Posts Tagged ‘ LDS ’

What is an Association Worth?

August 24, 2008 | 60 comments
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This past week I received a card in the mail from the BYU Alumni Association, asking for my help in “editing” my biographical information in an “Alumni Directory” in preparation. While I’ve certainly given the Alumni Association biographical information in the past, for some reason this time I started asking myself “is this worth my time?” and, in the Mormon context, “is this worth anyone’s time?” Read more »

Salvation or Happiness?

August 21, 2008 | 33 comments
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During the last few years, I’ve noticed that less often is “the plan of salvation” used in General Conference, and more often we hear “the plan of happiness.” Anyone know why? Read more »

Why Visit Mountain Meadows?

August 20, 2008 | 46 comments
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A week ago I visited Mountain Meadows for the first time. I was surprisingly hard to find. While the site does appear on maps of the area, there aren’t any signs until you get within a mile of the entrance. That is a shame. Read more »

Hot Mormon Gossip

August 20, 2008 | 45 comments
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Has the Church really made an unsolicited offer to buy Facebook (see here which spun off to here)? Read more »

What Model for Spreading Mormon Culture?

August 19, 2008 | 29 comments
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Ever been in one of the few LDS stores outside the United States? or in countries that don’t speak English? The selection can be quite discouraging. Read more »

California Judges Require Religious Doctors to Artifically Conceive a Child for a Gay Woman

August 19, 2008 | 147 comments
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The title says it all. The California Supreme Court has required that doctors with religious objections to lesbian households must nonetheless assist a lesbian women in artificially conceiving a child. Read more »

Notes from all over.

August 18, 2008 | one comment
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The week in notes, belatedly. Read more »

Welcome to Guest Blogger Kent Larsen

August 17, 2008 | 55 comments
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Times and Seasons is thrilled to have Kent Larsen as our latest guest. Kent has been very busy in book publishing in New York City for twenty years and has followed LDS publishing closely for ten years. He has also been posting on arts and media for over three years at A Motley Vision, so Kent is no newcomer to LDS weblogs. See this AMV post for more information about Kent’s many interests. Welcome, Kent. Read more »

Reverence Practice

August 16, 2008 | 79 comments
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The bishop is worried about ward reverence. He should be, truth be told. Read more »

A Bad Reason for A Good Policy

August 15, 2008 | 110 comments
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Let me remind everyone that I support the Church’s position opposing same sex marriage. Read more »

Eve

August 13, 2008 | 71 comments
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(I hope you haven’t discussed this before, at least not in this way.) At the height of national debate over the Equal Rights Amendment, Elder Bruce R. McConkie explained that all LDS women should look to Eve: “Eve, the mother of all living, is truly the perfect pattern for all her daughters. Oh that all women would follow the path laid down by the first woman of all women and do the things that she did that all might be saved!” I have done some preliminary research and realized members of the church interpret the Eve story diversely— Read more »

Pioneers and Indians in Utah Valley

August 11, 2008 | 9 comments
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Just last week I heard a familiar comment at church: Brigham Young’s policy was to feed the Indians rather than fight them. The actual record of relations between Pioneers and Indians was a bit more complicated, especially in Utah Valley, the watery jewel of early Utah. Read more »

MMM for Youth?

August 10, 2008 | 67 comments
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I don’t want to debate the ins and outs of the tragedy at Mountain Meadows. It was horrific no matter how you cut it. My more immediate problem is personal Read more »

“Mothers Who Know” Still Spurring Debate

August 9, 2008 | 109 comments
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Georgia isn’t the only place with skirmishing this weekend: “LDS leader’s address still causing controversy,” a long article at the Deseret News, recounts the comments of five Sunstone panelists (and one unfortunate commenter) to LDS Relief Society President Julie B. Beck’s October 2007 Conference talk “Mothers Who Know.” Read more »

Vampires

August 7, 2008 | 92 comments
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You are probably too erudite to discuss this, but I’m bringing it up anyway: vampire books. You know what I’m talking about. Read more »

Interesting P.R. Approach

August 6, 2008 | 17 comments
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Interesting P.R. Approach

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve encountered an interesting banner link in my gmail account: Read more »

Posts You Might Have Missed 5

August 6, 2008 | one comment
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If you’ve been on a cross-country trek visiting in-laws or golf courses (or both) instead of reading new blogs posts, here are a few good posts you might have missed. Read more »

Socialism and United Order

August 5, 2008 | 21 comments
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I stumbled across a few LDS socialist stories when I was writing my MA thesis. Read more »

Christianity by Continent

August 3, 2008 | 8 comments
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I recently read Martin Marty’s The Christian World: A Global History (2007). The subtitle is slightly misleading, as Marty recounts Christian history on a continent-by-continent basis. The last two chapters, covering the modern return of Christianity to Africa and Asia, raise issues of particular interest to the LDS experience: correlation and assimilation. Read more »

Death and Doctrine, II

August 1, 2008 | 41 comments
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Can you help me a bit more with this topic? . . . Since LDS funeral sermons were given exclusively by men before 1900, they make an interesting comparison with LDS women’s death poetry of the same time period. Read more »

Meet Your Inner Fish

July 31, 2008 | 9 comments
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I recently read Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion Year History of the Human Body (Pantheon Books, 2008) by Neil Shubin, a paleotologist and professor of anatomy at the University of Chicago. By coincidence, Jared at LDS Science Review had posted the same book in his “Currently Reading” list. Here is our conversation about this interesting book. Read more »

The Wine of Creation

July 31, 2008 | 14 comments
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A vineyard of red wine. I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day. Isaiah 27:2-3 Read more »

Why Bread and Water in the Sacrament?

July 31, 2008 | 23 comments
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Why does “communion sweet” in the sacrament require both bread and water?** Read more »

Death and Doctrine

July 29, 2008 | 39 comments
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I have an uneasy relationship with death. Read more »

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