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What the Smith Boys Said This Year

December 2, 2006 | 19 comments
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For previous installments, see here and here. Simon turned eight, Nathan turned five, and Truman turned two this year. Read more »

In which our heroine is forced to confront her own hypocrisy

November 28, 2006 | 45 comments
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So if a friend said to me, “What do you think about that Mormon prophet who got arrested for polygamy?” Read more »

The Happiest Wives

November 25, 2006 | 56 comments
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According to a study done by two sociology profs at the University of Virginia, the following are most closely correlated with happiness of wives: Read more »

Welcome, Marjorie Conder

November 20, 2006 | 10 comments
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We are very pleased to have Marj Conder guest blogging for us for the next few weeks. Read more »

Primary Lesson #42 Supplement

November 19, 2006 | one comment
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A Milestone

November 16, 2006 | 16 comments
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Today is the first time I’ve seen advertising directed at Mormons that didn’t scream ‘priestcraft.’ Read more »

What If The Woman Taken In Adultery . . . Wasn’t?

November 10, 2006 | 48 comments
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In the abstract, there are three possibilities: she was guilty, she was innocent, or she was raped. Read more »

Primary Lesson 41 Supplement

November 5, 2006 | one comment
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Primary Lesson 40 Supplement

October 29, 2006 | 6 comments
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Primary Lesson 39 Supplement

October 23, 2006 | 7 comments
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Primary Lesson 38 Supplement

October 22, 2006 | 8 comments
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BYU Sues Pfizer

October 19, 2006 | 28 comments
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This article was interesting. Read more »

Primary Lesson #37 Supplement

October 15, 2006 | one comment
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Gender Pairs in Luke’s Gospel

October 12, 2006 | 8 comments
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When two very similar stories–very similiar, that is, except that one is about a man and another is about a woman–are found in a Gospel, they are called a gender pair. While gender pairs occur in all the gospels, they are particularly prominent in Luke: Read more »

What’s Up with Phebe?

October 11, 2006 | 32 comments
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Kaimi wanted the rest of the story. Read more »

Book Review: Jesus Christ and the World of the New TestamentBook Cover

October 10, 2006 | 33 comments
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It looks like a coffee table book but it reads like top-notch scholarship. . . . Read more »

Ye Have the Poor with You Always

October 9, 2006 | 54 comments
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In a discussion at the ExII blog on the Church’s recent decision renovate downtown Salt Lake, a commenter named Dave justified his support of the Church’s position this way: Read more »

Temples and Leprous Houses

October 8, 2006 | 38 comments
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Upon seeing this title, my husband asked, “Was that the ancient Hebrew equivalent of Better Homes and Gardens?” Read more »

The JST of Mark 14:8

October 7, 2006 | 8 comments
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At first blush, the Joseph Smith Translation for Mark 14:8 doesn’t appear to do anything: Read more »

Sisterz in Zion

October 1, 2006 | 36 comments
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An amazing documentary premiered on byu.tv today between sessions of conference. Read more »

Loaves, Fishes, and Understanding

September 29, 2006 | 12 comments
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There are two very similar stories of miraculous multiplication of loaves and fishes in Mark’s Gospel. Read more »

Wow

September 26, 2006 | 15 comments
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When I was in college, I dabbled a bit with genealogy. Read more »

Pet Peeve #146

September 24, 2006 | 47 comments
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“Reverent” and “quiet” are not synonyms. Read more »

Inactivity and Rumors of Inactivity

September 22, 2006 | 82 comments
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A recent post over at FMH set off a firestorm (over 170 comments and still going) with the news that the writer’s husband had “recently attended a church meeting where the leaders discussed, among other things, the new statistic out from church-headquarters that estimates 70% of those raised in the church will go inactive/leave by the time they are adults.” Read more »