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Rebecca at the Well or, Going the Extra Mile for the Camels Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

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The King James Bible in the Book of Moses, Part I Posted by on Apr 12, 2014

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Lying for the Lord? Posted by on Apr 8, 2014

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MORMONAD: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

MORMONAD:  THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

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Yes, We Have No Bananas!

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The Elusive Book of Mormon Lands

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The Elusive Book of Mormon Lands

I’ve grown up with a love of the Book of Mormon. The culture of Book of Mormon love has been strong as long as I’ve been alive, since Benson gave his big Book of Mormon talk before I was born. I’ve read the Book of Mormon dozens of times. We owned all of the Living Scriptures Book of Mormon tapes and had worn out most of them....

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MORMONAD: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

MORMONAD:  THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT by Milayna Barker – age 12 Note: Soon after joining Young Women’s we were told that we were going to be making a video version of the Mormonads with the young men in our ward. I didn’t know what those were and so I asked my mom and dad.  They told me they were posters that the...

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CELEBRATING PALM SUNDAY AS A MORMON WARD – A REFLECTION

CELEBRATING PALM SUNDAY AS A MORMON WARD – A REFLECTION We piled into our minivan almost a half hour earlier than we normally do. “Okay, I’ll say family prayer,” I said. “…Heavenly Father, we are grateful that today we can remember the last time Jesus went into Jerusalem…” When we...

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Ask Dr. Finlayson-Fife

GREAT NEWS EVERYBODY!   We are going to be interviewing the amazing and brilliant Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on our next podcast.  Jennifer is an expert on…erm, well Mormon virtue, but like when it’s OK to not be a virtue anymore. Wait no; she is an expert on morality. The kind of morality that exists between a husband...

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NCMO: A Brief Cultural History

Apr 10, 14 NCMO: A Brief Cultural History

Posted by in Featured, Sexuality

Duck, North Carolina—home to one of the most conservative beaches in the country—seems a strangely suitable site for modern coming-of-age stories in the Mormon single adult community. Remote, humble, and isolated, Duck Beach serves as the unofficial mecca for a host of Mormon single adult looking for love, fun—and other things...

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Living Scriptures

I went west seeking God. I wanted to knock at the door and made it known that I am seeking the greater light. A burning in my heart was the Spirit’s testimony that what I was doing was right for me. In a sea of people, and under a storm of hail and insults I walked. Singing my song unto the Lord, I waited. I approached the...

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No We Won’t Ask

I work hard to be publicly positive. I tend toward depression, and I found I was much happier when I distanced myself from current events news and activism that is just about trying to get my voice heard. I look for ways to do things with more immediate effects, because that makes me happy. Calling for peace in Iraq before the...

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Lying for the Lord?

  The LDS Church is currently engaged in a systematic and officially endorsed effort to misrepresent some of its teachings to the outside world. This is not a new phenomenon.  As far back as the Nauvoo period, “Joseph [Smith] publicly and repeatedly denied he was advocating polygamy” while simultaneously marrying upwards...

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CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AS MORMONS

Apr 06, 14 CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AS MORMONS

Posted by in Atonement, Featured, Sacrament

CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AS MORMONS NOTE: A year ago, after listening to a Mormon Matters podcast series about the different Easter traditions, my bishop asked if I would do some research into the different  Holy Week traditions and give a proposal to the Ward Council of what our ward could do to celebrate Holy Week.  I did a lot...

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Attending the Priesthood Session like I’m the Queen of Persia

Apr 04, 14 Attending the Priesthood Session like I’m the Queen of Persia

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Priesthood

Tomorrow evening I will walk with my sisters… or more accurately stand in line with my sisters—and seek admittance into the priesthood session of general conference. Many are calling it a protest. I’m inclined to dismiss the complaint, because it would seem these days that when anyone does something that others find...

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The One

If you’re so unhappy, why stay? they shouted, why not leave? You are alone. Things do not change here ever. Why do you wander? they shouted, pride or sin? You are the one to blame. We follow. We know what’s right. The One loved the ninety and nine and left, searching among the shouts, to find the...

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For Our Daughter. Again.

Last October, I wrote a post about my wife’s involvement with Ordain Women and their initial appearance in the standby line at General Conference, requesting entry to the General Priesthood Session. It’s a short post, and you should read it for context here. For Our Daughter At the time, Danielle and I had not begun...

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