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Redeeming Judas?

April 6, 2006 | 32 comments

Today’s headlines contain news of a new gospel: The Gospel of Judas. Read more »

Hidden Treasures

April 1, 2006 | 9 comments

I just finished reading Mormon Lives: A Year in the Elkton Ward and–wow–what an amazing book. It reminds me of Saints Well Seasoned: Musings on How Food Nourishes Us–Body Heart, and Soul. Not only were both books quirky little takes on Mormonism, but neither seems to be very well known. What LDS titles do you think deserve more attention than they are getting? Read more »

Book Review: Celebrating Passover: A Guide to Understanding the Jewish Feast for Latter-day Saints

March 30, 2006 | 25 comments

Easter celebrations and the lack thereof have been a hot topic recently; if you want to add something to your celebration of this season, I highly recommend this book. Read more »

An Easter Activity for Family Home Evening

March 29, 2006 | 13 comments

I can’t take credit for this idea–these are sometimes called Resurrection Eggs and they’ve been around for a few years. Read more »

Black Comedy

March 20, 2006 | 44 comments

So maybe I missed something, but I’m pretty sure that one genre the Saints haven’t touched is black comedy. I’m not much of a narrative writer, though, so think of the following as sitting on little scraps of paper on a rickety table in my front yard with a hand-lettered cardboard sign next to them reading ‘Free to a Good Home.’ Read more »

Cheryl White: A Photo Essay

March 19, 2006 | 7 comments
Cheryl White:  A Photo Essay

Cheryl White, an amazing artist who lives in Central Texas, was kind enough to open her home and studio to me (and my three rambunctious boys) for a tour last week. This is what we saw. Read more »

How to Teach a Scripture Passage

March 12, 2006 | 13 comments

Here’s a systematic approach to preparing a lesson on a passage of scripture. Read more »

An Interview with Jared Ludlow

March 11, 2006 | 13 comments

Jared Ludlow has been at BYU-Hawaii since 2000 and is an assistant professor in the History and Religion Departments. He earned his PhD in a joint program in Near Eastern Religions from the University of California-Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union. He is the author of Abraham Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham. Read more »

Does Feminism Make Women Unhappy?

March 7, 2006 | 52 comments

Go read this. Then return and report. Read more »

JMS Sunday School Lesson #10

February 27, 2006 | 14 comments

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Book Review: Stand As a Witness: The Biography of Ardeth Greene Kapp

February 26, 2006 | 22 comments
Book Review:   Stand As a Witness:  The Biography of Ardeth Greene Kapp

We begin with a quiz: How many book-length biographies of LDS women can you name? . . . Read more »

Book Review: The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt

February 22, 2006 | one comment
Book Review:  The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt

In the 1990s, Carol Nielson inherited a quilt. Or, to be more precise, half a quilt. . . Read more »

JMS Sunday School Lesson #9

February 21, 2006 | 16 comments

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February 16, 2006 | 33 comments

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JMS Sunday School Lesson #8

February 15, 2006 | 21 comments

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Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

February 13, 2006 | 57 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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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