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Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

February 13, 2006 | 57 comments
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So here is the case for thinking that when the crowd outside of Lot’s house asks to know Lot’s guests (Genesis 19:5) that what it means is just, like, know and not, you know, like, know. Read more »

Book Review: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

February 12, 2006 | 46 comments
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I have a friend –I know her through the homeschooling community–with an interest in the Church. She told me that one of the books that she read about the church was Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith. Now, she’s not stupid–she didn’t expect it to be unbiased–but she did want to know my reaction to it. So I read it and then sent her this email: Read more »

Mark 14:3-9: The Anointing at Bethany as Markan Christology

February 12, 2006 | 12 comments
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This post is, basically, my masters thesis. I’ve had a few requests for it, so I thought I’d post it. Read more »

JMS Sunday School Lesson #7

February 10, 2006 | 23 comments
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I plan on focusing my lesson on this question: Was Abraham really a historical person or would we do better to understand him as a metaphor for the human condition? Read more »

Dear Anon

February 3, 2006 | 81 comments
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Anon over at one of those other blogs asked an interesting question: Read more »

JMS Sunday School Lesson #6

January 31, 2006 | 190 comments
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Authority on Her Head

January 31, 2006 | no comments
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When Paul says that women should cover their heads, is he subjugating them or liberating them? Read more »

Help Stop Hunger

January 29, 2006 | no comments
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JMS Sunday School Lesson #5

January 27, 2006 | 6 comments
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JMS Sunday School Lesson #4

January 19, 2006 | 86 comments
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A Really Bad Idea

January 18, 2006 | 11 comments
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It may be that pro-correlation forces have hacked into Sunstone’s website or it may just be a really, really bad marketing idea. Read more »

The Pious Bias

January 18, 2006 | 127 comments
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Perhaps we’ve put white hats on some people in the scriptures who don’t deserve them. Read more »

JMS Sunday School Lesson #3

January 11, 2006 | 29 comments
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An Interview with Todd Compton

January 7, 2006 | 53 comments
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Independent scholar Todd Compton is the author of the much acclaimed volume In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith (hereafter, ISL) and three forthcoming books: Victim of The Muses: Poet as Scapegoat, Warrior and Hero in Greco-Roman and Indo-European Myth and History (Harvard University Press), Fire and the Sword: A History Of The Latter-Day Saints In Northern Missouri From 1836 To 1839 (Greg Kofford Books), and Cyril of Jerusalem: Initiatory Lectures (translation and commentary, FARMS). Read more »

JMS Sunday School Lesson #2

January 3, 2006 | 2 comments
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JMS Sunday School Lesson #1

December 28, 2005 | 12 comments
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When A Child Arranges a Nativity Set

December 24, 2005 | 7 comments
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When A Child Arranges a Nativity Set

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Book Review: David O. McKay Around the World

December 22, 2005 | 4 comments
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Book Review:  David O. McKay Around the World

Every writer’s worst nightmare actually came true for Hugh J. Cannon: the only copy of his manuscript was “misplaced” by the publisher. . . Read more »

Book Review: Early Christians in Disarray

December 21, 2005 | 31 comments
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Can you really understand what the Restoration is if you don’t have your mind around what the Great Apostasy was? Read more »

What the Smith Boys Said This Year

December 20, 2005 | 15 comments
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What the Smith Boys Said This Year

In 2005, Simon turned seven, Nathan turned four, and Truman turned one. Read more »

An Unnatural Birth Advocate

December 14, 2005 | 161 comments
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There are plenty of natural birth advocates out there–I know because I keep having to plaster a vapid smile on my face when they spout half-truths and didactical opinions at social gatherings. I’ve yet to meet an avowed unnatural birth advocate, so I’ve decided to take up that mantle for myself. So, if you are pregnant, or might be some day, here are some thoughts on why you might not want to have a natural childbirth. Read more »

The December 1925 Improvement Era

December 13, 2005 | 21 comments
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Let’s flip through a church magazine that’s nearly a century old. The pages are slightly yellowed; there are a few stains on the cover and the staples are rusting. Read more »

Merry Christmas

December 7, 2005 | 36 comments
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and happy holidays. Read more »

Book Review: Sister Eternal

December 6, 2005 | 5 comments
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Book Review:  Sister Eternal

Thank you, Elder Uchtdorf and Ben Sowards, for creating the first LDS children’s book that deserves to transcend the LDS market. . Read more »