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Scheduling the Primary Program

October 1, 2007 | 42 comments

I don’t wish to detract from Adam’s lovely post, but after reading the comments, I am surprised at how common the late September Primary Program is. Read more »

President Monson Goes FMH

September 29, 2007 | 34 comments

President Monson told the following joke at the General Relief Society meeting: Read more »

Mormon Film Series at the University of Chicago

September 26, 2007 | 15 comments

From Frank Bednarz, “a programmer with a student film society at the University of Chicago, Doc Films:” Read more »

In Defense of Commentaries

September 26, 2007 | 67 comments

Let’s say that you learned to cook by watching others and that you’ve never picked up a cookbook or seen a cooking show. Could you become an excellent cook? Read more »

Book Review: Setting the Record Straight: Blacks and Mormon Priesthood

September 19, 2007 | 89 comments
Book Review:  Setting the Record Straight:  Blacks and Mormon Priesthood

Millennial Press has a new series of short books on controversial topics. Read more »

What I Did Today

September 17, 2007 | 68 comments

1. Four loads of laundry. Read more »

Dialogue Flood Article

September 9, 2007 | 103 comments

I have a vague recollection of President Benson telling a story about how (not) to do missionary work: he compared it to trying to convince a young girl to replace the doll she had with the doll you were offering her. He pointed out that ripping the head off of her doll to reveal its inferior contents may not be the most successful approach; you would be far better off in extolling the virtues of the doll you wanted her to play with. Good advice. I wish White and Thomas had followed it in their recent Dialogue article. Read more »

A Public Service Announcement

August 31, 2007 | 7 comments

Stumble–because the world needs more ways to waste time online. Read more »

Are Women More Spiritual Than Men?

August 25, 2007 | 99 comments

A reader writes: Read more »

Who’s the Bad Guy?

August 20, 2007 | 17 comments

The writer of the gospel of John worked really, really hard to make it clear that no one suspected Judas: Read more »

Family Service

August 9, 2007 | 18 comments

On Matt’s thread, Jordon F. wrote, “I should add that I think children are particularly quick at grasping and enjoying the opportunity of rendering service as a family. “ Read more »

The Language of God

August 4, 2007 | 100 comments

There’s something interesting in the current Deseret Book catalog. Read more »

Personal Purity

August 2, 2007 | 61 comments

When I was in high school, I had a friend whose family always struggled to make ends meet. Read more »

Book Review: Head Start with the Book of MormonBook Cover

July 26, 2007 | 30 comments

When I think about the curricula available to evangelical homeschoolers, I instantly become guilty of several of the deadly sins. Oh, if I were a young earth creationist, the riches that would be mine! Read more »

The Hafens on Equality

July 24, 2007 | 73 comments

ECS wrote about this article over at FMH ; I’d like to take a different perspective on it–I want to tell you what I liked about it. Read more »

Another Pew Study

July 18, 2007 | 25 comments

See here. Read more »


July 16, 2007 | 112 comments

What would happen if there was no question in the temple recommend interview about the Word of Wisdom–but there was one about home and visiting teaching? Read more »

Guest Post: The Apostles’ Creed and the Book of Mormon

July 11, 2007 | 55 comments

This post was written by Bryan Stout; his biography appears at the end of the post. Read more »

Elder Busche on Women and Priesthood

July 10, 2007 | 63 comments

When F. Enzio Busche was a temple president, he was once asked by a priesthood leader “when thought the Church would receive revelation giving the priesthood to women.” Read more »

Losing my Religion

July 8, 2007 | 87 comments

I did grad work in biblical studies in Berkeley in the 90s, which means that the Documentary Hypothesis was one of the unquestioned tenets of my faith. Read more »

The Limits of Tolerance

July 2, 2007 | 101 comments

I suppose that I can support the legalization of polygamy with certain specific limitations. Read more »

New Pew Study

July 1, 2007 | 96 comments

See here. Read more »


June 20, 2007 | 44 comments

The September Ensign has an article about the Mountain Meadows Massacre (HT: M*). Read more »

Interview with Elder Christofferson

June 12, 2007 | 49 comments

Read it here. (HT: BCC) Lots of hot topics: polygamy, women and the priesthood, evolution, Romney, etc. Discuss. Read more »