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The Real Thing

September 26, 2009 | 46 comments
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“We can’t get in,” a young man argued. “The Masons are like a super-secret society!” Read more »

Spare Me, Brigham Young

August 31, 2009 | 86 comments
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I wanted to extend the discussion from this post with some thoughts from Brigham Young: Read more »

Revelation Conference Reminder

August 30, 2009 | 4 comments
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The Mormon Theology Seminar, in conjunction with BYU’s Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding and the Latter-day Saint Student Association at UT-Austin, is hosting a conference titled “Latter-day Saint Readings of Revelation 21-22.” Read more »

FHE Lesson #13

August 23, 2009 | 16 comments
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Lesson #13: Faith in Jesus Christ Read more »

FHE Lesson #12

August 15, 2009 | no comments
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Lesson #12: The Atonement of Jesus Christ Read more »

FHE Lesson #11

August 15, 2009 | no comments
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Lesson #11: The Life of Jesus Christ Read more »

Scenes from Sunday

August 9, 2009 | 14 comments
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Because I said something that might possibly have been interpreted as mildly irreverent , Read more »

FHE Lesson #10

August 8, 2009 | 4 comments
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FHE Lesson #10: The Scriptures Read more »

Defending the Wise Latina

July 15, 2009 | 50 comments
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I’m grumpy that Sotomayor didn’t stand by her snark. She should have. Read more »

FHE Lesson #9

July 6, 2009 | 3 comments
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Lesson #9: Prophets Read more »

Why I Married Him

June 29, 2009 | 9 comments
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Seven-year-old son to my husband, who was recently called as his Primary teacher: Read more »

The Accidental Environmentalist

June 23, 2009 | 40 comments
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I never really set out to be environmentally conscious–not that I don’t like the idea, of course, just that other priorities . . . well, took priority. Read more »

FHE Lesson #8

June 20, 2009 | 6 comments
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Lesson #8: Talking to Heavenly Father Read more »

Mormon Theology Seminar Podcasts

June 1, 2009 | no comments
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Podcasts from the seminars sponsored by the Mormon Theology Seminar are now available online. Read more »

LDS Readings of Revelation 21-22

May 10, 2009 | 3 comments
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The Mormon Theology Seminar is beginning a seminar on Revelation 21-22. Read more »

FHE Lesson #5

May 9, 2009 | 3 comments
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Lesson #5: Jesus Made the Earth Read more »

FHE Lesson #4

May 3, 2009 | 2 comments
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Lesson #4: We Are Free to Choose Read more »

DIY Mormon Art

April 23, 2009 | 3 comments
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DIY Mormon Art

Step One: Be nice to Ardis so that she’ll send you high-resolution files of art that you have fallen in love with. Read more »

FHE Lesson #3

April 19, 2009 | 2 comments
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Lesson #3: Our Savior Read more »

Too Easy, Too Soon

April 19, 2009 | 13 comments
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This morning I woke up to find my youngest child wearing accurately-buttoned church clothes and eating a hot breakfast that he had made without help. He might as well have handed me a pink slip. Read more »

Thank you, Valerie Hudson

April 15, 2009 | 95 comments
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For the first time ever, I’ve read a defense of the anti-same-sex-marriage movement that didn’t make me cringe. HT: Nate Oman. Read more »

FHE: Proverbs 15:1

April 11, 2009 | 10 comments
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I’m taking a break from the Gospel Fundamentals FHEs this week; if you’re really clever, you’ll be able to reverse engineer what kind of problems are plaguing the Smith household this week. Read more »

FHE–Easter

April 3, 2009 | 2 comments
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I’m taking a break from the Gospel Fundamentals FHEs to do an Easter FHE next week and I’m posting this early because it requires a little prep work. Read more »

Santa Biblia

March 30, 2009 | 45 comments
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A few years ago, as I was waiting for a temple session to begin, I began flipping the pages of the Spanish language Bible in front of me. Read more »