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Mormon Etymology: Tracting

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It is perhaps well known that we sometimes use language that isn’t readily comprehended by those outside of...

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Lessons learned when traditional roles are reversed

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Just back from running errands, I kicked my shoes into the basket by the door, and dropped my keys on the p...

Moral sensibility and Providence

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I took my oldest camping last night for her daddy-daughter activity. We ended up in a canyon we didn’t know...

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Religious belonging in wards

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A few years ago I read a great book by Nicholas Christokis and James Fowler called Connected: The Surprisin...

Reader Question Box #5: “what’s tmi for a sacrament meeting talk”

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Reader Question Box is a series where we answer questions that show up in our website traffic monitoring st...

Thanks, Gimme, Oops, Wow–A Guide for Prayer

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A few weeks ago at an interfaith-council-sponsored service project, the minister who gave the benediction t...

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Why I'm Grateful for My 'Happy Birthday' Calling in the Relief Society

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The very first thing we talked about in our newly formed Relief Society Presidency meeting one year ago was...

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2011: The Year of the Mormon

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What a wild year it’s been. Never has Mormonism been so culturally relevant, and never has the undulating c...

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Why was Christ not a writer?

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Although it pains me to admit this, it seems that Christ was not a writer. Although he quotes scriptures in...

What I wish I had said

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So, I was interviewed on KUER yesterday. Turns out I’m not good at live radio. I’ve been editing in my head...