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Should a Latter Day Saint See Noah?

March 30, 2014
Should a Latter Day Saint See Noah?

This guest post comes from Morgan Deane.  He blogs at Warfare and the Book of Mormon as well as The Arsenal of Venice. I just got out of the movie Noah, and it certainly left a great deal on my mind. With some Christians having issues with the movie I thought it would be wise […]

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Posted in Mormon, Old Testament Sunday School Lessons, Reviews | 4 Comments »

The Circumstance of Evil

March 3, 2014
The Circumstance of Evil

We would like to think that we would always choose good over evil, but is that always the case? This is part 3 of my series on a documentary, The Science of Evil.  In Part 1, I discussed Jeffrey’s Dahmer and his baptism.  In Part 2, we discussed whether there is a soul, or whether […]

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Posted in Agency, Book of Mormon, Christian, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Reviews, Science and Religion, Violence | 6 Comments »

On Growing up (or not), Books and the Usefulness of the Bloggernacle

January 16, 2014
On Growing up (or not), Books and the Usefulness of the Bloggernacle

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Cor. 13:11 We’re a geeky kind of family, and maybe we parents are not yet grown up, since for the most part we […]

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Posted in Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Reviews, Technology, Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

Wheaties/Tarefic Voting Has Begun!

January 13, 2014
TareficAward

After 3 weeks of nominations, let the voting begin!  This year, we’re going to try to keep results secret until the end (we are about to see how effective our new polling plugin works.)  Tell your friends to come and vote for your favorites!  Voting will end next Sunday at midnight Mountain time.  We will […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture, Reviews | 17 Comments »

Final Call for Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations!

January 6, 2014
Final Call for Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations!

Thanks for you nominations.  A few of us had spotty internet this past week (which is why the previous post didn’t get updated), but we have now updated nominations one final time.  We will start voting next week, but please send out a call to other blogs to make sure they are represented. As you […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture, Reviews | 14 Comments »

Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations 2

December 23, 2013
Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations 2

Last year we introduced two new Bloggernacle awards:  (1) The Wheaties, and (2) the Tarefic Awards!  As we approach the end of the year, it is time to look back on the best and worst of 2013.  Start your nominations!  We want to highlight YOU and your favorite 2013 Mormon blogs, and we are pleased to […]

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Posted in Agency, Apostasy, BYU, Church Policy, Doctrine, Education, Faith, Freedom, General Conference, History, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Polygamy, Priesthood, Reviews, Science and Religion, Sunday School | 90 Comments »

Why Snuffer Got Exe’d

December 2, 2013
Why Snuffer Got Exe’d

I finished Denver Snuffer’s book a few weeks ago, and I really enjoyed the book.  Snuffer gives some original readings of both LDS Church history and scripture.  I did a partial review of his book a few weeks ago when I talked about Snuffer’s position on polygamy (Snuffer believes that God permitted, rather than commanded […]

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Posted in Apostasy, Doctrine, History, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Prophet, Reviews | 90 Comments »

Mormons Being Proselyted

November 4, 2013
Mormons Being Proselyted

Mormons are known for proselytizing other faiths, rather than being the subject of being proselyted. I hadn’t considered why Protestants get upset at Mormon missionaries, or even why Mormons get so upset when evangelicals try to proselyte during General Conference weekend. I also hadn’t considered Mormons proselyting or getting upset as being a double standard. […]

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Posted in Mission, Mormon, Polygamy, Reviews, Roman Catholic Church | 12 Comments »

Modernizing the Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee

September 16, 2013
Modernizing the Parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee

I’ve been reviewing The Challenge of Honesty which was released Sept 1.  (You might want to check out my first post, or second post on the book.)  Frances Lee Menlove relates the following. Today I am going to tell you a story.  This is a Jesus story, the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, which […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Jesus, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, New Testament Sunday School Lessons, Reviews | 13 Comments »

The Challenge of Honesty

August 19, 2013
The Challenge of Honesty

This will be the first of a series of posts on The Challenge of Honesty due to be released Sept 1.  Signature Books and Frances Lee Menlove (edited by Dan Wotherspoon) have put out this wonderful book, I really enjoyed reading it.  The book is a series of essays given by Frances over the past (almost) […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Pride, Reviews, Truth. Lying | 24 Comments »

Global Warming as a Religion

August 5, 2013
Global Warming as a Religion

I just finished SuperFreakonomics, the sequel to Freakonomics.  It’s an entertaining book that I highly recommend.  In chapter 5, they discussed whether global warming is even a threat, and took on both conservatives and environmentalists. the movement to stop global warming has taken on the feel of a religion.  The core belief is that humankind […]

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Posted in Politics, Reviews, Science and Religion, Technology | 14 Comments »

It’s Not Always Discrimination

July 29, 2013
It’s Not Always Discrimination

There has been much made of the apparent pay discrepancies between men and women.  At the recent Miss America Pageant, Nene Leakes posed the question, A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men.  What does this say about […]

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Posted in Mormon, Reviews, Science and Religion | 25 Comments »

Are Conspiring Men…Making us Fat?

July 8, 2013
Are Conspiring Men…Making us Fat?

Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of aevils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of bconspiring men in the last days, I have cwarned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation— That’s D&C 89:4 (emphasis mine).  While most of us think of tobacco and alcohol companies […]

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Posted in Mormon, Reviews | 22 Comments »

The Book of Mormon: An Imperfect Book?

June 17, 2013
The Book of Mormon:  An Imperfect Book?

Signature Books sent me an advance copy of An Imperfect Book by Earl M. Wunderli, and it is due to be released today, June 17.  (Perhaps it’s a great gift for that non-believing dad for Father’s Day.)  The subtitle to the book is “What the Book of Mormon tells us about itself.”  Wunderli takes the […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Belief, Race Relations, Reviews | 13 Comments »

Would you let your kids watch “The Bible”?

June 10, 2013
Would you let your kids watch “The Bible”?

The History Channel just produced one of the most successful series dealing with the Bible in a few decades.  I heard so much good about it that I decided to purchase the entire series on iTunes, having never seen the series at all.  I’ve had occasion to watch the first 2 episodes and wanted to […]

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Posted in History, Holy Land, Israel, Mormon, Polygamy, Reviews, Violence | 1 Comment »

Jeffersonian Religion

April 22, 2013
Jeffersonian Religion

I just watched a documentary called Jefferson’s Secret Bible.  (You can download it for free on iTunes or watch it at the Smithsonian website.)  The documentary discusses the restoration and some of the theology behind Thomas Jefferson’s rewriting on the Bible.  In his day, Jefferson was called an atheist by his detractors; he wasn’t really […]

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Posted in Freedom, History, Jesus, Politics, Reviews | 7 Comments »

Mormon Doctrine: Blacks

February 25, 2013
Mormon Doctrine: Blacks

I wanted to start a new series on the book Mormon Doctrine, by Bruce R. McConkie.  Some have referred to this book (no longer being published) as “Bruce’s Doctrine.”  In Greg Prince’s biography of David O. McKay,  Prince cited a study by some general authorities that the book had over 1000 errors.  The first edition of […]

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Posted in History, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Race Relations, Reviews | 43 Comments »

Tarefic/Wheaties Voting

January 23, 2013
Tarefic/Wheaties Voting

Voting for the 2012 Tarefic/Wheaties Awards has begun. You may click the selections to view the links as many times as you wish.

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture, Reviews | 45 Comments »

The Plan of Asherah

January 22, 2013
The Plan of Asherah

Quite some time ago I read Kevin Barney’s excellent article he wrote for Dialogue:  “How to Worship Our Mother in Heaven Without Getting Excommunicated.”  One of his references was a book by archaeologist, William Dever, called “Did God Have a Wife?: Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel” which I just finished reading.  The gist of the […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Church Policy, Doctrine, Education, Faith, General Conference, History, Israel, Jewish Studies, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Old Testament Sunday School Lessons, Reviews | 13 Comments »

LDS Film Festival 2013

January 21, 2013
LDS Film Festival 2013

While the Sundance Film Festival gets all the press, Utah County is also home to the LDS Film Festival.  I reviewed the schedule, and thought I would point out a few films that sound interesting at the Scera Theater in Orem, Utah. Wednesday – Opening night 7 pm – The Playbook It’s the story of […]

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Posted in History, Mormon, Mormon Culture, Reviews | 7 Comments »

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