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December 09, 2015
Authority is Our Sacred Cow, and It Must be Domesticated
I believe that there are members of our faith that would engage in acts of...
May 30, 2014
Women, Blacks, and the Priesthood in Recent LDS Church Rhetoric
The open letter recently delivered by LDS church spokesman Michael Otterson to a variety of...
April 04, 2014
Some non-arguments against ordaining women to the LDS priesthood
I’m sure all these things have been said before and better, but in order to...
March 19, 2014
The Problem of Gendered Voice in the Church Memo to leaders of Ordain Women
The non-accidental choice of the Church to issue the recent press release through a female...
January 22, 2012
100 Years of Seminary. And BTW Gay Marriage
In 1971, Elder Boyd K. Packer gave a talk in which he stated: The gospel...
June 07, 2011
Pharisees, Scribes, and Modern Disciples
In TYD’s post below, “A Prophet is Only a Prophet When…,” one of the commenters,...
January 29, 2011
Ten Tidbits About Prophets and Prophecy in the Old Testament
1. The biblical, or so-called "canonical," prophets--those whom we tend to consider the prophets--in many...
December 20, 2010
Scriptural Authority, Normativity, and Hermeneutics: Women and the Priesthood
Introduction  The Bible often privileges men as normative for what it means to be...
June 27, 2009
Mormon Halacha and Common Law
In kosher law, wine is only kosher when it has been produced and handled by...
June 05, 2009
Women as the True Disciples and Apostles of Christ in the Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Mark, written c. 65-70 C.E., is the earliest of the four gospels...
March 04, 2009
Misrecognition is one of those important terms in anthropology that is so useful that you...
January 19, 2009
An American Prophet
Mormons are not the only prophetic tradition in America. The African American spiritual community also...
October 10, 2008
Paul's bitter dispute with Peter and James poses a problem for thinking about LDS notions...
October 01, 2008
Spiritual Twinkies and Acceptable Criticism
In the 1990's, I recall a strong movement against a pernicious offense in church education....
June 06, 2008
Uzzah Killed For Blind Obedience
Let me start out by saying I’m a big, big fan of obedience. And I...
May 16, 2008
The Holy Person in Mormonism?
Eve's recent post at ZD on the magical GA got me thinking about how such...
April 10, 2008
Elder Holland’s Subversive Message?
At the risk of stirring controversy against my absolute favorite Apostle, I want to ask...
April 07, 2008
What if someone ordained their wife to the priesthood? Let's say that this husband wanted...
March 19, 2008
BYU Religion Dean on Premortal Life, Part I: Race and Nobility
Last week Terry Ball, Dean of the College of Religious Education, gave BYU's weekly devotional...
November 09, 2007
The DeMcConkie-izing of the Church
Elder McConkie, I think, made large contributions to the Church. He systematized and provided the...
October 08, 2007
Holiness and Housework: The Sacred and the Mundane
One of the most influential theories for explaining religion over the last 50 years has...
October 06, 2007
The Excommunication of Father Feeney
In 1953, Pope Pius XII excommunicated Father Feeney for refusing to submit to ecclesiastical authority....
September 25, 2007
The Informal “You” In European Missions
Everyone knows that missionary work in Europe is a massive failure. The church has need...
July 12, 2007
There is a recent movement in a stake that I am aware of for Bishops...
May 20, 2007
The “Vote of Thanks”
I've been a Mormon all my life. Sadly, I mostly tune out during sacrament meeting,...
December 06, 2006
Women’s Religious Authority
I am currently reading a fascinating book on medieval mysticism that argues that the rise...
October 10, 2006
Mandatory Repentence Periods?
It appears that a new instruction manual to bishops requires certain "waiting periods" for prospective...
October 05, 2006
A Crisis in the Church
No, this post is not about low baptism numbers, low retention numbers, or low commandment...
October 03, 2006
What is the Priesthood?
Having not been to Relief Society in a long time, I don't know if this...
October 01, 2006
I firmly believe that Latter-day Saints not only have nothing to fear from the academic...
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