Terryl Givens: LDS Paradox #1


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by: Nate

Terryl Givens: LDS Paradox #1

Apologies to everyone for the similarities between Hawkgrrrl’s recent post!  Same subject, different approach. Terryl Givens’ book A People of Paradox: A History of Mormon...

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Authority vs. Authenticity


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by: hawkgrrrl

Authority vs. Authenticity

Do Mormons have an authenticity problem? If so, is it related to our views of authority?

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Is it Time to Update the Word of Wisdom?


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by: Mormon Heretic

Is it Time to Update the Word of Wisdom?

Fair warning: I know that Thursday is Thanksgiving, so this post will probably be a killjoy. The Word of Wisdom was written in Joseph...

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BYU’s Beard Ban: Weekend Poll


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by: wheatmeister

BYU’s Beard Ban:  Weekend Poll

There has been a lot of discussion about BYU’s no-facial hair policy, including my personal favorite, and the policy that male leaders also must...

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Pondering on Polygamy


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by: Hedgehog

Pondering on Polygamy

When did you first hear about polygamy*, and what has your experience been with this topic? What attitudes have you observed? Growing up in...

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President Henry B. Eyring at the Vatican Summit on Marriage


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by: Andrew S

Henry B. Eyring

Do only "a man and a woman, united in marriage, have a transcendent power to create happiness"?

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Would Joseph Smith Have Liked the Bloggernacle?


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by: Nate

Would Joseph Smith Have Liked the Bloggernacle?

I learned an interesting tidbit about LDS church history from Terryl Given’s excellent book, People of Paradox. Apparently in the early days of the...

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The Early Morning Seminary Conundrum


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by: hawkgrrrl

The Early Morning Seminary Conundrum

I wrote the first half of this a year ago. In breaking news, teens are either not getting enough sleep or don’t need as much...

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Are We Letting Evil Triumph with ISIS?


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by: Mormon Heretic

Are We Letting Evil Triumph with ISIS?

Edmund Burke was an Irish political philosopher, Whig politician and statesman who is often regarded as the father of modern conservatism. His most famous...

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