200 Posts

My illustrious blogging career has reached a certain milestone of 200 posts. I started blogging in my current incarnation sometime in the Spring of 2006. On July 16, 2006 I started a blog called “Urban Mormonism.” I had been blogging for a number of years before that under various names, and finally decided to start a group blog with some other friends in the same situation. A little less than a year later, we joined forces with the bloggers at FPR.

In some ways, 200 posts in 5 years isn’t all that many. On average, it is a little more than 3 posts a month. I have had some time to browse over what I’ve written about in the last 5 years. In some ways it is like reading your own journal. I am often surprised by what I found, sometimes impressed, and sometimes a bit embarrassed. Some of those posts are simply announcing a guest blogger or some other minor matter of business, but the overwhelming majority are substantive reflections on topics I have cared about.

I have collected a few posts that on this review remain important to me. The list is a bit long, and I honestly left out many posts, important posts with many many comments, that were also quite good, but for whatever reason didn’t speak to me as I was putting this together.

Theology Posts










A few important reviews on issues related to homosexuality




Interpretation and comparison


Criticism of the Church


Paul and the three degrees of glory
Why BYU Destroyed Ancient Book of Mormon Studies
What was not discussed in Sunday school this week
New Article at Dialogue
  • http://juvenileinstructor.org Ben Park

    A wonderful run, TT. Your “Ethics as an Interpretive Lens” is a personal favorite of mine.

  • http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com JJ Rousseau

    All hail TT!

  • Cynthia L.

    Very impressive! I’m at 51 posts. I can’t imagine 200.

    It is interesting to see, over time, what topics I seem most drawn to. Some I’m proud of, others I wonder why I go there again and again.

  • Kevin Barney

    Very good, TT! I’ve enjoyed your posts, and FPR in general, but then FPR covers scholarly scripture stuff, which is a particular interest of mine.

    (You got me curious how many blog posts I’ve put up. I really had no idea, although I believe I’m fairly prolific by Bloggernacle standards. I just counted, and if I got it right it stands at 363 at BCC, starting January 24, 2006, five and a half years ago. But a lot of my posts are more fluffy and less substantive than what’s usually going on over here.)

  • http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com JJ Rousseau

    I agree, Kevin Barney is way too fluffy for FPR.

    (Just Kidding)

  • http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com TT

    Wow Kevin, that is an impressive record!

  • http://boaporg.wordpress.com WVS

    Enjoy your stuff, TT. Particular fan of the theology and scripture posts. Congrats!

  • http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com/ TYD

    Hey TT,

    I just (re)read through your posts on Mormon hermeneutics, scriptures, and criticism, and I thought they were fantastic (I have been thinking about a lot of the same issues lately, so it’s nice that you beat me to it and did most of the thinking for me! :P). Thanks for your contributions! I greatly appreciate them, and I hope you continue for a good long time to come.

    Best wishes,