Posts Tagged ‘ bloggernacle ’

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 | 15 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 »

Wheaties-Tarefic Update

December 30, 2013
TareficAward

We wanted to give you an update on the Wheaties and Tarefic Awards!  As you can see, we are short on nominations for Best Apologetic Blog, Best New Blog, Most Memorable Comment, Funniest Thread, Best Poetry, Best Apologetic Post, and Most Missed Personality (though I suspect that Firetag should win in a landslide–we really miss […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture | 24 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 »

Has the Bloggernacle Run Its Course? (Weekend Poll)

May 18, 2013
Has the Bloggernacle Run Its Course?  (Weekend Poll)

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”  Mark Twain Every so often, the idea that there’s nothing new to talk about in Mormon internet discussions comes up.  Someone will state that we’ve said all there is to say, the audience is waning, people have worked out their opinions, etc.  What do you think?  And […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons | 17 Comments »

Tarefic/Wheaties Analysis

February 21, 2013
Tarefic/Wheaties Analysis

By now you’ve probably seen the Wheaties/Tarefic award winners, and I hope also the resulting argument between fMh and BCC about who deserved to win the coveted Best Big Blog award, and what it really meant. (If you haven’t seen the argument posts, do yourself a favor and check them out. They’re hilarious!) The purpose […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Who Are the Anti-Mormons?

February 19, 2013
Who Are the Anti-Mormons?

There are many on the internet publishing information about our faith, often not very flattering.  Some of that information is faith-shaking.  But where does it cross the line into being “anti-Mormon”?  Some would say that anyone who says anything that is not uplifting or faith promoting is anti-Mormon, but that seems like a pretty low […]

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Posted in Church Policy, General Conference, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics | 18 Comments »

Tarefic/Wheaties Winners

January 31, 2013
Tarefic/Wheaties Winners

Voting has now concluded.  We hope you have all enjoyed this year’s effort.  Wheaties award winners are cordially invited to use this button: Best Big Blog: Feminist Mormon Housewives Best group blog: Doves and Serpents Best Humorous Blog: Sistas in Zion Best solo blog: Keepapitchinin by Ardis Parshall Best new blog: Peculiar People Best blog […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture | 29 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 »

Tarefic/Wheaties Nominations

January 16, 2013
TareficAward

We wanted to give you an update on the Wheaties and Tarefic Awards!  This way, you can tell us what we forgot and we can wrangle over the issues before the voting starts next week.  Feel free to continue nominations for one more week!  Here are the nominations so far, and you can check out […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture, Reviews | 9 Comments »

Nominations are Open!

January 9, 2013
Nominations are Open!

We would like to introduce two new Bloggernacle awards:  (1) The Wheaties, and (2) the Tarefic Awards!  This is the opportunity to honor the unique and talented Mormon bloggers of 2012. It’s a chance to look back on the  year and remember the great things that happened in the Bloggernacle, to come together in a […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture | 54 Comments »

Resolved: Facebook is Consuming the Bloggernacle

December 7, 2012
Resolved:  Facebook is Consuming the Bloggernacle

On the affirmative side, closed groups for comments, questions and discussion have drawn away huge numbers of commenters from a number of sites on all spectrums. In addition, the feedback, comment structure and immediacy seem to appeal to many. On the con side, well, who is arguing against this point? Other than the fact that […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

De-empathizing Power

October 27, 2012
De-empathizing Power

THE DOCTOR: Colonel Manton, I want you to tell your men to run away. COLONEL MANTON: What? THE DOCTOR: Those words. “Run away.” I want you to be famous for those exact words. I want people to call you Colonel Runaway. I want children laughing outside your door, ’cause they’ve found the house of Colonel […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Engaging with Real Intent

October 12, 2012
Engaging with Real Intent

I haven’t been around as much here because I’ve been working on something new. Hawkgrrrl and I were discussing recently that you might be interested, so here’s an introduction. Meet Real Intent.

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Posted in Faith, Morality, Mormon Belief | 4 Comments »

Happy 2nd Birthday, Wheat & Tares!

October 4, 2012
Happy 2nd Birthday, Wheat & Tares!

Two years ago today on October 4, 2010, we launched the blog Wheat & Tares.  We wanted to celebrate by sharing some fun stats and putting together a list of our top ten posts to date to share with you, our esteemed audience and debate partners. First, some stats – whether fun or not is […]

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

An Argument For Bloggernacle Participation by the Faithful

June 22, 2012
An Argument For Bloggernacle Participation by the Faithful

For the past week we’ve discussed what we believe Wheat & Tares contributes to the larger dialogue about the Mormon faith, exposing parts of a conversation that has been occurring behind the scenes for weeks. Hawk has articulated who we are with guidelines that we’ll post to the site permanently. Andrew has shared his views […]

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Posted in Agency, Faith, Mormon Belief | 49 Comments »

Fortresses or Keeps: What are we Mormons building online?

June 20, 2012
Fortress Bourtange

Can we create a safe zone for discussion without excluding folks who believe differently?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 34 Comments »

Wheat & Tares: Who Are We?

June 19, 2012
Wheat & Tares:  Who Are We?

A blog often asks these types of questions: Who is our audience? How do we attract them?  What will our community look like?  Who’s in and who’s out?  How can we be inclusive, yet create belonging? What’s our intention toward our audience? To change minds?  To learn from others?  What types of discussions do we […]

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Posted in Agency, Faith, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 74 Comments »

Does Studying Church History Lead to Apostasy? (Part 1 of 2)

February 2, 2012
Does Studying Church History Lead to Apostasy?  (Part 1 of 2)

Recent articles in the media have pointed to the study of church history as being key to the loss of faith. What role does it actually play?

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Posted in Church Policy, Faith, History, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 104 Comments »

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