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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 »

Mormon Site Muzzles Members

May 21, 2010 | 34 comments
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ST. GEORGE–AP–August 10, 2010– Verna Watkins sits on her threadbare couch clutching a wrinkled tissue. Between sobs, she says, “I consider it the most sacred spiritual experience of my life . . . when the Three Nephites–divine beings–helped me change the tire on my Suburban. I spent two hours writing the story up to post to my Church’s website, and later I found out that they wouldn’t approve it. My own Church rejected the event most important to my faith.” Ms. Watkins is one of many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–commonly known as Mormons–who... Read more »

The End of An Era

May 20, 2010 | 31 comments
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According to this, Mormon Doctrine will no longer be published. Read more »

Scouts, Again

May 18, 2010 | 101 comments
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I know the relationship between the Church and BSA has been discussed to death in the bloggernacle, but I want to share two recent experiences anyway. Read more »

More on Social Justice

April 14, 2010 | 185 comments
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The Church Newsroom’s blog has a link to a post by Michael Otterson, Head of Public Affairs, on the recent social justice issue. Read more »

David Paulsen’s “I’ve a Mother There”

April 13, 2010 | 7 comments
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BYU philosophy professor David Paulsen presented a paper titled “‘I’ve a Mother There’: A Historiographical Study of Portrayals of Heavenly Mother in Mormon Discourse” at the recent BYU Studies Symposium. Read more »

Gospel Principles Lesson #7

April 6, 2010 | 17 comments
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Gospel Principles Lesson #7: The Holy Ghost Read more »

Monday Morning QB: GC Edition

April 5, 2010 | 37 comments
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My fav parts of GC: Read more »

Gospel Principles Lesson #5

March 6, 2010 | 9 comments
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Chapter Five:  The Creation Read more »

Gospel Principles Lesson #3

January 31, 2010 | 11 comments
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RS Lesson #3: Jesus Christ, Our Chosen Savior and Leader Read more »

Presidential Inspiration

January 22, 2010 | 54 comments
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Were the Founding Fathers inspired? Was Woodrow Wilson inspired? Is Barack Obama inspired? Read more »

Welcome, Angry People

January 12, 2010 | 145 comments
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Welcome, Angry People

As is usually the case, when Times & Seasons is mentioned by another news outlet (in this case, the Salt Lake Tribune), some of their readers come here. And, today, some of them sound pretty mad. First, I’d like to point out that if you are also visiting us for the first time, the kinds of comments you find on that post are not our normal fare. Please come back in a few days when the drive-by commenters have left. Second, we’ve closed comments on that post because so many of them violated the spirit if not the letter... Read more »

Gospel Principles Lesson One

January 3, 2010 | 35 comments
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Gospel Principles Lesson One: Our Heavenly Father Read more »

Ch-ch-ch-changes

December 29, 2009 | 53 comments
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It appears that several church programs are changing in 2010. Read more »

Thank you, Eric Huntsman

December 28, 2009 | 2 comments
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We’re very lucky to have had Eric blogging with us for the past few weeks. Thank you, Eric! Read more »