Posts Tagged ‘ Mormon ’

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 »

My Williamsburg Discrimination Story

August 19, 2008 | 52 comments
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Adam’s post about the California Supreme Court’s recent decision, and the resulting brawl in the comments got me thinking about the basis of discrimination. In 1998, while I was a senior at BYU I spent a semester in Williamsburg, Virginia doing research in the archives at the College of William and Mary. The week before my job in Williamsburg was to begin, I drove down from DC, where I had been working over the summer, to find a place to stay. I had three options. One turned out to be unfurnished, which took it off the list. The second... Read more »

The Reality of Satan

August 19, 2008 | 54 comments
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I heard a story on This American Life a couple of weeks ago that has had me thinking about the reality of Satan and just what that means for us in our lives. Read more »

Jacob and Esau, We and Christ

August 18, 2008 | 10 comments
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We were driving to a wedding Friday morning so naturally we started talking about Jacob and Esau. Read more »

Notes from all over.

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

Sex, blah, blah, blah.

August 13, 2008 | 26 comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. 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 »

Notes from all over.

August 8, 2008 | 3 comments
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Comment on the week in sidebar links. Read more »

Chesterton and the Sweetness of Mormon Life

August 7, 2008 | 4 comments
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Some of you will have noticed the posts on the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

Upcoming Conference on Alma 32

August 6, 2008 | 3 comments
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For those in the Provo area: 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 »

Pioneer Reenactments

August 5, 2008 | 23 comments
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We saints do pioneer reenactments a lot. Dress up, pull a handcart, dance a little to “whoa, haw, Buck.” I’ve been thinking about that and I need your help. Read more »

Political Remembering

August 4, 2008 | 12 comments
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Fascinating Utah history factoid: 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 »

Notes from all over.

August 1, 2008 | 10 comments
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The week in sidebar links. 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 »

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 »

Blossom as the Rose

July 30, 2008 | 30 comments
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Lately I’ve got interested in the idea of the desert blossoming as the rose. Read more »

Braden on Bishops

July 30, 2008 | no comments
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On the sweetness of Mormon life. Read more »

Welcome to Guest Blogger Kylie Turley

July 29, 2008 | 13 comments
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Let’s have a big round of applause for Craig Harline’s busy two weeks as a guest blogger, then roll out the red carpet for our next guest, Kylie Turley. Kylie teaches honors writing at BYU (so watch those errant commas and inscrutable relative pronouns in your comments!) and is also on the staff of the LDS literary journal Segullah. According to a short bio posted at the Segullah site, Kylie is a native of the great state of Wyoming and researches Mormon women’s history. Thank you, Craig, and welcome Kylie! Read more »

iTunes Gospel

July 29, 2008 | 26 comments
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So my colleagues have caught on to my secret plan to convert them all. Read more »

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