Doctrinal Mastery: A Guide to Handling Difficult Questions


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by: Mary Ann

Doctrinal Mastery: A Guide to Handling Difficult Questions

A few months ago, Elder M. Russell Ballard announced an “inspired and timely” initiative replacing Scripture Mastery in seminary. The new program, Doctrinal Mastery, teaches...

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Debating Polyandry with Brian Hales


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by: Nate

Debating Polyandry with Brian Hales

The recent DNA findings regarding the paternity of Josephine Lyon have sparked renewed interest in the question of Joseph Smith’s polyandry: was it sexual or...

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Risk & Religious Prilgrimage


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by: Guest Author

Risk & Religious Prilgrimage

Today’s guest post comes from Rob (@RobTmanJr). He is a convert to the LDS Church, has three kids, and lives in Salt Lake City.  He...

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What’s the Cost of a Mission?


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by: Guest Author

What’s the Cost of a Mission?

Today’s guest post is by Megan. What’s the cost of a mission? There’s a monetary cost, of course, money spent in preparation and then...

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Becoming “Nones”: 3 Exit Ramps


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by: hawkgrrrl

Becoming “Nones”: 3 Exit Ramps

I recently listened to one of Blair Hodges’ Maxwell Institute Podcasts. He was speaking with Elizabeth Drescher, discussing “The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones.” She studied...

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Joseph’s DNA Test #MHA2016


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by: Mormon Heretic

Ugo Perego and Brian Hales

The most exciting, newsworthy event at the 2016 Mormon History Association meetings was the announcement of the DNA test of Josephine Lyons.  As the...

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Thoughts on the Book of Alma


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by: Stephen Marsh

Just some thoughts on the Book of Alma for gospel doctrine classes tomorrow and the next little while. I got thinking about the population...

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Hillary, Donald, or Gary?


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by: wheatmeister

Hillary, Donald, or Gary?

It looks like we’re down to two candidates–but wait!  Is there a third?  Mitt Romney may endorse Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, because Mitt has said...

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Why didn’t anyone tell me — about polygamy in the Old Testament


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by: Stephen Marsh

Why didn’t anyone tell me — about polygamy in the Old Testament

OK, everyone talks about how Abraham, Moses and Jacob were polygamists and how Solomon had so many wives, but why doesn’t anyone talk about...

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