Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and the Power of Myth

April 16th, 2014
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By: Nate
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and the Power of Myth

There is a trend in modern LDS scholarship to assiduously avoid what is called “proof-texting,” which means taking scriptures out of context, or using...

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Leaders with X-Ray Vision

April 15th, 2014
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By: hawkgrrrl
Leaders with X-Ray Vision

Who determines worthiness in the temple recommend interview? The bishop? The individual? The questions? Other methods of discernment? Can the bishop rightly withhold a...

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Outsourcing Morality to the MPAA

April 14th, 2014
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By: Mormon Heretic
Outsourcing Morality to the MPAA

The LDS Church has asked church members to avoid R rated movies for quite some time. (For a little more background, here is my...

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Tweets and Conference: Real-time Reactions to the Priesthood Session

April 13th, 2014
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By: Bro. Jake
Tweets and Conference: Real-time Reactions to the Priesthood Session

For those unfamiliar, Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to post statements consisting of 140 characters or less. Because of its...

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A Prophet by Any Other Beard?

April 13th, 2014
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By: Stephen Carter
Old-reader-cover

I gave a presentation at Saturday’s Association for Mormon Letters conference (brought to you by the letters U, V, and U) about the history...

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Comparing Music/Singing in the LDS & RLDS: Part 1

April 13th, 2014
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By: Guest
Comparing Music/Singing in the LDS & RLDS: Part 1

This is our second guest post from Markag.  He shares his experiences as a convert from the RLDS to the LDS Church. I have...

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Shame on You! (Weekend Poll)

April 12th, 2014
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By: wheatmeister
Shame on You!  (Weekend Poll)

In a chastity-focused church, there’s plenty of sexual shame to go around.  Where does most of it fall? Discuss.

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Women of the Bible: Dorcas

April 11th, 2014
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By: Rick B
Women of the Bible:  Dorcas

Since there has been much talk about Ordain Women, I thought it would be interesting to share some stories about Women of the Bible.  How...

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Hands Are Tied

April 10th, 2014
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By: Hedgehog
Hands Are Tied

It’s been a year of study and contemplation. A year in which the priesthood has been more at the forefront of my mind, whereas...

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