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Book Review: God So Loved the World: The Final Days of the Savior’s Life

March 30, 2011 | 6 comments
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Eric D. Huntsman, God So Loved the World: The Final Days of the Savior’s Life, Deseret Book, 2011. Read more »

Gospels

March 27, 2011 | 14 comments
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Imagine your four favorite meals. Now imagine them cut into bite-sized pieces and combined into one dish. Read more »

Parables

March 24, 2011 | 11 comments
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The Greek word translated as “parable” means, basically, a comparison. A parable compares one thing with another. Read more »

Hypocrites

March 22, 2011 | 24 comments
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As every tween knows, a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another. Read more »

March 2011 FHEs

February 28, 2011 | 2 comments
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Previous posts: January and February. Read more »

Polygamy, Again

February 22, 2011 | 50 comments
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The real reason that polygamy was restored was to decrease the number of children each woman would have, which was necessary in order to Read more »

February 2011 FHEs

February 1, 2011 | 2 comments
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See this for the introduction to this series. Read more »

The Failure that Was a Success: How My Son’s Losing the Spelling Bee Was One of the Proudest Moments of My Life

January 28, 2011 | 20 comments
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A guest post from former guest blogger Eric Huntsman: Read more »

Reactions to Single, Female, Mormon, Alone

January 18, 2011 | 86 comments
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So this column was definitely the digital equivalent of kicking over an anthill. Read more »

January 2011 FHEs

December 20, 2010 | 7 comments
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FHEs have been somewhat pathetic in the Smith household of late; Read more »

A Mormon Image: Greater Love

December 17, 2010 | 15 comments
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A Mormon Image:  Greater Love

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What the Smith Boys Said This Year

December 10, 2010 | 22 comments
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New Handbook Online

November 14, 2010 | 107 comments
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Well, this will keep bloggers busy for a good long time. Read more »

Church Statement on Immigration

November 11, 2010 | 128 comments
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This is interesting stuff. Read more »

Mormon Identity: Men and Women in the Church

November 5, 2010 | 92 comments
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Go here and either listen to or read (I love transcripts! Thank you!) this episode and then return and report. Read more »

It’s That Time Again

November 4, 2010 | 30 comments
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The time when it feels like I spend most of Gospel Doctrine translating the scriptures into modern English instead of actually teaching them. Read more »

My Testimony

October 13, 2010 | 61 comments
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I thought I would ape this post. Read more »

Goodbye Satan, Hello World

October 12, 2010 | 59 comments
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I don’t have any statistics for you, just a hunch that we now usually say “the world” where twenty or more years ago we would have said “Satan” or “the devil.” Read more »

An Open Letter to the Deseret News

October 11, 2010 | 68 comments
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Your latest editorial shows a disturbing lack of integrity. Read more »

Kids, Conference

October 4, 2010 | 39 comments
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I used to worry that my kids weren’t listening to a word of General Conference. Now I worry that my kids are listening to every single word of General Conference. Read more »

The Limits of Orthodoxy

August 31, 2010 | 28 comments
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Apparently, you can’t say polygamy was not God’s will. But you can say that a male-only priesthood is not God’s will. Go figure. Read more »

Mormon Studies on Your eReader

July 24, 2010 | 21 comments
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I got a Kindle a few weeks ago, and my affection for it is quickly approaching idolatry. But we aren’t going to talk about that right now; we’re going to talk about how to Mormon-Studies-geek out your ereader. Here’s what I have found so far; I expect you to add to the fun. Read more »

A New New Testament

July 4, 2010 | 18 comments
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I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but on more than one occasion, I have seriously considered stealing scriptures from the temple. Read more »

Eye Single

June 6, 2010 | 31 comments
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A dear friend–who is a single, never-married, 40-something, extremely faithful LDS woman–emailed this to a few friends. I share it with her permission, having edited out identifying information: Read more »