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A Folk Tale for Good Friday: The Three Trees

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Once upon a time, three trees stood in a forest high on a mountain, dreaming of what they might become one ...

You oughta be in pictures.

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Two weeks ago, I got an email hinting at significant changes afoot in the Missionary Department of the Chur...

What's It Like Being Mormon?

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The summer of 1984 after my second year of law school I clerked for an insurance defense firm in Rock Islan...

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Ken Jennings, “Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks”

by By Common Consent | Mormons We Know

“I think that the constant study of maps is apt to disturb men’s reasoning powers,” Lord Salisbury, p. 207....

Does Mitt have a Mormon problem, or do Mormons have a Mitt problem?

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Historically, I have not been a Mitt Romney supporter. I’m not anti-Romney. He just doesn’t float my boat. ...

Primary General Presidency News Conference

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We just got finished attending the press conference for the new Primary Presidency. A few photos are below,...

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Faith and Science: Friends not without Benefits

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Growing up, I took it for granted that faith and science were friends. My parents’ bookshelves were stuffed...

On faith and healing

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Jerry is schizophrenic.* He is able to live on his own when things are going well, although he is unable to...

The Top 10 LDS Musicians You’ve Never Heard Of, No. 5

by By Common Consent | Arts & Entertainment

Last time I talked about the spooky, yet technically proficient Halloween tunes of Kristen Lawrence. Now we...

Top 5 Mormons We Love To Hate

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The news is out: everybody hates us. Those of us with healthy persecution complexes anticipated this day an...