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George Albert Smith on Church leaders and free agency

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In the Imporovement Era, June 1945 contains the following quote as part of a Ward Teachers’ message: When o...

Religion Without Culture: Self-Identifying as a Mormon

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Since the results for the Pew Forum’s Religious Landscape Study (RLS) were released, there has been fairly ...

“Spoiling the Egyptians”: On Non-LDS Source Usage

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I once made the silly mistake of suggesting that members of the Church might beneficially learn from non-LD...

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How to torpedo yourself at Church

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I love the notion of “social capital” at Church — building up a reputation as someone trustworthy, reliable...

2009 Christmas gift book guide

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It is before Thanksgiving, I know. Nevertheless, the time has once again come to consider our relations and...

Gospel Doctrine D&C Lessons 34 and 35

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The D&C manual runs into a kind of genre divide when Joseph Smith dies; there is no longer a constant serie...

A conversation with the creators of Big Love

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Last Sunday at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles a panel convened to discuss the HBO series Big...

Generational Translation and Work for the Dead

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Near the end of his magnum opus on Christian love, Works of Love, Soren Kierkegaard includes a curious litt...

What the Cool Kids Are All Doing

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Historian/Writer, Church History Department Job Description The Church History Department seeks a full-time...

A groovier Sabbath

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I home teach some young single guys, and for Christmas I put together a CD of interesting covers of the Chr...