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Dear SLCHQ,

April 24, 2012 | 95 comments
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Hiya, It has recently come to my attention that my ward and stake are in a gross state of apostasy.  I was completely unaware of this until I saw this infographic on the LDS Newsroom site, but now that I know about it, I really think you need to send us some GAs to reorganize everything, because we’re doing it all wrong here in the suburbs of Austin (and every other place I’ve ever lived, come to think of it). Read more »

BMGD #17: Mosiah 7-11

April 23, 2012 | 5 comments
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BMGD #16: Mosiah 4-6

April 16, 2012 | 4 comments
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BMGD #15 Mosiah 1-3

April 9, 2012 | 7 comments
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BMGD #15 Mosiah 1-3

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BMGD #14: Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon

April 2, 2012 | 3 comments
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Why You Should Be Difficult

March 26, 2012 | 20 comments
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“I’m mad at Jacob,” I snarl to my husband. “Jacob who?” he asks. “Jacob in the Book of Mormon!” He backs away slowly, as if from a dangerous, wounded animal. Read more »

BMGD #13: Jacob 5-7

March 19, 2012 | 19 comments
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BMGD #12: Jacob 1-4

March 12, 2012 | 3 comments
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BMGD #11: 2 Nephi 31-33

March 5, 2012 | no comments
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BMGD #10 2 Nephi 26-30

February 27, 2012 | 2 comments
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BMGD #9: 2 Nephi 11-25

February 20, 2012 | 10 comments
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BMGD #8: 2 Nephi 6-10

February 13, 2012 | no comments
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On Not Skimming Isaiah

February 9, 2012 | 9 comments
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I know as soon as you hear the phrase “cedars of Lebanon,” your eyes glaze over. Read more »

BMGD #7: 2 Nephi 3-5

February 6, 2012 | 2 comments
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BMGD #6: 2 Nephi 1-2

January 30, 2012 | 8 comments
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Romney’s Taxes and The Clueless Media

January 22, 2012 | 85 comments
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BMGD #4: 1 Nephi 12-14

January 16, 2012 | no comments
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Note that I will not be posting notes for lesson #5; I’m taking the week off.  (Notes for lesson #6 should be right on schedule, however.)  Also note that when I teach this, I plan on covering 1 Nephi 11-15, since I think it makes more sense to treat Nephi’s vision in its entirety and in its context. Read more »

BMGD #3: 1 Nephi 8-11; 12:16-18; 15

January 9, 2012 | 16 comments
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This isn’t a lesson; it is the notes from which I will prepare a lesson.   Read more »

BMGD #2: 1 Nephi 1-7

January 2, 2012 | 29 comments
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Again, this isn’t a lesson. It is the notes from which I will prepare a lesson.  Sorry it is so long. (The rabbit trail of the week was related to the killing of Laban, but I don’t plan on discussing that with my class.) Read more »

BMGD #1: Introduction

December 26, 2011 | 23 comments
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These are the notes from which I will create my Sunday School lesson. It is not a Sunday School lesson, unless your ward has Sunday School for five hours and a high tolerance for rabbit trails that happened to catch my interest. Read more »

Mormons in the US: A New Study

December 15, 2011 | 35 comments
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You can read the study itself here or a summary of it in the DN here. Read more »

Now, Even Stronger Youth!

December 14, 2011 | 83 comments
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The Church announced that it has released a revised Strength of Youth pamphlet. Read more »

Book Review: Good Tidings of Great Joy

December 10, 2011 | 5 comments
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Book Review:  Good Tidings of Great Joy

Eric D. Huntsman, Good Tidings of Great Joy, October 2011, Deseret Book, 166 pages. Read more »

Book Review: Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

December 8, 2011 | 16 comments
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Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow, Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism, Oxford University Press, October 2011, 521 pages. Read more »