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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 »

Through a Glass, Darkly

December 6, 2011 | 22 comments
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“Why didn’t I know about this?” She sounds angry. Read more »

Congratulations Craig and Jana

November 8, 2011 | 10 comments
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Publishers Weekly announced their list of the top ten religion books for 2011 recently. Read more »

As Sisters In Zion

November 7, 2011 | 19 comments
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Here are the original words to this hymn. Read more »

A Prophet Occupies Wall Street

November 6, 2011 | 122 comments
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This from then-member of the Quorum of the Twelve Spencer W. Kimball in the October 1953 General Conference: Read more »

BYU Women’s Studies Conference

October 27, 2011 | 8 comments
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I hope to see some of y’all there. Read more »

President Monson on 9/11

September 8, 2011 | 39 comments
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The Washington post’s On Faith blog has a piece from President Monson responding to the question, “What have we learned about religion in the past 10 years? What was the spiritual impact of 9/11?” Read more »

In Which My Opinion of Mitch Mayne Improves

September 1, 2011 | 56 comments
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Every once in awhile, I read or hear something that just zings. Read more »

Book Review: Conversions

August 27, 2011 | 7 comments
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Craig Harline, Conversions. Read more »

A Review of Grant Hardy’s Understanding the Book of Mormon

August 15, 2011 | 22 comments
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A Review of Grant Hardy’s Understanding the Book of Mormon

In On the Road with Joseph Smith: An Author’s Diary, we get a fascinating peek into Richard Bushman’s psyche during the time immediately after the publication of his monumental work, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. Read more »

The Tongues of Mortals

August 13, 2011 | 76 comments
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There’s a sidebar called “The Poetic Language of the King James Bible” in the August 2011 Ensign. Read more »

Grant Hardy at Meridian

July 20, 2011 | 88 comments
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So I haven’t exactly been a fan of Meridian, but lately they have been running some very innovative stuff from Grant Hardy; see here and here. And I suppose you can discuss his essays in the comments here, if you play nice. Read more »

A Celestial Education?

July 5, 2011 | 96 comments
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Michelle Stone’s “Celestial Education” philosophy is seriously misguided and theologically dangerous. Read more »

The Ensign Cover

June 23, 2011 | 15 comments
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The Ensign Cover

I have to admit that I am not usually thrilled by the images in the Ensign. Read more »

Stop Telling the YW to Be Modest for the YM

June 14, 2011 | 211 comments
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The emphasis here is on for the YM, not to be modest. In fact, most of you would consider me to be ultra-conservative in the modesty department: Read more »

Marriage and Education

May 29, 2011 | 26 comments
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Marriage and Education

Consider this: Read more »

Numbers

May 20, 2011 | 8 comments
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So apparently some people think the world is ending tomorrow, based on an analysis of some numbers used in the Bible. Read more »

Are these shoes modest?

May 16, 2011 | 58 comments
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Are these shoes modest?

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May 2011 FHEs

April 29, 2011 | 3 comments
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You can find an explanation of this series here. Read more »

What Today Means

April 22, 2011 | 22 comments
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Amens

April 9, 2011 | 25 comments
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I wonder sometimes if our kids don’t think that “amen” means “thank heavens that’s over!” Read more »

Structures

April 5, 2011 | 4 comments
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Not every scholar agrees (as if!), but some identify the following structure in Matthew’s Gospel: Read more »

April 2011 FHEs

April 1, 2011 | 2 comments
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Introduction to this series is here. I only prepared three this month in order to leave time for an Easter FHE (one of my favorites is here). Read more »