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April 29, 2008
The Record of John
Doctrine and Covenants 93:6-18 promises that if we are faithful, we shall receive the "fulness...
April 11, 2008
Feral Children and Divinity
I recently reintroduced myself to the study of feral children, children who have been abandoned...
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...
March 18, 2008
Mormon Literalism and the Body
Recently, Terryl Givens has celebrated one of the Mormon "heresies" (his term) of "literalism." He...
February 27, 2008
The Future of Heavenly Mother
Heavenly Mother (HM) has proven to be a very potent and productive figure in the...
February 03, 2008
Moderation, the Higher Law, and the WoW
I have often wondered how the order of heaven will differ from the order of...
January 17, 2008
Why No Social Gospel?
Much of 20th century Christianity has emerged out of the Social Gospel movements. The Social...
December 13, 2007
Announcement: All-Blog Symposium on “Mormonism and Modernity”
As you may know, I am an advanced student at a local VCR repair school...
October 24, 2007
If All is Sacred
If all is sacred, is nothing sacred? This is related to a previous discussion here...
October 17, 2007
A discussion I had recently with a friend of mine reminded me of one of...
October 16, 2007
Have We Been Praying to Her All Along?
Submitted from an anonymous reader: If "the song of the righteous is a prayer" (D&C...
October 03, 2007
Is the “Family” the problem?
It is evident that the LDS church has made the institution of the nuclear family...
August 12, 2007
The Mark of the Bar Code
A recent comment prompted a post for discussion and speculation on the new bar coded-temple...
July 27, 2007
In my understanding of the GHI, there is no answer to the question that I...
June 26, 2007
The Joy of Suffering
The Gospel is a strange thing sometimes. Often, it challenges our most fundamental conceptions of...
June 19, 2007
Ancient Justification for Modern Practice
Kevin Barney's post over at BCC has me thinking about the ramifications of female Apostleship...
June 01, 2007
What is an Author?
As Mormons I think that we are deeply invested in authorial intent as the source...
May 10, 2007
Race and Why Christopher Hitchens is an Embarrassment to Good Atheists Everywhere
I don't know if many of you have been following the Romney-Sharpton debacle. The strange...
April 08, 2007
He is Risen?
Many LDS scholars are more or less willing to give up on historical accuracy of...
March 26, 2007
A Note on a Footnote in Mt 28:20
Last Sunday as I was preparing to teach GD I noticed an odd footnote associated with...
March 12, 2007
Polygamy in the Book of Mormon
It struck me the other day that the one place in the Book of Mormon...
March 09, 2007
A tentative list of general LDS biases in approaches to the Bible
Scholars have a tendency to operate on shorthand and stereotype whenever they feel like they...
March 01, 2007
Mosaic Musings Part Deux: Did Jesus Baptize Adam?
Now for the second half of this simultaneous duet and some light hearted goofiness. I...
March 01, 2007
Mosaic Musings, Part One: The Spirit of God
The other day I had a friend reveal an insight she had received about a...
February 26, 2007
How to Understand the Temple
The vast majority of LDS historical and theological thinking about the temple has attempted to...
February 02, 2007
Since I've started taking New Testament Greek classes I've started paying more attention to small...
January 25, 2007
A Bigger House
In case you’ve just stopped by, I’ve been blogging on an article by Professor Kent...
January 24, 2007
Inside the House
Professor Kent P. Jackson’s 6 Jan 07 Church News article, “Sacred Study” proposes a uniquely...
January 23, 2007
A House Divided
The January 6, 2007 edition of the Church News contained an article entitled “Sacred Study”...
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