Times and Seasons has finished moving

June 6, 2014 | 2 comments

We have moved servers this weekend, and during the move the site was temporarily not able to accept any comments, nor did we have any new posts until after the move was finished. If you can see this post, then the move is complete and you can make comments normally. New posts should start appearing shortly. Read more »

Times and Seasons Welcomes Chris Henrichsen

January 24, 2014 | 6 comments

Times and Seasons is pleased to welcome Chris Henrichsen as our latest guest blogger. Chris has been blogging for years, first at FPR and then, since February 2013, at the Patheos column Approaching Justice. He has a BA and an MA in political science from the University of Utah and is currently working on a doctorate, also in political science, at Idaho State University. In 2012, Chris ran for the House of Representatives in Wyoming as a Democrat. Chris has taught political science and philosophy at BYU, BYU-Idaho, UVU, and Casper College. He recently relocated to Las Vegas with... Read more »

Happy 10th Birthday, Times and Seasons

November 19, 2013 | 8 comments
Happy 10th Birthday, Times and Seasons

I’m not sure what it is about this time of year that leads to the anniversaries that we have this week. In the U.S. many are obsessed with the coming 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, leading to an effort this year to get many in the U.S. to memorize the address. And on November 19, 2003, Adam G. posted the first item on Times and Seasons, a post entitled “Whatever I say three times is true.” Since I wasn’t involved at the time, I’ll defer to someone... Read more »

Post Number 6,000

May 6, 2013 | 10 comments
Post Number 6,000

I just noticed that this is Times and Season’s 6,000th published post. Congratulate us or excoriate us as you wish. Read more »

Interruption and Restoration

December 3, 2011 | 30 comments

Regular T&S readers will have noticed that our site has not been available for much of the past couple of days. Its not our fault. On Thursday morning,, our now former host, shut down our site without warning and without providing any specific information that might allow us to solve whatever problem had arisen.We are not pleased and, frankly, we expected more of a company based in a heavily Mormon area. So we have taken the opportunity to switch hosts, and we are upgrading our software in the process. All of our content has been recovered and all... Read more »

Ben S. Joins the Team

November 17, 2011 | 24 comments

Times and Seasons is pleased to announce that — after a very long stint as a guest blogger — Ben S. has agreed to come onboard as a permanent contributor. I certainly look forward to many interesting posts. Welcome Ben! Read more »

Rachel Whipple joins Times and Seasons

October 9, 2011 | 6 comments

We’re big fans of Rachel’s posts and comments, and so we’re awfully happy to announce that she is joining Times and Seasons as our newest permablogger. For anyone unfamiliar with her blogging, Rachel’s introduction can be found here, and her posts are here. Welcome to the group, Rachel! Read more »

Times and Seasons welcomes Rachel Whipple

September 25, 2011 | 9 comments

We’re happy to introduce Rachel Whipple as our latest guest blogger. Rachel got her bachelor’s in geology (and a husband) at BYU. She lived in San Diego and on the North Shore of Long Island before returning to Provo. Now that her husband teaches at BYU, she gets to take all the classes that she wanted to take as an undergrad, but couldn’t fit into her schedule. (So far, that’s been mostly philosophy and anthropology courses, because what could be more fun than spending a semester reading David Hume?) She has been a stay at home mom for a... Read more »


February 20, 2011 | 20 comments

Sometimes unintentional mistakes lead to interesting lines of thought. A few weeks ago I misheard a speaker in an LDS meeting. The speaker was quoting John 14:27, and either because of the speaker’s mispronunciation or my imperfect hearing, I heard the word “live” instead of the word “leave.” This lead me to think about what it means to live in peace. Read more »

Welcome Maren Mecham

January 11, 2010 | 9 comments

We are delighted to welcome Maren Mecham as a guest for the next couple weeks.  Maren Mecham is a native Northern Virginian, earned her BFA from BYU and was a photographer for the church before moving to Palo Alto, CA, where she produced portraits and computer graphics. She has lived in the East, Northeast, Midwest, Intermountain West, California, Norway, Egypt and Turkey. She is married to a Middle East political scientist who is a professor in Vermont, but they temporarily live in Virginia while he is on sabbatical and is working in DC. She is raising 2 girls and 2... Read more »

T&S is now on Facebook

August 27, 2009 | 10 comments

No, we haven’t moved to facebook. But we have a page on facebook — — so those of you on facebook can add our page to your profile, share favorite posts and give us feedback and suggestions. Read more »

Two New Permabloggers

August 5, 2009 | 10 comments

We are pleased to welcome two new permabloggers to our ranks: Alison Moore Smith and Rory Swensen. Both have recently guest blogged here, so I won’t repeat bio information from earlier welcome posts (see here and here for a refresher). We look forward to their continuing contributions here at T&S. Read more »

Times & Seasons Welcomes Jayme Blakesley

July 22, 2009 | 5 comments

Times & Seasons is pleased to welcome our newest guest blogger, Jayme Blakesley. Read more »

Times & Seasons Welcomes Rebecca McConkie Smylie

July 6, 2009 | 2 comments

Times & Seasons is pleased to welcome our newest guest blogger, Ms. Rebecca McConkie Smylie. Read more »

How Wide the Divide . . . and can we ever Bridget?

June 25, 2009 | 27 comments

We’re pleased to welcome Bridget Jack Meyers as a guest blogger. Read more »

Times & Seasons Welcomes James Olsen

June 9, 2009 | 6 comments

Times & Seasons is excited to introduce our latest guest blogger James C. Olsen. Read more »

Times & Seasons Welcomes Robert Ricks

May 20, 2009 | 8 comments

Times & Seasons is happy to introduce our next guest blogger, Robert Ricks.  Read more »

Times & Seasons Welcomes Bryan Hickman

May 4, 2009 | 5 comments

Even as our current guest bloggers, Rory Swenson and Bruce Webster, are still wrapping up their guest posting stints, Times & Seasons is happy to introduce our next guest blogger, Bryan Hickman. Read more »

Times & Seasons Welcomes Bruce Webster

April 27, 2009 | 10 comments

Even as our current guest blogger continues to post, Times & Seasons is happy to welcome Bruce Webster as our next guest blogger. Read more »

Times & Seasons Welcomes Rory Swensen

April 16, 2009 | 5 comments

We’d like to give a warm, hearty welcome to Rory Swensen, who has agreed to guest blog here for a week or two. Read more »

Whence Our Open Conference Thread?

April 4, 2009 | 13 comments

Times and Seasons has historically hosted an open thread for comments on each session of conference as that session was being broadcast. We’re trying something new this year. I’m posting this as a bit of notice to our readers, and in an unofficial attempt to explain. Read more »

Guest Blogger: Alison Moore Smith

March 9, 2009 | 12 comments

We are delighted to welcome Alison Moore Smith as a Times and Seasons guest blogger! Read more »

BYU Church History Symposium, Feb 27th

February 17, 2009 | 3 comments

Church Historian Marlin K. Jensen and Asst. Church Historian Richard E. Turley Jr. will be among the many speakers at this year’s BYU Church History Symposium.  The event is free, open to the public, and requires no registration.   More information can be found at the symposium web page.   Full announcement below. Read more »

Welcome Guest Blogger Matt Grow

February 10, 2009 | 15 comments

I am very glad to introduce to you our next guest blogger, Matt Grow. We thought this would be a good time to have Matt blog with us because he just had a book come out last week from Yale University Press, Liberty to the Downtrodden: Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer, on an important and colorful figure in early Mormon history. Adam and I knew Matt when we were all graduate students Read more »