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Live Blogging Conference Call with Pew Forum

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BCC has been invited to participate in a conference call discussing the latest results from the Pew Forum s...

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East vs. West: Spiritual Smackdown that Teaches

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As an American living in Asia, I often experienced cultural disconnects. A peer or friend would make a comm...

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Why I like Pioneer Day (perhaps more in theory than practice)

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On Sunday the opening hymn for sacrament meeting in our ward was “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” which made sense ...

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Elders Quorum and the Secret of Measuring Success in the Church

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As a new member of a bishopric in a ward with all-new boundaries, I now get to attend all sorts of stake tr...

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Why I Disagree When Someone Says People Who Struggle Are 'Broken'

by By Common Consent | Makes You Think

I’ve been trying to figure out when “broken” became the new normal. I don’t remember the term “broken peopl...

What does scripture “study” mean?

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In the quintessential Mormon story of the power of the scriptures, the troubled soul picks up her scripture...

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World's Oldest LDS Chapel Celebrates 175th Anniversary

by By Common Consent | News from Utah

If by chapel you mean a religious meeting place designated as a “chapel,” then the Gadfield Elm chapel in W...

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30: The Prisoners Shall Go Free

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In August 1840 Joseph Smith preached a sermon at a funeral in which he said baptisms could be done on behal...

The Top 10 LDS Musicians You’ve Never Heard Of, No. 10

by By Common Consent | Arts & Entertainment

In the last entry I talked about my “Low experience” with Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, an experience that...

Gospel Doctrine Lesson #3: I had seen a vision

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There is a great deal of scope within this lesson to explore a number of important themes that pertain to J...