Posts Tagged ‘ LDS ’

Korihor and the United States Reports

July 1, 2008 | 40 comments
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Let’s read the Book of Mormon as a commentary on American constitutional law and vice versa. Alma 30:7-10 reads: Read more »

Is There Another Approach?

June 29, 2008 | 81 comments
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So asks Ronan. Here’s my polygamy theory–and it is worth every penny you paid for it: Read more »

An Unfortunate Ensign Article

June 28, 2008 | 83 comments
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The July 2008 Ensign has an article titled “Cancer, Nutrition, and the Word of Wisdom.” I think it is ill-advised for several reasons. Read more »

3:10 to Salt Lake City

June 26, 2008 | 23 comments
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They still make Westerns because the harsh, unforgiving West of the 19th century was a land of stark moral choices. 3:10 to Yuma is just the latest example. Read more »

McCain and the Revelatory Economist

June 26, 2008 | 16 comments
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Bloomberg reports the following from McCain about economists who criticized his (lunatic) summer gas plan: Read more »

Revelation 2:1-11

June 21, 2008 | 14 comments
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Read the previous post in this series here. Read more »

Posts You Might Have Missed 2

June 21, 2008 | 12 comments
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From the hundreds of posts that flow through the Bloggernacle each week, here are a couple of recent gems you ought to read. Read more »

Alyssa Peterson

June 20, 2008 | 28 comments
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I kinda vaguely remember hearing about that LDS woman who was killed in Iraq awhile back. Read more »

Mississippi Rising

June 19, 2008 | 4 comments
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CNN reported yesterday that 83 out of 99 counties in Iowa have been declared disaster areas — the scale of the flooding is tough to grasp. Those flood waters are now spilling into the Mississippi and moving south. Another service opportunity for the MIY (missionaries in yellow), who are out filling sandbags in Quincy, Illinois. Our sympathy and support to all of those struggling against the waters. Read more »

Searching for a Sense of Place in Viriginia (a bleg)

June 17, 2008 | 39 comments
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I am at a stage in life when I think a lot about place. After a decade or so of moving every 1 to 3 years, our family has arrived on the banks of the James and there is a very good chance that this is where my children will grow up. My interest in place is heightened of course that I live a mile from the site of Jamestown — first English settlement in America — and work in Williamsburg — colonial capital of Virginia and, as one acquaintance put it to me “Disney Land for history major.”... Read more »

The One True Church of God’s Love

June 17, 2008 | 20 comments
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In Fuchuu, Japan, I taught a young woman who had attended a Christian school and church for some years, but had become a bit turned off. She asked us why we were out trying to teach the gospel. Read more »

Last Night in Suwon

June 15, 2008 | 45 comments
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Last Night in Suwon

I wrote this–the only sustained essay I’ve ever produced about my mission–about seven or eight months after I came home, while I was a student at BYU. Read more »

Making Peace with Missionary Work

June 15, 2008 | 83 comments
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Tweny years ago today, June 15, 1988, I entered the Missionary Training Center and began my 24 months as a missionary assigned to the Korea Seoul West Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’d like to take this moment to offer all my mission companions, every missionary I knew, both my mission presidents, all the people I ever taught, all the members I ever interacted with, the Korean people as a whole, and the church my deepest apologies, and ask for their forgiveness…because, as a missionary, I really sucked. Read more »

Posts You Might Have Missed

June 8, 2008 | 9 comments
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If you have been too busy with real life to do more than your required online reading here at T&S, here are a few posts you might have missed. Read more »

Growing Up in Utah

June 7, 2008 | 6 comments
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I didn’t. But if you read “The Skeleton in Grandpa’s Barn” and Other Stories of Growing Up in Utah (Signature, 2008) you’ll get an informative glimpse of what it was like. Read more »

The Mormons: Director’s Cut

June 3, 2008 | 6 comments
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Heads up for those in the D.C. area. Greg Prince, co-author of David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, hosts a great series of events at his house in Potomac, Maryland, the next of which is coming up on Sunday, June 8th. Read more »

Institutional obsolescence, and other tales of romance and intrigue from the history book

June 2, 2008 | 17 comments
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Last week Adam cited a widely-shared “conservative case for gay marriage.” Read more »

Rock bottom

June 1, 2008 | 18 comments
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Today’s Gospel Doctrine lesson: the conversion of Alma the Younger. Read more »

Called to leave

May 31, 2008 | 39 comments
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My grandmother, mother, and I all served missions, so I was delighted when my firstborn announced her intention to serve, submitted her papers, received her call. Little did I know. Read more »

A Thomas Jefferson Education?

May 31, 2008 | 246 comments
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UPDATE (8/12/13):  When I wrote this post, I had no idea what was going on “behind the scenes.”  Please be sure to read this–it concerns accusations of fraud against DeMille and his ouster from GWC.   For the uninitiated, Thomas Jefferson Education (hereafter TJE) is a method of homeschooling–a method very popular among Mormons. Read more »

A Bastion of Mormonism

May 25, 2008 | 20 comments
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Being mildly depressed about blogging at the moment, I decided to go trolling for a “good news” story to post. Here it is, a story about SVU from the SL Trib: “A bastion of Mormonism in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.” Read more »

Book Review: The Pictograph Murders, by P.G. Karamesines

May 23, 2008 | 7 comments
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Murder most foul, in the strange natural world of southern Utah. Read more »

Moral Hazard in the Scriptures

May 23, 2008 | 16 comments
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For those hoping to find more economics in their scripture study… Read more »

Revelation 1:1-3

May 20, 2008 | 19 comments
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So much for one post per chapter. Read more »