments
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Remember that one about youth being generals in the war in heaven? Read more »

Homeschooling Kindergarten

March 5, 2008 | 54 comments
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I’m frequently asked how to homeschool kindergarten, so I thought it might be useful to post it for future reference. Read more »

Book Review: Bound on Earth

February 22, 2008 | 10 comments
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Angela Hallstrom’s debut novel, Bound on Earth, is worth reading. Read more »

Mothers Who Know: Homes and Temples

February 4, 2008 | 87 comments
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In her General Conference address last Fall, President Beck said, “Growth happens best in a “house of order,” and women should pattern their homes after the Lord’s house (see D&C 109).” Read more »

Have an Average Day

January 17, 2008 | 20 comments
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Read this (it’s short). Read more »

Thou Shalt Blog

December 15, 2007 | 49 comments
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You heard it here first: a member of the Quorum of the Twelve has ordered you to blog about the Church. Read more »

What the Smith Boys Said This Year

December 14, 2007 | 28 comments
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This year, Simon turned nine, Nathan turned six, and Truman turned three. For previous installments, see here, here, and here. Read more »

I Heart Rob Bell

December 10, 2007 | 11 comments
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I have a theological crush (not to be confused with an intellectual crush or a garden variety crush) on Rob Bell. Read more »

Personal Note

December 3, 2007 | no comments
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Book Review: People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

November 19, 2007 | 14 comments
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People of Paradox is unusual: Givens sets out four major paradoxes in Mormon thought and then shows how various aspects of Mormon culture (the life of the mind, architecture, visual art, dance, film, etc.), at various moments in history, negotiate those dilemmas. Read more »

Children Are Not Optional

November 16, 2007 | 185 comments
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Several women I know and like recently signed on to an anti-President-Beck’s-talk statement. Read more »

Publicizing Good Works

November 11, 2007 | 32 comments
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Go read this. Then return and report. Read more »

Paradigms Lost and Found

November 9, 2007 | 49 comments
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Ben called my attention to this discussion. David Bokovoy, who is working on a PhD in Hebrew Bible at Brandeis and is the CES director in Boston, sets out this argument: Read more »

Patron Saints, Mormon Edition

November 4, 2007 | 57 comments
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I’m tired of waiting around for Mormonism to develop the rich extra-biblical tradition of our Christian friends. Let’s get the ball rolling! Read more »

Mothers Who Know: Homemaking

October 26, 2007 | 89 comments
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Note: this post begins a series of posts on President Beck’s recent conference talk. If you feel the need to vent your dislike of the talk, I imagine that you might possibly be able to find a thread somewhere in the Bloggernacle where you can do just that. But you can’t do it here. Read more »

Side Effects of Utah’s Voucher Program

October 17, 2007 | 77 comments
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I haven’t been watching this issue very closely, but if I understand correctly, Read more »

Does Seminary Make Kids Fat and Stupid?

October 15, 2007 | 106 comments
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And, if so, what should we do about it? Read more »

What Do Utahns Google?

October 12, 2007 | 105 comments
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Original article here Read more »

Three Book Reviews

October 9, 2007 | 10 comments
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Some new books: Read more »

Elder Eyring on Decision Making

October 8, 2007 | 17 comments
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Go to BYU.tv and set the date to Saturday Oct. 6th. Then click on LDS General Conference 10am. Go to 2:55 (that’s two hours and 55 minutes) into the program and listen to Elder Eyring talk about decision making by the Quorum of the Twelve. Read more »

What President Beck Didn’t Say

October 8, 2007 | 191 comments
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She didn’t say that you should keep your home as clean as the temple. Read more »

Last Meal

October 5, 2007 | 61 comments
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So let’s just say that one day you find yourself sitting on death row and Read more »